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How Do I Use The Killer Prioritization Engine In The WRT32X/WRT32XB?

To use the Killer Prioritization Engine in the WRT32X, you must be using a PC with a Killer network adapter installed, running the latest Killer Control Center. Killer network adapters come preinstalled in many gaming laptops and mainboards, and are not available for sale separately, except the Killer Wireless-AC 1550. For more information on the Killer Wireless-AC 1550, please click here.

The Killer Control Center cannot work with the router alone. To use the Killer Control Center, you need Killer Networking hardware installed in your computer. There is no software available or necessary if you are only using the WRT32X without a Killer Networking adapter. All settings are in the router’s built-in interface. If you have questions about the router’s interface, reach out to Linksys for support.

Killer Networking adapters that can make use of the Killer Prioritization Engine in the WRT32X are:

  • All Killer Wireless-N Wi-Fi adapters
  • All Killer Wireless-AC Wi-Fi adapters
  • Killer E2200, E2400, and E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters

The WRT32XB will automatically recognize XBOX devices, but they will not show as a Killer Enabled Device.

If you are not sure if you have a Killer Networking Adapter installed, you can find out by checking in your Device Manager. To do this: Right-click Start, click Device Manager, and double-click Network Adapters. If you do not see one of the above network adapters listed, then your machine cannot use the Killer Prioritization Engine in the WRT32X.

If you would like to buy or build a machine with a Killer Networking adapter, here are the names to look for:

Machine manufacturers that use our adapters include Alienware, ASRock, Clevo, Dell, Gigabyte, Lenovo, Sager, MSI, and Razer, and some smaller companies like HIDevolution, who take others brands and customize them.

Motherboard manufacturers that use our adapters include ASRock, Gigabyte, and MSI.

If you are looking for our tech, make sure you check which network adapters are being used, as these manufacturers do not all exclusively use our network adapters. You may have to look at various models.

Legacy Killer adapters such as the 2100, consoles, and other computers will not appear as “Killer Enabled Device, and cannot use the Killer Control Center.  However, you can prioritize these devices in the router’s standard three-tier interface, and our developers designed the router’s prioritization engine, so you will still see benefits.

For further support on other features of the WRT32X, please contact Linksys support.

Updated on April 5, 2019

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