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Wifi problems XPS 9365

My 9365 has continual and increasing problems connecting to my wifi, staying connected, sometimes it doesn't even see the wifi.

My Android tablet, my Iphone, my wifes Asus and her HP as well as my MacBook ALL have no problems with my wifi so it seems to be a problem with my  XPS 9365.

In researching the issue there are many posts blaming the XPS' wifi problems on it's Killer Wifi card which is soldered into the XPS.   

Has anyone solved this problem?  Is there a way to bypass or remove the Killer Card and install one that works?

 

 

 

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Re: Wifi problems XPS 9365

Are you saying your 9365 has a Killer Wireless card?  Mine has an Intel 8265.

My system seems to be very stable but my environment may be different from yours.  All I can suggest is to remove the current driver and check the box in the Device Manager to uninstall the drivers.

I normally download the new driver before I uninstall the current driver and then go offline to complete the process.  If the new driver gives you the option to uninstall the previous version, do that but the repair option will probably not work.

If it continues to lose the connection, start watching your environment.  See if you can see anything consistent, such as time between connectivity loss.  What else in online using the same bandwidth.  Are you running the 2.4 or 5 GHz band?  Have you tried changing channels?

Did you install the SmartByte utility?

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XPS 2720, Inspiron 17 7779, Inspiron 15 7567, XPS 13 9365, Inspiron 1545, TB16 Dock

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Neeww Yorker
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Re: Wifi problems XPS 9365

Hi,  

Thanks for the prompt response.   I assumed, from what I read about the problem, that all 9365's came with the Killer card.  I'm not technically capable so, after reading your message I tried to findout exactly which card I have.  I went to About/System Summary/Components/Network/Adapter and got this.   I can't tell which card I have and would appreciate your help here.

Depending on what card I have, I might get help from a computer tech/consultant to do the steps you indicated.

Name [00000000] WAN Miniport (IKEv2)
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type WAN Miniport (IKEv2)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_AGILEVPNMINIPORT
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 0
Service Name RasAgileVpn
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\agilevpn.sys (10.0.17134.1, 105.50 KB (108,032 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:34 PM)

Name [00000001] Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID ROOT\KDNIC\0000
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 1
Service Name kdnic
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\kdnic.sys (6.1.0.0, 22.50 KB (23,040 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:33 PM)

Name [00000002] TAP-Windows Adapter V9
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type TAP-Windows Adapter V9
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID ROOT\NET\0000
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 2
Service Name tap0901
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address ‪00:FF:66:28:29:22‬
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\tap0901.sys (9.0.0.21, 26.50 KB (27,136 bytes), 4/21/2016 6:10 AM)

Name [00000003] WAN Miniport (L2TP)
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type WAN Miniport (L2TP)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_L2TPMINIPORT
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 3
Service Name Rasl2tp
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rasl2tp.sys (10.0.17134.1, 104.00 KB (106,496 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:34 PM)

Name [00000004] WAN Miniport (PPTP)
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type WAN Miniport (PPTP)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_PPTPMINIPORT
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 4
Service Name PptpMiniport
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\raspptp.sys (10.0.17134.1, 95.00 KB (97,280 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:34 PM)

Name [00000005] WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_PPPOEMINIPORT
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 5
Service Name RasPppoe
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\raspppoe.sys (10.0.17134.1, 81.00 KB (82,944 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:34 PM)

Name [00000006] Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID Not Available
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 6
Service Name RFCOMM
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available

Name [00000007] Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID Not Available
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 7
Service Name BthPan
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available

Name [00000008] WAN Miniport (IP)
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type WAN Miniport (IP)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_NDISWANIP
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 8
Service Name NdisWan
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address ‪82:15:20:52:41:53‬
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ndiswan.sys (10.0.17134.441, 189.00 KB (193,536 bytes), 12/12/2018 6:40 AM)

Name [00000009] WAN Miniport (IPv6)
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type WAN Miniport (IPv6)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_NDISWANIPV6
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 9
Service Name NdisWan
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address ‪AC:8C:20:52:41:53‬
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ndiswan.sys (10.0.17134.441, 189.00 KB (193,536 bytes), 12/12/2018 6:40 AM)

Name [00000010] WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_NDISWANBH
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 10
Service Name NdisWan
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address ‪F4:F1:20:52:41:53‬
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ndiswan.sys (10.0.17134.441, 189.00 KB (193,536 bytes), 12/12/2018 6:40 AM)

Name [00000011] Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24FD&SUBSYS_80508086&REV_78\4&35488D1B&0&00E9
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 11
Service Name Netwtw06
IP Address 192.168.0.46
IP Subnet 255.255.255.0
Default IP Gateway 192.168.0.1
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server 192.168.0.1
DHCP Lease Expires 6/27/1932 10:50 PM
DHCP Lease Obtained 6/20/1932 10:50 PM
MAC Address ‪F4:96:34:51:EC:58‬
Memory Address 0xD8AFE000-0xD8AFFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 4294967258
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\netwtw06.sys (20.70.0.5, 8.41 MB (8,814,104 bytes), 6/30/2018 2:27 PM)

Name [00000012] WAN Miniport (SSTP)
Adapter Type Not Available
Product Type WAN Miniport (SSTP)
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID SWD\MSRRAS\MS_SSTPMINIPORT
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 12
Service Name RasSstp
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled No
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address Not Available
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\rassstp.sys (10.0.17134.1, 77.00 KB (78,848 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:34 PM)

Name [00000013] Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID {5D624F94-8850-40C3-A3FA-A4FD2080BAF3}\VWIFIMP_WFD\5&3A7F3141&1&13
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 13
Service Name vwifimp
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address ‪F4:96:34:51:EC:59‬
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\vwifimp.sys (10.0.17134.1, 43.50 KB (44,544 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:34 PM)

Name [00000014] Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID {5D624F94-8850-40C3-A3FA-A4FD2080BAF3}\VWIFIMP_WFD\5&3A7F3141&1&14
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 14
Service Name vwifimp
IP Address Not Available
IP Subnet Not Available
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server Not Available
DHCP Lease Expires Not Available
DHCP Lease Obtained Not Available
MAC Address ‪F6:96:34:51:EC:58‬
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\vwifimp.sys (10.0.17134.1, 43.50 KB (44,544 bytes), 4/11/2018 8:34 PM)

Name [00000015] ExpressVPN Tap Adapter
Adapter Type Ethernet 802.3
Product Type ExpressVPN Tap Adapter
Installed Yes
PNP Device ID ROOT\NET\0001
Last Reset 4/14/2019 7:25 PM
Index 15
Service Name tapexpressvpn
IP Address 10.76.0.158
IP Subnet 255.255.255.252
Default IP Gateway Not Available
DHCP Enabled Yes
DHCP Server 10.76.0.157
DHCP Lease Expires 6/20/1933 10:51 PM
DHCP Lease Obtained 6/20/1932 10:51 PM
MAC Address ‪00:FF:F3:44:BE:C0‬
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\tapexpressvpn.sys (9.0.0.23, 43.97 KB (45,024 bytes), 11/6/2018 11:06 AM)

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Re: Wifi problems XPS 9365


@Neeww Yorker wrote:

My 9365 has continual and increasing problems connecting to my wifi, staying connected, sometimes it doesn't even see the wifi.

My Android tablet, my Iphone, my wifes Asus and her HP as well as my MacBook ALL have no problems with my wifi so it seems to be a problem with my  XPS 9365.

In researching the issue there are many posts blaming the XPS' wifi problems on it's Killer Wifi card which is soldered into the XPS.   

Has anyone solved this problem?  Is there a way to bypass or remove the Killer Card and install one that works?

 

 

 


@Neeww Yorker you could try downloading the drivers directly from Killer themselves. This was a recommendation by the Killer reps who quite often frequent the forums. The feedback is generally quite positive for this suggestion. The drivers can be found here - http://support.killernetworking.com/software/

Alan

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