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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,368
United States Rank #2,508
Reach 0.2664%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.47 days
373.48 days >
Average installed length: 196.24 days


VersionDistribution 33.68% 0.04% 58.69% 7.45% 0.15%

Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter

What is Ralink RT3290 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter?

This is the device driver software for the Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.


Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter is a program developed by Ralink. The most used version is, 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 21.15 MB (22,178,438 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 49% of users of Ralink RT3290 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ralinktech.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT2860 Wireless LAN Card
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8FC4F1DD-F7FD-4766-804D-3C8FF1D309AF}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.15 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter

  • RaMediaServer.exe - RaMediaServer Application (RaMediaS Application)
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • CiscoEapLeap.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco LEAP Module
  • CiscoEapPeap.dll - Cisco PEAP Module
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • DiagFunc.dll - RaLink DiagFunc Library (DiagFunc DLL)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RaCountryRegion.exe - RalinkCountryRegion
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaWiFi.exe - Ralink Wi-Fi Application (Ralink Wi-Fi Application Selection)
  • RaWiFiAdmin.exe
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • RaMediaServer.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink UPnP Media Server' (RaMediaServer) "Ralink UPnP Media Server. If the service is disabled, UPnP Media Server function will not work.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RaMediaServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\ASUS\USB-AC51 WLAN Card Utilities\Common\RaMediaServer.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000965268%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004210%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005443%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:173,812
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0000067931%
Kernel CPU:0.00000614%
User CPU:0.00000065%
CPU cycles/sec:499
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Ralink RT3290 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter?

You can uninstall Ralink RT3290 bgn Wi-Fi 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 Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi 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 Ralink RT3290 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 92.63%
Windows 7 7.35%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 31.32%
Windows 8 30.75%
Windows 10 Home 9.19%
Windows 8 Single Language 8.45%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.25%
Windows 7 Professional 3.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.39%
  Canada 4.45%
  France 3.91%
  Italy 3.88%
  India 3.77%
  Australia 3.01%
  Spain 2.01%
  United Kingdom 1.92%
  Mexico 1.58%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Czech Republic 1.38%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Poland 1.13%
  Germany 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.14%
Acer 0.48%
ASUS 0.17%
Dell 0.15%
Lenovo 0.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 22.50%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 8.92%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 5.93%
HP ProBook 4540s 5.04%
HP 650 Notebook PC 4.19%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 4.00%

About Ralink

Ralink is a Wi-Fi chipset manufacturer mainly known for their WLAN chipsets that are used in various consumer routers made by Gigabyte Technology, D-Link, Linksys, Asus and Belkin, as well as Wi-Fi adaptors for PCI Express interfaces.
Publisher URL: www.ralinktech.com


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