Bigfoot Killer Wireless-N 1103 compatability

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  1. nayilalien

    nayilalien Notebook Evangelist

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    if the killer 1103 is installed with the mimo (antenna 3) cable disconnected ...will the card work?
     
  2. bahnzii

    bahnzii Notebook Consultant

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    I will have to reach out to Bigfoot and see what they say.

    For now, I swapped in a spare Intel 6300 Ult-N and it works just fine.
    In both cases, I took the extreme measure of re-formatting the drive, installing Win7 sp1) and just adding the wifi drivers to see if it would work.

    There was nothing else but the base OS (Win7 sp1) plus the Bigfoot drivers (I tried 3 different versions, 2 from Dell and 1 from Bigfoot) and neither would work with TCP traffic. I could ping, tracert, nslookup, etc...but tcp traffic just timed out.

    When I re-formatted (again) and installed the Ult-N everything just worked.
    So my troubleshooting/guessing leads me to believe there is a problem with the 1103 and tcp traffic over a Netgear WNDR 3700. The typical tcp traffic issue (when you google the problem) is due to an antivirus or firewall app getting in the way, but since I had nothing installed other than the default Windows Firewall (which I tried both On and Off) that couldn't be it.

    Note: Ult-N works just fine as well with Windows Firewall On and Off.

    The 1103 sounds to be a good card, just bummed I couldn't give it a try.
    I will ping back once I hear from Bigfoot support (...hahaha, that sounds funny!!)
     
  3. Patrck_744

    Patrck_744 Burgers!

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    Not that much difference on real-world, unless 4ms really matters to you. Killer 1103 is a reference Atheros chip which is optimized, software wise.
     
  4. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    In this case it's software what makes it shine. For me it was never about 4ms but about the smooth video steaming and less lag. It's basically an auto firewall preconfigured for gaming (lower ping, less lag), video conferencing (skype, etc), data download and similar activities. What I like the most is that it auto blocks all the "shadow" activities of the OS and heavy apps trying to access the internet whenever it strikes them. With the killer, I don't need to tweak anything, ever :)
     
  5. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Looking for some advice. I havn't used my bigfoot killer 1103 much. Tried to tonight and when I installed it and opened Mozilla, I get a BSOD. I was reading online and it looks like an issue between bigfoot and McAfee. Anyway around this? I don't want to uninstall McAfee. Anyone have this issue?
     
  6. deepflash

    deepflash Notebook Enthusiast

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    Bahnzii,

    I got it to work with our WNDR 3700.
    Installed OpenWRT for this router and now it works just fined.
    It wasn't eaven very difficult.
    If you want, I can tell u what exactly I did.
     
  7. bahnzii

    bahnzii Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the heads up, I will have to check it out!!
    I wonder what changes in the firmware allow it to work now??
     
  8. jbowden

    jbowden Notebook Consultant

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    FYI - I have Netgear WNDR4500 Version 1.0.0.58_1.0.13 firmware and have had no issues with Bigfoot 1103 card.
     
  9. deepflash

    deepflash Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't know.. There are so many options u can set with OpenWrt.
    The original Firmware of WNDR3700 is based on an old version of OpenWrt.
    Maybe the n-Protocols are extended now or fixed or whatever.
     
  10. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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