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Synology RT1900ac 802.11ac Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Feb 16, 2016 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Synology

Synology RT1900ac Wireless Router

 

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The product packaging is simple in typical Synology fashion. On the right, we have a sticker housing all of the marketing details on the RT1900ac.

 

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The scope of delivery is pretty straight forward with three antennas, power adapter, and reading materials.

 

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Diving right in we have a look at all of the status LEDs on the front. Worth noting is these LEDs are green, and if you have ever seen or owned a Synology NAS, you know they can be rather bright.

 

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Tucked under the front edge of the router is an eject button for the storage ports that are located just around the corner

 

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Right around the corner, we have the storage ports I mentioned above. As you can see Synology has included both SD and USB 3.0 functionality.

 

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The back of the router houses all of the gigabit ports including one in blue for WAN and four in yellow for LAN. To the far left, we have the power switch and input.

 

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As I have been doing as of late, I tore open the RT1900ac to see what makes it tick. As you can see most of the components are covered by a large heat sink with the SD and USB ports exposed to the right.

 

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The large heat sink didn't stop me from diving deeper so after removing it and popping the lids on the EMI shields we get a good look at the main components in the RT1900ac. As I mentioned in the specifications, this router is a Broadcom platform featuring a BCM58622 and two BCM43460 radios.

 

In blue is the 256MB of Samsung DDR3 and not pictured on the back of this unit there are three ICs one of which is the STMicroelectronics 25P80VG flash along with 4GB of Toshiba eMMC, the third IC is the Genesys GL836.

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