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6% remove it94% keep it
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What is DWA-556?

DWA-556 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 Xtreme N PCI Express (PCIe) Desktop Adapter (DWA-556) is a 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your PCI Express-enabled desktop computer. The PCIe interface provides superior performance over a standard PCI interface. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds...  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 software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 21.96 MB (23,023,245 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link DWA-556 Xtreme N PCIe Desktop Adapter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6F6F39E3-D24D-4EEE-9AEA-DEDAF991385D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.96 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by DWA-556

  • jswpsapi.exe (by Atheros Communications) - JumpStart (Jumpstart for Wireless API)
  • jswscimd.dll (by Atheros Communications) - wsimd (Atheros Intermediate Driver Interface)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • WlanDll.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • jswpsapi.exe runs as a service named 'jswpsapi' (jswpsapi) "Provides support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".

How do I remove DWA-556?

You can uninstall DWA-556 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-556, 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-556.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 22.86%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows XP 3.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.38%
Windows 7 Professional 18.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.19%
Windows 10 Home 7.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.71%
Windows 8.1 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.35%
  France 5.76%
  Germany 5.76%
  Australia 3.60%
  Canada 2.88%
  Belgium 2.16%
  DK 2.16%
  Norway 1.44%
  Switzerland 1.44%
  Sweden 1.44%
  Austria 1.44%
  Italy 1.44%
  Romania 0.72%
  Netherlands 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.75%
Dell 18.87%
Lenovo 11.32%
Acer 11.32%
Intel 5.66%
Alienware 5.66%
ASUS 3.77%
Gateway 1.89%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Common models
LENOVO IdeaCentre K330 9.68%
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2H 3.23%
MSI MS-7821 3.23%
MSI MS-7752 3.23%
MSI MS-7845 1.61%

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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