Xtreme N Desktop PCI Adapter


Ultimate Performance

The D-Link Xtreme N™ Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is an 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivalled wireless performance for your desktop computer. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds

1 and 6x farther range1 than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, and storage.

Get Connected, Stay Connected
The Xtreme N Desktop Adapter is powered by Xtreme N technology and boasts three external antennas to provide superior wireless reception in your home or office. This adapter is designed for use in larger homes and offices, or for users running multiple bandwidth-intensive applications. This adapter enables you to simultaneously make or receive Internet phone calls (VoIP), surf the Web, transfer files, and stream High-Definition (HD) media when connected to an Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655 or DIR-660)1. The DWA-552 supports WPA™ and WPA2™ encryption that allow you to connect securely to a wireless network.

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use
D-Link's Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step through the installation process. Configure this desktop adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you.

With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security, the D-Link Xtreme N Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your desktop computer.

What This Product Does
Connects your desktop computer to a wireless network and access a high-speed Internet connection, transfer files, and stream media from greater distances around your entire home or office.

Xtreme N™ Adapter Benefits
  • Delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g1
  • Xtreme N technology enables HD video sreaming, file sharing, enhanced Internet phone calling (VoIP), and surfing the Web
  • Access a secure wireless network using advanced WPA™ or WPA2™ encryption
  • Easy to install and use with D-Link's new Quick Adapter Setup Wizard
  • Backward compatible with existing 802.11g networks

1 When used with the DIR-655 Xtreme N Router.

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g and 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, buildings materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link 802.11n devices.
OS Support

Windows® 7, Vista or XP SP3


  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g

  • 32-bit PCI

Frequency Range
  • 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2)®

  • Link
  • Activity

  • FCC Class B
  • IC
  • Wi-Fi®

  • Item (WxDxH): 4.7” x 2.5” x 0.5”
  • Packaging (WxDxH): 6.6” x 9.5” x 1.5”

  • Item: 0.2 lbs
  • Packaging: 0.6 lbs


  • 1-Year Limited1


1-Year Limited Warranty available only in the U.S.A and Canada.

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The D-Link Xtreme N Desktop PCI Adapter (DWA-552) connects your desktop computer to a high-speed Wireless N300 network so you can enjoy steady streaming media and online gaming from greater distances. Designed for larger homes and offices, the DWA-552 boasts three external antennas to provide superior Wi-Fi reception for unrivaled wireless performance.

  • Wireless N300 technology enables steady audio and video streaming
  • Three powerful antennas give your desktop a fast and far-reaching Wi-Fi connection
  • Access a secure wireless network using advanced WPA and WPA2 encryption
  • Easy to install using the Quick Adapter Setup Wizard
  • Backward compatible with existing 802.11g networks

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