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Should I remove D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,250
United States Rank #9,979
Reach 0.0486%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.63 days
342.98 days >
Average installed length: 180.21 days


1.20b01 0.10%
1 41.96%

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D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter

What is D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter?

D-Link DWA-131 software package includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities and quick start guides and wizard to support this wireless adapter. The D-Link Quick Adapter Setup Wizard walks you through the installation process and configures your new Wireless N Nano USB Adapter for you. Also included is the Wireless Connection Manager that can save settings for the networks you frequently use the most.

About  (from D-Link)

The D-Link® Wireless N Nano USB Adapter (DWA-131) features a sleek compact design that fits into your computer’s USB port with minimal protrusion making it ideal for use when traveling or in a crowded workspace. The DWA-131 includes the latest 11n technology, which provides a better wireless signal than previous-genera...  Read more


The most common release is 1, with over 71% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 24.29 MB (25,468,057 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-131 revA
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D9198056-A296-4583-A790-C0E73694CFE8}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 24.29 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter

  • WlanWiz.dll - WlanWiz
  • WlanDll.dll - WlanDll Dynamic Link Library (WlanDll DLL)
  • WlanSup.dll - WlanSup Dynamic Link Library (WlanSup DLL)
  • WlanWps.dll - WlanWPS Dynamic Link Library (WlanWPS DLL)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • wirelesscm.exe - D-Link WLAN Application
  • InstallSvc.exe - InstallSvc Application (InstallSvc MFC Application)
  • IpLib.dll
  • RTxAdmin.exe (by Realtek) - RTxAdmin Application (RTxAdmin MFC Application)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • rtkbind.exe - RtkBind Application
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • WlanWpsSvc.exe - WlanSvc Application
  • RtlIhvOid.dll (by Realtek) - IHV OID (IHV OID(for Vista))
  • ResPj.dll - ResPj
  • DelOEM.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RTxAdmin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F57508E5-DFF6-40A6-9B7C-B4E2FF888593}' (runs on registration).
  • wirelesscm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF594B23-C0B7-4406-B357-F633E3976CB7}' (runs on registration).
  • WlanWpsSvc.exe runs as a service named 'WlanWpsSvc' (WlanWpsSvc).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wirelesscm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-131 revA\wirelesscm.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0042731665%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00112956%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00314361%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,091,868
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.48 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:13 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.9 MB
Total CPU:0.0002699887%
Kernel CPU:0.00012489%
User CPU:0.00014509%
CPU cycles/sec:16,640

How do I remove D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter?

You can uninstall D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.81%
Windows 10 18.79%
Windows XP 8.14%
Windows Vista 6.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.53%
Windows 7 Professional 14.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.14%
Windows 10 Home 4.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.73%
  France 20.06%
  Australia 6.56%
  Belgium 4.07%
  Canada 3.79%
  Brazil 3.05%
  Spain 2.68%
  Germany 2.59%
  Taiwan 2.40%
  India 2.40%
  Sweden 2.22%
  United Kingdom 1.85%
  South Africa 1.39%
  Switzerland 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.78%
Hewlett-Packard 21.56%
Acer 19.24%
ASUS 7.61%
Intel 6.77%
American Megatrends 3.38%
Sahara 1.90%
Toshiba 1.90%
Medion 1.27%
Lenovo 0.85%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.19%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 4.33%
MSI MS-7816 2.60%
Acer Aspire T180 2.16%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.16%
Gigabyte H55M-D2H 2.16%

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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