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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,429
United States Rank #2,094
Reach 0.1634%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.22 days
773.44 days >
Average installed length: 406.39 days


VersionDistribution 0.53% 1.21% 0.03% 4.16% 71.18% 11.21% 11.68%

Typically installed together

Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card

What is Ralink n Wireless LAN Card?

Original driver for the Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card solutions.


Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card is a software program developed by Ralink. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named RaWiFi.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 18.34 MB (19,228,008 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 76% of users of Ralink n Wireless LAN Card come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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: 18.34 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card

Program executable:RaWiFi.exe
Name:Ralink Wi-Fi Application
Ralink Wi-Fi Application Selection
Path:C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT2860 Wireless LAN Card\Utility\RaWiFi.exe
Additional files:
  • RaMediaServer.exe - RaMediaServer Application (RaMediaS Application)
  • RaHPSrv.exe - Ralink HPNB Service
  • RaSwapEx.exe - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaWiFi.exe - Ralink Wi-Fi Application (Ralink Wi-Fi Application Selection)
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • CiscoEapLeap.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco LEAP Module
  • CiscoEapPeap.dll - Cisco PEAP Module
  • DiagFunc.dll - RaLink DiagFunc Library (DiagFunc DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RaCountryRegion.exe - RalinkCountryRegion
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaUI.exe - RaUI Application (Ralink Wireless LAN Card Utility)
  • RaWiFiAdmin.exe
  • ApUI.exe - ApUI Application (Ralink Wireless Access Point Utility)
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • RaAPAPI.dll - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaCheckBTDev.exe - RaCheckBTDev (RalinkCheckBTDev)
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RaWiFi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F16515C4-60CD-4B64-9C7D-0E1FC9CE86A0}' (runs on registration).
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.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • RaUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ralink' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT2870 Wireless LAN Card\Utility\RaUI.exe.
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:7.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001064233%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006533%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004109%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:924,977
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:9.53 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.77 MB
Total CPU:0.0000965268%
Kernel CPU:0.00004210%
User CPU:0.00005443%
CPU cycles/sec:173,812
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
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 n Wireless LAN Card?

You can uninstall Ralink n Wireless LAN Card 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 802.11n Wireless LAN Card, 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 n Wireless LAN Card.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.18%
Windows 10 18.17%
Windows XP 0.50%
Windows Vista 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.13%
Windows 10 Home 11.04%
Windows 7 Professional 5.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.34%
Windows 8.1 1.90%
Windows 8 1.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.90%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  Canada 3.83%
  France 2.02%
  Australia 1.49%
  Germany 1.49%
  Mexico 1.15%
  Spain 1.02%
  Sweden 0.94%
  Switzerland 0.60%
  Belgium 0.57%
  Italy 0.57%
  DK 0.47%
  Brazil 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.38%
Dell 0.33%
American Megatrends 0.16%
Acer 0.13%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 5.93%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1360t 5.48%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1154 2.91%
Hewlett-Packard 520-1030 2.80%
Hewlett-Packard 120-1124 2.46%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1380t 2.40%

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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