Synology is well-known for its NAS drives but the company’s Wi-Fi routers are an impressive addition to its lineup of networking gear. The recently released Synology RT6600ax Wi-Fi 6 router is one of the fastest routers available today and it’s designed to deliver reliable, ultrafast and secure wireless connectivity. The RT6600ax is a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router that offers incredible coverage and security, mesh support, and an array of other great features such as vast configuration options and built-in NAS.
As a tri-band router, the RT6600ax features three bands – one 2.5GHz band that delivers a total bandwidth of 600Mbps, one 5GHZ band with 2x2 MIMO that delivers up to 1200Mbps, and a second 5GHz band with 4x4 MIMO that delivers up to 1200Mbps. Working with SmartConnect, the tri-band technology optimises device distribution, eliminating data bottlenecks and ensuring the fastest data speeds for every device. Plus, each of the router’s six high-gain antennae supports the new 5.9 GHz spectrum, which unlocks non-DFS channels at 80 and 160 MHz for a combined 6.6 Gbps of wireless throughput, higher concurrent connections, and faster VPN server performance.
The router is based on a powerful 1.8 GHz quad-core CPU that delivers snappy management and fast connection speeds, even with multiple devices connected and all features enabled; 1GB of memory, and 256GB of flash storage for the web-based user interface. It also features a 2.5GbE port that’s configurable for WAN or LAN deployment and enables you to leverage Multi-Gig internet connections or high-performance devices such as a NAS, as well as high-speed wireless backhaul.
Thanks to easy-to-use software, setup and configuration is about as straightforward as it gets. The RT6600ax is powered by Synology Router Manager (SRM) – an intuitive OS that’s built with security and performance in mind. Through SRM, you can manage up to five separate networks (and 15 SSIDs); manage network segmentation, parental controls, and traffic controls; and monitor real-time network statistics, the number of devices connected, among other things. In short, the software brings a lot to the table, and just about all of the pro features you’d expect from a high-end router are onboard.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your Wi-Fi router and making the jump to a Wi-Fi 6 solution, the Synology RT6600ax is a fantastic option. A quick look at this router looks very promising for outstanding performance that’s fast, reliable, and secure. Plus, it has great security features, configurability, and expandability, and it even doubles as a NAS server with the addition of an external hard disk. There’s a lot on offer and if you’re looking for one of the best, this is one to consider!