Interested in an entry level (new) router from a NAS manufacturer? Because of the gui?
I've been noticing how the core functionality of the NAS software based on Linux seems more than coincidentally similar.
The "skinning" differs greatly among the 2 or 3 market leaders. The suite of add-ins such as Synology's Time Backup with file versioning.
Could it be?
Well, it's OK with me as long as it continues to very bug-free.
Like cable TV set top boxes... there's one dominant vendor for that software - not box manufacturer; but CableCo approves what goes to their customers in vendor x's box. Different skinning.
Qnap and Synology are obviously similar. But Synology is obviously more cartoon based. Lol...
New QNAP software is pretty much similar.
Seems like everyone is going to the "flat" design - MS with Win10, Mac/IOS, Android - looks nice perhaps, but the usability of the flat design aesthetic sometimes leaves a lot to be desired..
DSM and QTS are pretty similar, and both are worlds better than what we commonly see in consumer Router/AP's...
I wouldn't buy such a combo! Routers turn too fast. NASes go for years.Why can they not combine their Router and NAS all in one.... and charge as slightly more then the NAS they are selling?
I dont know about others but most people i saw they have their Router and NAS sitting next to each other.
I just dont want two pieces of equipment.....