Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router Review
The Linksys WRT32X can help ensure your gaming experience is the fastest possible by giving your gaming computer the highest priority over your other network traffic.
Pros
  • Killer Networking support
  • Prioritization of all network devices
  • Ease of use, easy setup
Cons
  • Premium price point
  • Larger footprint than previous WRTs
9.5Overall Score
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Linksys has been in the market for creating networking products for a long time and they are always looking at upping their game for home enthusiasts and gamers alike. Their newest Wi-Fi solution, the Linksys WRT32X, is their latest  Wi-Fi router specifically targeted to the gaming industry with Killer Networking built in to help gamers maximize their network bandwidth to give the best possible gaming performance.


Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router at a Glance

Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router Review

When I first heard about the Linksys WRT32X, I was a bit hesitant about looking at it because I personally do not have any Killer Networking components that would utilize the Killer Prioritization Engine built into the unit itself. With this review I was offered to borrow a MSI GT82VR Titan SLR Gaming Laptop that does have Killer Networking components and will utilize the WRT32X to its full potential. I can tell you now that even if you do not own any Killer Networking components, the Linksys WRT32X can still work beautifully for you!

What's in the Box?

Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router Review

I like how box contents are kept fairly minimal these days. Linksys has kicked it up the notch when it comes to packaging the WRT32X as, when you first open the box, the router is safe and snug in its well crafted home.

Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router Review

Pull the router out and the quickstart guide and antennas await you.

Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router Review

Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router Review

Pull that insert out and you will find the power supply and Ethernet cable.


Specifications and Features

The Linksys WRT32X is packed full of features and has a long list of specifications. The main target audience for a Wi-Fi router like this is the gaming industry sector, and the hardware within the WRT32X will be able to keep up with those demands.

  • Killer Prioritization Engine
  • Customized Gaming Firmware and User Interface
  • 1.8 GHz Dual-core CPU
  • 4 High-Gain Antennas
  • MU-MIMO Technology
  • Dual-band - 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Tri-Stream 160 - Use of 160MHz bandwidth for more data throughput
  • 4 Port Gigabit Switch
  • eSATA Port
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Advanced Wireless Security
  • Easy Setup
  • Compatible with OpenWRT
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