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What is ath_wlanagent.exe?

Part of Ath_Coex Application by Atheros

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How does ath_wlanagent.exe run?

Service - ath_wlanagent.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. ZAtheros Wlan Agent runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the ath_wlanagent.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of ath_wlanagent.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ath_wlanagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00006% CPU588.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.41 MB RAM11.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\qualcomm atheros fast reconnect\ath_wlanagent.exe

Are there other versions of Ath_Coex Application?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

About Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, particularly wireless chipsets. Founded under the name Atheros in 1998 by experts More...
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File details

File name: ath_wlanagent.exe
Publisher: Atheros
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Description: Atheros Coex Service Application
Size: 76 KB
Original file name: Ath_CoexAgent.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001597485%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001009222%
User CPU: 0.00005882629891%
Privileged CPU time: 187.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 564,592,608
CPU cycle count /min: 366,823
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 32.24 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.03 MB
Paged memory: 2.41 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.7 MB
Paged system memory: 58.34 KB
Non-paged system memory: 45.97 KB
Working set memory: 904 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.22 MB
Min working set memory: 632 KB
Private memory: 2.41 MB
Page faults: 5,314
Page faults /min: 3
Handle count average: 177
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless\Ath_WlanAgent.exe"

Service details

Name: ZAtheros Wlan Agent
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Atheros agent for Wlan”

Image hashes

MD5: 2a070fd36457769344e74fb5e52ce425
SHA-1: 9d80da57219a8b84a03a20c3ff742cf61a5232a4

PE image details

File packed: No
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