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Synology RT2600ac Router Reviewed

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

  1. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    nothing like closing the gate after the horse has bolted

    warning your computer has just sent your credit card details to the cloud !!!!
     
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  2. Wutikorn

    Wutikorn Senior Member

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    That is certainly true, but compared to Netgear, which I believe it has no similar function, detection mode will be another layer to help you secure your network. Yet, Asus AiProtection could be a better option. I hope the third Synology router can handle much more bandwidth with this package turned on.
     
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  3. neccoboy

    neccoboy New Around Here

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    I tried both Detect and Detect and block, but I didn't notice the speed decrease until the latter was enabled. So not sure if just Detect has any effect on my speeds
     
  4. TheManFromUncle

    TheManFromUncle Regular Contributor

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    Indeed, this is the cause with all poor security practices. Do you have evidence to backup such a claim in regards to Synology routers compared to Asus or Netgear?
     
  5. Wutikorn

    Wutikorn Senior Member

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    I think he didn't say that Synology routers are any worse than Asus or Netgear. He was trying to say that if we use just detection mode, we might lose lots of things/money/data before we have time to act. Comparing with Synology prevention mode, which stops an attack automatically before it could cause any damage.
     
  6. TheManFromUncle

    TheManFromUncle Regular Contributor

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    True. I misinterpreted. In the end, what I meant was that no matter how good/bad a router, it won't change the fact that good security practices on all devices is key.
     
  7. steve23094

    steve23094 Regular Contributor

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    I’m thinking of buying the RT2600ac, but what’s with that poor 5ghz performance? Is that going to be a permanent feature or can it be fixed in firmware?
     
  8. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    it is what it is , and wont be fixed , its not that bad just not as good as others are

    tbh at this stage i wouldnt buy the synology even if you wanted it for its ips as there are new models coming out with specific defenses for IoT and the like , the landscape is changing along with the router capabilities

    i cant see there being a synology take 3 model anytime soon
     
  9. steve23094

    steve23094 Regular Contributor

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    That’s tricky. I’m not sure I can wait an indeterminate amount of time. I was just thinking to buy the best I can now.
     
  10. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    so whats your focus ? iot security of just general security

    the asus blue cave is just about to be released

    there is the norton cube

    the asus rt-ac86u has the new aiprotect for iot as well

    just be quite specific on what you want and we can recommend what best for you that is available now

    however i just dont think the rt-ac2600 is worth it or performs well enough to splash your cash on it
     
  11. Knxwledge

    Knxwledge Occasional Visitor

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    what would you recommend over the RT-AC2600? The AC86U or wait for something else?

    I almost pulled the trigger on the Synology just now, but after reading your comment. Took it out of my cart lol

    (currently using RT-AC1900P)
     
  12. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    thats a good upgrade from the rt-ac1900p

    but as you are aware new things come up all the time
     
  13. pege63

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    I would buy a Netgear R7800 over the AC86U
     
  14. Wutikorn

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    If you are not using any VPN services on the router and you are not having performance issue, then I don't think you need to upgrade anything. I am waiting to see the 3rd version of Synology Router.
     
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  15. Knxwledge

    Knxwledge Occasional Visitor

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    Just saw that the R7800 will be on sale this Friday for $130. I think that’s a better Buy than an AC86U at $199.

    What do you think?
     
  16. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    the wifi on the r7800 is not as good

    the rt-ac86u has the newer e series broadcom chipset and is better , the rt-ac86u has a faster cpu as well

    the r7800 also doesnt have ai protection not many of the features of the asus
     
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  17. apa

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    I purchased this very router, partly based on the SNB review.
    Preformance seems decent, though WiFi range and performance do not seem to be much better than my antique D-Link DIR-655...

    Things I like:
    • UI
    • plugin-support
    • Regular firmware updates

    Things I miss:
    • Jumbo frame support (not supported: strange for a reknown NAS manufacturer)
    • Limited VLAN support (it has improved with a recent firmware update but it is still limited)
    • Official plug-in repo offering is (very) limited (and does not seem to improve)

    With hindsight, I'd chose a router supporting a decent opensource firmware instead...
     
  18. pete y testing

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    the problem there is the inability for opensource to use the factory wifi drivers and are limited to using generic wifi drivers , thus wifi is not as good overall when open source is used
     
  19. cybrnook

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    Just food for thought, if IPS is important to you then you might want to look at taking another direction like pfsense. I built myself a smaller 4 core (8 thread) xeon build with 32GB of ram I had lying around and I use Snort (also tried Suricata which is what the Synology is using), and I am doing in-line IPS (with blocking enabled) scanning using the Snort VT and ET rule sets and can hit easily my 500MBps downlink.

    Do something like that, then use whatever router you have at home as an access point. I also switched to unifi for that portion.

    But if you still want to try the synology, I got one I could sell you :) Was the router I was using until I went with pfsense, low use.
     
  20. Dave in NM

    Dave in NM Regular Contributor

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    I'm not seeing the Synology RT2600AC router in the router charts or ranker, it was #1 but not seeing it now. Was there something found out about the router i need to know that makes it not a good choice anymore?