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D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-542

What is D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-542?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the D-Link RangeBooster to the computer. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the networking device connected to your PC).

About  (from D-Link)

The D-Link RangeBooster N® Desktop Adapter (DWA-542) is a 802.11n compliant wireless client for your desktop PC that delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than an 802.11g network while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, ph...  Read more


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 12.24 MB (12,831,467 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com/us/en/support/product/dwa-542-rangebooster-n-desktop-adapter
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-542
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6
Estimated size: 12.24 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-542

  • wirelesscm.exe - DLinkGUI Application (DLink Wireless Manager)
  • Set.dll
  • acs.exe (by Atheros) - Atheros Configuration Service (ACS) (ACS)
  • AegisE5.dll (by Meetinghouse Data Communications) - AEGIS Client API (IEEE 802.1X Protocol)
  • AegisI5.exe - AegisInstall Application (AegisInstall MFC Application)
  • athcfg20.dll (by Atheros) - Atheros Configuration API Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI DLL)
  • athcfg20res.dll (by Atheros Communications) - Atheros Configuration API Res Dynamic Link Library (ACAPI RES DLL)
  • athcfg20resU.dll (by Atheros Communications)
  • athcfg20U.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • MFC42D.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (MFCDLL Shared Library - Debug Version)
  • MFCO42D.DLL (by Microsoft) - MFCOLE Shared Library - Debug Version
  • msvcp60.dll - Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library
  • MSVCRTD.DLL - Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library
  • Reg.exe - Reg Application (Reg MFC Application)
  • ssleay32.dll
  • wcapi.dll - Atheros Client API Library (WCAPI DLL)
  • wgapi.dll - Atheros GUI API Library (WGAPI DLL)
  • WlanDll.dll - WlanDll Dynamic Link Library (WlanDll DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • acs.exe runs as a service named 'Atheros Configuration Service' (ACS) "Gives access to single sign on and a mechanism to communicate with the supplicant for security negotiation.".

How do I remove D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-542?

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  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 D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-542, 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 D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-542.

Win XP 50%
Win 8 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Canada 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
MSI MS-7592 25.00%
HP-Pavilion GC674AA-ABA m... 25.00%
Gigabyte H55M-S2H 25.00%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 25.00%

About D-Link

D-Link is a network adapter vendor and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking solutions.
Publisher URL: www.dlink.com


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