Razer launches high-speed WiFi router for gamers

The Razer Sila.

Oh the pain of losing a game to unstable, slow and mediocre WiFi.

If anyone knows the pain, it’d be gaming hardware brand Razer, which has its roots in Singapore and San Francisco.

On Wednesday (Oct 3), Razer announced it has produced a high-speed, high-performance WiFi router for home users called the Sila.

According to a release, the Razer Sila router is capable of providing lag-free gaming and smooth, interruption-free streaming over a fast wireless network.

Developed in collaboration with wireless home networking partner Ignition Design Labs, Razer says Sila comes with a suite of technologies to guarantee the highest speed, including Razer FasTrack, Multi-Channel ZeroWait DFS, Tri-Band Mesh with Dedicated Backhaul and Intelligent Active Steering.

Users will also be able to set up and configure the Razer Sila via its iOS and Android apps, which includes advanced features for a guest network and security controls.

In addition, the Razer FasTrack software featured in the Razer Sila is a proprietary QoS engine for smart traffic management. “By using deep packet inspection and adaptive learning technology, Razer FasTrack allows users to prioritize traffic based on application and device types, from mobile phones and smart TVs through to laptops, PCs or consoles,” Razer said.

It also features a one-touch gaming mode to automatically reserve bandwidth for online gaming.

To help with speed, Sila’s use of Multi-Channel Zero-Wait DFS technology will enable clean WiFi channels to avoid network traffic, so users can access applications without the susceptibility to downtime, hanging and disconnection.

The Razer Sila router is also capable of advanced mesh networking. Two or more Razer Sila units can be combined to provide smooth, fast, WiFi coverage across areas up to 6,000 square feet with two units or multi-storey locations over 6,000 square feet with three units.

As a Tri-Band router, Razer Sila features a dedicated 5 GHz backhaul and independent fronthaul links operating on up to 4 simultaneous DFS channels which further reduces interference and network congestion.