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D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-140

What is D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-140?

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

The D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter (DWA-140) is a 802.11n compliant wireless client for your desktop or notebook PC. It delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than an 802.11g network while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connecti...  Read more


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 15.3 MB (16,045,834 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D7D2F494-89E3-42ED-8A2B-75BDD9B464CB}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 15.3 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-140

  • NetProp.dll - NetProp Dynamic Link Library (NetProp DLL)
  • ANIOApi.dll - ANIO Helper DLL API library
  • aIPH.dll (by Alpha Networks) - IPH Dynamic Link Library (aIPH test version)
  • AirNCFG.exe - D-Link WLAN Application
  • ANILang.dll
  • D-Link Wizard.exe
  • NWizLang.dll - NewWizard Application (NewWizard MFC Application)
  • CtrlMix.exe - CtrlMix Application (CtrlMix MFC Application)
  • CtrlSrv.exe - CtrlSrv Application (CtrlSrv MFC Application)
  • ANIWZCS2.exe - ANIWZCS2 Service
  • ANIWConnService.exe - ANIWConnService
  • ANIO.exe - ANIO Service
  • ACZP64.exe - ACZP64
  • CPSYS64.exe - CPSYS64
  • lwd.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AirNCFG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{78EEF9B3-C599-4CCE-ABD3-1C4B68EFCDF0}' (runs on registration).
  • D-Link Wizard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA76E90A-6082-4D57-9D0E-E7B6352B1039}' (runs on registration).
  • ANIWConnService.exe runs as a service named 'D_Link_DWA-525_WPS Service' (D_Link_DWA-525_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 RangeBooster N DWA-140' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB\AirNCFG.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • D-Link Wizard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB\D-Link Wizard.exe'.
  • AirNCFG.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB\AirNCFG.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0399851283%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02706625%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01291887%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,962,473
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.15 MB
Total CPU:0.0000136295%
Kernel CPU:0.00001094%
User CPU:0.00000269%
CPU cycles/sec:51,913
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-140?

You can uninstall D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-140 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 RangeBooster N DWA-140, 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 RangeBooster N DWA-140.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.45%
Windows XP 18.53%
Windows Vista 15.73%
Windows 10 12.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.55%
Windows 7 Professional 10.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.79%
Windows 10 Home 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.44%
  Israel 3.67%
  Canada 1.77%
  Taiwan 0.82%
  Australia 0.54%
  Singapore 0.41%
  Thailand 0.41%
  France 0.41%
  Venezuela 0.41%
  Brazil 0.27%
  Ecuador 0.27%
  Norway 0.27%
  United Arab Emirates 0.27%
  Colombia 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Hewlett-Packard 31.01%
Acer 8.71%
Intel 3.14%
Gateway 2.09%
American Megatrends 1.39%
ASUS 1.39%
Toshiba 1.05%
Lenovo 0.70%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.67%
Dell Inspiron 560 4.64%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1224 4.12%
Dell Inspiron 545s 2.06%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.06%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.06%

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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