Synology’s tri-band MR2200ac is the company’s first foray into mesh networking.
Powered by Qualcomm’s IPQ4019 quad-core system-on-chip the MR2200ac has a tri-radio two-stream design, with an extra 5 GHz radio for added backhaul flexibility. The router has one WAN and only one LAN gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 port that supports storage sharing.
Other features include "seamless" roaming, band steering and app-based setup and management. Owners of Synology’s RT2600ac router can also use the MR2200ac to extend their existing network without having to invest in an all new wireless setup.
MR2200ac runs the Synology Router Manager (SRM) OS, adding a variety of profile-based security features, including web filters and SafeSearch, scheduling access hours, whitelisting, mpnitoring of what sites are accessed and which devices are used, as well as DNS and IP threat intelligence, and Google Safe Browsing that protects against malware, social engineering and other threats.
Additionally, MR2200ac implements the new WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard for supported clients, adding WPA3 Personal, WPA3-Enterprise and Enhanced Open options to the router’s arsenal of security features.
Available now, the single Synology MR2200ac can be found on Amazon for $139.99, but currently shows a 1-2 month delivery time.