D-Link 802.11g Wireless LAN PCI Card

D-Link 802.11g Wireless LAN PCI Card

Product overview



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The DWL-G510 Wireless G PCI network adapter connects your desktop PC to a Wi-Fi network. It provides speeds of up to 54Mbps when used with other 802.11g equipment.

The DWL-G510 network card is backward compatible with 802.11b standard wireless devices, providing seamless interoperability with the earlier standard equipment.

The DWL-G510 network card features WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and 802.1x for wireless user authentication, providing you a much higher level of security for your data and communications. It also includes a configuration utility to let your computer discover available wireless networks and create and save detailed connectivity profiles for the networks most often accessed.

With PCI plug-and-play capabilities, this network card can be easily installed into your PC for direct connection to any wireless device in the ad-hoc mode or through an access point or router in the infra-structure mode. When used with other D-Link AirPlusG products, the network card automatically connects to the network.



Product Description
D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 - network adapter
Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type
Dimensions (WxDxH)
0.9 cm x 11.4 cm x 5.4 cm
55 g
Data Link Protocol
802.11b, 802.11g
Data Transfer Rate
54 Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x
Microsoft Certification
Certified for Windows Vista



Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type


Connectivity Technology
Data Link Protocol
802.11b, 802.11g
Spread Spectrum Method
Data Transfer Rate
54 Mbps
Line Coding Format
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Max Range Indoors
100 m
Max Range Open Space
400 m
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x


External detachable

Expansion / Connectivity

Compatible Slots
1 x PCI


Certified for Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
Compliant Standards
FCC Class B certified

Dimensions & Weight

0.9 cm
11.4 cm
5.4 cm
55 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
55 °C
Humidity Range Operating
0 - 95%

Customer reviews

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5* not good for gaming
Reviewed by Anonymous on 31/12/2007
if using for online gaming dont bother, creates a lot of lag every 5 minutes. however other than that its a great buy. got vista 64bit, and it works find, good connection speed aswell, would recommend for anyone having trouble with vista 64bit drivers
5* Works on 64-bit Ubuntu
Reviewed by Anonymous on 18/01/2009
Worked straight out of the box with Ubuntu Ibex 64-bit. Never had such an easy wifi installation in Linux.
Well made, good signal strength.
5* Works with Vista
Reviewed by B Bird on 21/06/2007
I had trouble finding a manufacturer whose website clearly stated whether or not a product of theirs was Vista compatible but D-link's was relatively clear. They claimed this was Vista 32 and 64 bit compatible and it certainly works on my machine that runs the 32 bit version. The only slight problem I had was, after installing the driver from the CD, Windows moaned about a missing .dll file, but I suspect Vista comes with the correct driver for this as it worked anyway, without further problems. It also has a much better signal than my old Buffalo card, so overall I'm extremely happy with this product. Also, BT service was, once again, exceptional.
5* Easy and effective...
Reviewed by Nick on 18/12/2008
Bought this as the "Edimax 802.11g 54Mbps PCI card" was out of stock at the time and I was looking for a reasonably priced internal option. Recieved promptly from BT as usual. Installed software from disk, plugged in card, followed setup and was worked straight away no messing. Signal strength is excellect, and very good for the neighbours! Connection speed easily as good as I get from my laptop so I'm very pleased overall. Cheap, Easy and Effective.
5* Works with Linux :-)
Reviewed by r1bby on 05/09/2008
Card is also compatible with Linux OS, (along with MS Windows XP & Vista) I purchased this to go with Linux Mint and all works fine right out the box, so I'm very happy especially as it's less than £20 what more can you ask for? (None of this install software, shut down restart Windows malarky here in Linux world :-)) I live in a poor broadband area (1.5mb speed) and I don't notice a large lag in speed, 10% on average slower than ethernet connected, so well worth the money, and a damn sight better than running metres cable through the flat from one room to another. Unit also comes with back plate to fit card into standard PCI slot and mini PCI slot for smaller desktop PC's. Usual BT fast delivery service, recommended.
5* Perfect on Ubuntu 9.10 32bit
Reviewed by Kenny MacLeod on 16/01/2010
Worked straight out of the box on Ubuntu Linux 9.10 with WPA Security. No tweaking or installing XP drivers with Ndiswrapper required.
It's quick, reliable and gives good signal strength.
A great value buy particularly for anyone on Linux.
It even has "Linux Support" stamped on the box. What more could you want!
5* Does the job perfect. Why spend more?
Reviewed by Miles on 08/05/2010
5* Be very careful when installing with Vista
Reviewed by Brian S on 06/03/2008
Had D-link DIR-635 wireless router working with 2 Wiis and PSP. Bought the DWL-G510 to enable a 2nd PC to access Internet. Purchased it with a fair amount of confidence after reading reviews. Unfortunately installation was not straightforward, ENDED UP RE-INSTALLING VISTA. My first attempt was to let Vista do the installation and inserted the CDROM when instructed. All appeared okay, it said the device was working properly, but it did not pick up my wireless installation. Next I tried putting the card in a different PCI slot and installing the software that came on the CDROM – BAD MOVE! Got “Blue Screen Of Death” whenever card installed. Software also installed program called WZCSLDR2.EXE; it loads every time you boot, complains of a missing DLL, it’s a pig to get rid of, hence re-installation of Vista! Located Vista drivers ( and all okay – good strength, good speed and no dropout. Phew!
5* Another Linux success
Reviewed by Bill on 05/11/2008
Bought on the back of a review on this site. I can confirm the same experience as the other reviewer; this works out of the box with Linux Mint 5. No set up - just enter your passkey and your away. I've previously spent ages trying to get USB devices to work with limited success. With this card I was connected within a minute. Connection very reliable and speed is same for me as by Ethernet.
5* Why pay more
Reviewed by Gavin P on 20/10/2009
Installed into my Dell Vostro PC in about 15 minutes. Running on XP and giving 100% straight away. Could not have been easier. So I bought a 2nd one for the other computer.
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