Razer has announced the Sila, which the company says should serve as a “gaming router.” Users can make multiple instances part of a mesh network to increase their reach.
The Sila router is a tri-band version with nine antennas, which has support for WiFi-ac at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and where the latter frequency space is also used for mutual communication. The device is equipped with four gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 2.0 port and a USB 3.0 connection. As with similar products from other manufacturers, Razer claims that the Sila can prioritize certain network traffic to achieve better performance in gaming or streaming. For example, the router automatically recognizes connected consoles.
The Sila has support for dfs. This stands for dynamic frequency selection and makes it possible to use a specific frequency space. The claimed maximum speeds are 400Mbit/s over 2.4GHz and approximately 1700Mbit/s over 5GHz. The router is configured using a companion app, which is available for Android and iOS. This includes settings for security and traffic management. Like many routers, the Sila has support for mesh networks, which means that users can combine several to extend their range.
The device is now available, according to Razer. The company has given the router a price of 299.99 euros, in the US that is $ 249.99.