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Linksys AC3200 Dual Band WiFi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine WRT32X Certified Refurbished

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.0
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Review Summary - 74 recent, verified reviews

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Network
 28
network, 5ghz, wifi, bandwidth, linksys
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Excellent router for the money! ... Wireless range appears to be a mixture between 2.4ghz and 5ghz works very well  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise, I appreciate the indicators on the front, and the wireless range seems to be very good. ... I have around 30 devices consuming bandwidth and this router manages them effortlessly. ... This router is for gaming, supposedly, but since I don't really do any gaming anymore I can't speak on the benefit on the "killer" prioritization. ... In summary, if you want a fast, no nonsense router at a lower price, this might be a good solution for you.  ...  "
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" ...  leave on auto, the router will find the best and strongest channel.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced three routers that I used around my parents house.  ...  "
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" ...  Every previous router I have had connects without a single issue.  ...  "
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" ...  We run many devices off this router and I have not had any instances of buffering.  ...  "
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" ...  That being said, at the price point I was able to purchase this router there isn't much to complain about.  ...  "
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" ...  Our router was dying so I bought this one.  ...  "
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Wifi
 18
wifi, network, went, routers, linksys
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Router is working fine so far, very easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  The wifi on this thing is incredible. ... This router is the truth!!  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for a new router in order to take advantage of the full bandwidth that I'm paying for and also capable to reduce the lag and ping numbers. ... At the end I went with the trusty 192.168.1.1 address and I found the router and was able to set the router and install new updates to it. ... I'm very happy with the router, it was a great upgrade to my home network.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked just fine on my 1900ac, but then that router had a lot more options.  ...  "
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" ...  Best router I've had to date .  ...  "
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" ...  -Probably the best looking router. ... -This is a great router.  ...  "
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" ...  I happened to be using a Linksys WRT54G router and upgraded mainly to get IPV6 capability, that did not work out but the jump to a 100MB speed LAN was a nice bonus. ... The router is easy enough to set up and acts as a drop in replacement if that's what you are doing.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent router for the money!  ...  "
Setup
 14
router, setup, set, options, simple
+86%
-14%
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" ...  All the settings in the menu are easy to follow, the only drawback is that I can't set Parental Control, the menu or the router does not have that option.  ...  "
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" ...  Initial setup is easy, actually there really isn't much to setup which I'll get to in a minute. ... It worked just fine on my 1900ac, but then that router had a lot more options.  ...  "
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" ...  Quite an easy device to connect and configure.  ...  "
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" ...  For those who wants an easy setup, this is the router for you.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're looking for a simple solution for your home network that allows for easy customization and security it doesn't get much easier than this router.  ...  "
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" ...  It was also simple to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Router is working fine so far, very easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Quite an easy device to connect and configure.  ...  "
Software Platform
 11
web, however, features, windows, software
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Very user friendly, integrates with Killer Networking (if installed) on PC's and can prioritize any device connected to it wih simple GUI options.  ...  "
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" ...  It awesome get software update  ...  "
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" ...  However, I can tell it is a clear hardware deficiency.  ...  "
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" ...  I decide to try it with the same app but in my iPhone but I found the same results.  ...  "
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" ...  Much better WiFi in the house, everything works much faster and I can stream anything to the chrome cast without buffering like crazy.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for the sqm qos and other useful scripts.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for the sqm qos and other useful scripts.  ...  "
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" ...  I can check how it’s running online and change prioritization that way but an app would have been more convenient.  ...  "
Firmware
 11
firmware, router, openwrt, dd wrt, latest firmware
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Runs dd-wrt great, provides actual sustained wireless speeds of 1Gbps+ consistently, even in an area with less than ideal conditions, and you can even throw a cheap 5200rpm HDD in a USB3 enclosure and connect it and get decent transfer speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  I happened to be using a Linksys WRT54G router and upgraded mainly to get IPV6 capability, that did not work out but the jump to a 100MB speed LAN was a nice bonus. ... I flashed dd-wrt into this with no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  You must update the firmware for it to work.  ...  "
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" ...  Used with davidc502's openwrt build.  ...  "
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" ...  Used with davidc502's openwrt build.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you search Google and go to Linksys site and pick up the latest firmware. ... I've been using that firmware for 5 days and it's amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed latest firmware (by myself and auto update), restarted, rebooted, factory settings.  ...  "
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" ...  -Very good Wi-Fi range and connectivity (many earlier complaints resolved in Linksys firmware update). ... Note this can be done better running OpenWrt and QoS features like 'cake', etc. ... -Good open source support with OpenWrt and DD-WRT projects. ... Dual boot is even supported so you can always keep Linksys firmware ready. ... If you are looking for more advanced options, recommend installing OpenWrt 18.06 or newer with davidc502's builds. ... It'll dual boot that and the Linksys firmware no problem.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 10
setup, set, router, really, device
+100%
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" ...  It was also simple to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  All the settings in the menu are easy to follow, the only drawback is that I can't set Parental Control, the menu or the router does not have that option.  ...  "
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" ...  Very user friendly, integrates with Killer Networking (if installed) on PC's and can prioritize any device connected to it wih simple GUI options.  ...  "
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" ...  Initial setup is easy, actually there really isn't much to setup which I'll get to in a minute.  ...  "
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" ...  Quite an easy device to connect and configure.  ...  "
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" ...  For those who wants an easy setup, this is the router for you.  ...  "
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" ...  It's really easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Quite an easy device to connect and configure.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 10
device, connect, killer, gateway, wrt3200acm
+50%
-50%
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" ...  At home I am connecting 13 different devices and with that speed you can tell what is my problem.  ...  "
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" ...  But once you connect your devices (I have 5) it will tank!  ...  "
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" ...  But once you connect your devices (I have 5) it will tank!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning it to and getting a WRT3200ACM or WRT32X again I only have 1 Killer device )  ...  "
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" ...  The hard drive showed up in the configuration page but I could never get it to show up in windows. ... Update 5/12/18: So it turns out that the NAS issue was with my computer.  ...  "
ISP
 9
linksys, internet, got, getting, connection
+78%
-22%
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" ...  No drops like old mediacom modems .  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 1gb connection and this Router delivers 1gb speed.  ...  "
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" ...  This Linksys got my attention and decide to buy it.  ...  "
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" ...  Best router I've had to date .  ...  "
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" ...  I'm getting 345 down and 32 up with this new router connected to my modem. ... On 5Ghz, I get the same up and down speeds that I get from wired connection. ... This router is the truth!!  ...  "
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" ...  -Probably the best looking router. ... -This is a great router.  ...  "
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" ...  Router is working fine so far, very easy to setup.  ...  "
Price
 8
product, way, best
+100%
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" ...  Awesome for gaming at this price.  ...  "
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" ...  It's way better than what I was hoping to get within my budget.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great device and certified pre-owned really made it worth the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great device and certified pre-owned really made it worth the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Best on the market, value for money best price  ...  "
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" ...  Great product at a great price.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
unit, months
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Refurb unit did not work :(  ...  "
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" ...  Got a replacement and now a month later, same problem.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked great until it didn't. ... At least it happened before the 90 days was up!  ...  "
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" ...  Left overnight and came back to a bricked unit that was unresponsive.  ...  "
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" ...  This review only applies to Certified Refurbished version:  ...  "
Gaming
 5
gaming, network, device
+100%
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" ...  Awesome for gaming at this price.  ...  "
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" ...  Xbox runs live very well.  ...  "
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" ...  If your having high ping issues while gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a good refurbished item, still works impeccably and can lower your ping in PC video games  ...  "
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" ...  -Great for gaming with many users on your network because of the device prioritization feature.  ...  "
Overall performance
 5
+100%
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" ...  Being nearly half the price of the Nighthawk it does a fantastic job, fast and reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  I see pics posted of individuals getting true 1GB speed through the LAN.  ...  "
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" ...  And on the “speed test” the website you have to use to set this up it looks super fast and powerful.  ...  "
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" ...  And on the “speed test” the website you have to use to set this up it looks super fast and powerful.  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done though, and for the price, it can't be beat.  ...  "
Returns
 5
refurbished, refurb, way
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I had a lesser AC1xxx competitor on the way when I found the refurb WRT32X.  ...  "
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" ...  I went for the refurbished option in order to save some $$$.  ...  "
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" ...  No concerns at all about the refurb.  ...  "
Capacity
 4
home
+100%
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" ...  It also supoorts our entire smart home.  ...  "
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" ...  The range is more that expect it, I live in a 2 story home and you have a good signal everywhere in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced three routers that I used around my parents house.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced three routers that I used around my parents house.  ...  "
Apps
 4
software, awesome, web, deal
+100%
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" ...  It awesome get software update  ...  "
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" ...  I decide to try it with the same app but in my iPhone but I found the same results.  ...  "
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" ...  I can check how it’s running online and change prioritization that way but an app would have been more convenient.  ...  "
Ports
 3
lan, hard drive, wan, speeds, internet
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Also I attached some external drives and had access to them very easily (you can even password protect the access to external drives connected to the router).  ...  "
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" ...  -Fast performance across many benchmarks including LAN-LAN, LAN-WAN, Wi-Fi, USB, etc. ... -Excellent USB 3.0/eSATA hard drive performance.  ...  "
Design
 3
new, like
+100%
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" ...  It looks sleek and cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like new, works like new, just not very good range.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like new.  ...  "

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