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Should I remove TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,908
United States Rank #15,415
Reach 0.0428%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.30 days
244.84 days >
Average installed length: 128.65 days


1.0.0 100.00%

Typically installed together

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TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N Driver

What is TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N Driver?

TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N Driver is a utility that comes via the driver download or on the included CD. The application helps users complete the software installation and wireless network settings, including security configurations and wireless connection.

About  (from TP-LINK)

Compatible with Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS), TL-WN822N supports Quick Security Setup that allows users to simply press the "QSS" button on the device's exterior, instantly establishing a highly secured connection. Not only is it faster than normal security setups but more convenient in that users don't need to remem...  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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is TWCU.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 2.66 MB (2,785,272 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=tl-wn822n
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility and Driver
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{62FE0726-9652-4CD2-9F09-C769D8699C21}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly DriverOnl
Estimated size: 2.66 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N Driver

Program executable:TWCU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe
Additional files:
  • DC_WFF.dll
  • nicLan.dll
  • TWCU.exe
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • IcsManager.exe - IcsManager Application (ICS(Internet Connection Sharing) Management Application)
  • IpLib.dll (by Realtek) - IpLib
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • RaAPAPI.dll (by Ralink Technology) - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • RTLDHCP.exe (by Realtek)
  • RtlICS.dll - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID (for Vista))
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • WJRa.dll - WJRa DLL (WJRa Management Module)
  • WJRtl.dll - WJetRtl

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TWCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F982BF76-78DF-4830-9AB7-0B1C39C07833}' (runs on registration).
  • RTLDHCP.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek DHCP Service' (RTLDHCPService).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.

How do I remove TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N Driver?

Quickly and completely remove TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N 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 TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N 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 TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N 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 TL-WN822N/TL-WN821N Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.36%
Windows XP 7.99%
Windows 8 4.83%
Windows Vista 2.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.78%
Windows 7 Professional 17.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.83%
Windows 10 Home 1.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.42%
  Germany 11.76%
  Brazil 8.82%
  United Kingdom 7.89%
  Israel 5.11%
  Australia 4.95%
  Canada 3.72%
  Argentina 2.94%
  DZ 2.79%
  Hong Kong 2.32%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Malaysia 2.01%
  Spain 1.86%
  Italy 1.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.21%
Acer 18.93%
Hewlett-Packard 11.79%
ASUS 11.43%
Intel 3.57%
Medion 2.50%
American Megatrends 2.14%
Samsung 1.43%
MSI 1.07%
Sahara 1.07%
Toshiba 1.07%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 580 4.08%
Dell XPS 8300 2.04%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.04%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.04%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.04%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 2.04%


TP-Link is a manufacturer of computer networking products whose products include routers, switch, wireless equipment, ADSL modems, and network adapters for PCs.
Publisher URL: www.tp-link.com


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