Overview Page:

 

 The speedometer shows the total internet traffic received by the system in real time. There is one speedometer shown for each broadband network (DoubleShot Pro allows the user to connect to multiple broadband networks).  Below the speedometer, user can see a list of all the applications and domains that have open network connections.

  • The applications list can be sorted by any of the column headers across the top.  Any changes made on the Overview page will also be reflected on the Apps page.
  • Set Speed Limits: This button shows up if the user has not input the internet speeds for the current broadband network.  Click this button to enter the internet connection speeds.   The results entered here are reflected as the maximum value of the speedometer.  Entering this information is important for optimal performance.  Once the speeds are entered, the button will disappear from this page and the Killer Symbol will show a green circle.
  • Adapter Status: The color to the left of the application indicates which Killer interface the traffic is running over.  DoubleShot Pro enabled systems will see multiple colors if two or more Killer products are being used.
  • PIN Setting: Allows user to place an application at the top of the list until user removes the pin. 
  • Priority Setting: Each application has a default priority.  Priority 1 is the most important, and Priority 6 is the least.  By default, games will be Priority 1, while downloads will be priority 6.  The user can change these priorities at any time. 
  • Application Name: Shows applications with open network connections.
  • Show Inactive Applications:  Can be toggled on/off to change between showing all applications that have had access to the network, or just those active at the current time.
  • Reset Data:  Used to reset all of the settings to default.  This will remove any personal settings input by the user.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications Page:

 

 At the top of the page, there are bars that show the total traffic coming from each broadband network.  There will be multiple bars if the user connects to multiple broadband networks via DoubleShot Pro.  The page then provides a detailed list of networked applications and the Download and Upload speed for each application.  User can limit the bandwidth used by each application by using the sliding bars.

  • The Set Speed Limits button, Adapter Status, PIN, and Priority Settings, Show Inactive Applications, and Reset data work the same as they do on the Overview page.  Any changes made on the Apps page will also be reflected on the Overview page. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wi-Fi Analyzer Page:

 

 The WiFi Analyzer provides a picture of the wireless environment.  It shows nearby networks in 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and what channels each network is occupying including the current signal strength of each network.  Selecting a specific network will display information such as Channel, Data Rates, Channel Width, SU-MIMO information, etc.

  • 2.4GHz/5GHz buttons: This allows the user to toggle between each wireless band and see the access points on each band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xTend Page:

 

 Allows you to setup and configure connection sharing through xTend.

  • Overview:  Killer xTend integrates network switch functionality and Wi-Fi extender capabilities into your computer. This allows your computer to provide its network access to other nearby wired and wireless devices. Killer prioritizes your computer’s high priority traffic above other devices that connect to xTend.
  • Configuration:  The first toggle allows you to enable xTend for your ethernet adapters. The color on each adapter shows their current connection state. Next to each adapter is a toggle that allows you to choose which adapters are connected to the internet and which adapters act as switch ports. There may be an icon to the right of the adapter that you can hover over for more information.  Internet  shows that an internet connection has been detected through that adapter. Exclamation  shows that an internet connection is not detected through an adapter that has been set to Internet/DoubleShot.
Gray
  • Grey:  The adapter is disabled through the device manager.
Yellow
  • Yellow:  The adapter is enabled, but unplugged.
Blue
  • Blue:  The adapter is connected to a device that is not providing the uplink connection for xTend. The connection can either be with an internet source that enables Killer DoubleShot or to another connected device that is using the network switch features of xTend.
Green
  • Green:  The adapter is enabled, connected to a source with an internet connection, and is selected as your uplink (internet) adapter.
  • xTend Uplink:  This dropdown shows the adapters eligible to be the uplink and allows you to designate the uplink adapter. Adapters that are not eligible are not selectable. The adapter that is most likely to be your primary internet connection is labeled as “recommended” and may be automatically selected the first time you setup xTend.
  • Wireless Sharing:  This section allows you to setup a wireless hotspot, and share your internet connection to wireless devices.
  • Network Band:  : This dropdown allows you to force the hotspot to only use 2.4GHz(802.11abgn) or 5GHz(802.11n/ac).   “Any Available” is chosen by default. To the right of the dropdown is a status icon that you can hover over for information.
  • SSID:  This is the name of your wireless hotspot, visible to other devices that you wish to connect.
  • Password:  Choose the password (minimum 8 characters) for your hotspot.
  • Wireless Connected Devices:  Displays all devices that are connected to your hotspot.
  • Apply:  After changes are made to the xTend page, you must click the “Apply” button for them to take effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Settings Page:

 

 Provides options for the user to customize their experience.  This shows basic network information for the user’s adapter, such as IP Address, MAC Address, etc. per unique broadband network.  If multiple Killer products are attached to the same broadband network, the user can see information for the other Killer product by selecting the toggle button next to the network adapter detail. 

  • Set Speed Limits: This allows the user to change the download/upload limits for each network.
  • Test Bandwidth button:  Starts an automatic speed test to calculate the maximum Download and Upload speeds.  It is best to use this when no other applications, or other devices, are using the network.  To save the values press OK.
  • Connection details: This shows the type of connection, IP Address, Gateway address, Net Mask, and MAC Address.  This will also display link speed, Wireless Band, and Signal Strength for wireless connections.
  • Advanced Stream Detect:  Detects and prioritizes online games, video, audio, and more for better quality and fewer interruptions.  When Advanced Stream Detect is disabled, network traffic will not be managed. 
  • Killer DoubleShot Pro: Allows multiple Killer products to operate at the same time.  It automatically picks the fastest network interface (Killer Wireless or Killer Ethernet) and sends high priority traffic over that interface.  It then sends standard traffic over the other interface.  This ensures the highest priority traffic will be on the fastest and most reliable link.  If this feature is disabled, traffic will not be routed between interfaces.  To move specific websites to another Killer interface, the user must also move the web browser associated with that website’s traffic.
  • Access Point List: Keeps track of the Access Points the system has connected to, and stores their download/upload settings.  This allows user to quickly connect at work, home, or elsewhere without having to set connection speeds each time.
  • Priority Routing: If DoubleShot Pro is enabled this option becomes available.  Priority Routing allows the user to customize what priority levels run over a specific Killer interface. By default, Priority 1 traffic goes over Ethernet as it typically has the lowest latency and all other traffic goes over Killer Wi-Fi.  In systems with 3 Killer interfaces the user can customize even further.