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NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter

What is NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter?

NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support this wireless adapter.


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 primary executable is named wlancfg5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 2.21 MB (2,322,086 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN311\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{AB938897-211A-4999-9749-236D2E8E464A}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 2.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter

Program executable:wlancfg5.exe
Name:NetgearCUv2 Application
NetgearCUv2 MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN311\wlancfg5.exe
Additional files:
  • WlanDll.dll - WlanDll Dynamic Link Library (WlanDll DLL)
  • wcapi.dll (by Atheros) - Atheros Client API Library (WCAPI DLL)
  • wgapi.dll (by Atheros) - Atheros GUI API Library (WGAPI DLL)
  • AdvSettingTool.exe - test2 Application (test2 MFC Application)
  • oemres.dll (by Atheros Communications) - oemres (Atheros OEM Resource DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wlancfg5.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F87382D-1BF9-434A-BC7A-33CB3083341B}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter?

You can uninstall NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter 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 NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter, 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 NETGEAR WPN311 Wireless Adapter.

Win XP 43%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 38.10%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 10 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.03%
  Australia 4.84%
  France 4.84%
  United Kingdom 4.84%
  Germany 1.61%
  Greece 1.61%
  Italy 1.61%
  MK 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.48%
Hewlett-Packard 19.35%
American Megatrends 9.68%
Gateway 6.45%
Toshiba 3.23%
Samsung 3.23%
Medion 3.23%
Acer 3.23%
ASUS 3.23%
Common models
VIA KM266A-8237 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 3.23%
MSI MS-7250 3.23%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.23%
HP-Pavilion NY616AA-ABA p... 3.23%
HP-Pavilion GX766AA-ABA a... 3.23%


Netgear is amanufacturer of computer networking equipment and other computer hardware and sells products through multiple sales channels worldwide, including online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers and broadband service providers.
Publisher URL: www.netgear.com


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