With everything connected at home, wireless routers have become an important aspect of networking. Linksys India announced the new MR8300 Tri-band Mesh gaming router for people who want to stream 4K content and play online games. The MR8300 router is capable of delivering up to 2.2Gbps of speed. The router is powered by a 716 MHz quad-core processor,. features 256MB Flash and has 512MB RAM. The router supports dual channel radios, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. It comes with four external fixed antennas with high-power amplifiers for better in-house coverage.
According to Linksys, in a Tolly benchmark test, the MR8300 performed at least 71% better than competition routers in a real-world congested environment consisting of six gaming cell phone clients and another 21 active (and idle) devices that were connected to the test routers. MR8300 achieved an average ping-time of 7.3ms against other competitor routers while heavily loaded with mobile gaming clients and background application traffic. For entertainment, MU-MIMO and Beamforming technology also works to ensure that high-performing devices – like smart TVs, laptops and phones – can connect to the Internet through faster and dedicated WiFi channels.
The Linksys MR8300 supports Intelligent Mest technology and thus one can grow the WiFi coverage by adding Velop nodes to the system. The retail price of the router is Rs. 19,999, however as a launch offer, this router is available at a special rate of Rs. 15,999.