Linksys Partners With Killer Networking For Deadly WRT32X Wi-Fi Gaming Router
"We looked at the router options available to gamers in the market and realized that 'gaming' routers were just standard routers with flashy industrial design or packaging provided as 'gamer bait', but offered no real technical substance or innovation," said Vince La Duca, Linksys WRT series product manager. "We knew we already had the best and top of the line hardware for gaming on the market with the WRT series; we just needed the right solution to give gamers the competitive advantage in regards to network optimization, That’s when we started talking with Rivet Networks, makers of Killer networking products."
The WRT32X is a dual-band AC3200 router with up to 2,600Mbps available on the 5GHz band and up to 600Mbps available on the 2.4GHz band. You can't combine the two bands for a single, super fast 3,200Mbps connection, but taking the aggregate bandwidth is how all router makers advertise their models these days, hence the AC3200 rating (600+2,600).
Linksys outfitted the WRT32X with a 1.8GHz dual-core ARM processor, 256MB of flash memory, and 512MB of DDR3 RAM. Users can flash the router with open-source firmware if they don't want to use custom ones that Linksys provides. Other features include four high-performance antennas, a built-in 4-port switch, MU-MIMO technology, and robust connectivity options consisting of eSATA, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 (one each).
The Linksys WRT32X will be available in spring for $300 MSRP.