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The Razer Sila is a tri-band AC3000 gaming router with mesh and DFS capabilities

By Kenny Yeo - on 3 Oct 2018, 11:04am

The Razer Sila is a tri-band AC3000 gaming router with mesh and DFS capabilities

Razer makes a bewildering array of gaming peripherals so it was always going to be a matter of time before it launched its own router. That time is now and that router is called the Sila.

Don't be fooled by its looks. Though it comes in a nondescript black rectangular chassis, it is chock full with features.

To begin, it is a tri-band AC3000-class router offering speeds of up to 400Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 1,733Mbps on one of its 5GHz network and 866Mbps on its second 5GHz network.

It has mesh support so users can get another Sila router and combine the two to create a Wi-Fi network that Razer says can cover up to 6,000 square feet. This is also where its second 5GHz network comes in handy as the Sila is able to dedicate one of its 5GHz networks for backhaul communication.

Mesh networking aside, the primary reason why gamers would consider the Sila is because of its FasTrack QoS engine. It intelligently prioritizes gaming traffic when too many applications and devices are in use. This works with PCs and even gaming consoles like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

(Image source: Razer)

Another nifty feature is Multi-Channel ZeroWait DFS, which is Razer's fancy name for DFS support (dynamic frequency selection). In a nutshell, it allows the Sila to use Wi-Fi channels that are typically reserved for use by government services. The idea is that using these specially reserved channels will net you better performance since there will be less interference.

In terms of connectivity, the Sila comes with a single Gigabit WAN port and three Gigabit LAN ports. It also has a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port.

Finally, let most modern routers, the Sila can be remotely controlled and managed using a dedicated app on your mobile device. The app is available for Android and iOS devices.

The Razer Sila is available now on the Razer Store and is priced at S$409.90.

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