Alongside the announcement of the cheaper Velop mesh networking router, Linksys unveiled a new version of their WRT32X gaming router, which is designed to make gaming on the Xbox One faster than other routers.
The WRT32XB will automatically detect when an Xbox One is connected to the internet, which in turn will prioritize and accelerate the internet connection to the gaming console. It features the same “Killer Prioritization Engine” technology from the original device, but it now applies it to Xbox One devices, alongside PCs. According to the company, the inclusion of the technology will result in reduced lag spikes and cut down on peak ping times as much as 65 percent.
The router features almost the same technology from the original device, such as the 802.11ac WiFi standard, four Ethernet connections, a USB 3.0 port, and four dual-band antennas.
The WRT32XB is expected to be released in February for $299, which notably is the same price as the non-Xbox prioritized model.
Furthermore, Linksys is also announcing that they will be adding the Killer Gaming prioritization to any gaming device, whether it would be a PC, smartphone, or console to the original WRT32X in a future software update.
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