High performance, gaming-grade router are a dime a dozen in today’s market. Today, Razer officially launched its second router in the form of the Razer Sila. A mesh Wi-Fi router catered – both specifically and unsurprisingly – to the gamer.
The specs sheet of the Sila gives us the impression that Razer’s router is a ridiculously powerful device. It comes with a suit of technologies that are designed to tackle and eliminate any possibility of lag on a connected network. This includes technology such as Razer FasTrack; a proprietary QoS engine that utilises deep packet inspection and adaptive learning technology. In order to prioritise network traffic based on the device type.
Another proprietary piece of technology that comes with the Sila is Multi-Channel Zero-Wait DFS. The technology effectively enables the router to clean Wi-Fi channel, thus allowing it to avoid network traffic while maintaining the highest possible speeds for devices.
In terms of hardware; the Sila sports an all-black, simple box design. Inside the box, however, are nine powerful high-gain internal antennas that supports tri-band AC3000. Below are the protocols, bandwidth frequencies, and the maximum speeds it supports:
- Tri-Band AC3000
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 11n 2.4GHz: up to 400 Mbps
- 11ac 5GHz-1: up to 1734 Mbps
- 11ac 5GHz-2: up to 866 Mbps
As mentioned at the start of the article, the Sila is also a mesh Wi-Fi router. Allowing the router to provide Wi-Fi coverage in an area as large as 6000 square feeta, or two-unit or multi-storey building with two or more Sila units. Ports-wise, the Sila also comes four Gigabit Ethernet ports (1x WAN, 3x LAN), one USB 2.0 port, and a USB 3.0 port.
For those of you interested, the Razer Sila is already available for purchase via the official Razer Store at an official SRP of RM1249. However, at the time of writing, the store page says that there are only limited units of the Sila available.