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What is the Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager

What is the Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager

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Table of Contents:

  1. What is Qualcomm Atheros Killer Technology?
  2. What is the Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager?

This article will provide you with basic information regarding the Qualcomm Atheros Killer Technology and its Network Manager.

What is Qualcomm Atheros Killer Technology?

Qualcomm Atheros’ high-performance Killer technology enables intelligent networking solutions to improve the way people enjoy the Internet. Killer Wireless-N 1202 high-performance wireless networking adapters have Qualcomm Atheros’ exclusive Killer Wireless Technology, combining intelligence and control along with up to five times the wireless networking speed of competitive wireless adapters.

Killer Wireless-N 1102 adapters support dual bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), 2-stream MIMO and IEEE standards-based 802.11a/b/g/n in a half-size mini-PCIe form factor. Killer Wireless-N 1102 adapters support industry-leading data rates up to 300 Mbps with range-enhancing 802.11n technologies to deliver higher data throughput rates over longer distances. Killer Wireless-N adapters also offer reduced power consumption and Wi-Fi Direct™ technology to ensure maximum flexibility for your mobile lifestyle.

What is the Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager?

Qualcomm Atheros Killer™ Network Manager allows you to configure your Killer gaming network card and monitor your network connection so you can maximize online gaming performance.

With Killer Network Manager, you can:

  • View your computer or system information, performance summary and networking activity
  • Monitor traffic going across your computer's wireless network connection and set traffic bandwidth and priorities
  • View applications running on your computer that use the network and control their Internet access
  • Optimize your network bandwidth and configure your network settings

Atheros Killer Network

To navigate in the Killer Network Manager you have the left side menu:


Use the Overview window to view your computer's system information, the status of your network connection, and a high-level summary of bandwidth usage of the applications installed on your PC.

You can change the appearance of this window by selecting the modules you want to display using the Advanced window.

PC Monitor

Use the PC Monitor tab to monitor and log performance information on your computer.

To view graphs and collect statistics on the PC Monitor window, you must enable PC Monitor and Logging on the Advanced window


Use the Applications window to view network applications and system processes on your PC. Prioritize and control how each application uses available network bandwidth to access the Internet. You can also view a graph showing total bandwidth usage. Only wireless network traffic will be bandwidth controlled.


Use the Network window to configure your network connection settings and Internet provider bandwidth speed. These settings determine how the Killer network card connects to the Internet or local network.


Use the Advanced window to customize Killer Network Manager features, including:

  • Changing items displayed on the Overview window
  • Configuring default prioritization and block settings for new applications
  • Configuring Killer Network Manager features such as automatic updates, how the software closes, how bandwidth units are displayed, and whether or not performance statistics are enabled

If you have any questions about this features you can always look for further information at the "question mark button" on the top-right hand side of the main Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager Window.

Thank you for your inquiry,
The Alienware Support Team

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Article ID: SLN131119

Last Date Modified: 08/27/2014 11:06 AM

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