No Wi-Fi Access Points with 1525 Using Killer Control Center 1.4.1500

 

UPDATE: This issue only affects users who have installed Killer Control Center 1.4.1500, or who installed drivers from that same version number of driver installer. If you are using the Killer Control Center, you can check your driver number by clicking the Settings button in the Killer Control Center. Version 1.4.1503 has now been released, and fixes this issue. Users with this problem should be able to simply download the package from here - http://www.killernetworking.com/driver-downloads/item/killer-control-center-x64 - and install it. It will update the components automatically. If the installer asks to close the applications in order to update them, keep telling it to close the needed applications, and it will finish the install after a few tries, if necessary. If you are unable to fix the issue in this manner, feel free to contact support. 

We are aware of an issue with Killer Control Center version 1.4.1500 with the Killer Wireless-AC 1525 adapter, where no Wi-Fi access points will show after installing. We are working on a fix for this issue, and will be releasing it shortly, hopefully before October 13th, 2017. In the meantime, we suggest any users who encounter this bug download version 1.4.1494 (64-bit link), uninstall anything "Killer" under Apps and Features, restart your machine, and then install the downloaded version 1.4.1494. This should resolve the issue until we release the fixed build. We appreciate your patience! 

Ad-Hoc and Hotspot Functionality with Killer Adapters in Windows 10

 

You may wish to create an Ad-Hoc or Hotspot network with your Killer Adapter on your Windows 10 machine.

With Windows 10, all Ad-Hoc and Hotspot functionality has been officially moved away from the drivers, and into the operating system itself.

If you would like to create a Hotspot or Ad-Hoc network with Windows 10, you simply need to click Start, type Hotspot, and press Enter. All of the relevant settings for your Hotspot network will be on that page.

Hotspot Settings
With Windows 10, this is the current official limit of Hotspot or Ad-Hoc functionality.

The Windows 10 version of our driver does not support the "Hosted Network" feature because Microsoft's own WDI driver does not have support for this. Microsoft is having all wireless vendors move to the WDI model, thus this feature will not work on Windows 10 drivers until after (and if) Microsoft expands support for SoftAP/Wi-Fi Direct.

In the meantime, if you need this feature back for certain older applications that made use of their own Hotspot or Ad-Hoc features, you can load the Windows 8.1 drivers via Device Manager from our INF download. We have verified that this works, and have had confirmation from other users as well.

http://www.killernetworking.com/driver-downloads/item/killer-drivers-inf

However, we cannot guarantee that Windows Update will not automatically update these drivers, or that they will work flawlessly with Windows 10, as they are, after all, Windows 8.1 drivers. Use Windows 8.1 drivers in Windows 10 at your own risk.

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