We've heard of gaming PC and laptop; gaming mouse and keyboard... all optimised for hard core gamers to eke out that extra millisecond of advantage. But a gaming router? That's a new one for us! How do you optimize a Wi-Fi router just for professional games playing? Well let us count the ways, that the Netgear Nighthawk XR500 does it:
It leverages the multi user MIMO technology and the dual bands of the 802.11ac network to combine the bandwidth of four streams ( from 4 antennas) into a single zippy connection to the gamer's laptop or PC.
It allows the user to set priorities — ensuring the gamer has first call on available bandwidth and does not have to queue with other devices. It provides a dashboard which tells you in real time, how much bandwidth you are using and how you are stretching your processor.
The router itself has 512MB of RAM and 256MB of flash to manage its housekeeping. And you can select the best among available servers of the broadband provider. All this to ensure: Jo jeeta wohi sikander.
Rs 23,000 is the asking price. Gamers may consider it a reasonable price for victory.