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Should I remove TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #28,666
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1.2.1 98.99%
1.00.0000 1.01%

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TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver

What is TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver?

TP-LINK TL-WN821N 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.


The most common release is 1.2.1, 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 TWCU.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 4.95 MB (5,189,284 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TP-LINK.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{26B52E5B-1620-4676-9B46-B6C56B8105CE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly DriverOnl
Estimated size: 4.95 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver

Program executable:TWCU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.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)
  • RTLDHCP.exe (by Realtek)
  • RtlIhvOid.dll (by Realtek) - IHV OID (IHV OID (for Vista))
  • 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 '{B8E3CFF0-6B5D-4F80-9C74-04256B1FE2F3}' (runs on registration).
  • RTLDHCP.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek DHCP Service' (RTLDHCPService).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.

How do I remove TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver?

Quickly and completely remove TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall TP-LINK TL-WN821N 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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-WN821N Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.74%
Windows XP 8.45%
Windows 8 6.08%
Windows Vista 4.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.05%
Windows 7 Professional 22.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.47%
Windows 10 Pro 4.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.25% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 13.25%
  United States 10.60%
  Brazil 8.94%
  Israel 7.62%
  Australia 5.96%
  United Kingdom 5.63%
  Malaysia 5.63%
  Italy 4.64%
  Canada 3.64%
  Spain 2.65%
  Hong Kong 2.65%
  France 2.32%
  Sweden 1.99%
  New Zealand 1.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.05%
Acer 18.11%
Hewlett-Packard 14.96%
ASUS 7.87%
Intel 7.87%
American Megatrends 3.94%
Lenovo 3.15%
Alienware 1.57%
Samsung 1.57%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.73%
MSI MS-7592 4.76%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.38%
MSI MS-7721 2.38%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.59%


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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