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Casey wrote:

remove dell wireless wlan
10-Mar-07

I'm trying to figure out how to disable the Dell Wireless WLAN
application and instead just use XP's built-in wireless capabilities.

I recently reinstalled XP Pro on my Dell latitude D510. After
installation, Device Manager was not recognizing my internal wireless
card (it didn't even appear in device list), so I downloaded from Dell
the driver for it (R140747--52MB, it was--packaged with a few others, I
think) and installed it. Device Manager now recognizes my "Dell
Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card" as a network adapter and I can connect
to my wireless router.

However, I don't want to be running the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility!
How the heck do I disable it?? It includes a checkbox that reads "let
this tool manage your wireless networks," but even when it is unchecked
the program still runs. I want to quit the program permanently. I
tried uninstalling it, but that left me back at the original state
(device manager didn't see a wireless card), so i reinstalled it.

Before reinstalling XP I didn't have this problem--I could use the
wireless adapter without Dell's utility. I imagine this is a driver
issue and that I have a newer driver now than I used to (unfortunately,
I don't have the previous driver).

Anyone know what to do? Is there a way to get XP to recognize and use
the wireless card without Dell's extra WLAN application?

Thanks,

-Casey

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Saturday, March 10, 2007 2:44 PM
Casey wrote:

remove dell wireless wlan
I'm trying to figure out how to disable the Dell Wireless WLAN
application and instead just use XP's built-in wireless capabilities.

I recently reinstalled XP Pro on my Dell latitude D510. After
installation, Device Manager was not recognizing my internal wireless
card (it didn't even appear in device list), so I downloaded from Dell
the driver for it (R140747--52MB, it was--packaged with a few others, I
think) and installed it. Device Manager now recognizes my "Dell
Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card" as a network adapter and I can connect
to my wireless router.

However, I don't want to be running the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility!
How the heck do I disable it?? It includes a checkbox that reads "let
this tool manage your wireless networks," but even when it is unchecked
the program still runs. I want to quit the program permanently. I
tried uninstalling it, but that left me back at the original state
(device manager didn't see a wireless card), so i reinstalled it.

Before reinstalling XP I didn't have this problem--I could use the
wireless adapter without Dell's utility. I imagine this is a driver
issue and that I have a newer driver now than I used to (unfortunately,
I don't have the previous driver).

Anyone know what to do? Is there a way to get XP to recognize and use
the wireless card without Dell's extra WLAN application?

Thanks,

-Casey

On Saturday, March 10, 2007 2:55 PM
Jack \(MVP-Networking\). wrote:

Re: remove dell wireless wlan
Hi
Many of these Wireless Utilities are a combo of Driver/Utility application.
So, when you uninstall the utility it uninstalls the Wireless card's drivers
too.
Log to Dell's support, and see if they offer the drivers as a separate
download.
Otherwise, use these two utilities (StartUp & Process Explorer) to find out
the components of the utility and try to get rid of them.
http://www.ezlan.net/infestation#startup
Many times unchecking the entries in the StartUp loading would do it.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

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On Saturday, March 10, 2007 3:12 PM
Casey wrote:

Re: remove dell wireless wlan
Thanks Jack,

I actually managed to disable the utility by disabling the Dell Wireless
WLAN Tray Service in Computer Management-->Services.

However, one process is still running (WLTRAY.exe), so I will give your
suggestions a shot. There used to be three processes, so this is
progress...

Thanks for such quick advice!

-Casey


Jack (MVP-Networking). wrote:

On Saturday, March 10, 2007 3:32 PM
Casey wrote:

Re: remove dell wireless wlan
Startup Control Panel worked great--thanks.

Casey wrote:

On Monday, July 27, 2009 9:25 AM
Angie Thomas wrote:

Disabled the Dell WLAN Tray service
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