WL-308 Wireless 300N XR Gigabit Gaming Router
There is a new router in town, and this one caters to the gaming crowd. The WL-308 Wireless 300N XR Gigabit Gaming Router is touted to offer low-latency online gaming, lag-free local network gaming and uninterrupted VoIP use. I’m still rather skeptical of the claims and will believe it only when I’ve used this, but obviously for a company to be this bold in their marketing, there must be some semblance of truth in it (no matter how skewed). Have any of our readers out there tried solutions like this, and do such devices live up to the hype and claims? This Gaming Router is said to be uniquely developed and designed for gamers and hardcore users, merging both innovative design and a supposed ‘evolution’ in networking.
Apparently, it is smart enough to recognize application patterns in the datastream and hence is able to allocate the right priority to the relevant applications that will perform best by optimizing the use of available bandwidth. Such intelligent technology is known as StreamEngine, guaranteeing optimum wireless and wired performance in addition to efficiency for applications such as Voice Over IP, gaming, video streaming and downloading. It is also interesting to note that the advanced Quality of Service functionality is activated automatically, so there is no need to give yourself a headache by reading up thick manuals that have no place in today’s dummy-proof computing world. The Gaming Router is also game (no pun intended) enough to handle up to 30,000 simultaneous open connections.
It will comply with the 802.11n draft standard and is able to hit a theoretical maximum speed of up to 300Mbps. Each router comes with a trio of 3dBi detachable antennas for optimal coverage, and folks who don’t believe in anything else other than wired connections can always take advantage of the built-in 5-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 switch that delivers performances at 100Mbps (again, in theory).