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Featured Synology RT2600ac Router Reviewed

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Synology's RT2600ac Router shows the company is serious about pursuing the Wi-Fi router market.

    Read on SmallNetBuilder
     
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    pege63 Very Senior Member

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    R7800 has a dual-core (IPQ8065) 1.7 GHz processor NOT a quad-core 1.7 GHz
     
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    From https://www.qualcomm.com/products/ipq8065
     
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    pege63 Very Senior Member

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    I am confused here i cant see anything about the Qualcomm® Krait™ CPU?

    But you have right
    IPQ8065 ARMv7-A
    Quad Core 1.7 GHz 2x Krait 300
    + 2x NSS @800MHz
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Information in WikiDevi is often incomplete. I'm just quoting the device spec sheet.
     
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    Indeed. This is very interesting review, thanks! I would love to have one but I just bought AC68U a few months ago.

    Btw, I did see somewhere about IPS/IDS speed, but can't find it now. IPS speed seems to be around 70Mbps while IDS speed is between 300and600Mbps(I can't remember exact number). I will repost when i find the link

    Edit: Here is the link
    IPS : 71.3Mbps download/ 49Mbps upload
    IDS: 599Mbps download/ 302Mbps upload

    https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/RT2600ac#spec
    For some reasons, Synology says that its RT-AC2600 router is dual-core.
     
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  7. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    The IPQ8065 has two sets of dual-cores. So, depends on which way you want to count...
     
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    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    thanks for the review tim

    i have just got the rt2600ac for testing myself , good to see your results show the rt2600ac more in line with its competition , just a pity they didnt consider link aggregation and a few more lan ports when designing the rt2600ac

    will be doing my own testing with 4 x 4 pce-ac88 adapters when i get time and will be interesting to see if i track the same results as yours

    the sd card slot worked perfectly allowing me to take the sd card out of my camera and accessing it via \\192.168.1.1 , the eject button also ensures the connect devices are removed correctly

    i did a quick run of the IPS and it detected and block quite a bit of traffic i didnt understand mainly from the xbox and my gigaset voip phone , this didnt seem to effect the voip phone but did stop the xbox from working so i needed to stop the service at that time

    thats about as far as i have got yet as i have been away for work but have left it running at home with family , the family punishment test works any router over :) and no phone calls complaining about wifi or other issues yet

    it did get to around 38 deg c at home yesterday and the study is usually pretty warm and thats where the test position is , had the rt2600ac checked for heat and although it was warm it wasnt hot so the passive ventilation must be doing its job

    pete
     
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    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Which results? I use an Intel 2x2 adapter for throughput vs. attenuation. The Veriwave is used only for 4x4 max wireless throughput.
     
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    throughput comparison results using a different adapter , i know the data produced will be higher but the data points should track in the same manner
     
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    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    btw im not a big fan of the wps pin being on by default and im not sure why synology has left it enabled by default , im guessing its for initial connection of a wifi device for setup where it has the pin on the bottom of the router , it would have been just as easy to set a default passphrase and print it on the bottom of the case and quite a bit more secure
     
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    Synology has a great track record of providing software updates to it's products, even if they are years old. If they keep this model going for their routers, it could be a good reason to switch to them.
     
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    From the review: "The RT2600ac's back end is elevated by two legs molded into its bottom cover. Although there are wall-mount screw slots also molded into the bottom, you won't be able to actually wall mount it without sawing off the plastic legs."

    I had read something similar in another review and wondered how accurate it was. I thought maybe the legs were somehow removable but the reviewer just missed it........but if you say it, I believe it.

    Seems like a very odd design decision.
     
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    Yeah I have a NAS from 2010 and they are still updating the software for it.
    I would like to see them come up with a Mesh solution as well!


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    nope its molded as part of the case , i too was surprised there is no physical way to remove the legs

    maybe thats just one step too far for them at this stage
     
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    I get this answer from NG;
    IPQ8065 dual-core SoC &1.7GHz and the QCA9984 radio
    4x4 design supports 160MHz (or 80+80MHz), MU-MIMO
     
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    It's dual core. And Qualcomm is being very, very misleading, IMO. Many of these RISC based processors used, have a packet processing/offloading/accelerator(s) (whatever they/you want to call'em). So, basically you can say something like the BCM4706 is a triple core, if you go by their standards. Because of the dual core ARM and then packet processing engine that is integrated. But I say no, it has two ARM core and two NSS (Network Subsystem) at 800MHz that offload the ARM cores of packet processing.

    Just my opinion though.....
     
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    Its like the CPUs for mobilephones Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
     
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    Both Netgear and Synology apparently agree with you, as each, in their marketing materials for the R7800 and the RT2600AC, respectively, refers to the IPQ8065 as "dual core."

    http://netgear.com/home/products/ne...00.aspx?cid=wmt_netgear_organic#tab-techspecs

    https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/RT2600ac#spec
     
  20. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Argue if you like. Qualcomm says its quad-core, so that's what I'm using.
     

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