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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 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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi.

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 Wi-Fi

The WRT32X gives you dominating Next-Gen AC Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi connection.


POWERFUL INTERFACE FOR ULTIMATE CONTROL OVER Wi-Fi 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.

DFS certification enables Tri-Stream160
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 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
  • Key Features:
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11g
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
  • 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
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 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 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 Lots of power I've been using the WRT32X for just over a week. I've noticed faster wireless speeds compared to my previous router when multiple devices are accessing it simultaneously (multiple desktops, laptops, tablets, phones, a file server, and a game console.) I've also noticed a higher level of stability than my previous router. I have not yet needed to reboot the router. I would have needed to reboot my previous router 2 to 3 times during this same period. I also like the new dashboard with this router over the dashboard for my last router. It is much more user-friendly and seems to be more stable than the previous dashboard.
Date published: 2017-09-27
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 5 out of 5 by from Great speed! This works great for gaming; I no longer get connection errors when playing my favorite MMORPG. and it not only works great for gaming, but also works great for streaming. There is a consistent speed increase between this router and another branded router I replaced. I used to get errors when trying to stream from inside my local network and this has resolved that; I can now stream 1080p video wirelessly over my networks with no lag, buffering, etc. The only issue that I've found is that DNS doesn't seem to work very well on my local network; there could be a solution to this that I haven't researched yet.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gaming Router I am really pleased with this router. Set up was fast and effortless. I was up and online in less than five minutes. I wanted to wait and do and much testing and I could before doing this review. I noticed that when I was downloading a video game I was able to watch videos online without constant buffering and pausing. I can tell the prioritization engine is doing it's job. This is something I have not been able to do with other routers. The only thing that i don't like about this router is that i couldn't use my smart wifi app. It would have made set up much easier than it already was. This is really something I hope they implement in the future. Overall a truly great product!!!
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY to setup, GREAT range. Extremely easy to set up, instructions fit on a postcard. Unit is big, I placed mine on a stool behind my TV on the first floor in the front of the house. Check out the picture of the range I am getting in the picture. The Dashboard is easy to navigation to prioritizing your devices.
Date published: 2017-09-19
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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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