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the Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router

BUILT EXCLUSIVELY FOR GAMING

Engineered purely for gaming, the Linksys WRT32X Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine provides a dominating home WiFi network.

This high-performance gaming router synchronizes with Killer-enabled PCs--from brands such as Alienware™, Gigabyte™, MSI™ and Razer™--to reduce peak ping times by up to 77% and deliver smooth, lag-free gaming.*

You gain an unrivaled advantage over your competition in MOBAs, shooters, and other games where a single millisecond can mean victory or defeat.

Killer Synchronization Diagram

LOWER PEAK PING UP TO 77%*

We partnered with Killer Networking, industry leaders in gaming networking, to develop a WiFi router for hard-core gamers. The WRT32X uses the Killer Prioritization Engine to identify, prioritize, and accelerate your gaming traffic above all other devices and activities on your home WiFi.

Gaming PCs may experience less than optimal ping rates when the network is under load. When matched with a Killer-enabled PC, the WRT32X gaming router automatically syncs using the Killer Prioritization Engine to reduce peak ping by up to 77%.* The result, unparalleled gaming-conquering response rates no matter what other devices on the network are doing.

Killer Prioritization Engine

CUSTOM-BUILT FIRMWARE BOOSTS PERFORMANCE

Enjoy exceptional online gaming performance from specially engineered software. Gaming-optimized firmware works to minimize response times, thus providing a virtually lag-free connection when you need it most: in the midst of a heated competition.

You won't lose your edge even if your roommates or LAN party are streaming, gaming, or strategizing with you over voice chat about how to take down the competition.

Smooth, Lag-Free Gameplay

CUSTOM-BUILT FIRMWARE BOOSTS PERFORMANCE

Enjoy exceptional online gaming performance from specially engineered software. Gaming-optimized firmware works to minimize response times, thus providing a virtually lag-free connection when you need it most: in the midst of a heated competition.

You won't lose your edge even if your roommates or LAN party are streaming, gaming, or strategizing with you over voice chat about how to take down the competition.

ULTRA-FAST WiFi

The WRT32X gives you dominating Next-Gen AC WiFi speeds up to 3.2 Gbps that keep you at the top of your game. Experience exceptionally smooth, responsive gameplay. The Killer Priorization Engine will reliably fast-track gaming traffic whether you're using a wired or WiFi connection.


POWERFUL INTERFACE FOR ULTIMATE CONTROL OVER WiFi TRAFFIC

The intuitive interface lets you see your home's Internet traffic. You can monitor connected devices, manage advanced networking settings, and conduct speed tests with just a few mouse clicks.

With the gaming-focused UI dashboard, you can check network traffic speeds, check VPN and network storage status, see Killer device connection status, and also control port-forwarding. You'll know at a glance whether your PC or console games are performing optimally.

Dashboard Interface Screenshots

MU-MIMO PROVIDES STUNNING MULTI-DEVICE PERFORMANCE

Thanks to MU-MIMO technology, the WRT32X Gaming Router can handle even the most bandwidth-intensive environments. MU-MIMO builds upon longtime broadcasting cornerstones--such as spatial multiplexing, beamforming, and scheduling algorithms--to boost overall throughput and distribute bandwidth fairly between devices. Each connected client device receives its own dedicated data stream, so users won't have to compete with one another for bandwidth. Multiple users can simultaneously engage in 4K video streaming, play online games, and perform other data-intensive tasks without latency or buffering.

Traditional Routers VS MU-MIMO Routers

DFS CERTIFIED

Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) certification from the FCC not only allows operation at 160MHz enabling Tri-Stream160, but it also triples the channels available at 80MHz so the WRT32X can operate in the clearest airspace that other routers aren't allowed.

Diagram illustrates that Tri-Steam 160 effectively doubles bandwidth of the 5GHz band
Router designed to complement gaming rigs

DESIGNED TO DOMINATE

The WRT32X features a performance-grade 1.8 GHz dual-core CPU, custom-built firmware and user interface, four external adjustable antennas with high-power amplifiers, and high-efficiency heatsink. Aesthetically, it boasts a stealthy design, sleek matte-black finish, and blue LED lights-the perfect complement to any gaming environment.

LINKSYS AUTO FIRMWARE UPGRADE

Linksys automatically pushes software updates to your router overnight and seamlessly brings the latest features and security to your home WiFi network. The WRT32X will be consistently getting better over time.

WRT32X Rear Product Shot

PRO-GRADE GIGABIT ETHERNET CONNECTIVITY

The WRT32X gaming router also features a pro-grade Gigabit Ethernet switch with four ports, making it ideal for connecting multiple gaming rigs or consoles at your next LAN party.

  • Connect game consoles, gaming laptops, 4K TVs, additional switches, and other devices
  • Ultra-fast eSATA port for connecting shared network storage devices at high speeds
  • USB 3.0 port for connecting hard drives or USB memory sticks
 
 
 
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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WRT32X

  • A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WRT32X

Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    Dual-band AC3200 MU-MIMO w/ MU-MIMO, DFS
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11g
    • 802.11n
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC3200 (N600 + AC2600)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 and 5 GHz (simultaneous dual-band)
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Very Large Household
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    • 1x Gigabit WAN port
    • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Other Ports:
    • One(1) USB 3.0 port
    • One(1) Combo eSATA/USB 2.0 port
    • Power
  • Antennas:
    4x external, dual-band, detachable antennas
  • Processor:
    1.8 GHz dual-core
  • LEDs:
    Power, Internet, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, eSATA, USB1 (USB 2.0), USB2 (USB 3.0), LAN 1–4 (activity/10/100 Mbps), LAN 1–4 (1 Gbps), WPS
  • Wireless Encryption:
    WPA2 Personal
  • VPN Support:
    • PPTP
    • IPSec pass‐through
  • Storage File System Support:
    FAT, NTFS, and HFS+
  • Easy Setup:
    Browser-based Setup
  • Certified Operating Systems:
    MacOS (10.X or higher), Windows 7, Windows 8.1 (Works with Windows 10)
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Internet Explorer® 8
    • Safari® 5 (for Mac®)
    • Firefox® 8
    • Google Chrome™
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    245.87 x 193.80 x 51.82 mm(9.68 x 7.63 x 2.04 in.) without antennas
  • Weight:
    798.32 g(28.16 oz)
  • Security Features:
    • WPA2
    • 128 bit AES link encryption
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    FCC class B
  • Other Certifications:
    FCC DFS Certified
  • Additional Information:
    Open Source ready for OpenWrt
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 3.0A
Support
Package Contents
  • Linksys WRT32X Wi-Fi Gaming Router
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 4 Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
Reviews

Press

Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Ping dropped 50% I received this router for my honest review. but in no way does that affect my Review. The WRT32x is by far the most advanced technology when it comes to gaming and speed. Ping is everything. the moment I hooked up this router my ping dropped 50% (see photo) The setup was so easy, the interface is perfect, and the wifi is amazing I played COD on this and its almost like cheating its so easy to kill some one. I tested this on the PSPRO and a MSI GT83VR Titan (plus all the other devices connected 14) and I recommend this Router to anyone who games or just for a fast powerful router. Great Job Linksys!!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing prioritization! I’ve only had this a week but the setup was really easy and quick. The setup steps are very simple to follow and the prioritization setting makes it easy to choose what devices get more speed. That way if you’re streaming a movie and it keeps loading because someone else is surfing the net you make your stresming device high priority and no more loading. There is one device , out of 13, that refuses to go to high priority but it’s in normal priority and gets plenty of speed. So far it’s the funnest router I’ve had but I’m a techy. live in a two story 5 bedroom 2 car garage house and I get great signal everywhere in the house even out in my car.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Reliable Wifi This router drops wifi connections at least once a day. Have to reboot router to reconnect. Check the community board to see that this problem is happening to a lot of users. Wish I could return it because in the 11 pages of discussion on the board Linksys never once chimes in to offer any help or hope that this is being fixed. It's fast when it works but the range isn't nearly as good as my Netgear is. Had to go back to it due to constantly having to reboot this .junk.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boosted my game performance! I received a WRT32X gaming router free from Linksys in exchange for my honest review. The router setup was easy and I was online fairly quick. One of my favorite online games is Team Fortress 2. I don’t have any KILLER enabled games, but what I did was prioritize my laptop as High Priority on the router. Playing Team Fortress 2, it didn’t take me long to realize the game was experiencing less lag and I was performing much better. Better performance and a lot more fun! The WRT32X is a beautiful router that comes with performance to match. The WRT32X is a clear winner in my opinion. Game Time!
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Major disappointment Biggest disappointment. Work for reseller and got this at a special price. Got to choose between 4 different products. Choose this one for gaming reasons. What a mistake. Have now been through 2 of them. Firmware upgrade that kicks the wifi off in a few hours.had a "specialist " call me back and the best answer was reset the router to factory defaults.thank you for wasting my money. I work from home through the internet and had to go back to my old router. A 5 year old router.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Bad I got this thing at a great discount but it has been nothing but trouble. A firmware upgrade basically turns off Wi-Fi, after I exchanges it for a new one and turned off firmware updates found that besides the bad most recent firmware problem it in general just randomly stops accepting connections to both Wi-Fi. Ill change a setting like the channel ect and it will work again for a few days. Something is majorly amiss with a unit having issues out of the box and then even worse ones later with bad Firmware updates.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router with Fast UI I love the new interface of the WRT32X. It is completely overhauled from the previous smart wifi interface and is much more user friendly. It is also much faster to use. I think this is the best UI that Linksys has ever made. The wifi is fast and covers all of my house which is 2 floors. It supports dual band 2.4ghz and 5ghz. It has all the features you come to expect like advanced wifi settings, usb features, file sharing, ddns port forwarding, static ip and it even supports openvpn client profiles. It also supports third party firmware, which is a must have feature when I buy a new router. The new killer networking feature is nice because I have 2 Desktops in my house that supports Killer Networking but I never had a compatible router that worked with the prioritization feature for games. The router even lists the devices that are compatible with the new prioritization feature. I also really like the new black color to the router, it gives it a more stealth like appearance and you can even shut off the led lights if you don’t need them on. Overall this is a great router in the WRT series.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LIGHTNING PERFORMANCE Received this product a week ago and I can say I'm absolutely more than satisfied with this router. It delivers amazing speeds that I didn't even know were capable on my current setup. I had previously been using the provided Spectrum Wifi Router and this router definitely outperforms the Spectrum Wifi Router. Gaming is lightning fast and with zero lag. My home is a two story home and this router has no problem covering my entire house and managing all my connected devices which at times can be up to 20 devices. I also really liked that this router supports dual band and it doesn't have to be a different network. The setup is a breeze and takes five minutes or less with the new dedicated user interface it makes setting it up a breeze. I also really liked about the new interface that it has a speed test built right in so I know I'm getting the speeds I pay for.
Date published: 2017-09-18
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*“Killer reduces peak ping by up to 77%" calculated from the reduction of peak ping rate from 74 milliseconds (ms) to 17 ms when using the Killer Prioritization Engine on the WRT32X and a Killer-enabled PC using a 10 megabits per second (Mbps) down/2Mbps up internet connection that has multiple devices consuming the 10Mbps connection.
The standard transmission rates—450 Mbps or 2600 Mbps (for 5 GHz) and 600 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.
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