Product Comparison: Linksys WRT32X vs NETGEAR R8000-100UKS


General Specifications
Brand
Linksys
Netgear
Model
WRT32X
R8000-100UKS
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The WRT32X Gaming Router uses the Killer Prioritisation Engine to make gaming the most important networking activity in the home. This high-performaning router synchronises with Killer-enabled PCs-Alienware, Gigabyte, MSI and Razer - to deliver smooth lag-free gaming.
The Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Router with breakthrough Tri-Band Wi-Fi technology was built to connect to each and every device in your home automatically and simultaneously. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, music streamers, cameras if it’s Wi-Fi enabled, it’s X6 accelerated.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
3200 Mbps
3200 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Linksys WRT32X Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router
  • Performance is amazing, speeds are great on LAN and 2.4/5Ghz wireless.
  • Wireless range and speed is good. It's reliable too!
  • Easy to set up, with very good coverage. High speed file transfer in local network.
  • It works well and helps speed up the internet to a point.
  • This router provides very fast Wi-Fi over short distances.
NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • I now get full internet bandwidth, or close to, on mobile devices, and the stability is absolutely rock solid.
  • With the new R8000 and the PS4 connected via 5Ghz I am getting a consistent download speed of 67Mbps.
  • Streaming is a dream! I can happily game in one room, whilst HD films are being streamed in multiple others with no buffering.
  • I would happily recommend this to anyone wanting a high end router with great performance.
  • The speed this thing connects is amazing. I am really happy!
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.04 in.
2.14 in.
Width
9.68 in.
11.63 in.
Depth
7.63 in.
8.92 in.
Weight
1.76 lbs.
2.43 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
4
6
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
Linksys WRT32X Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router
  • Was easily to setup and automatically updated to latest firmware on first startup. Easily to use UI and fast response.
  • The DSL settings are very very basic and all other menu items are super basic.
  • My Wi-Fi is no dropouts and a substantial increase in throughput to my NAS drive.
  • The build quality of the unit is very good just plugged it into my modem and it worked and my line speed increased.
  • It's easy to set up and use, and the range is good.
NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • The antennas are easy to open up and it's straight forward plugging it in.
  • This is a superb router. Multiple fast wireless channels and six antennae to reach all corners of a very large house.
  • The unit itself is sleek and looks quite modern with easy to see indicator lights, it also comes with 6 fold out antennas to help maximise range. Good design and decent range!
  • The range is surprisingly much lower than I expected.
  • Unbelievably the BT hub provided a stronger signal than the nighthawk even though it’s got 6 antennas sticking out of it.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK
WPA/WPA2—PSK, WPA/WPA2
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
VPN support, PPTP, UPnP, 128 bit AES link encryption, Access control
Customized free URL to set up personal FTP server, VPN support, Guest network access, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
Linksys WRT32X Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router
  • The WRT32X includes an extensive feature set, with many security options.
  • I could connect all my devices easily and securely. It worked flawlessly with my mac, laptop and various other handheld devices.
  • The security is top notch with many options.
  • Easy to set up, easy to configure and has perfect secure.
  • The original Linksys firmwares are terrible and have been under a lot of criticism for their lack of security.
NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • The VPN service is pretty wonderful, not too tricky to set up and gives a bit of piece of mind when using public hotspots out and about.
  • The VPN function is really useful and it is quite pricey but so far, so good.
  • Amazing router with with useful features, the VPN works great, and I would recommend this router highly.
  • A bunch of security features such as VPN support, being able to separate secure and guest network access, SPI & NAT firewall protection and preventing Denial-of-Service (DOS) attacks. Decent router!
  • Minus for me is the VPN capabillities. It only support up to 4-5 connections and the auto config file export does not work for me.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.99 $


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