D-Link DWA-556 Driver Download (Official)

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The DWA-556 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. Visitors have downloaded this file "dwa556_drivers_140.zip" 88 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews. Compatibility for this driver update includes PCs running Windows operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 20.6 MB.

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Supported Models

DWA-556

D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B)

D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter(rev.C)

D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B)

D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G520+A Wireless PCI Adapter

D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter

D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter(rev.D)

D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G650+A Wireless Cardbus Adapter

Manufacturers

D-Link

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000

File Name

Versions

1.40 (25-Aug-2010)

Additional Notes

Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter

Uploaded By

Sureshkumar (DG Staff Member) on 22-Sep-2010

Device Hardware IDs

Compatible IDs

PCI\CC_0029

PCI\CC_002916

PCI\CC_0280

PCI\CC_028000

PCI\VEN_1684

PCI\VEN_168C

PCI\VEN_168C&CC_0280

PCI\VEN_168C&CC_028000

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
dwa556_drivers_140/DWA-556 A1_Utility_ReleaseNote for V1.40.doc 68.6 KB 25 Aug 2010
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/2KXP/athw.sys 1.6 MB 30 Jul 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/2KXP/athwx.sys 2.1 MB 30 Jul 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/2KXP/netathw.cat 9.5 KB 14 Sep 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/2KXP/netathw.inf 147.5 KB 28 Aug 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/2KXP/netathwx.cat 9.5 KB 14 Sep 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/2KXP/netathwx.inf 207.5 KB 28 Aug 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Vista/athr.sys 1.2 MB 20 Jul 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Vista/athrext.cat 11.7 KB 14 Sep 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Vista/athrextx.cat 11.7 KB 14 Sep 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Vista/athrx.sys 1.4 MB 20 Jul 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Vista/netathr.inf 108.6 KB 31 Aug 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Vista/netathrx.inf 110.9 KB 31 Aug 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Win7/athr.sys 1.2 MB 23 Jun 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Win7/athrext.cat 11.7 KB 14 Sep 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Win7/athrextx.cat 11.7 KB 14 Sep 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Win7/athrx.sys 1.5 MB 23 Jun 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Win7/netathr.inf 138.7 KB 31 Aug 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Driver/Win7/netathrx.inf 139.4 KB 31 Aug 2009
dwa556_drivers_140/Setup/Setup.exe 18.7 MB 15 Sep 2009

How to Update DWA-556 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the DWA-556 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 DWA-556 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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