Synology RT6600AX Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 Router
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Ultimately, the WRX560 can do everything the mighty RT6600ax can do, but with less built-in headroom to expand for growing SMBs. It also smashed through our performance tests, managing 791.5Mbps up close, 375Mbps two rooms away and an amazing 216.7Mbps down in our longer-distance 'down in the garden' test. The latter rivals top triple-node mesh systems! That’s despite only operating on one 2.4GHz channel and one 5GHz channel.
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Up front are seven status LED lights for activity and diagnostics, followed by subtle Synology branding. The right-side plays host to WPS and Wi-Fi mode toggle buttons. On the rear, you'll find three 1Gb LAN ports, a single 2.5Gb WAN/LAN port, a single 1Gb WAN port, a single USB-A 3.2 port, DC input, and reset and power buttons. As with its NAS units, part of the appeal is Synology's easy-to-use and well-supported software. This is especially true for those who are already familiar with Synology's NAS OS or its DiskStation Manager (DSM). If you've experienced those, its router OS, Synology Router Manager (SRM), will be totally familiar.
Quite simply, these are among the very best performance and range scores we’ve ever seen from a router. Buying three and using them as a mesh will boost performance further – and often still save you money compared to other premium routers and mesh systems. However, we do worry that if you actually are using the WRX560 for SMB or mesh purposes, that single 5GHz band could get crowded rather easily. I’m currently using a Netgear Orbi RBR50 with 3 satellites (2 in the home [RBS20, RBS50] where router is [1 upstairs/15ft away], the other that is appx. 15ft away on the same floor as the router and 1 in a hobby shop (RBS50] appx. 60-70 ft from the room where the router is located). When extending the network to a Ubiquiti switch, things were a little more confusing. I configured two ports on the switch to connect to VLAN 10, connected Port 3 of the RT6600ax to one of the two Ubiquiti ports, and then connected the Antsle to the second Ubiquiti port. For some reason, I wasn't able to communicate with the Pi. After some troubleshooting, I physically moved the connection from Port 3 to Port 4, and everything worked. It's still not clear to me why Port 3 would be labeled Untagged but it's possible I'm simply misunderstanding something, so I've reached out to Synology for comment.The 2.4GHz band uses channels of 20MHz or 40MHz width. The wider the width, the fewer channels you can get out of the frequency -- the entire band is only so wide. Users will need to configure the settings manually to set prioritization at the client level, and only up to three clients can be on the priority list.
Note: Can I add Multiple Wi-Fi Points? Sure, you can extend your Wi-Fi area with the Synology MR2200ac, RT2600ac and RT6600ax. It’ main rival is its big brother, the business-designated RT6600ax. They support the same features but, for the RT6600ax's slightly higher price you get an extra, configurable 2.5Gb Ethernet port, a faster processor and more RAM, plus an extra 5GHz channel. We might not have seen these translate to real-world performance gains under general usage, but they should make a difference across a crowded network. So, if you’re managing multiple employees and multiple IoT devices across multiple networks, it’s likely worth paying more for the RT6600ax. PA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2/WPA3-Personal, WPA3-Personal/Enterprise, Wi-Fi Enhanced Open (OWE), Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) 2.0
Mesh Wi-Ficonfiguration: Additional Wi-Fi points automatically broadcast all SSIDs associated with their respective network. In short, SRM is easily one of the most, if not the most, comprehensive firmware for Wi-Fi routers. Among other things, you'll find all that you'd need in networking configurations, both wired and Wi-Fi, with it. Old vs new: The Synology RT2600 Wi-Fi 5 router (left) is next to the new Wi-Fi 6 RT6600ax. Note how the former has removable antennas.