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  • Properties:
  • System Process: No
  • Background Process: Yes
  • Application Process:Yes
  • Common Path:
    C:\ Program Files\ NETGEAR\WPN311\ wlancfg5.exe
  • Uses Network:Yes
  • Uses Internet:Yes

The wlancfg5.exe file is the Smart Configuration utility that installs the NETGEAR WG311v2 network cards and configures its wireless settings. It automatically runs at startup and stays in the background to monitor its throughput.

The NETGEAR WG311v2 wireless network card is faster than existing 802.11b/g wireless networks as it supercharges the delivery of media rich content to your computer. It fires digital video and MP3 files through your network at blazing speeds.

The wlancfg.exe process automatically detects the network card. It then starts the NETGEAR Smart Wizard and installs the driver. Windows Vista, however, includes both the NETGEAR product and the Windows Vista WLAN Autoconfig utility for you to choose which software should manage your wireless connection.

During the installation process, the wlancfg5.exe EXE lists available wireless networks that allow you to choose which network you will be connected to. If you do not see you network name, the possibility is that the router is not powered on. You are then required to enter the WEP passphrase (which is case sensitive) and should match the passphrase of your wireless network.

The icon for the wlancfg5.exe file is another way of configuring your network as well as changing the settings made during the installation process. Subsequent to the configuration of the so-called wireless clients, the file wlandcfg5.exe displays the precise connectivity status on the utility screens bottom portion. This file is also in charge of ensuring the continuous access of the network card to the wireless network.

The latest version of the wlancfg5.exe file is and has a known file size of 1.44 MB. This utility has the ability to record inputs and monitor other applications.

NETGEAR developed the wlandcfg5.exe file. It focuses on the manufacture of computer networking equipments as well as provides networking solutions to homes and small businesses.


This is a safe process. There is no necessity to remove this process from your system or change it in any way.