20 Most Recent D-Link DWL-520 Wireless PCI Wi-Fi Compatible LAN Card(Refurbished) (RDWL520) Questions & Answers

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It sounds like your anti-virus is blocking your communication. Try disabling your anti-virus, reboot, then reconnect the PC's.

D-Link DWL-520... | Answered on Aug 05, 2017

Go to my computer control panel network connections and see if the setup for networking is correct DHCP should work most of the time. Check the device manager and see if your nic is properly recognized. If not you might need to install drivers for the card.

mycomputer - control panel

mycomputer - view system information - hardware - device manager

Also, sign onto your router and see if the router recognizes the computer.

It should tell you how to do this in the routers manual.

D-Link DWL-520... | Answered on May 10, 2011


there is the link for your drivers

Please leave feedback if this has helped you

D-Link DWL-520... | Answered on Feb 23, 2011

Code 10 means DRIVERS COULD NOT BE INSTALLED. Try installing the drivers manually.

Do this if pc is XP.
1.Keep the wireless adapter connected to the pc
2:Go to control panel, add/remove programs. Remove the wireless adapter software
3:Restart the computer, when the found new hardware wizard shows up click on it, click NO NOT THIS TIME, then select install from a list of specific location. On the next page Click on DON'T SEARCH, I WILL CHOOSE THE DRIVERS TO INSTALL.


5.Click BROWSE to set the location of your drivers
6.Open the driver folder, then the pc should copy the files.

Good Luck

D-Link DWL-520... | Answered on May 23, 2010


ADD 4% boost to your Wireless Network

This is simple and easy. to do grab your wireless adapter. and grab 90cm of very thin copper wire. now wrap the copper wire around your adapter and bang you should have At Lease 4% boost on your Wireless. some people say they got 8% boost but i only get extra 4%

Good luck Enjoy

on Jan 30, 2009 | D-Link DWL-520 Wireless PCI Wi-Fi...



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on Mar 23, 2008 | D-Link DWL-520 Wireless PCI Wi-Fi...

are you sure you got the right drivers?


Use that webpage to find the newest drivers for your card.

D-Link DWL-520... | Answered on Mar 23, 2008

First check the LAN cable between the devices and try another cable. Reboot both devices.

The final solution is a factory reset of your router. You can do a factory reset by logging into the router using you browser. Go to the settings and perform a factory reset

If you forgot the router password, you ill have to do a factory reset by locating a small hold on the back of the router and insert the tip of of paper clip for about 10 seconds while the power is on. The router will be reset to out of box status and then you can set-up form scratch.

D-Link Computers... | Answered on Aug 16, 2018

There is a rest port on all drinks. You need a paperclip ir something similar to depress.hold down for a count I 5 5 1000 s and then lights will blink and reset.

D-Link Computers... | Answered on Jul 11, 2018

i want chenge password

D-Link Computers... | Answered on Apr 15, 2018

You connect from your computer by putting the network IP Address into Internet Explorer. After you reset, you set your own password. Try putting into the browser URL line and press enter.

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  • D-Link Computers... | Answered on Mar 19, 2018


    How to choose a budget Wi-Fi Router?

    How to choose a budget Wi-Fi Router? What models are the best in terms of price and quality? Does it make sense to overpay for the brand? What the signal power is enough and what other settings should pay attention to? What is better: Wi-Fi router with internal or external antennas and how to install right it in your home or flat? The answers to these and other questions in the article below, and the best budget Wi-Fi routers of this year - at the end of it.

    The choice of the manufacturer
    All modern Wi-Fi routers are highly integrated devices. It is thought that they are reliable and broke quite rarely. Recently, the Taiwan company which makes D-link and other good-quality goods, was a monopolist on the market, but several years ago, the Chinese TP-Link had dislodged it, which makes even better goods by all features. The solid ZyXEL is very popular, it's reliable, but unreasonably expensive.The same situation is with Asus routers, which are popular now. To gain the market, beginners try to lower the price on their devices, but without sacrificing quality to do it below the level of the TP-Link is impossible.
    So what manufacturer to choose? The survey is available Internet providers and my own experience agreed that for flats, houses or small office perfect ratio of price and quality are 2 mass models of TP-Link, review on which are listed at the end of the this post; fans of the classics can choose D-Link, but experimenting with little-known or unknown manufacturers to save 2-5 $, at least is unwise.
    It must be noted that the most common cause of failure of any router is a stroke of lightning (this happens most often in the private sector in May-June), so it is advisable to put a lightning protection (WAN port) at the input. To buy expensive models makes no sense, because in most cases, a regular cheap surge protector without earth ground is able to cope with 98% of other discharges and the direct impact of the storm still will not leave a chance to survive even to a very cool router. By the way, for the same reason (risk of kick thunderstorms) preferably all clients (especially expensive SmartTV, PCs and laptops) to connect it wirelessly, as in the case of lightning strike or strong interference on the input WAN port you run the risk of losing only a cheap router, but not all your connected equipment..

    Define with Wi-Fi router characteristics
    1. Customer primarily pays attention to the speed connection, although this is a very deceptive feature. In theory, the maximum speed of the budget Wi-Fi routers is 150 Mbps (megabits per second), at the same time, just a few providers can offer just 50 Mbps, so it becomes clear that the alluring phrases like "up to 300 Mbps" or even "up to 1300 Mbps", in fact, means that when you work in the Internet the speed difference between the expensive and cheap Wi-Fi routers will not differ a lot.
    2. Radius of action. It seems to be easy, because, as usual, to specify the distance outside and inside the premises, everything is clear and understandable. But these values are very relative, especially indoors, as a couple of good reinforced concrete walls will negate the signal of even the most powerful router, so really important are the two following characteristics.
    3. The transmitter power - the name speaks for itself and it is really important. Most of the budget routers have a transmit power of about 17 dBm, or even less, which is usually enough to more or less confidently "break" in only 2 walls. It worth noting, that some Wi-Fi routers have the technical ability to operate at much higher power (typically up to 27 dBm, 500 mW), so they are in accordance with local regulations artificially reduce its capacity.
    4. Antenna gain power confuses many users into believing, as in fact, antenna is a passive device and does not amplify anything themselves, they can more narrowly direct signal. For example, the higher the antenna gain, the more power the transmitter out to the sides, and the less energy transmitter goes up and down. Thus, a more powerful antenna is not a universal solution, because it allows you much more "punch" in the signal, but the "taking" of its top and bottom.
    5. The number and types of antennas. When you use multiple antennas, their energy does not stack, so it will not allow you to "punch" more the number of walls, but only make the connection more stable. The difference in coverage of routers with one antenna and two antennas is significant, but the difference between 2 and 3 antennas is almost non-existent, the last one is useful only when the signal must be passed between floors. To cover as much room as possible one-story house or apartment, you need to install the antenna vertically or at a slight angle relative to one another. Built-in antennas have a little gain, so the can spread the signal is uniformly in all directions and can be extremely helpful in smaller spaces. It is recommended to buy a wifi router with 2 antennas and with the gain greater more than 5 dBi for a regular signal in a one-story house or apartment.
    The best budget Wi-Fi routers of this year and more about them you can look here:


    on Mar 15, 2018 | Computers & Internet

    Do a reset back to factory defaults. Hold the button down in the pin hole for 30 secs.

    D-Link Computers... | Answered on Mar 05, 2018

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