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Linksys CES 2017 Announcements

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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  2. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    That router looks beastly. They should call it the Dark Knight.
     
  3. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    It does look pretty bad ass. Gotta admit.
     
  4. TheManFromUncle

    TheManFromUncle Regular Contributor

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    Didn't ASUS do that with their N66U? Any idea why they didn't keep it?
     
  5. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    Yeah Asus did call the N66U The Dark Knight.
     
  6. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Seriously? It's the same basic WRT design in black.

    Are you really that susceptible to marketing tricks like this vs. actual performance?
     
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  7. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    I think we are all well aware. Jeebus! Lighten up a little! We are talking about aesthetics.
     
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  8. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    I may have to spray paint all my WRT routers black now.
     
  9. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Skin job and some firmware changes...

    Sure would be nice if Linksys were to back port some of the firmware changes back to the older WRT's...
     
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  10. TheManFromUncle

    TheManFromUncle Regular Contributor

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    Tim, please remember. Not all of us are as clear minded as you are.
     
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  11. ct1615

    ct1615 Occasional Visitor

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    "The integrated "Killer Prioritization Engine" automatically detects Killer-enabled systems, which include Alienware, MSI, Razer, Gigabyte PC and Xbox. It syncs each system's Killer Network Manager to the WRT32X's Killer engine. This allows the WRT32X to automatically prioritize game traffic and video streams over downloads and other non time-sensitive traffic." - Isn't that QoS, the same QoS you can get on most $70 (or under) routers? I don't play twitch shooter online games but isn't ping/latency more important to online gaming?

    Out of curiosity has anyone ever done/read a fair study to see if QoS benefits the average person/family? If I'm playing warcraft on my PC, my daughter is watching sesame street on amazon video, and my wife is is surfing facebook on her phone, is turning on (or turning it off) QoS really going to benefit us?
     
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    Think its the same BS as with the "NIP" NG R7800 vs NG R7800 it was the same WF/SW in these routers.
     
  13. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    I have over 40 devices connected with 5 consoles gaming and 4K streaming going on at the same time. No QOS enabled and no gimmick gaming features either and no one has lag issues.
     
  14. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Linksys WRT's are odd - for some, they're pretty good...
     
  15. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    Do you stream 4k using wireless?
     
  16. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    Yeah and runs smooth. I have 200Mbps download.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
     
  17. Elisha

    Elisha Occasional Visitor

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    Yeah no kidding! I have 15 devices connected and did 3 simultaneous 4k Netflix streams and 2 regular Netflix streams while downloading torrents and nothing got bogged down.
    QoS is a neat idea but I haven't seen it work in reality. Maybe it does for gamers but not for regular streaming and surfing it seems.


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  18. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Marketing Jedi 101:

    <hand wave>
    "These blinking lights will suffice."
     
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  19. Atul

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    Router looks rock solid and similar to an alien ship.
     
  20. Riekopo

    Riekopo Regular Contributor

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    Please review the Linksys WRT32X.