D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 Adapter Driver Download

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The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 Adapter is a network device manufactured by D-Link. Issues like weak Wi-Fi signal, slow DNS lookup, duplicate IP addresses, slow network and excessive CPU usage can be solved by updating this driver. This update - "g520.zip" - has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 136 reviews, and has been downloaded 21,290 times. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 2.8 MB.

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Supported Models

DWL-520 & G650

D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 Adapter

D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G650 Adapter

D-Link AirXpert DWL-AG520 Wireless PCI Adapter

D-Link AirXpert DWL-AG650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98SE

File Name

Versions (2003-06-06) via .inf

Additional Notes

This does NOT work for the G520+ adapter, but is the original for the DWL-G520 and G650 wireless cards.

Uploaded By

Nigel Burch (DG Member) on 3-Apr-2004

Most Helpful Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Luiz Carlos

9 Dec 2007

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
"Muito Bom! recomendo a todos"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
16 Sep 2006

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"so far...i've found a good website on the internet. the drivers have been a tention for me before...but now it's very easy for me...which ever driver i need i can find it on driver guide."
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Downloads/dlink/Drivers/Setup.exe 2.6 MB 30 Jul 2003
Downloads/dlink/Drivers/Drivers/FINDER.DAT 368 bytes 13 Aug 2003
Downloads/dlink/Drivers/Drivers/net5211.inf 20.6 KB 18 Jul 2003
Downloads/dlink/Drivers/Drivers/ar52119x.sys 330.8 KB 6 Jun 2003
Downloads/dlink/Drivers/Drivers/ar5211.sys 330.8 KB 6 Jun 2003
Downloads/dlink/Drivers/Drivers/net5211.cat 8.5 KB 12 Aug 2003

How to Update D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 Adapter Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 Adapter driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 Adapter into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the D-Link Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the D-Link website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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