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D-Link DWA-182

What is D-Link DWA-182?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the D-Link device 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)

D-Link AirPlus G networks can transfer data up to 54Mbps (up to 5X faster than standard 802.11b networks). With its advanced firewall and security features, the DI-182 enables users to securely share an Internet connection with wired or wireless computers.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is airncfg.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 42.83 MB (44,910,985 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-182 revA
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{508FC6A7-5080-4E8B-A25C-A4962D691E8B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 42.83 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link DWA-182

Program executable:airncfg.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN Application
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\dwa-182 reva\airncfg.exe
Additional files:
  • LetServiceCallWizard.exe - LetServiceCallWizard Application (LetServiceCallWizard MFC Application)
  • wlanapp.dll - WlanApp Dynamic Link Library (WlanApp DLL)
  • wnicapi.dll (by Wireless Service) - WNICAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • D-Link Wizard.exe - D-Link WLAN Application
  • wps_api.dll (by Broadcom) - WPS Enrollee SDK
  • ANIWConnService.exe - ANIWConnService

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AirNCFG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{14382FFF-5766-43CE-A7F6-F38034ED6EC4}' (runs on registration).
  • ANIWConnService.exe runs as a service named 'D_Link_DWL-G510_WPS Service' (D_Link_DWL-G510_WPS).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AirNCFG.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'D-Link D-Link DWA-182' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-182 revA\AirNCFG.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008051255%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00045954%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034559%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:193,963
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:45 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove D-Link DWA-182?

You can uninstall D-Link DWA-182 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-182, 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-182.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.79%
Windows 10 31.90%
Windows XP 2.59%
Windows Vista 1.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.83%
Windows 7 Professional 18.10%
Windows 8.1 12.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.17%
Windows 10 Home 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.03%
  Canada 25.52%
  Italy 5.52%
  Switzerland 2.07%
  Germany 2.07%
  Spain 2.07%
  Australia 1.38%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Malaysia 1.38%
  United Arab Emirates 0.69%
  Austria 0.69%
  BG 0.69%
  Brazil 0.69%
  Czech Republic 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.94%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 10.29%
ASUS 4.41%
Lenovo 4.41%
Samsung 4.41%
American Megatrends 4.41%
Intel 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Compaq 1.47%
Alienware 1.47%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7520 2.44%
ASUS All Series 2.44%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%
MEDION MS-7848 2.44%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 2.44%

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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