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Synology RT2600ac Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Apr 25, 2017 3:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Synology





Basically, with this test, I'm looking to see if the router will lock up if enough sessions are pushed through the hardware.


At 32 sessions, the RT2600ac is perfectly fine at 933 Mbps. Moving out to 128 sessions, it finally gets below 900 Mbps, and at 256 sessions, we reached 713 Mbps. 512 sessions had this router at 568 Mbps and at 1024 sessions the RT2600ac held strong at 547 Mbps.



Final Thoughts


With Synology's second entry into the router market, they cleaned things up quite a bit by adding in new features and much more powerful hardware. This has led to a more refined product with performance that tops my charts. In fact, the only occasion where Synology isn't on top is in the storage department and they have made strides there as well. In wired throughput testing, this solution reached full gigabit potential at 941 Mbps over LAN and 923 Mbps over WAN. Wireless throughput had this unit chucking 401 Mbps over 2.4GHz and 917 Mbps over the 5GHz band.



Even on mobile through the RT2600ac did well, reaching 552 Mbps on our iPhone and 312 Mbps on our Android device. The range test on 2.4GHz was a no contest situation, from 10 Ft to 40 Ft the Synology lost no performance starting at 105 Mbps and ending at 104.52 Mbps. 5GHz this solution held strong above 500 Mbps through 30ft and ended at 278 Mbps at 40Ft.


Build quality of this solution is quite good. The only knock I have for it is the feet are not removable which makes mounting on a wall or similar not possible. The LEDs are customizable to a schedule or you can shut them off completely. SRM is one of the better platforms as far as ease of use and features go which makes this entire package very attractive.


In closing, I think the RT2600ac is a warning shot to the market. Synology is very serious about everything they do and they showcased that with their second router taking top honors and easily my top choice for an AC2600 platform.

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The Bottom Line: It's hard to believe that up to this point, in one short year, Synology has gone from entering a market full of big named vendors to producing the best AC2600 wireless router we've tested.

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