Linksys CES 2017 Announcements

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
Linksys announced two routers, cable modem and MU-MIMO adapter at CES 2017.

Read on SmallNetBuilder
 

sfx2000

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

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

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...
 

TheManFromUncle

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

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

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

Regular Contributor
"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?
 

pege63

Very Senior Member
Think its the same BS as with the "NIP" NG R7800 vs NG R7800 it was the same WF/SW in these routers.
 

sm00thpapa

Very Senior Member
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.
 

sfx2000

Part of the Furniture
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.

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

Elisha

Occasional Visitor
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.

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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