Windows 10: Network Drivers


  1. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1703 (15063.502)
       08 Oct 2014 #1

    Network Drivers


    I installed Win 10P this evening and one of the drivers that were missing was for my NEW Z97X G3 MB with Killer E2200 LAN.
    Don't know if this will be an issue with any other LAN driver but, I was a little dismayed that being a BRAND NEW M/B and
    that this is not just a one of a kind LAN chip, that MS had forgotten this one?

    Win 10 also doesn't install all INTEL chipset drivers either. Maybe someone else could post their experiences with Win 10 and LAN drivers?

    So, if you have a M/B with this LAN chipset, go to Atheros Website and download their new drivers, much later than the ones from GB.

    Code:
    http://www.qca.qualcomm.com/drivers/KillerSuite_1.1.47.1374_Win7_Win81.exe
    Download for Killer E2200
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  2. Posts : 10,166
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       11 Oct 2014 #2

    Pendaws, I have the same Killer Lan. I use just the driver without the software. Here is a link on the msi user forums showing how.

    https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=178063.0


    Here is a another link

    https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=174229.0
    Last edited by Dude; 11 Oct 2014 at 10:41.
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  3. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1703 (15063.502)
    Thread Starter
       14 Oct 2014 #3

    Thanks Dude.
    I was just wondering why MS wouldn't have the driver for such a NEW hardware.
    Oh well.
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  4.    14 Oct 2014 #4

    Microsoft does not create device drivers but includes drivers supplied by the manufacturer. In this case I expect the drivers would have been for Windows 8.1. Before a driver is included it must be submitted by the manufacturer and pass specific tests. I suspect that the manufacturer has not yet done so or it did not pass necessary testing. Sometimes manufacturers choose not to submit drivers to Microsoft but prefer to distribute them independently.

    Edit: The released version of Windows 10 will have better driver support. The preview is intended for advanced users who would have no difficulty downloading drivers from the manufacturer.
    Last edited by LMiller7; 14 Oct 2014 at 11:30.
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  5. Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1703 (15063.502)
    Thread Starter
       16 Oct 2014 #5

    That's a fair comment too LMiller7.
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