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Guide: Turn your Killer E2200 NIC into Qualcomm Athero AR8161

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  1. eidairaman1

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    Never like atheros controllers
     
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    well me neither but after Quadcomm has taken over, it just works better for me dunno if it's a illusion or just bcs of their success in the smartphone world with their SnapDragon chipset ^^
     
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    What are your fav?
     
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    Course intel and w/e came on my old dfi mobo. Ive just had several customers laptops or desktops come in with an atheros chip that either completely dumped the driver or it just stopped working...
     
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    I only have one atheros WLAN in my house the rest are either Realtek based (Amped and the Toshiba laptop) or RA-Link based (Netgear and 2 of my laptop's built in) and they both are decent.
     
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    Thank you! I used this guide during setup of our new Z97-based SSD Bench. :lovetpu:
     
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    I'm in exactly the same situation. The driver uses up RAM from the 'non-paged pool'. Within about 10 minutes, it would have used 1GB, and go up and up..

    Switching to the stock drivers seems to have fixed the problem, at least for now.

    (It's interesting that the release notes for the latest drivers from Qualcomm for the Killer Wireless card say "now using base Atheros drivers" - so I guess that was as bad, but they haven't yet got around to taking the wired NIC drivers back to the base drivers as well)
     
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    bigflyer i don't have a Killer wireless card in my laptop i have a Intel Wireless AC-7260 card.

    but there may be a solution for the wireless too, but i can't test that out...
     
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    I created...this account...just to thank you for your guide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My problem was running games together with VOIP programs built in or side by side...some examples were

    Garenatalk together with League of Legends MASSIVE ping spike str8 up to 5k-19k
    Dota 2 unplayable once you enter the map again massive ping spike the moment u enter the map
    Skype together with League of Legends massive ping spike as well

    I updated the drivers following ur guide and everything was fine! I played dota 2 had skype on used garenatalk and open LoL all concurrently just to test the lag and there was none.

    My computer specs are MSI h97 gaming 3 mobo

    May I ask how do I remove the remnants of this Killer Ethernet piece of junk? it still has its program running when my computer starts up the one where it monitors your computer internet usage. Thanks man!!
     
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    I personally use a program called Your Uninstaller to remove programs with bcs it also cheek Windows' registration database for left overs, and if it fibs anything u can mark then and remove them.
     
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    Awesome, just used this guide to get the NIC working on my ASRock Z79X-Killer board under Windows 2012!
     
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    This was very helpful! Thanks!


    I have an MSI GT70 and I configured a HostedNetwork using the KillerNic E2200 drivers. Every time I would connect a wireless device to the hostednetwork my laptop would blue-screen. I tried several things including updating the drivers to the latest versions and using older ones.

    Finally I changed the drivers out to the AR8161 drivers and with everything configured the same, the hostednetwork works perfectly. No more BSOD!

    Also the Qualcomm driver download page is confusing... so this was useful.

    Thanks!
     
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    This might be of interest to someone:
    The PCI Vendor & Device listed on my Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 mainboard for the Killer NIC is:
    PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_E091&SUBSYS_E0001458

    Looking in the driver INF there is one device which is almost a perfect match, on line 950 in driver v2.1.0.21 for Win7 x64:
    PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_1091&SUBSYS_E0001458

    Changing that one character allows the driver to install without using the "have disk" method, so it's simpler.
    The negative thing is that since you modify the file the certificate no longer matches so you don't get it listed as a WHQL driver.
    And you also get the respective warning for this during installation...

    P.S: The E091 Device ID is not listed on the PCI Database, but 1091 is...

    EDIT: For me the killer reason to change driver was during driver installation & setup.
    My native language is Swedish but most of the time I select English for the user interface.
    It's simply put just easier for me to understand a good English compared to a crappy Swedish translation.
    As this PC was for my brother though I elected to install a Swedish Windows 7, but I still selected English language for the driver.
    To my surprise when it was done it was in Swedish anyway, and the grammar was so poor that I literally laughed out loud!
    Not one sentence was right, not even when hovering the mouse over the icon in the taskbar!
    The final nail in the coffin was after the mandatory reboot the thing wanted me to do a bandwidth test to autoconfigure the settings.
    At first I thought no because my brother is on ADSL while I'm on 100Mbps fiber so the test would be pointless; better to do it at his place...
    But I was still curious so I pressed "next" then I got a failure message saying I needed Adobe Flash!
    So get this, the driver is 90MB zipped, and it requires Adobe Flash!?
    My hatred for Flash is quite deeply rooted so that was the last I saw before killing off the "driver" :)

    And here is a small tip now that you managed to read this far.
    By far the biggest reason the Killer NIC shows any advantage is because it changes a setting in the Windows registry related to how packets should be sent. (TcpAckFrequency).
    This can of course be changed by you without their silly Flash Based application, see link below :)
    http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13581-LeatrixLatencyFix.html
     
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