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Should I remove DW WLAN Card Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,176
United States Rank #891
Reach 0.5896%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.59 days
459.92 days >
Average installed length: 241.65 days


VersionDistribution 0.73% 0.78% 0.01% 1.35% 2.20% 0.32% 3.35% 1.64% 0.03% 0.73% 4.14% 0.39% 3.12% 2.65% 1.67% 2.88% 0.76% 9.88% 3.98% 1.81% 0.51% 0.52% 0.13% 4.51% 1.36% 0.98%
5.60.350.6 0.09% 0.01% 32.81% 12.04% 0.92% 2.43% 0.27% 0.72% 0.28%

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DW WLAN Card Utility

What is DW WLAN Card Utility?  (from Dell)

You can use DW WLAN Card Utility to perform specific network tasks or operations or view network information. Some of these functions are available on the Utility Icon in the notification area, and other functions are available only on the utility user interface. In the utility, you can use Wireless Network Wizard to ...  Read more


DW WLAN Card Utility is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is, with over 98% 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. The primary executable is named bcmwlu00.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 22.77 MB (23,880,238 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 62% of users of DW WLAN Card Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/p70008/en/xp/perform.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\bcmwlu00.exe" verbose /rootkey="Software\Broadcom\802.11\UninstallInfo" /rootdir="C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Ca
Estimated size: 22.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DW WLAN Card Utility

Program executable:bcmwlu00.exe
Name:DW WLAN Card Uninstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\dell\dw wlan card\bcmwlu00.exe
Additional files:
  • WLTRAY.EXE - DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet
  • BCMWLTRY.EXE - DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller
  • WLTRYSVC.EXE - DW WLAN Card Wireless Network Service
  • bcmwlrmt.dll (by Broadcom) - Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Wireless Network Remoting
  • bcmwls64.exe (by Broadcom) - Broadcom 802.11 Installation Utility
  • bcmwlapi.dll - Wireless Adapter Access API (WlAdapterAPI)
  • Packet.dll (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap (packet.dll (Vista) Dynamic Link Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WLTRYSVC.EXE runs as a service named 'DW WLAN Tray Service' (wltrysvc) "Provides automatic configuration for the 802.11 adapter using the Broadcom supplicant.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:40.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011455426%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00078075%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00036479%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:782,049
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:14.35 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.83 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:40.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0018623300%
Kernel CPU:0.00072112%
User CPU:0.00114121%
CPU cycles/sec:1,012,953
I/O reads/min:19.03 KB
I/O writes/min:9.22 KB
Memory:1.5 MB
Total CPU:0.0000015847%
Kernel CPU:0.00000141%
User CPU:0.00000017%
CPU cycles/sec:307

How do I remove DW WLAN Card Utility?

You can uninstall DW WLAN Card Utility 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 DW WLAN Card Utility, 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 DW WLAN Card Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.53%
Windows 10 15.96%
Windows XP 2.70%
Windows Vista 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.56%
Windows 7 Professional 28.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.98%
Windows 10 Home 4.58%
Windows 8.1 4.24%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.60%
  India 3.42%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Canada 2.67%
  Brazil 2.40%
  France 1.83%
  Germany 1.72%
  Iran 1.24%
  Australia 1.21%
  Saudi Arabia 0.98%
  Israel 0.85%
  MA 0.79%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 94.95%
Alienware 1.79%
Acer 1.44%
Hewlett-Packard 1.38%
ASUS 0.28%
Lenovo 0.15%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 16.41%
Dell Inspiron 3521 5.05%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 3.33%
Dell Inspiron N4030 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 5520 2.67%
Dell Vostro 3500 2.47%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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