With the release of Windows 11 on October 5, 2022 people are starting to provide Microsoft with poor notoriety for underperforming when compared to its predecessor i.e. Windows 10.
While there were new Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 requirements, then there was a drop in gaming performance, and now numerous users are having problems with their network adapters, notably Intel’s Killer Wireless range.
If you’ve been having the same driver issues and can’t get your Killer Wireless card to operate at all, here’s everything you need to know.
What Is Killer Wireless 1535 Issue?
Killer Wireless 1535 is a WLAN wireless network card designed for gaming-oriented devices that were created by Rivet Technologies and subsequently purchased by Intel. The Killer Wireless line of cards comes with a broad range of capabilities, including Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz compatibility.
Killer Wireless products, according to Intel, combine industry-leading Wi-Fi connectivity1 with advanced gaming network technology to reduce lag, latency, and packet loss. These clever, tailored solutions make it possible for users to have engaging online experiences with little effort. The Killer Wireless, on the other hand, is based on a Qualcomm processor and has ExtremeRange technology for a broad range of connections, little packet loss, and low latency when playing multiplayer games.
Why Is Killer Wireless Causing My Computer Driver Issues?
Killer Wireless has had issues in the past. It has been creating problems for several people on Windows 10 for the past few years, and the move to Windows 11 appears to have made matters worse. According to the Killer Wireless website, its drivers did not support Windows 11 when it was first released, causing driver troubles for many customers who upgraded to the new operating system.
Microsoft also suggests that it might be the result of a UDP-related network concern in Windows 11. Drivers that are out of date and a lack of compatibility fixes for the Killer Wireless program with Windows 11 might be an issue.
How To Fix This Issue?
When it comes to fixing this issue, the following is a list of known solutions for Killer Wireless 1535 driver issues on most platforms. We recommend you go through each one of these fixes and see which one works for you. Let’s get started.
Method 1: Select A Different Driver For Your Network Adapter Manually.
Most of the time, what happens is that your Killer Wireless Network Adapter is having driver troubles, which in turn makes the driver fail in your device manager. Microsoft, being concerned about its customers’ well-being, has built-in options that can assist you in reverting modifications that may cause your system to malfunction.
This is one of the reasons why, when it comes to components like your network adapter and Bluetooth adapter, you may not only roll back driver updates but also pick an alternative driver.
To manually pick a different driver for your Killer Wireless Network device, follow the steps below.
- Step 1: Press Windows + X on your keyboard and select ‘Device Manager.
- Step 2: Find your Killer Wireless Network Adapter under ‘Network Adapters’ and click and select it. Hit Alt + Enter on your keyboard to open the Properties window.
- Step 3: Switch to the ‘Driver’ tab by clicking on the same at the top.
- Step 4: Now click on ‘Update Driver.
- Step 5: Click on ‘Browse my computer for drivers’.
- Step 6: Now click on ‘Let me pick from a list of available drivers’ on my computer.
- Step 7: Click and select a new driver from the list.
- Step 8: Click on ‘Next’.
- Step 9: Click on ‘Close’ once you are done.
You will now be prompted to restart your computer, choose ‘Yes’ and wait for it to get restarted. Now Reconnect to a network after your PC has restarted. In the vast majority of circumstances, your Killer Wireless Network Adapter should now be up and operating on your system as intended.
Method 2: Disable Prioritization
This solution is recommended if you have access to the Killer Wireless Control Center. Wi-Fi prioritization is a Killer Wireless Control Center function that leverages Intel’s prioritization engine to recognize and prioritize ongoing network requests based on your current needs and requirements. This allows your network adapter to prioritize serving multiplayer gaming connection demands above background network chores.
Most Killer network cards appear to have troubles with this capability on Windows 11 due to old drivers and limited support. As a result, we recommend deactivating it and restarting your system as soon as possible. If you have a gaming laptop from a few years ago, your Wi-Fi driver troubles are most likely due to this.
You just need to simply switch off the toggle for ‘Prioritization Engine’ in the Quick Settings widget in the Killer Wireless Control Center. You can also disable it by going to the top and clicking on Prioritization Engine. After you’ve switched off your machine, restart it, and your Wi-Fi should be back up and running.
Method 3: Update Wireless Drivers Manually
The simplest, apparent solution to this issue is to just update the drivers.
- Step 1: Follow this link to download the most recent Qualcomm Drivers.
- Step 2: Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
- Step 3: Type “devmgmt.msc” in the Run box and then hit the enter key or press OK.
- Step 4: Click on your Killer Wireless Adapter and hit Alt + Enter on your keyboard.
- Step 5: Click and switch to the ‘Driver’ tab at the top and then click on ‘Update Driver’.
- Step 6: Choose the option to Manually look for drivers.
- Step 7: Select the Qualcomm Drivers from the list and finish the installation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1.) How To Connect To A Wi-Fi Network In Windows?
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network in windows is very easy. Just follow these simple and easy steps, and you will be good to go.
- Step 1: On the taskbar, click the Network icon. The icon that appears is determined by the current state of your connection. Whether you don’t see one of the network icons (or anything similar), choose the Up arrow (^) to check if it appears.
- Step 2: Choose the Wi-Fi network you want, then select Connect.
- Step 3: Type the network password, and then select Next.
- Step 4: Choose Yes or No, depending on the type of network you’re connecting to and if you want your PC to be discoverable by other PCs and devices on the network.
2.) How Do I Find My Windows Product Key?
For Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
The product key can be found within the product package, on the digital purchase receipt or confirmation page, or in an e-mail confirmation that confirms you purchased Windows. You may find your product key in your Account under Digital Content if you purchased a digital copy from Microsoft Store.
For Windows 7
The product key can be found on the DVD, inside the box the Windows DVD arrived in, on the receipt or confirmation page for a digital transaction, or in an e-mail confirmation that confirms you purchased Windows. You may find your product key in your Account under Digital Content if you purchased a digital copy from Microsoft Store.