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VersionDistribution 56.52% 4.35% 26.09% 13.04%

2Wire Wireless Manager

What is 2Wire Wireless Manager?  (from 2Wire)

2Wire Wireless USB adapter:The 2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter provides high speed 802.11g and 802.11b Wi-Fi networking for desktop or notebook computer users. The USB adapter provides high-speed wireless Internet access and networking when used in conjunction with a wireless 2Wire gateway, such as HomePortal or Off...  Read more


2Wire Wireless Manager is a software program developed by 2Wire. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 11.23 MB (11,776,703 bytes). The installed file Update.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 94% of users of 2Wire Wireless Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2Wire.com
Help link: www.2Wire.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\2Wire Wireless Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3CE11B98-C61C-4692-9E0E-59934761C3BE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by 2Wire Wireless Manager

  • 2Wire.exe - 2Wire Wireless Manager
  • NwtGatewayDLL.dll - NwtGatewayDLL Dynamic Link Library (NwtGatewayDLL DLL)
  • SMSCodec.dll (by Novatel Wireless) - SMSConverter Dynamic Link Library (SMSConverter DLL)
  • EapTtls.dll (by PCTEL) - EapTtls Dynamic Link Library
  • loader.dll (by Novatel Wireless) - Novatel Wireless Inc. Loader (Loader)
  • EapTlsUi.dll (by PCTEL) - EapTls Dynamic Link Library (EapTlsUI Dynamic Link Library)
  • PCARmDrv.exe - PCTEL Rawether for Windows (Rawether Service Control Entry Remover)
  • Eap.dll - Eap Dynamic Link Library
  • Pac.dll - Pac Dynamic Link Library
  • FirmwareLauncher.exe - Firmware Application (Firmware Launcher)
  • FullPermiss.exe - FullPerm Application
  • ZipArchive.dll (by Artpol Software) - ZipArchive library (ZipArchive - zip compression library)
  • CustomDiagDisplay.dll - CustomDiagDisplay
  • FeatureMan.dll - FeatureManager
  • PanelFrmwrk.dll - PanelFrameWork
  • RcEngine.dll - Roaming Client (PCTEL Roaming Client)
  • TextTranslator.dll - TextTranslator (Text Translator)
  • InstallModem.exe - Device Wizard
  • Acceleration.dll - Acceleration
  • Diagnostic.dll - Diagnostics
  • FileManager.dll - FileManager
  • MiniBrowser.dll - Minibrowser (PCTEL MiniBrowser Component)
  • SkinManager.dll - SkinManager
  • NdisHelper.dll - NdisHelper
  • VPNManager.dll - VPNManager
  • DevWizHlp.dll - DevWizHlp
  • PRCApiCli.dll - PRCApiCli (RC Api Dll)
  • PRCApiSrv.dll - PRCApiSrv (Server side, RC Api Dll)
  • RpcSrvApi.dll - RpcSrvApi (Rpc Server Api Helper Library)
  • AuthImpl.dll - AuthImpl
  • Ethernet.dll - Ethernet
  • EventMan.dll - EventMan
  • Firewall.dll - Firewall
  • Installm.exe - IPDETECT (IPDETECT MFC Application)
  • ProcUtil.dll - ProcUtil
  • RcCommon.dll - RCCommon (RC Common)
  • RulesMgr.dll - RulesMgr
  • Smartkey.dll - Smartkey
  • ToolBx.dll - WAN Core (Toolbox)
  • ConApps.dll - ConApps
  • Profile.dll - Profile
  • ScrtMan.dll - ScrtMan
  • Update.dll - Updater
  • Wifi.dll - WiFi

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 2Wire.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '2Wire Wireless Manager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\2Wire Wireless Manager\2Wire.exe" -a.

How do I remove 2Wire Wireless Manager?

Quickly and completely remove 2Wire Wireless Manager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall 2Wire Wireless Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 2Wire Wireless Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove 2Wire Wireless Manager.

Win Vista (SP2) 39%
Win 7 (SP1) 22%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 39.13%
Windows XP 39.13%
Windows 7 21.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 36.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 36.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.44%
  Canada 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.00%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Gateway 10.00%
Toshiba 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
ASUS 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion 061 DY112A-AB... 5.26%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 5.26%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 5.26%
LENOVO 7298CTO 5.26%
eMachines ET1641-02w 5.26%


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