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Should I remove Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #493
United States Rank #296
Reach 1.3253%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.92 days
292.59 days >
Average installed length: 153.73 days


10.0 77.19%
9.0 22.81%

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Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation

What is Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation?

The Dell WLAN Utility is a wireless connection manager included with Dell Truemobile Wireless Cards.

About  (from Dell)

Since its included on Dell wireless card driver, is very easy to install and runs with little intervention from the user. The driver can either be downloaded from support.dell.com or is part of the factory image. It offers same functionalities included on Windows XP / Vista Wireless client plus some enterprise securit...  Read more


Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 10.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is Ath_CoexAgent.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.86 MB of memory. The software installer includes 121 files and is usually about 44.12 MB (46,265,322 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 71% of users of Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{28006915-2739-4EBE-B5E8-49B25D32EB33}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 44.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation

Program executable:Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless\Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • asav.exe (by QUALCOMM) - QUALCOMM ATHEROS SmartNet Controller
  • DiagAPI.dll (by Atheros Communications) - DiagAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • AWiCDiag.exe (by Atheros Communications) - AWiC Diagnostics Utility
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe (by Atheros) - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe (by Atheros)
  • HotSpot.exe (by Atheros Communication) - HotSpot
  • Toolkit.dll (by Atheros Communication) - Tookit (Atheros Toolkit Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HotSpot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{519EB798-1FEE-4B30-BEF9-5CCAA4E11DD5}' (runs on registration).
  • asav.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{91A3C600-2CC7-47AB-BE71-4A01AEA02FA0}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent) "Atheros agent for Wlan".
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent' (Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent) "Co-existence Coordinator Service between 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000257117%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001733%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000838%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:37,268
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0000453880%
Kernel CPU:0.00001764%
User CPU:0.00002775%
CPU cycles/sec:8,972

How do I remove Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation?

You can uninstall Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation 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 Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation, 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 Dell WLAN and Bluetooth Client Installation.

Win 10 69%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 68.64%
Windows 7 31.24%
Windows XP 0.09%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 27.25%
Windows 10 Home 17.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.82%
Windows 7 Professional 8.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.78%
Windows 8 5.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.33%
  Brazil 5.36%
  India 2.46%
  Canada 2.29%
  United Kingdom 1.91%
  Germany 0.94%
  France 0.93%
  Saudi Arabia 0.84%
  Australia 0.77%
  Iran 0.67%
  Egypt 0.66%
  Vietnam 0.60%
  Netherlands 0.52%
  Mexico 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.03%
Acer 0.90%
Hewlett-Packard 0.76%
ASUS 0.14%
Lenovo 0.14%
Alienware 0.04%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 13.83%
Dell Inspiron 3847 9.88%
Dell XPS 8500 6.52%
Dell Inspiron 3542 5.86%
Dell XPS 8700 5.40%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.71%

About Dell

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


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