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Setting up Prioritization on the Linksys WRT32X and WRT32XB

The Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine (Linksys WRT32X) and Linksys WRT32X Dual-Band Gaming Router Designed for Xbox (Linksys WRT32XB) use the Killer™ Prioritization Engine to automatically synchronize with a Killer-enabled computer or device to ensure a fast and smooth gameplay.  These routers also let you set a Higher, Normal or Lower Priority to your other devices or computers.

When the Linksys WRT32X detects a Killer device, it will automatically add it to the Killer Priority queue for traffic prioritization.  It will also detect an Xbox® gaming device though it will be added to the Normal Priority queue.  You can manually set any Xbox device to Higher Priority if needed.

When the Linksys WRT32XB detects an Xbox One® gaming device and a Killer device it will automatically add them to the Higher and Killer Priority queue, respectively, for traffic prioritization.  All other devices will be on the Normal Priority queue.  Prioritization will still work for all other Xbox consoles, but take note of these  differences:
  • Xbox One is automatically added to Higher Priority.
  • Xbox 360® needs to be manually added to Higher Priority. 
This article will guide you on how to set up Prioritization on your Linksys WRT32X and WRT32XB.
 
Before you begin, m
ake sure that the devices you need to prioritize are connected to your router’s network.


Accessing the Prioritization page 
 
Step 1:
Log in to the web interface.  For instructions, click here.
 
Step 2:
On the web interface, click or tap Prioritization.
 
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Checking and adjusting your speed

Step 1:
The Prioritization feature on your router determines how much speed to give your prioritized devices through a speed test.  On the Prioritization page, click or tap the speed value to open the Fine tune your speed window.  In this example, the speed value is 103 mbps.
 
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Step 2:
To adjust your speed, you can either run a speed test or enter a manual value.  To run a speed test, select Use speed test results, then click or tap Run Speed Test.
 
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To enter a manual value, click or tap Use manually entered speed then enter the values in megabits per second (Mb/s) for Download and Upload.  Then click or tap Save.
 
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NOTE:  If you enter values that are significantly higher than the speed test results, you might not get the best performance for your network.  Contact your internet service provider (ISP) to find your actual speed.  It is important to make sure these numbers are accurate to get the most out of your Prioritization setting. 
 
Prioritizing your Killer Enabled Devices
 
Step 1:
Click or tap the arrow beside Killer Enabled Devices to display your Killer-enabled computers or devices.  

 
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Step 2:
Slide the Automatically prioritizes Killer enabled device traffic button to the right to enable it.  You should see a Saved notification flash on the upper left corner of the screen.

 
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Setting up Manual Prioritization
 
All your non-Killer devices will be displayed in the Manual Prioritization section.  By default, all devices fall in the Normal Priority queue.  Use the up and down arrows if you want to set a Higher Priority or Lower Priority to a device.  Make sure to click or tap the Save button to apply any changes made. 
  
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You have now set up Prioritization for Linksys WRT32X and WRT32XB.


Related Videos:

What is the Linksys WRT32X's Killer Prioritization Engine (VIDEO)
Changing the Wi-Fi Settings of the Linksys WRT32X (VIDEO)
Changing the Linksys WRT32X admin password (VIDEO)
Overview of the Linksys WRT32X Dashboard (VIDEO)
Setting up the Guest Access feature of the Linksys WRT32X (VIDEO)
Setting up Prioritization on the Linksys WRT32X (VIDEO)

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