Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band WiFi Gaming Router £249.99 @ Maplin
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Linksys WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band WiFi Gaming Router £249.99 @ Maplin

£249.99£299.9917%Maplin Deals
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Found 27th Dec 2017
Decent drop on this. Newish model too, for the right person I'm sure it's a deal. This is my first.
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It is a con, it is a rebadge router designed to sell to those not in the know, and you need specific hardware for the ‘gaming’ side to work

As noted at the time of announcement, the Marvell-based router is basically a WRT3200ACM with Rivet Networks' Killer networking technology built in, black "stealth" styling and a restyled GUI, all calculated to attract gamers like flies to honey.

Linksys claims the built-in Killer Prioritization Engine reduces "peak" ping times up to 77%, but only for PCs equipped with Killer network hardware. Killer-equipped PCs and mobos are available from Dell, Gigabyte, MSI, Razer and others.

Key hardware specs include 1.8 GHz Dual-Core ARM CPU, 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-band 3x3 wireless radio, 256 MB flash, 512MB of DDR3 RAM and gigabit WAN (1) and 4-port LAN Ethernet switch. USB 3.0 and eSATA ports are there to support high-throughput storage sharing.

Prospective buyers would be advised to not be misled by the Linksys' AC3200 class rating for the 32X. What you're getting for practical purposes is a 3x3 AC1900 class with one 5 GHz radio that supports contiguous 160 MHz bandwidth. The stated 3200 Mbps maximum link rate math works out to 600 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 2600 Mbps (5 GHz) = 3200. If you don't have a device that supports 160 MHz bandwidth, the 5 GHz link rate falls back to 1300 Mbps, which added to the 2.4 GHz 600 Mbps yields 1900 Mbps.
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It is a con, it is a rebadge router designed to sell to those not in the know, and you need specific hardware for the ‘gaming’ side to work

As noted at the time of announcement, the Marvell-based router is basically a WRT3200ACM with Rivet Networks' Killer networking technology built in, black "stealth" styling and a restyled GUI, all calculated to attract gamers like flies to honey.

Linksys claims the built-in Killer Prioritization Engine reduces "peak" ping times up to 77%, but only for PCs equipped with Killer network hardware. Killer-equipped PCs and mobos are available from Dell, Gigabyte, MSI, Razer and others.

Key hardware specs include 1.8 GHz Dual-Core ARM CPU, 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-band 3x3 wireless radio, 256 MB flash, 512MB of DDR3 RAM and gigabit WAN (1) and 4-port LAN Ethernet switch. USB 3.0 and eSATA ports are there to support high-throughput storage sharing.

Prospective buyers would be advised to not be misled by the Linksys' AC3200 class rating for the 32X. What you're getting for practical purposes is a 3x3 AC1900 class with one 5 GHz radio that supports contiguous 160 MHz bandwidth. The stated 3200 Mbps maximum link rate math works out to 600 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 2600 Mbps (5 GHz) = 3200. If you don't have a device that supports 160 MHz bandwidth, the 5 GHz link rate falls back to 1300 Mbps, which added to the 2.4 GHz 600 Mbps yields 1900 Mbps.
Aeschylus57 m ago

It is a con, it is a rebadge router designed to sell to those not in the …It is a con, it is a rebadge router designed to sell to those not in the know, and you need specific hardware for the ‘gaming’ side to workAs noted at the time of announcement, the Marvell-based router is basically a WRT3200ACM with Rivet Networks' Killer networking technology built in, black "stealth" styling and a restyled GUI, all calculated to attract gamers like flies to honey.Linksys claims the built-in Killer Prioritization Engine reduces "peak" ping times up to 77%, but only for PCs equipped with Killer network hardware. Killer-equipped PCs and mobos are available from Dell, Gigabyte, MSI, Razer and others.Key hardware specs include 1.8 GHz Dual-Core ARM CPU, 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-band 3x3 wireless radio, 256 MB flash, 512MB of DDR3 RAM and gigabit WAN (1) and 4-port LAN Ethernet switch. USB 3.0 and eSATA ports are there to support high-throughput storage sharing.Prospective buyers would be advised to not be misled by the Linksys' AC3200 class rating for the 32X. What you're getting for practical purposes is a 3x3 AC1900 class with one 5 GHz radio that supports contiguous 160 MHz bandwidth. The stated 3200 Mbps maximum link rate math works out to 600 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + 2600 Mbps (5 GHz) = 3200. If you don't have a device that supports 160 MHz bandwidth, the 5 GHz link rate falls back to 1300 Mbps, which added to the 2.4 GHz 600 Mbps yields 1900 Mbps.


Totally didn’t understand the majority of what u said seems u are well informed on this kind of thing so post a link of a better alternative for those interested
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Woah bro
are these really worth it? been using a £15 dlink for years & its been great lol with 3 x ppl gaming!
Edited by: "yoyo59" 28th Dec 2017
What's the difference of this and the one what comes with Internet?

Better Wireless speeds
Better Range

But the ethernet speed will be the same right?
Norseg6 h, 44 m ago

What's the difference of this and the one what comes with Internet? Better …What's the difference of this and the one what comes with Internet? Better Wireless speedsBetter RangeBut the ethernet speed will be the same right?


in 99.9% of cases, yes. In theory though, if you have somebody in your home using the full internet bandwidth you have available, having QOS (Quality of Service) would mean gaming traffic wouldn't suffer, but the person in your home using the full bandwitdh would get slightly slower speed
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