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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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Global Rank #3,478
United States Rank #2,274
Reach 0.1601%


VersionDistribution 51.49% 0.03% 47.28% 1.20%

Typically installed together

802.11n Wireless LAN Card

What is n Wireless LAN Card?

This package provides the Ralink 802.11n Wireless Local Area Network (LAN) Driver for supported desktop models that are running a supported operating system.


The most common release is, 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. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 62.87 MB (65,923,329 bytes).

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: 62.87 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by 802.11n Wireless LAN Card

  • RaMediaServer.exe - RaMediaServer Application (RaMediaS Application)
  • RaHPSrv.exe - Ralink HPNB Service
  • RaSwapEx.exe - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RaCRResetSrv.exe
  • ApUI.exe - ApUI Application (Ralink Wireless Access Point Utility)
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • DiagFunc.dll - RaLink DiagFunc Library (DiagFunc DLL)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaAPAPI.dll - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaUI.exe - RaUI Application (Ralink Wireless LAN Card Utility)
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)

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.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:894 KB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00001427%
0.016088% average
Memory:1.35 MB
User CPU:0.00006533%

How do I remove n Wireless LAN Card?

You can uninstall 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 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 n Wireless LAN Card.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.94%
Windows 10 13.65%
Windows XP 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 74.09%
Windows 10 Home 10.18%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.42%
Windows 7 Professional 4.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.13%
Windows 7 Starter 1.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.51%
  Canada 4.10%
  United Kingdom 3.75%
  Mexico 2.37%
  France 1.97%
  Australia 1.44%
  Spain 1.35%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Germany 1.17%
  Italy 1.06%
  Brazil 0.98%
  Argentina 0.82%
  Switzerland 0.73%
  Belgium 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.41%
Dell 0.30%
ASUS 0.13%
American Megatrends 0.10%
Acer 0.07%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 320-1030 6.23%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1234 5.56%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2100 4.53%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1110 3.86%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1154 3.24%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1226s 2.52%

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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