Killer Wireless 1535 terrible signal range?

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  1. Killer_Networking

    Killer_Networking Company Representative

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    I will have to give these troubleshooting methods a shot, though only as a last ditch effort, as they may not be ideal.

    Changing the roaming aggressiveness will prevent the adapter from switching to a better network when one is present, which could be problematic for some users, especially those that use public Wi-Fi. Prefer 5 GHz could also be problematic for some, since 2.4 GHz can still often provide superior range, and "No Preference" should allow the adapter to choose the best available. It's strange that either would improve Wi-Fi signal.

    The disconnects from the Killer Control Center running at startup may be referring to older versions of the Killer Control Center? We had some similar issues in the past, but nothing reported like that recently.
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I never connect to Public Wifi, I carry a dongle always.
    Well I felt 5GHz band gave me superior speed and range when I'm away from the router, say 20-30 feet and I sit in a corner of a room.
    Only Killer was able to connect to 5GHz when iphone 7,s7, Intel cards suffered with stability issues and huge battery drain.
    If I'm in LoS and very far away from the router I manually connect to 2.4GHz.
    You can actually choose No preference for Band setting(like you suggested) since I only told OP who has dual band router and 5GHz will have very less traffic and interference from nearby routers in the vicinity.
    Only option that needs changing is Roaming Aggressiveness to Medium Low or lowest for better stability if you run into issues. Otherwise no need to fiddle Killer WIFI card settings.
    I noticed that KCC app on startup causes connection instability briefly upon starting W10. I didn't have the issue in 1.0.14xxx versions, the problem started in 1..0.15xx and above. Can you look into this?
    Thanks for your input.
     
  3. Killer_Networking

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    Definitely! So as not to hijack this thread, though, can you try doing a completely uninstall and reinstall (which would be my first suggestion) with this guide - http://killernetworking.com/driver-downloads/kb/faq/58-clean-install-any-driver - and then contact me at killersupport@rivetnetworks.com so that we can look into instability, if you're still seeing it after the uninstall/reinstall?

    -- Anthony with Killer Networking
     
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  4. Vasudev

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    Thanks.
    I always do a complete uninstall using Revo followed by a reboot. Afterwards I use CCleaner to delete obsolete reg keys and install the new driver package from Killer which is MD5 hash verified.
    Maybe I'll try adding KCC to startup & see if there's any issue. I removed the startup delay of Win10 using regkeys from Winaero. If the issue persists I'll drop a email to your official email.
     
  5. tps3443

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    This has fixed my issue! Thank you!

    I’ve got Killer 1535, and during a amazing BF1 game online, it would randomly drop the connection to the server. I’d probably be a level 30 by now if it wasn’t for being kicked out of servers, or dropped connection.

    My latency is less than 20ms, and my internet a lot faster than the average joe.

    I’ve been dealing with Killer issues, and dropped connection for to long now.

    And it’s finally gone!
     
  6. Vasudev

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    Its good to hear that. @judal57 suggested me this.
    Newest drivers needs minimal tweaking at all. Usually setting Roaming aggressiveness to Lowest fixes most issues.
     
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    Hi @Phoenix

    I have recently installed this card (9260) into my Dell XPS 9570 and have an issue if you are able to help with please? The Bluetooth range is poor, so much so its sat next to an old Dell XPS 17 with an N-1030 Centrino card in it that is able to connect to a BT solar inverter whereas this new one with BT5 and supposedly much better range, cant unless I move it closer. Is there a way to boost the BT power on it somehow, I cant seem to find any settings to increase it?

    I've tried the ariel leads both ways around and they are all connected properly.

    Appreciate any pointers you may have, and I do have a Killer 1535 that came with the machine just in case this cards got issues.
     
  8. Ultra Male

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    Nothing I can help you with this crappy WLAN card other than suggesting to use the latest drivers

    Killer 1550/Intel WLAN Driver v20.60.1.1/Bluetooth v20.60.0.4

    After downloading, make sure to right click on the file then go to properties then hit UNBLOCK from the bottom right if the file was blocked since it came from the internet

    Extract the ZIP file to a folder then manually install the INF driver from device manager by right clicking on the WLAN card, choosing update driver, then pointing it to the folder that you just extracted

    Next, uninstall your current bluetooth driver from the Programs & Features then reboot

    then install then new Bluetooth Driver then reboot
     
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  9. Woodking

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    Ok - remove the Intel and reinstall the Killer card then, I have the 9260 in now and a removed 1535 that came with the machine?

    Thanks
     
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    Where did you buy it, reason I ask is QC failed units get sold by factories on side. My unit connects holds a pretty strong Bluetooth connection. I can get to my driveway before it cuts out with my LG Tone HBS810 (BT4.1) while my laptop is in a room on the top floor further back. Also unless your client supports BT 5.0 you can’t make use of that new feature set.
     
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