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Synology RT2600ac

Synology RT2600ac
$195.00
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Brand: Synology
Category: Routers
  • Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Type: Wireless , Wired
  • Antennas: 4 External Detachable Antennas
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz
  • Data Transfer Rate: 2.53 Gbps

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

9
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Price 8 / 10

Synology RT2600ac is a good router from Synology which unfortunately doesn’t come with an integrated modem. But that’s not a new thing, and simply means you will have to purchase an extra modem in order to start using the product. We’ve already previously taken a look at its younger brother, Synology RT1900ac, so let’s see what’s improved and if Synology actually paid attention to user reviews. We need to remind you right away – Synology is actually quite new to producing routers. Their main company goal was to create reliable NAS servers, which simply means a hub to store and stream your data across many devices.

This router can act as a NAS device as well, so they stayed true to their root. But in its essence it’s still a router, there’s no denying that because the specs of Synology RT2600ac are magnificent. Just like the previous one, it’s very easy to set up and features a custom-made Web interface. It reminds us of a full-fledged operating system, and you can navigate around very easily. You can even download additional apps to improve the experience. The only bad thing is – we need more third-party apps developed for it, but it all comes in time.

Moving on, it’s in range with other AC2600 routers, and even a bit more expensive, with Synology RT2600ac price of $195. The design isn’t revolutionary by any means, but it’s a classic one and you’ll love it. And routers are usually hidden away on a bookshelf or behind a table, so that’s not a problem. The number of antennas, when compared to the previous model, has risen to 4. They’re all removable, so no worries if you need to detach any of them. The data transfer is great, although not the fastest – 1733Mbps on a 5GHz band and 800Mbps on 2.4GHz one.

On the back, there are 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and one WAN port, and like we said, you need to buy a modem yourself. When talking about USB ports, and that one is important because of NAS feature, there’s one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0. You can plug devices and printers, or attack an external drive for storage. If you have an SD card – it can be read by a built-in SD card reader.  But those aren’t the best upgrades when compared to the previous version. Synology RT2600ac specs offer us 512MB of RAM, which is double the previous one. You also get a dual-core 1.7Ghz processor for all tasks, along with a Wi-Fi standard upgrade from AC1900 to AC2600, as can be seen from the name.

In the end, you already have 4GB of internal storage for operating system and apps. Features like MU-MIMO for multiple device network support and beamforming for better signal strength are there too. To wrap up, the features of Synology RT2600ac are already seen on similar routers with the same standard. It’s the software that sets it apart, it’s interface is very easy to use and navigate through. On top of that, more and more people are developing apps for it and adding more functionality.

Synology RT2600ac - Specs

Launch

Launched

Body

Dimensions 11 in x 6.7 in x 3 in
Weight 24.69 oz
Colors Black

General Router Details

Frequency Band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Flash Memory 4 GB
Status Indicators Power, status, WAN, LAN

Networking

Form Factor Desktop
Router Type Wireless Router
Connectivity Technology Wired, Wireless
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Network / Transport Protocol DDNS, FTP, IPSec, L2TP, PPPoE, PPTP
Compilant Standards DLNA CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Protocol 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Routing Protocol IGMP, static IP routing
Remote Management Protocol SNMP, SSH
Data Transfer Rate 2.53 Gbps
Wan Ports Qty 2
Integrated Switch 4-port switch
Networking Features USB port, VPN support, firewall, 3G/4G USB Dongle Support, IGMP snooping, IPv6 support, MAC address filtering, NAT support, Quality of Service (QoS), RADIUS support, SMS alert, SNMP support, SSH support, Access Point operational mode, Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall (SPIF), Traffic Control, URL filtering, VPN Server, VPN passthrough, VPN support, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS v2), Wireless Client Mode, beamforming technology, download client, BitTorrent Client, dynamic DNS server, e-mail notification, eMule client, firewall protection, 4T4R MIMO technology, DoS attack prevention, firmware upgradable, manageable, parental control, port triggering, print server, wake on LAN (WOL), DHCP client, DHCP server, DLNA Media Server, DMZ port, DHCP support, DNS server

Antenna

Antenna Form Factor External detachable
Antenna Qty 4

Performance

CPU 1.7 GHz
RAM 256 MB

Modem

Modem Included

Encryption

Encryption Algorithm WPA, WPA2, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WEP

Interface

Interface Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A, 9 pin USB Type A, RJ-45
Interface Type LAN, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, WAN, WAN / LAN

Cable

Cable Type Network cable

Other Features

Operating Environment 41 °F - 104 °F, 5 - 95% (Humidity)
Compatibility Android, Apple iOS, Game console, Mac, PC

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Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

6.8
  • Design 5 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Price 6 / 10
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  1. Ganesh Kasparas

    6.8

    A good, stable and reliable router

    Design-wise, Synology RT2600ac isn't the most beautiful router, but hey, it works great. It can fit everywhere you put it thanks to detachable antenas, but i suggest to put it on your desk or at any higher point in your room. It has 512 MB RAM and 1.7 GHz CPU which is fair.

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    • Performance
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