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Linksys’ Xbox One router is now shipping

Linksys’ Xbox One router is now shipping


$250 is a lot of money for a slight increase in Xbox One networking speed

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Linksys is finally starting to ship its new WRT32XB router, a variant of the company’s existing gaming-focused WRT32X model that’s designed specifically to speed up gaming on an Xbox One.

The WRT32XB was originally announced at CES 2018, and it’s virtually identical to the previous model. Instead of only applying the “Killer Prioritization Engine” technology to connected gaming PCs, however, the WRT32XB will also automatically detect and prioritize Xbox One gaming. According to Linksys, the new router should offer reduced lag spikes and cut down on peak ping times up to 65 percent for Xbox One users.

The WRT32XB is available now for $249.99 ($50 less than the originally announced price) from Amazon, Best Buy, Linksys, and other retailers.