WTFast Router, Worth the Monthly Fee?

WTFast Sets New Standard for Online Gaming Speeds.

December 3, 2014

/ by Tin Salamunic

From the creators of the popular Gamers Private Network (GPN) comes WTFast! Well, at least that’s the plan if their Kickstarter gets funded. WTFast is a router that promises nearly zero lag for all you online gamers out there. Simply plug it into your home network and all wired and wireless devices are ready to game at maximum speeds. The router works by avoiding cluttered network paths and attempts to shorten the distance between the player and the game servers. While this might not seem like much at first, it’s been proven to reduce latency. It’s been used is some of the largest gaming competitions to provide the most reliable gaming experience.

At the time of writing this, the WTFast Gaming Router has only 13 days left to meet it’s $250,000 CAD goal. Unfortunately, they only seem to have raised just under $16,500 CAD—hardly a drop in the bucket. While nearly anyone who has played any type of online game can tell you, there are plenty of times when the connection can cause even the most zen to rage. However, as network infrastructure gets better and better, internet costs get lower and lower. Perhaps the lack of interest shown for the WTFast Gaming Router is the price. The cheapest router is $50 CAD and says it is a 300 Mbps wireless router that supports only one GPN connection while the next tier is $100 and supports up to three GPN connections with a 600 Mbps connection.  

Don’t forget the additional $20 charge for shipping each of these devices. But in all honesty, would I really be willing to spend $120 for all the gaming that goes on in my house? Probably not, and here’s why. While the WTFast Gaming Router might sound like the answer to all your rage quitting issues, remember that it requires a subscription to use their GPN. Starting at $5.99/month for their “Basic” account and $9.99/month for their “Advanced” account, it might seem a little steep for what you are getting. But, if you have a horrible internet connection and have been looking for the cure, this might just be the answer. Either way, head over to their Kickstarter page and take a look for yourself.

News by: Mike Ackerman

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