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the Linksys WRT32XB Gaming Router

WiFi THAT TAKES Xbox GAMING TO THE EXTREME

Engineered purely for gaming, the Linksys WRT32XB Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine provides a dominating home network.

This high-performance gaming router detects and prioritizes your Xbox to reduce peak ping times by 65% and deliver smooth, lag-free gaming.*

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

High-performance gaming router

LOWER PEAK PING UP TO 65% ON Xbox*

We partnered with Killer Networking, industry leaders in gaming networking, to develop a WiFi router for hard-core gamers. The WRT32XB uses the Killer Prioritization Engine to identify, prioritize, and accelerate your gaming traffic above all other devices and activities on your home WiFi.

The WRT32XB gaming router auto-detects Xbox to prioritize WiFi gaming and video streaming. Its Killer Prioritization Engine protects against extreme lag spikes, lowering peak ping by up to 65%.* The result is unparalleled game-conquering response rates no matter what other devices on the network are doing.

Reduces peak ping by up to 65% on Xbox*
Killer Prioritization

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 WRT32XB 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 WRT32XB 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 MAX-STREAM Routers diagram

THE FASTEST 5GHZ BAND OF ANY ROUTER*

DFS Certified speed diagram

TRI-STREAM TECHNOLOGY

Equipped with innovative Tri-Stream 160 technology, the WRT32XB delivers untouched, extreme WiFi speeds that never lag. Not available on other WiFi routers, Tri-Stream 160 effectively doubles the bandwidth of the 5 GHz band to power data-heavy activity with ultra-fast 2.6 Gbps WiFi speeds.

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 your router can operate in the clearest airspace that other WiFi routers aren't allowed.

Router gaming design

ENGINEERED TO OUTPERFORM

The WRT32XB 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 WRT32XB will be consistently getting better over time.

WRT32XB Rear Product Shot

PRO-GRADE GIGABIT ETHERNET CONNECTIVITY

The WRT32XB 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, 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
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
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 3.0A
Support
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC3200 WiFi Gaming Router, WRT32XB 
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Warranty and Regulatory with Documentation
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WRT32XB Review So, I was one of the first people to order this router before the pre-order button was put in place so I received my WRT32XB yesterday. I did pay 299.99 for it originally, but was refunded 50.00 when it went down to 249.99 with a talk to customer service. Shipping was fast and the customer service was excellent. Now, I set this router up hooked up to an Xbox One S and set up a few parameters to increase ping. I port forwarded all appropriate ports to my specific game FIFA 18, I then set my Xbox One S to DMZ, set my Xbox One S to top of the prioritization table and finally I set my DNS to CloudFlare I did this through the Admin Mode of the WRT 32X router configuration page found by typing in the IP Address in a web browser. I was using an Apple AirPort Extreme getting 67ms ping and once this new router was configured I got 55ms ping on the Xbox One Detailed Network Analysis setting. It has around 8 devices connected to it at all times (ROKU, Fire Stick, Apple TV, iPhones, Android, MacBook, PC, Xbox One) and handles everything so quickly, my wife noticed that her bars don't decrease like before on her phone when connected to the router. I would highly recommend this to anyone in need of an upgrade this router will make a difference if you are using a older router like myself with many different devices connected at the same time trying to stream.
Date published: 2018-05-11
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* “Killer reduces peak ping by up to 65%" calculated from the reduction of peak ping rate from 103 milliseconds (ms) to 45 ms when using the Killer Prioritization Engine on the WRT32X and an Xbox using a 10 megabits per second (Mbps) down/2Mbps up internet connection that has multiple devices consuming the 10Mbps connection.