Whats "PeerNet" for?

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  1. pepemosca

    pepemosca Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello,
    I have a Dell Wireless WLAN 1520 Half MiniCard.

    Also, by using this driver:
    Drivers and Downloads

    I got installed the PeerNet.

    So, questions:
    • What is it for?
    • Is it necessary?
    • Can I remove it?
    • How do I remove it?
    • Can I stop the service? The app? (From MSCONFIG.EXE)

    Thanks!

    (Hope this is not double post, but I can't find info)
     
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    No, is something for making my notebook an Access Point... Or something like that (as far as I can understand from the Help).

    Is something from Dell not from a PDF convert company.

    Ideas?
     
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    It's a peer-to-peer network utility that lets your computer connect to another directly without going through a router. It's part of the Dell WLAN driver package. Probably the best way to get rid of it is to uninstall "DW WLAN Card Utility" through Control Panel/Programs/Uninstall a Program. Then reinstall the 1520 wireless driver through Device Manager, pointing it to folder containing the extracted driver package (probably c:\dell\drivers\R262653\R262653\Drivers_US). That should result in installing just the driver without the baggage.
     
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    Thanks! To be honest: what I did is just to deactivate the "DW something" service and the "DW something" tray software using MSCONFIG.EXE.

    Thanks Lacey for the confirmation that is a useless program.
     
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    That will do it.
     
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    Note: To run the "DW WLAN tools", the "DW something" service must be started.

    So, it can be started from:
    Code:
    %windir%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s
    Look for "DW..." and do a manual start.

    Then the "DW WLAN tools" can be used.
     
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