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Should I remove Broadcom Wireless Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,448
United States Rank #4,703
Reach 0.1384%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.06 days
739.28 days >
Average installed length: 388.43 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.30.18.0 2.47%
1.0.0.0 97.53%

Other programs by Broadcom

Broadcom 802.11 Wireless Driver

What is Broadcom Wireless Driver?  (from Broadcom)

Broadcom's 802.11 Wireless Driver family has rapidly become the preferred Wi-Fi solution for 802.11 LAN equipment vendors and notebook suppliers. AirForce Wi-Fi solutions include all-CMOS 802.11 radio chips, baseband/MAC chips, 802.11g chipsets, Wi-Fi chipsets and network processors for today's popular wireless LAN sta...  Read more

Overview

Broadcom 802.11 Wireless Driver is a program developed by Broadcom. The most used version is 1.0.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is DPInst.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 12.82 MB (13,443,305 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 39% of users of Broadcom Wireless Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom Wireless
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8991E763-21F5-4DEA-A938-5D9D77DCB488}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 12.82 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom 802.11 Wireless Driver

Program executable:DPInst.exe
Name:Driver Package Installer (DPInst)
Driver Package Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom Wireless\DPInst.exe
MD5:82862b768a80880a2f22c44c96c20596
Additional files:
  • bcmihvui.dll - Broadcom Native 802.11 WLAN IHV Service Extension UI
  • bcmihvui64.dll
  • bcmwl6.sys - Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter wireless driver
  • bcmwl664.sys
  • bcmwlcoi.dll - Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Coinstaller
  • bcmwlcoi64.dll
  • bcmwlu00.exe - Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Uninstaller
  • bcmihvsrv.dll - Broadcom Native 802.11 WLAN IHV Service
  • bcmihvsrv64.dll
  • bcmwls32.exe - Broadcom 802.11 Installation Utility
  • bcmwls64.exe
  • Setup.exe (by Devguru Co., Ltd) - SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones(x86))
  • Uninstall.exe (by Devguru Co., Ltd)
  • dgderapi.dll (by Devguru Co) - Device Error Recovery SDK (Device Error Recovery SDK(x64))

How do I remove Broadcom Wireless Driver?

Quickly and completely remove Broadcom 802.11 Wireless Driver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Broadcom Wireless Driver 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 Broadcom 802.11 Wireless Driver, 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 Broadcom Wireless Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,448

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.89%
Windows 8 5.25%
Windows XP 1.65%
Windows Vista 0.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.95%
Windows 7 Professional 7.02%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.94%
Windows 7 Starter 4.13%
Windows 10 Home 2.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.83%
  Germany 11.15%
  India 4.38%
  Brazil 4.03%
  United Kingdom 4.03%
  Israel 2.82%
  Japan 2.00%
  Argentina 1.82%
  Poland 1.74%
  Australia 1.69%
  Russia 1.65%
  Czech Republic 1.56%
  Thailand 1.04%
  Canada 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 94.70%
Acer 2.08%
Dell 1.53%
Hewlett-Packard 1.31%
ASUS 0.38%
Common models
LENOVO 2958 18.66%
LENOVO 0679 15.88%
LENOVO 20042 6.16%
LENOVO 4311 4.15%
LENOVO INVALID 3.98%
LENOVO 20041 3.76%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com

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