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7% remove it93% keep it
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Atheros WiFi Driver Installation

What is Atheros WiFi Driver Installation?

This is the software driver package for the installed Atheros WiFi device. The driver package is required in order for the Atheros WiFi device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.


Atheros WiFi Driver Installation is a program developed by Atheros Communications. The main program executable is AthWpaP2pDriver.dll. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 3.16 MB (3,310,906 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 27% of users of Atheros WiFi Driver Installation come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros WiFi Driver Installation
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7D916FA5-DAE9-4A25-B089-655C70EAF607}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros WiFi Driver Installation

Program module:AthWpaP2pDriver.dll
P2P Supplicant Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\Atheros WiFi Driver Installation\AthWpaP2pDriver.dll
Additional files:
  • AthIhvWlanExt.dll - DirectConnect (Atheros IHV Manager)
  • AthIhvWpaP2p.dll - DirectConnect P2P IHV
  • AthWpaP2pDriver.dll - P2P Supplicant Driver
  • DCWpaSupplicant.exe - DirectConnect P2P Supplicant
  • wpa_cli.exe - P2P Supplicant command line interface
  • wpa_supplicant.exe - Atheros P2P Supplicant
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)

How do I remove Atheros WiFi Driver Installation?

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

Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.82%
Windows 8 4.07%
Windows Vista 1.84%
Windows XP 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.11%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%
Windows 8 Pro 1.97%
Windows 7 Starter 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.69%
  Germany 9.61%
  Brazil 6.88%
  United Kingdom 6.52%
  Japan 3.91%
  Spain 3.08%
  Iran 2.61%
  France 2.37%
  India 2.25%
  MA 2.25%
  Mexico 2.25%
  Italy 2.14%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Belgium 2.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 93.53%
Acer 2.51%
ASUS 1.59%
Hewlett-Packard 0.66%
Dell 0.40%
Lenovo 0.40%
Samsung 0.26%
Toshiba 0.26%
Gateway 0.13%
MSI 0.13%
Packard Bell 0.13%
Common models
Sony VPCEH1AFX 2.00%
Sony VPCEH2J1E 1.73%
Sony VPCF23EFX 1.73%
Sony VPCL22Z1E 1.73%
Sony VPCEL22FX 1.46%
Sony VPCEH1M1E 1.33%

About Atheros Communications

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, focusing primarily on wireless. The Atheros chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com


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