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Guide: Turn your Killer E2200 NIC into Qualcomm Atheros AR8161

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@Sammy2 this here gets rid of the Killer application support and the driver it basically tells Windows that the Killer E2200 chip is a Atheros AR8161 instead which is it's sibling but u doesn't really see a lot.

Back when I used this I had zero issues and today the girl special in my life have no issues running with this driver on a small ITX system I build for her with the money I had at the time and still runs today.
Do my issues look to be typical for the Killer Application? I never use that dam thing anyhow.
 
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Do my issues look to be typical for the Killer Application? I never use that dam thing anyhow.
BSOD has occured from using the Killer application but also just using the driver.
 

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BSOD has occured from using the Killer application but also just using the driver.
I get BSOD's sometimes but mostly it is slow to start up, Slow to load applications and won't show Control Panel. This is in my HT in the Family Room as indicated in my original post but it goes away when I put it in my office with different I/O devices and monitor. In the office, everything, including ethernet, works fine. Maybe it is a driver conflict.
 

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@ienjoi problem can be Windows 10 has a newer and better fit driver for the Killer E2200 and some of the update packs even are hidden drivers.

Link: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/take-back-control-driver-updates-windows-10/
Wish I could do more but sadly I don't have any board with a E2200 chip on and Windows 10 only one I know I could test with she don't want Windows 10 so that's a no go.
Its alright man! it aint your fault!

I just really wanna know how to turn the driver back into killer E instead of qualcomn, like the exact reverse to the tutorial, when i updated the driver with the file you provided it changed names to Gigabit, i want that back to normal if possible, even though it would still not be working, wanna try from there.
 

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Hi, I just created an account to thank the personn who did this topic.

Since I bought this motherboard (msi z97 gaming 3) the internet connection was very poor and I tried many things to resolve it (add a usb key, wifi pci card, mini wifi dongle), but just my share usb connection from my android worked. Actually I have a new CPL which extends also my wifi and my internet was not good, interruptions a lot of time but with my android on the wifi of the CPL I was able to go to internet so i knew that this killer e2200 controller is just a f****** commercial card because now with this qualcomm controller I never had this internet connection quality SO THANKS YOU !!!!! (even driversCloud doesn't propose these services !!)
 
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@tevearitli001 yw, I am happy to hear that this helps ppl this is what TPU is all about :lovetpu:
 
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I had problems with this garbage NIC when i stumbled upon your post,
Thanks you it made my day !
It's working great now.
 
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Hi there, I just stumbled across this thread in my desperate search for a solution to my Killer woes. I've got a laptop with Windows 10 and Killer 1535 wireless network adapter. Ever since I bought my laptop i've been getting regular BSODs, which has rendered it effectively unusable. The wireless hardware and mainboard have been replace twice, and I'm still getting BSODs. I've tried to isolate the problem, and am almost certain it's the Killer wireless adapter that's causing the problem. I've tried uninstalling my current drivers and installing the latest Killer suite and drivers from the Killer website (http://www.killernetworking.com/driver-downloads), but nothing's worked (plus the Killer adapter seems to automatically reinstall as soon as I restart everytime I get rid of it.)

I realise this post is from three years ago, but I'm at my wits end? Is there a possibility this solution could work for me?
 
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If I ever manage to buy an MSI motherboard again (AM3 760G didn't even give out magic smoke, RMA'd the thing twice before giving up), I'm going to try this at some point, since most if not all boards past the budget line contains the Killer drivers, which are cancer. Intel NICs FTW, Realtek a close second.
 

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Hi there, I just stumbled across this thread in my desperate search for a solution to my Killer woes. I've got a laptop with Windows 10 and Killer 1535 wireless network adapter. Ever since I bought my laptop i've been getting regular BSODs, which has rendered it effectively unusable. The wireless hardware and mainboard have been replace twice, and I'm still getting BSODs. I've tried to isolate the problem, and am almost certain it's the Killer wireless adapter that's causing the problem. I've tried uninstalling my current drivers and installing the latest Killer suite and drivers from the Killer website (http://www.killernetworking.com/driver-downloads), but nothing's worked (plus the Killer adapter seems to automatically reinstall as soon as I restart everytime I get rid of it.)

I realise this post is from three years ago, but I'm at my wits end? Is there a possibility this solution could work for me?
heres a lenovo driver for the same chipset as your card, maybe try this one (manually via device manager, if the insatller doesnt work)
http://support.lenovo.com/au/en/downloads/ds105865
 
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I finally had a good reason to try this out today. There's no Killer E2200 drivers that work with Windows Vista 64. But luckily there are Atheros AR8161 drivers for it that do. You just have to figure out how to install them. Which I'm not exactly sure how I did. But I finally did. What I do know for sure is I probably never would have got it done without the OP. There's still just enough info there to serve as a decent guide...evidently. Now I can play around with my Vista Ultimate 64 install and see if it's good for anything. Just trying to check how it does for some benchmarking really. Nothing too serious. Sure does help to have internet working on it though.

Anywho...thanks a bunch!

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@MrGenius

I unfortunately had some issues with my host changing the management site back in May this yr and didn't buy much attention to it. but it's all op again even pictures for the guide being less then rubbish to understand.

But I am glad u got it to work out even without the pictures :D
 

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You Sir are a Legend and a Hero, and should be given a medal, and some cake!

And you should rename this thread to "how to fix your broken E2200 networkcard #BSOD"
 
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You Sir are a Legend and a Hero, and should be given a medal, and some cake!

And you should rename this thread to "how to fix your broken E2200 networkcard #BSOD"
Haha Thank you so much, I am glad I can help even it might take a long time in between ppl saying it was works good and fixes their problems :)
 
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Hi,

Thanks for the post.

I'm having similar issues with my Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 with the E2200 and was going to give this a try, but the link to qualcomm's driver section has no drivers.

Is there a trustworthy mirror? I am running Win 8.1 Pro 64

Thanks in advance.

edit: I used revo uninstaller to remove the Killer Suite and it removed the device driver. Re-installed just the driver version 9.0.0.37.

I'd still like to try the other driver and see if it is any diferent.
 
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Hi,

Thanks for the post.

I'm having similar issues with my Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 with the E2200 and was going to give this a try, but the link to qualcomm's driver section has no drivers.

Is there a trustworthy mirror? I am running Win 8.1 Pro 64

Thanks in advance.

edit: I used revo uninstaller to remove the Killer Suite and it removed the device driver. Re-installed just the driver version 9.0.0.37.

I'd still like to try the other driver and see if it is any diferent.
I uploaded the driver myself and yes it's trustworthy, if u p.m. ur email I can email it to u if u want that instead.

A small update, I didn't want to edit my post, but I have now updated the DDL link to my own domain, but be aware of posting this in about 9hours and 30mins or so the link will be down for an hour or so because my host needs to update their inferstructor.
 
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I uploaded the driver myself and yes it's trustworthy, if u p.m. ur email I can email it to u if u want that instead.

A small update, I didn't want to edit my post, but I have now updated the DDL link to my own domain, but be aware of posting this in about 9hours and 30mins or so the link will be down for an hour or so because my host needs to update their inferstructor.
Thanks. sorry for the delayed response. I downloaded the driver, and per the readme appears to be Win7 / Win 8 64 compatible. I'll give it a try this weekend if I get some free time.

I can say re-installing driver version 9.0.0.3 without any of the kiiler suite is much better than it was.

Thanks again.
 

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Killer E2400 also confirmed working with Atheros AR8171 driver included in the zip file.

By the way, I converted Killer AC 1535 to Atheros QCA61x4A using the same method as well.

Thank you and goodbye to retarded killer drivers

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