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Linksys has used the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas to reveal its latest gaming router, the Linksys WRT32X. For the new router, Linksys has teamed up with Rivet Networks, the company behind Killer Network, to bring the network performance gamers look for.
The unit brings the classic WRT styling and has open source firmware adoption which brings a theoretical throughput of up to 600Mbps on its 2.4GHz 802.11n network and 2600Mbps on its 5GHz 802.11ac network. It also comes with one gigabit WAN port and a four-port gigabit ethernet switch onboard.
Linksys product manager, Justin Doucette said in a pre-CES briefing
Our competitors have been marketing their routers as ‘gaming routers,’ but that’s really just been marketing. We wanted to build something that would really speak to gamers.” Looking at the success Rivet Networks has had with gaming PC builders including Alienware, Razer, MSI, and others, Linksys decided to integrate the company’s Killer Prioritization Engine software into its latest high-end router.
As it brings Killer Network support, it means that any systems using Killer Network allows for some degree of control over bandwidth prioritization and signal distribution. That means you can give network traffic priority to gaming systems on your network.
The Linksys WRT32X sports a dual-band, 3×3 AC3200 wireless router with Rivet Networks’ Killer Prioritization Engine, a 1.8GHz dual-core ARM CPU and 512MB of DDR3 memory.