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DWA-140 Driver

What is DWA-140 Driver?

DWA-140 Driver software package includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities and quick start guides and wizard to support this wireless adapter.

About  (from D-Link)

The D-Link® RangeBooster N® USB Adapter (DWA-140) is a Wireless N compliant adapter for your desktop or notebook PC. It delivers up to 12x faster speeds1and 4x farther range than an previous-generation network while staying backward compatible with Wireless G networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Interne...  Read more


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 main program executable is alpbcc.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 12.17 MB (12,756,215 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/adapters/dwa-140-wireless-n-usb-adapter
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{CE6D9738-1116-4084-9606-AFE4FE6DAC8A}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 12.17 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by DWA-140 Driver

Program executable:alpbcc.exe
Name:ALPBCC Application
ALPBCC Application T1.02
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\dwa-140 driver\alpbcc.exe
Additional files:
  • ANIOWPS.dll - ANIOWPS Dynamic Link Library (ANIOWPS DLL)
  • wlanapp.dll - WlanApp Dynamic Link Library (WlanApp DLL)
  • DeviceInst.exe - DevInst Application
  • DevInst.exe
  • ALPBCSVC.exe - ALPBCSVC Module
  • ANPDApi.dll - ANPD Helper DLL API library
  • ANPDInst.exe - ANPDInst Application (ANPDInst MFC Application)
  • CWzcpf.exe - CWzcpf Application (CWzcpf MFC Application)
  • wnicapi.dll (by Wireless Service) - WNICAPI Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ALPBCSVC.exe runs as a service named 'DWA-140_PBC_WPS Service' (DWA-140_PBC_WPS).

How do I remove DWA-140 Driver?

You can uninstall DWA-140 Driver 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 DWA-140 Driver, 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 DWA-140 Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 10 12%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.06%
Windows XP 23.53%
Windows Vista 17.65%
Windows 10 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 10 Home 11.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.18% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 68.18%
  United States 22.73%
  Singapore 4.55%
  Netherlands 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.46%
Lenovo 15.38%
Sahara 7.69%
Hewlett-Packard 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 12.50%
Dell Dell DM061 6.25%
Acer Aspire SA80 6.25%
Packard Bell imedia S3810 6.25%
Packard Bell imedia S1710 6.25%

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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