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Linksys WRT32x AC3200 Wireless Gaming Router Review (Page 3)

By: Tyler Bernath from Aug 21, 2017 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Linksys

Management GUI


Setup of the WRT32x starts immediately after connecting to the router. It's preferred you use a wired connection for installation.


The second step allows you to name your SSID or choose to separate the bands. At the bottom, you will need to choose an administrator password.


The dashboard for the WRT32x is among the best I have seen. It's very clean with real-time traffic at the top, your current internet bandwidth at the bottom, and a list of connected devices to the right. On the left-hand side, we have a list of categories and advanced setup if you need it.


Just like the initial setup, the Wi-Fi menu allows you to setup each band with its own SSID and password. At the bottom, you can turn on guest access if needed.


The device's menu lists out what is connected, and if it has a Killer wired or wireless NIC, it will show the logo and give that device priority.


You can customize the level of device prioritization even for devices without Killer Networks NICs by dragging and dropping in the order you want them.


The administration menu allows you to update firmware and change the router's password.


Diving into advanced settings, we have access to USB and eSATA storage devices. This is the area where you will control port forwards and DDNS if you use those features.


Another benefit of using the WRT32x is the ability to interface with Killer Control Center. Since I upgraded our Thunderbolt 3 test platform to the Alienware 15 R3 at the beginning of the year, I have been using KCC to enable application level prioritization, and with the WRT32x, it adds to the experience allowing you to control the router from the interface seen above.

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