Razer unveils Sila: 'lag-free' Wi-Fi gaming router

Razer enters the gaming router market with Sila, a new router designed for low latency gaming over Wi-Fi.

Published Tue, Oct 2 2018 9:45 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Razer has just entered the gaming router market with the surprise announcement of Sila, a new gaming router that the company designed to keep lag away when gaming or streaming media.

Razer unveils Sila: 'lag-free' Wi-Fi gaming router | TweakTown.com

Inside, the Razer FasTrack QoS system will prioritize traffic for when you're gaming or streaming video from the likes of Netflix or YouTube. It'll also automatically detect consoles, or work out which game you're playing on your PC and keep bandwidth secured away for you exclusively.

Razer has deployed a multi-channel zero-wait DFS system that will ensure network congestion stays at a minimum. Sila will make sure you get connected with the strongest signal possible, as there are more and more gamers using Wi-Fi to game all day or night long, especially with the rise of Fortnite on mobile.

Razer Sila has 9 internal antennas so it won't look like a spider from the outside, and instead looks like a really slick console. Razer lets you connect multiple Sila gaming routers together to create a mega mesh network for even better Wi-Fi connectivity. Razer also packs dedicated 5GHz backhaul into Sila, so you will have improved Wi-Fi performance in a mesh network.

If you use two Silas you'll be OK with up to 6000 square feet, while you'll need a third or fourth to cover multiple levels of a large house or apartment complex.

Razer's new Sila gaming router can be configured from your iOS or Android smartphone, and will be available starting Wednesday for $250.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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