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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,767
United States Rank #28,204
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1.3.1 99.45%
1.0.0 0.55%

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TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND Driver

What is TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND Driver?

TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND Driver is a utility that comes via the driver download or on the included CD. The application helps users complete the software installation and wireless network settings, including security configurations and wireless connection.

About  (from TP-LINK)

TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND is a 300Mbps high power wireless adapter that allows users to enable their PCs or notebooks with extremely powerful wireless capability to deliver performance enhancements. The adapter adopts high power design which offers up to 10 times the range of conventional adapters. One of the TL-WN8200ND's b...  Read more


The most common release is 1.3.1, 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. 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 RTLDHCP.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 5 MB (5,246,860 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WN8200ND
Help link: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FDA7E907-6539-42C1-9721-0239C281B336}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly DriverOnl
Estimated size: 5 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND Driver

Program executable:RTLDHCP.exe
Name:RTLDHCP 應用程式
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\RTLDHCP.exe
Additional files:
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • WJRtl.dll - WJetRtl
  • DC_WFF.dll
  • nicLan.dll
  • TWCU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TWCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5D762FA1-4052-4620-A580-B93378D73BBE}' (runs on registration).
  • RTLDHCP.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek DHCP Service' (RTLDHCPService).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.
  • TWCU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe'.

How do I remove TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND Driver?

You can uninstall TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND 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 TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND 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 TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 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 72.68%
Windows 10 21.86%
Windows XP 4.92%
Windows Vista 0.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.86%
Windows 7 Professional 13.11%
Windows 10 Pro 8.20%
Windows 10 Home 7.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.63%
  Mexico 10.34%
  Malaysia 8.87%
  Israel 7.39%
  Italy 4.93%
  Thailand 4.93%
  Singapore 4.43%
  Australia 2.46%
  Peru 2.46%
  Argentina 1.97%
  Chile 1.97%
  Indonesia 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Norway 1.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.85%
Hewlett-Packard 20.37%
Dell 14.81%
ASUS 12.96%
Toshiba 6.48%
Lenovo 3.70%
Samsung 2.78%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.61%
Acer Aspire one 2.61%
MSI MS-7817 2.61%
ASUS All Series 1.74%
BIOSTAR Group TA990FXE 1.74%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 1.74%


TP-Link is a manufacturer of computer networking products whose products include routers, switch, wireless equipment, ADSL modems, and network adapters for PCs.
Publisher URL: www.tp-link.com


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