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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #20,869
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18.14.1715.1 43.05%
18.14.1483.2 23.77% 19.73% 0.45% 10.76% 0.90% 1.35%

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HP Broadband Wireless Modules

What is HP Broadband Wireless Modules?  (from Sierra Wireless)

This package provides the drivers for the Sierra Wireless HP un2430 Mobile Broadband Module and is available on supported notebooks that are running a supported operating system.


HP Broadband Wireless Modules is a software program developed by Sierra Wireless. The most common release is 18.14.1715.1, 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 21 files and is usually about 15.93 MB (16,704,577 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 36% of users of HP Broadband Wireless Modules come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sierrawireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HPQ\Shared\Sierra Wireless\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AA0CBF76-BD8E-48C0-AE32-31684A629836}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.93 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Broadband Wireless Modules

  • swmx02.sys - Sierra Wireless USB Modem (Sierra Wireless USB MUX Driver)
  • swumx02.sys
  • swnc8u02.sys - Sierra Wireless NDIS Driver
  • swi_evdomx.dll - Sierra Wireless CDMA2000 1X API
  • DriverInstall64.exe - DriverInstaller Application
  • DriverInstaller.exe
  • Swi32_AC710.dll - SwiApi Dynamic Link Library (SwiApi DLL)
  • Swi64GSMU.dll
  • SwiHPAux.dll - Sierra Wireless HP Aux DLL
  • swmxintf.dll - Sierra Wireless MUX Driver Interface DLL
  • WMCSWI.dll - Sierra Wireless WMC DLL
  • SwiCardDetect.dll - Card Detection Library
  • SWIHPWMI.exe - SWIHPWMI Module
  • SwiHPWMU.dll - SwiHPWM (Sierra Wireless HP Welcome Module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SWIHPWMI.exe runs as a service named 'SWIHPWMI' (SWIHPWMI) "Sierra Wireless HP WMI Service".

How do I remove HP Broadband Wireless Modules?

You can uninstall HP Broadband Wireless Modules 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 HP Broadband Wireless Modules, 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 HP Broadband Wireless Modules.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 41.96%
Windows Vista 30.36%
Windows 7 21.88%
Windows 10 5.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.89%
Windows Vista Business 22.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.86%
Windows 7 Professional 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.40%
  United Kingdom 4.98%
  France 4.60%
  Sweden 4.21%
  Netherlands 3.83%
  Germany 3.83%
  Italy 3.07%
  Spain 2.68%
  Canada 2.68%
  Finland 2.30%
  Australia 2.30%
  Austria 1.53%
  Indonesia 1.53%
  Croatia 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 92.34%
Acer 3.15%
Dell 2.25%
Intel 0.45%
Sahara 0.45%
ASUS 0.45%
Lenovo 0.45%
Common models
HP Compaq 6910p 14.21%
HP Compaq 8510p 6.56%
HP Compaq 2510p Notebook ... 4.37%
HP Compaq 8510w 3.83%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.73%
HP EliteBook 6930p 2.19%

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a wireless communications equipment manufacturer that sells mobile computing and machine-to-machine communications products that work over cellular networks.
Publisher URL: www.sierrawireless.com


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