BigFoot Killer 2100 NIC Issue With 10240 RTM

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by coolur, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. coolur

    coolur MDL Novice

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    Hi Everyone

    Tried to install Windows 10 build 10240 Home edition from a clean install and discovered that there are no drivers built into Windows 10 for the BigFoot Killer 2100 network adaptor, proceeded by installing the latest Killer 2100 software package version 6.1.0.603 which is listed as suitable for XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 & 8.1 64bit.

    In short the 2100 driver seems to fail to initialize and the BigFoot application fails to run, I also tried to install the software package in Win7 compat mode and as administrator but still failed.

    I tried the above software package on an earlier build of Windows 10 and it worked but it seems the RTM 10240 has nerfed the 2100 network adaptor. :weep:

    Has anyone else figured a work around for 2100 killer NIC's ?

    My BigFoot Killer NIC is onboard on a Gigabyte G1 Guerrilla X58 motherboard.

    Appreciate any usefull suggestions or help.

    Thanks

    Coolur
     
  2. segobi

    segobi MDL Addicted

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    whoever uses such "gaming" cards is an idiot... go and spend your timing on learning how a phy & ethernet controller works.
     
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  3. mtrai

    mtrai MDL Addicted

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  4. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    No need to be an ass, his NIC is an onboard adapter on the board.

    To OP, try using it without any software, let windows automatically install the driver. If no luck, I would just get another NIC to plug in to board.
     
  5. mtrai

    mtrai MDL Addicted

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    Unfortunately windows does not ever install the killer driver, it always has to be installed after windows.
     
  6. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    It uses a Broadcom chipset. Would have thought its drivers were common.
     
  7. coolur

    coolur MDL Novice

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    What an utter stupid reply, do you seriously have nothing better to do with your time!

    FYI Yes the NIC is onboard and as it happens it was not by choice and I have no use for the software facilities the BigFoot application offers and have always disabled the software once installed as I only require the function of a driver!

    As to learning how a network controller works I already have this covered.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe an Broadcom driver for the used Chipset will works! I would try that!
     
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  9. Don

    Don MDL Expert

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    My dell uses the Qualcomm Atheros Communications Inc. 10.0.0.318 driver for my Killer wireless and it works perfectly..see what yours installed.
     
  10. mtrai

    mtrai MDL Addicted

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    Yeah you can manually install the atheros driver through device manage and it reads it as the actual chip vs killer.
     
  11. RobrPatty

    RobrPatty MDL Senior Member

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    I have the E2200 killer card. And have tried the windows 10 RC on there web site. Knocked out internet and wiped network on all pc's. Did install the regular non software driver for 8.1 and works perfect.
     
  12. Techiekid

    Techiekid MDL Member

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    I have the Qualcomm® Atheros Killer E2201 LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) on my system. I use Qualcomm atheros drivers only, never used the killer NIC software. Anyway I don't game much lately so never an issue.

    I haven't had any problems with 10240 RTM so far.
     
  13. cactusjuice92

    cactusjuice92 MDL Novice

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    Mine works just fine. I use Device Manager to grab the installed drivers from my Windows 8.1 installation and they work fine in Windows 10. I did not use the installer.

    To the people flaming us for having a Killer NIC, get a life please.
     
  14. coolur

    coolur MDL Novice

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    Hi Everyone

    Just want to say a quick thank you to all those who have offered suggestions and help.

    I will try the 10240 installation again with the suggestions offered and will report back with my findings later on today.

    Coolur
     
  15. yam90

    yam90 MDL Novice

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    They're currently working on Windows 10 support on both E2100 & E2200..

    facebook.com/pages/KillerNetworking/1017963054887842
    facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1155344147816398&id=1017963054887842
     
  16. MrAnalysis

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