Synology routers do run on 12v power, but they only come with A/C adapters - using a 12v source would require an adapter. They do not come with WiFi-as-WAN but that could be added with an additional piece of gear.
Synology routers also come with an intuitive user interface (Synology's SRM) and companion "apps" that provide additional functionality, including:
- Parental Controls & access control/scheduling
- Traffic monitoring/control
- Built-in VPN, media, RADIUS, and storage server
- Integration with Synology ecosystem (including remote monitoring/control)
- Advanced security features
The routers also come with all the usual features one would expect in a home router.
Synology currently offers two models:
- MR2200ac - A mesh router system
- RT2600ac - The standard home router (Reviewed in this entry)
- Model: RT2600ac
- Cellular Modem: None
- Wi-Fi Router:
- # of Connected Devices: 100+
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: http://192.168.1.1 or http://router.synology.com
Default Password: synology
- Wi-Fi Support:802.11a/n/ac 5 GHz, 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz, simultaneous dual-band
- Wi-Fi Antennas: 4x Dual-band RP-SMA paddle antennas
- Wi-Fi as WAN: No
- Cellular Tethering via USB: Yes
- Confirmed devices: iPhones, Netgear Nighthawk M1100, Netgear Unite Explore, Inseego 8800L, ZTE Mobley
- Ethernet Ports: 5x Gigabit
- 1x WAN
- 1x Dual LAN/WAN
- 3x LAN
- Other Ports:
- 1x USB 3.0
- 1x USB 2.0
- 1x SD-card slot
- Special Features: Data Usage Tracking, Parental Controls, Dual WAN failover/load balancing, NAS Integration, VPN
- Power Source: 12v, 3.5amp (comes only with an AC adapter)
- Dimensions: 3 x 9.9 x 6.7 inches (without antennas)
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Retail Price: $199
Review & Testing Status
We tested the RT2600ac model over the summer in 2019. Our detailed assessment is available to our members below.
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