The truth is less clear cut. In any case, torrent packages also offer effective bandwidth controls of their own. Another issue is the mixture of Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet. We recommend By Zergnet. The problem comes from the extended driver package for gamers that tries to combine these separate controllers via the Killer network manager. Both Left for Dead 2 and CS: Keep in mind that these are raw drivers, they’re work perfectly, but include none of the fancy useless “Killer” software features.

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If you’re buying a premium motherboard expressly for the “gaming” networking features, you’d be better off spending that money elsewhere.

Long-time gamers might remember this technology from different manufacturers over the years, but the concept remains the same. But balancing between asymmetric networking interfaces is notoriously difficult, often causing more problems than it solves, and testing the Killer network manager revealed this remains the case.

Despite claims and plenty of promise, no. Download the file above and extract it to a temporary location. Please login or register. This adds bandwidth control and network priority rules to the mix and allows simultaneous use of all network controllers to assist with routing. GO show no dramatic differences in server ping times or gaming experience beyond normal network variation. With a single exception, no tests or combination of settings made any difference, even when two or more separate local servers were accessed for copy operations, a best-case scenario configuration that bypasses some bandwidth limits.


An alternative to the buggy e Killer Ethernet Driver/Software (GE60)

This is meant to ensure the latest games and important software get fast-lane bandwidth privileges. I recommend using the drivers with no software, as they tend to just work and not cause problems.

The truth is less clear kkiller. The idea behind gaming oriented NICs network interface controllers seems great: This predictably results in slower overall operation and produces some embarrassing results, especially in general use, with no measurable advantages gained in return.

Killer Wireless-N 1202 and E2200 Ethernet controller launch, aim to squash your ping times

Yes, you may be able to slightly reduce the load on your wired connection by shunting secondary data over to biyfoot, if you’re running background processes. Even the mightiest 8-core Intel desktop systems have to deal with an inherent limitation of the Windows task management structure.

Everything seems to install and work smoothly, but test results were less optimistic. You can add my voice to the chorus that recommends using it from first install. When run with the latest downloaded rules, network file copy operations are shunted to Wi-Fi in a fruitless quest to preserve network speed, even when no high-priority network tasks are in evidence. The problem comes from the extended driver package for gamers that tries to combine these separate controllers via the Killer network manager.

But from what we’ve seen in our testing, it simply doesn’t make the dramatic difference the advertising claims.

Gaming results in the real world shadowed the benchmarks closely. Besides questionable test results, the software has a long history of annoying w2200, and while newer packages have filed off some of the sharp edges, I still experienced settings that would not retain changes after reboot and network rules that applied arbitrarily.


In any case, torrent packages also offer effective bandwidth controls of their own. While this is an interesting work around This results in drop-outs in audio or video, even when plenty of CPU time and bandwidth are otherwise available.

The interface is slick looking and easy to use, although glitches such as settings that occasionally re-enable themselves are still present. Qualcomm eventually relented and now offers a barebones version of the Atheros LAN and Wi-Fi driver set without the manager included.

Killer Wireless | Killer Networking | Killer Ethernet Driver

Both Left for Dead nnetworks and CS: Most people will be able to tell you that the “Killer Ethernet” is fairy networkd, I didn’t buy the laptop for it at any rate.

As such you can download newer, unmodified drivers from Atheros directly, just google for: The answer is pretty mundane, and it comes down to drivers. Intel Ethernet controller on the left, Doubleshot on the right. We recommend By Zergnet. Badly written drivers can stall an otherwise smoothly operating set of real-time tasks, which are handled by Deferred Procedure Calls DPC at the kernel level.