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Killer E2500 v1: Driver for full Windows 11 support

ACh_Skull
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Hello! 

When will Intel release a new driver for Killer E2500 v1 with full Windows 11 support?

The latest driver was released by Rivet Networks in yanuary 2020 (v9.0.0.50). Then Intel bought Rivet Networks and closed driver support for the E2500 v1.

Intel recently updated the driver for Killer E2500v2 to version 1168.002.0909.2021 in Killer Performance Suite 3.1121.1048. This driver adds support for RSC (Receive Segment Coalescing) and NetAdapterCx (Network Adapter WDF Class Extension).

I think it's not that hard to add similar support for Killer E2500v1. You have the source code of the driver from River Networks and Qualcomm Atheros for this network adapter.

If you (Intel, Rivet Networks) are not able to update the driver yourself, then ask Qualcomm Atheros for help.

Please pass the information to your Intel engineers so that they, together with Rivet Networks and Qualcomm Atheros, think about updating the driver to add support for RSC (Receive Segment Coalescing) and NetAdapterCx (Network Adapter WDF Class Extension).

 

 
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ACh_Skull
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If you don't want to update the driver, then upload the driver source code to Github, and then it will be possible to create a third-party driver for this network controller.

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n_scott_pearson
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Dream on!

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B_Y
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Hi @ACh_Skull,

 

Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities.

We understand that you are searching for the Killer E2500 v1 New Driver for Windows 11 support.

 

Due to this product being discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it. You may find the Discontinued Products website helpful to address your request. You can also find more information on the following website.

 

We recommend you check this situation with the manufacturer of your unit for driver and firmware since Intel does not develop, store or provide these drivers. 

 

Please keep in mind that this thread will no longer be monitored by Intel. Thank you for your understanding. 

 

Best regards,

BY_Intel

Intel Customer Support

 

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ACh_Skull
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Hello!

Intel bought River Networks and all the source codes of the drivers passed to you.

Therefore, you have the source codes to create an up-to-date driver for full Windows 11 support.

 

The laptop manufacturer sent me to the driver developer with my request since he is responsible for supporting the universal driver network controller. 
This network adapter is used on motherboards and laptops of different OEM manufacturers.

 

If you don't want to update the driver, then upload the driver source code to GitHub, and then it will be possible to create a third-party driver for this network controller.

 

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B_Y
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Hi @ACh_Skull,


Thank you for making us aware of the issue and appreciate on your suggestion.

We acknowledge your concern and it has been duly noted.


Best regards,

BY_Intel

Intel Customer Support


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