Killer N1525 Wireless-AC

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  1. omer.sak

    omer.sak Notebook Consultant

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    No icon, no 'bluetooth' option to enable it under devices where it should be if the system detects the presence of a bluetooth module.

    The icon did appear that one time it decided to work, but again, was gone after the next reboot.

    Hardware fault, perhaps?
     
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    figgypuddin Newbie

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    Hey all,

    I just bought the Acer V15 Nitro and the N1525 network card seperately.

    I am having trouble installing drivers and getting the newly installed network card working.

    The drivers at Qualcomms website seem to be missing and links are dead.
    http://www.qca.qualcomm.com/resources/driverdownloads/

    I tried installing drivers I found on MSI's website for ITX motherboards that have the N1525 M.2 card. That also did not fix my problem.

    Could anyone guide me through what I need to do to configure these drivers properly? I see that some of you got it working properly and I am stumped.

    Thank you for any help.

    Edit:

    The device is appearing in device manager as network device I believe.

    Here is the link to MSI drivers I used.
    http://us.msi.com/support/mb/Z97-GAMING-9-AC.html#down-driver&Win8.1 64
    Titled Onboard LAN Drivers (Killer Network Driver) Version: 1.1.49.1068
     
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  3. WhatsThePoint

    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Does your notebook have a hotket to turn BT on and off and a utility that needs to be installed for hotkeys to work.

    Maybe ask in the forum for your notebook brand and model about enabling BT.



    @figgypuddin

    I'm using Killer Performance Suite 1.1.49.1068 and Bluetooth driver 3.0.0.432(Windows 8.1 x64)

    Links are in posts #38 and #41
     
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    figgypuddin Newbie

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    I have downloaded and installed the Killer Performance Suite 1.1.49.1068 from MSI website but my Acer laptop is still not recognizing the card or the drivers for it.

    Very frustrating. Not sure what the problem could be.
     
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    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Which wireless card was originally in your notebook?

    Are the pin outs the same?

    Was the card and drivers uninstalled from the original card before the Killer N1525 was installed?
     
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    figgypuddin Newbie

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    Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth which I figured would run off the same drivers?

    I believe the pin outs were the same, the N1525 was smaller then the original card but still fit appropriately in the M.2 slot using less of the slot.

    I did not uninstall the driver from the original card. How can I do that after removing it?
     
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    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Normally when a new Killer Performance Suite is installed the installation process would first uninstall the old driver/software > reboot > then install the new driver/software

    In a perfect world everything will work as planned but....

    KillerCleaner is the Official Qualcomm Atheros removal Tool

    KillerCleaner x64:
    http://fichiers.touslesdrivers.com/36031/KillerCleaner_64bit.exe

    You can also use a Quality uninstaller program like the 30 day trial of Total Uninstal or Your Uninstaller on highest removal settings

    Sometimes just using Control Panel > Programs and Features > uninstall feature is enough to get rid of the old drivers stopping the new being installed.
     
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    Thank you so much!

    That removal tool and a driver reinstall did the trick.

    Saved me a lot of head scratching. Thank you for trouble shooting such a simple overlooked step. Your help is much appreciated.
     
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    WhatsThePoint Notebook Virtuoso

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    Glad to have helped.
     
  10. ignorant

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    Hey guys, as the last piece of investigation for my new laptop, I'm trying to understand what are the main differences between a Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 and a Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-AC 1525. The laptop is mostly intended for gaming. What are the improvements of using a Killer card?
     
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