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Should I remove Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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1.00.0218.1 2.74%
1.00.0205.2 93.15% 4.11%

Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN Driver

What is Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN Driver?

This is the Edimax AC600 software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the LAN networking device to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the LAN device connected to your PC).


The most common release is 1.00.0205.2, 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 setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 10.18 MB (10,677,541 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.edimax.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Edimax\Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B63CCD1C-A133-4DF8-8306-DA0387231152}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 10.18 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN Driver

  • Rtlihvs.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device (Realtek IHV Service)
  • RtlIhvOid.dll (by Realtek) - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL (WiFi Direct))
  • P2PLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - P2PLib
  • WPSService20.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WPSService20.exe runs as a service named 'WPS2.0 HW PBC Service' (WPSService20) "Detect WLAN Adapter hardware PBC button.".

How do I remove Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN Driver?

You can uninstall Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN 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 Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN 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 Edimax AC600 Wireless LAN Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
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 50.68%
Windows 10 46.58%
Windows XP 1.37%
Windows Vista 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 15.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 6.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.71%
  United Kingdom 4.04%
  Israel 4.04%
  Australia 3.03%
  Germany 3.03%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  New Zealand 3.03%
  Brazil 1.01%
  Canada 1.01%
  Spain 1.01%
  Croatia 1.01%
  Italy 1.01%
  Poland 1.01%
  Russia 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Acer 16.67%
Lenovo 13.89%
Samsung 11.11%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.55%
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 3.77%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 1.89%
Gigabyte Z87M-D3H 1.89%
Acer Aspire S7-392 1.89%


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