WRT32X

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Availability

Since this product is advertised on Linksys, this model is currently being manufactured.

Performance

Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 3 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1299.9 mbps

Note

This is classified as a “Mid-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?

Security

  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Yes.

Tip

To stay up-to-date, make sure to enable “Automatic Firmware Upgrade” from the dashboard.

Download the latest firmware from linksys.com

1.0.180404.58 (2018-04-23)

  • Intermittent low downlink IPv6 throughput over Wi-Fi is fixed
  • Integrates support for Winbond flash part W29N02GV
  • IPv6 Unique Local Address support is disabled as a workaround for some Xbox EA games
  • A-MSDU max frame size capped at 7.9K to improve interoperability with Intel 9260-based clients
  • General bug fixes

1.0.180130.36 (2018-02-12)

NOTE: This firmware only applies to the WRT32X-HK SKU.

  • Improved protocol detection for PCCW fiber and DSL deployment scenarios.
  • The presence of the PPPoE peer will only be checked when the link is idle.

1.0.180118.3 (2018-01-30)

NOTE: This is a hotfix release to mitigate the Wi-Fi disruption and slowdown caused by Android devices that flood the network with mDNS frames upon waking from sleep mode.

  • Updated the wireless driver to drv_9.1.1.5_fw_9.3.2.4
  • Known issue: the Google/OpenDNS/Custom DNS server functionality may not work consistently. This will be resolved in a subsequent release.

1.0.171114.271 (2017-11-30)

  • Improved detection of Xbox 360 consoles
  • Qualified support and use of MXIC flash
  • Integrated minor translation fixes
  • Modified power table loading for AH, CN and AU SKUs

1.0.171025.257 (2017-11-07)

NOTE: This release is only for the WRT32X-ME and WRT32XB SKUs

  • Xbox consoles can now be manually moved to different priority queues
  • The setup wizard and GUI added a VLAN ID field for PPPoE WAN configurations
  • Improved the accuracy of the Internet LED during the setup wizard
  • Improved USB drive detection and handling
  • Integrated multiple localization bug fixes
  • Integrated multiple minor bug fixes

1.0.170922.225 (2017-10-11)

NOTE: This release is only for the WRT32X-AH, WRT32X-HK and WRT32X-ME SKUs

  • Updated the wireless driver to drv_9.1.1.5_fw_9.3.1.2
  • Switched to OpenWRT Ethernet driver
  • Configured UPnP support for IGDv1
  • Integrated Arabic language support
  • Implemented a right-to-left GUI layout for Arabic
  • Updated WAN protocol detection for the WRT32X-HK to favor DHCP
  • Added support for Chs. 52-64 and 149-165 on the WRT32X-AH
  • Improved GUI experience on several pages for mobile devices
  • Improved VPN functionality around connection status and profile loading
  • Improved the accuracy of the Internet LED
  • The WAN IP address is now displayed in the Internet Connection Settings page
  • Integrated multiple minor bug fixes

1.0.170828.208 (2017-09-07)

  • Integrated remaining translated language strings for all GUI pages
  • Improved PPPoE detection handling during the setup wizard
  • Implemented multiple bug fixes

1.0.170818.201 (2017-08-24)

  • Added translated language support for the setup wizard
  • Updated the wireless driver to drv_9.1.1.1_fw_9.3.0.8
  • Improved the PPPoE protocol detection in the setup wizard
  • Factory reset now requires the Reset button to be held for at least 10 seconds
  • Added browser language detection so the GUI’s display language will correspond to the browser language setting if a match is found
  • Improved USB drive detection and handling
  • Resolved some OpenVPN connectivity problems
  • Implemented multiple bug fixes, input validation checks and GUI improvements

1.0.170608.4 (2017-06-13)

  • Initial release