Every year broadband speeds increase, and people connect more and more devices to the internet, but getting good network connectivity throughout our homes remains a problem. Whether it’s a lack of access to wired Ethernet or weak Wi-Fi signals, many people still have areas in their houses, apartments, or offices that have poor, or often no, internet access. Consumers buy millions of Wi-Fi extenders, switches, and other expensive range extending equipment to try to overcome this frustrating, yet common, problem.
Killer xTend Technology from Rivet Networks introduces powerful networking capabilities by integrating a network switch and providing Wi-Fi extender capabilities directly into your computer. This allows your computer to provide its network access to other nearby wired and wireless devices with strong, powerful network connection. Don’t mess with switches and network extenders that are expensive and difficult to configure – instead use Killer’s innovative new xTend Technology to connect devices such as your Xbox, smart phone, and tablets to your home network. Game with confidence because Killer still prioritizes your computer’s traffic so that other devices that connect to Killer xTend will not slow down your games, videos, and other high priority applications.
Killer xTend includes a built-in switch
Gamers and performance-oriented PC users often have switches next to their computer. Switches are great, but they often clutter your desk with their power cables, Ethernet cables, and overall boxy appearance.
Killer xTend eliminates the need for a switch by adding additional ethernet ports to your computer that can be used for either local or internet traffic. Killer xTend allows you to get an internet connection from your router (either wired or wirelessly), then you can connect your wired devices like your Xbox and NAS directly to your computer. xTend makes your already powerful computer the center of your home network while both simplifying and improving the connectivity in your house.
Use Killer xTend as a Wireless Extender
One of the most common wireless networking problems that people experience at home is dealing with weak wireless signals from their routers. Not being able to maintain a strong, constant connection to the internet is a painful problem, and a big reason why people often purchase and install wireless extenders. These devices are often expensive and complicated to set up.
Rather than waste money and precious time dealing with a Wireless extender, take advantage of the wireless extension capability that Killer xTend delivers on your computer. PC's that feature Killer xTend Technology have built-in capabilities to use the Killer Wi-Fi adapter as both a connection to the internet and as a wireless extender at the same time. Connect your phones, tablets, and other wireless devices directly to your nearby Killer xTend enabled PC instead of having them connect to a router that is further away. Use Killer’s intuitive and simple Killer Control Center to easily set up and configure your Killer Wi-Fi device so that it can extend your home’s Wi-Fi reach.
Powerful Network Prioritization
Game confidently with Killer xTend Technology because it automatically detects time-sensitive traffic both to and from your computer, and prioritizes gaming, real-time, and streaming traffic above online activities from other devices connected to Killer xTend. By protecting your critical network data, Killer xTend gives gamers the low latencies and bandwidth they need for fast, lag-free gaming while still providing exceptional network extension capabilities.
In addition, Killer xTend provides a great experience to other connected devices by ensuring that low-priority network traffic on the Killer xTend enabled computer (such as downloads or game patches) does not negatively impact other devices that your family or friends may be using. Killer xTend’s powerful, and easy-to-use interface makes it simple for you to manage the priorities and get the most out of your home network.
- Access to a Wired Connection: Stop running wires across your home and instead get wired access via your Killer xTend enabled computer. Your XBOX, network storage device, and additional computers will get fast, seamless internet connectivity when plugged into the Killer xTend ethernet ports.
- Eliminate poor Wi-Fi signals: Stop struggling with a weak Wi-Fi signal by connecting smart phone, tablets, and other devices wirelessly to Killer xTend. Killer xTend acts as a Wi-Fi range extender to give you better wireless coverage throughout your home
- Powerful Prioritization: Killer xTend not only prioritizes critical traffic on your PC above less urgent PC traffic, it always prioritizes the critical traffic from your Killer xTend enabled computer above less urgent traffic from the other connected devices, providing the ultimate gaming and video experience.