It's quite a well known fact that gamers require only the highest levels of performance from the machines they use to battle one another, and this applies especially to people engaged in fierce MMORPG confrontations. And while one has certainly heard about gaming mice, gaming keyboards, gaming pads and even gaming cases or gaming network cards, gaming routers
are a lot less famous, despite the fact that they're extremely useful especially as far as online gaming is concerned.
The reason why we've started talking about gaming routers is that we recently had a very close and personal experience with such a product, namely the Sitecom WL-309 Wireless Simultaneous Dual-band 300N XR Gigabit Gaming Router, one of the latest dedicated products of this type to arrive on the market.
Launched back in May 2010, the device from Sitecom has Simultaneous Dual-band technology, which means that wireless signals
can be simultaneously transmitted via the standard 2.4 GHz band and the less congested 5 GHz band can provide uninterrupted performance for demanding applications such as gaming, streaming audio and video and VoIP. The gaming router has two internal Dual-band antennas and two external Dual-band antennas, which reduce dead spots and guarantee an optimal range throughout the house, including in the garden or on the balcony, as well as in an office.
Additionally, the new router leverages Sitecom's StreamEngine technology, which automatically gives priority to time-sensitive traffic within the network, such as gaming, to make optimal performance without audio or video interference possible. Furthermore, the WL-309 has a USB port, so that an external USB device, such as a hard disk or a flash drive, can be directly connected to the router to give all the users in the network access to the files on disk.
The device from Sitecom sports Pre-configured Application Level Gateways and an Advanced Scheduled Access Control function. With Pre-configured Application Level Gateways, the user has pre-configured settings for the most recent and most popular online games. This list can be easily updated by the user, so that they always have access to their favorite online games.
The Advanced Scheduled Access Control function makes it possible to manage the Internet traffic: the user can indicate at which times each computer in the network can access the Internet and which Internet sites can be accessed. The router can process up to 30,000 open connections simultaneously, so that streams or downloads are performed seamlessly for a number of users in the network.
The WL-309 has full out of the box security
as standard using the latest WPA2 security standard and thanks to the OPS (One-Push Setup) button, the user can create a wireless network with the push of just one button, without the need to install complicated software.
The recommended retail price for Sitecom's WL-309 Dual-band 300N XR Gaming Router is set at a very affordable 170 Euro, which will certainly make it extremely competitive, given the price of similar solutions provided by other manufacturers. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is . Follow me on Twitter @AlexVochin.