"Crash Disaster"on by Mike98
Pros The DWA-556 has worked one day very good. Receive and send signals were 100% OK.
Cons Compatibility problems after one day with Windows driver. Often my computer crashed, booted very slow and my RAID 1 hard disc drives status was verivying instead of normal.
Summary Microsoft system restore could not solves this problems and I had to clear my hard disc drives and install all programs again.
Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center shows that the DWA-556 is Compatible according the manufacturer, but not Logo Compatible according the tests of Microsoft and I had to follow this list!
Pros Installed easily. works with windows 7.
Cons Gave me a bluescreen first time I installed it. antenna don't get very good signal. I had to pull my computer out from under my desk to get even a little signal.
Summary I don't recommend wasting your money on this, but buy at your own risk, you may like it. I am no longer using this card, I'm looking for a new one.
Pros Awesome signal especially with the ANT24-0230 antenna --> used for online gaming 90% of the time. Very low ping.
Cons After 8-10 months it gets hot and fails.
Summary I like the performance from this product but i cant afford the time and money to keep replacing these every 8-10 months. My first 2 were the DWA-552, I thought maybe this one was going to be different but i to failed.
Pros It gave me a decent change in signal and an excellent speed upgrade from my wireless g card.
Cons The d-link software sucks, use windows to install the drivers
Summary I liked this product very much. I didn't like the d-link software that comes with it on the disk, it won't install the driver correctly and messes up the computer.
Pros Easy to install
Cons Don't see any improvement with signal
Summary I swap my old card out for this one and I don't see any noticable improvement in signal coverage. Not worth the extra money in my opinion.