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Global Rank #11,295
United States Rank #18,853
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1.00.0000 100.00%

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TL-WN851ND Driver

What is TL-WN851ND Driver?  (from TP-LINK)

Wireless N PCI Adapter TL-WN851ND allows you to connect a desktop computer to a wireless network and access high-speed Internet connection. Comply with IEEE 802.11n, they provide wireless speed up to 300Mbps, which is beneficial for the online gaming or even HD video streaming. MIMO (multiple input, multiple output ant...  Read more

Overview

TL-WN851ND Driver is a program developed by TP-LINK. 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 2.64 MB (2,769,088 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 21% of users of TL-WN851ND Driver come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WN851ND
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4BAE4C76-44C3-418F-B715-6BBF5A65323E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly DriverOnl
Estimated size: 2.64 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TL-WN851ND Driver

Program executable:TWCU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe
MD5:a8247f2c9c59598356c093a9954b0921
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 '{B8E3CFF0-6B5D-4F80-9C74-04256B1FE2F3}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • 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'.

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Or, you can uninstall TL-WN851ND 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-WN851ND 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-WN851ND Driver.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#11,295

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.27%
Windows 8 5.56%
Windows XP 3.91%
Windows Vista 2.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.97%
Windows 7 Professional 24.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.94%
Windows 10 Home 1.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.91% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 20.91%
  United States 15.58%
  Australia 8.48%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  France 6.51%
  Canada 5.92%
  Italy 3.94%
  Netherlands 3.94%
  Spain 3.55%
  Sweden 2.17%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Brazil 1.38%
  DK 1.38%
  Argentina 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 28.89%
ASUS 20.00%
Acer 17.78%
Hewlett-Packard 12.22%
Dell 10.56%
Intel 3.89%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Lenovo 2.22%
Medion 1.11%
NEC 1.11%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.21%
MSI MS-7758 4.61%
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 2.63%
MSI MS-7693 2.63%
MSI MS-7721 2.63%
MSI MS-7816 2.63%

About TP-LINK

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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