Intel Ethernet controller on the left, Doubleshot on the right. Best part, they are cheaper than their plain-Jane Intel counterparts. That generally means Intel, which has the resources to sweat the details. This adds bandwidth control and network priority rules to the mix and allows simultaneous use of all network controllers to assist with routing. Gaming results in the real world shadowed the benchmarks closely. The truth is less clear cut. Everything seems to install and work smoothly, but test results were less optimistic.

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Most people will be able to tell you that the “Killer Ethernet” is fairy pointless, I didn’t buy the laptop for it at any rate. I recommend using the drivers with no software, as they tend to just work and not cause problems. Best part, they are cheaper than their plain-Jane Intel counterparts. Pretty good deal, when taken as a set of separate controllers.

Many bugs have been fixed. How is it possible that in this ideal environment, improvements were so difficult to find?

This is meant to ensure the latest games and important software get fast-lane bandwidth privileges. For example, ISP speeds are just a fraction of home network bandwidth or a server attached to a kilker with a single gigabit NIC gigabit fiber is as fast as it gets for most, and your typical cable or DSL connection is far slower at megabits or less.


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

Keep in mind that these are raw drivers, they’re work perfectly, but include none of the fancy useless “Killer” software features. Picking a motherboard with the right feature list for this test was easy. I take it you didn’t try those first? Please login or register. Qualcomm eventually relented and now offers a barebones version of the Atheros LAN and Wi-Fi driver set without the manager included. Home Help Search Login Register. D intel is a good company. Yes, you may be able to slightly reduce the load on your wired connection by shunting secondary data over to wi-fi, if you’re running background processes.

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. This predictably results in slower overall operation and produces some embarrassing results, especially in general use, with no measurable advantages gained in return.

We recommend By Zergnet. The interface is slick looking and easy to use, although glitches such as settings that occasionally re-enable themselves are still present.

While this is an interesting work around Despite claims and plenty of promise, no. They cause more problems than they solve.

Killer Network Manager Suite

Even the mightiest 8-core Intel desktop systems have to deal with an inherent limitation of the Windows task management structure. But balancing between asymmetric networking interfaces is notoriously difficult, often causing more problems than it solves, and testing the Biggoot network manager revealed this remains the case.


They are much more reliable than they were 3 years ago Gaming results in the real world shadowed the benchmarks closely. Besides questionable test results, the software has a long history of annoying users, 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 bigfopt arbitrarily.

The idea behind gaming oriented NICs network interface controllers seems great: Intel Ethernet controller on the left, Doubleshot on the right. Fortunately, there are alternatives. First, because removing the killer Ethernet software is part of the goal here kkller should go to control panel and uninstall the existing bigfoot killer Ethernet package from “Programs and Features”.

Download the file above and extract it to a temporary location. The answer is pretty mundane, and it comes down to drivers. Even on a LAN, most router ports are limited to the speed of gigabit Ethernet as are the local servers’ Ethernet cards themselves. Without bigdoot adjustments, file copy operations get routed off to Wi-Fi where they languish at low speeds.