At CES 2017 we have seen many different products announced already, and it’s not even the first day yet.
Linksys were among the many manufacturers to reveal some of those products, revealing a new set of networking equipment during the pre-show that are sure to keep you in awe.
The most interesting and probably the most awe-worthy is the Linksys WRT32X, which comes as part of Linksys new partnership with Rivet Networks.
It features the same classic WRT styling that we are used to, with the same awesome open source firmware, but with all new networking specs to drool over, particularly with the inclusion of the Killer Network software, which provides you with extreme control over bandwidth prioritisation and signal distribution, allowing you to get the speeds exactly where you need them.
And it’s pretty speedy too with up to 2.6Gbps of bandwidth across the three channels.
The WRT32X also features a 1.8GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of DDR3 RAM.
It will be priced at $300 in the US.
Alongside it, Linksys also unveiled the simpler EA8300 and EA9300, which have been designed with the average user in mind, instead of the power gamer.
The EA8300 has support for 802.11ac Wave 2 with up to 2.2Gbps of bandwidth, it features a quad-core 716MHz processor and 256GB of DDR3 RAM.
The Linksys EA9300 slightly tops it with a 1.8GHz Quad-core processor and a total of 512MB of RAM.
It also comes with up to 4.4Gbps across the three channels.
Both will come with support for Amazon Alexa Skills, Beamforming, and per-device bandwidth distribution.
The EA830 will be priced at $200 and the EA9300 will be priced at $300.
To finish this off, Linksys unveiled the WUSB6400M which is a device that has been designed to help you take advantage of 802.11ac Mu-MIMO WiFI.
It is a USB 3.0 adapter that will bring this support to your laptop in a plug-and-play method, with support for any router on the market, not just Linksys’.
And for all of that, you will have to pay out just $60, which is pretty good if you need that kind of support.