- System Process: No
- Background Process: Yes
- Application Process:No
- Common Path:
C:\ Program Files\ WUSB11 WLAN Monitor\ wlan_cfg.exe
- Uses Network:Yes
- Uses Internet:Yes
The EXE wlan_cfg.exe installs the network drivers and software for the Linksys WUSB11 Wireless USB Network Adapter. For Windows 98SE/ME/2000, the Wireless-B USB Network Adapter Setup Wizard will guide you in installing the Wireless Network Monitor and driver as well as configure the Adapter. However, the wizard should not be run on Windows XP because after connecting the Adapter to your system, it will automatically detect the Adapter and the wlan_cfg.exe process will install the software automatically.
The Adapter connects directly to any USB-ready computer allowing computers in a wireless network to share Internet access as well as data and printers. It uses DSSS (Direct Spread Spectrum) transmission and operates in ISM band for it to implement the standard of IEEE 802.11b. The Adapter has a high powered antenna that can reach to a great range and operates over longer distances at higher transmission rates. At maximum 11Mbps, it can receive and send data at high speed.
After installing the Adapter, the wlan_cfg.exe file icon appears in the system tray. Double clicking the icon will display the Link Information to let you know how good your connection is and how strong is your current signal. The menu also contains More Information for viewing additional status, the Site Survey tab for available wireless network while the Profiles tab for performing some changes to its configuration.
If your network is on a DHCP server, the router will assign network settings automatically. However, if you do not have a DHCP server, the wlan_cfg.exe file can help you obtain network settings by specifying them. You can also assign them manually by providing the appropriate settings in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS.
The wlan_cfg.exe process allows you two choices for the Wireless Mode: Infrastructure or Ad Hoc. If you want to communicate with PCs on the wired network through a wireless access point, choose the Infrastructure Mode. If you want multiple computers to communicate directly with each other through a wireless access point, the Ad Hoc Mode is the best choice.
This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.