Synology has thrown their hat in the ring to enter the highly competitive WiFi router market. Today the company hinted at an upcoming announcement expected June 2 in which they will unveil a new RT1900ac WiFi Router.
According to Synology:
The router comes with a dazzling 1.9Gbps combined data rate, optimized coverage, and a desktop-like operating system never before seen in the router market. Rich networking features including advanced traffic control with application layer QoS and DNS-based web-filter, will be easily accessible with the intuitive software interface. In addition, with access to Synology’s Package Center, users can download and install a rich selection of free, add-on applications, building their own cloud right from the router.
What’ll make this router different is Synology’s expertise with building simple UI’s for complex management situations. A Synology Router only web interface will be the primary method of interfacing with the router.
After which you’ll presumably be able to simply log in and configure things like WiFi settings…
Bandwidth and usage monitoring…
Another extremely unique feature will be the ability to install third party applications easily on the router. One I think would be extremely useful will be OpenVPN or other VPN applications that allow for simple remote access to the network.
It appears from early screen shots that the system will also be able to be managed by a mobile friendly app or UI.
Even including remote bandwidth monitoring.
All in all, I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these routers to see how they perform and what kinds of additional functionality they offer.
Got any questions or comments about the new Synology Router? Drop them below and we’ll make sure and answer them as soon as we get a review unit.
Put an ad block program on this, and make it capable of acting as an access point only, and I’m sold.
This looks really hands on…. This might also work with Linux-Machines.
One question: ist this software-system of this router closed-source or opensource?? And is this UI closed source or opensource??
Who is the producer of the software of this router: Synology itself or another company??
Kien Tran says
While they use some open sourced components (such as OpenVPN and FreeRadius), the system as a whole is closed-source and developed by Synology.
This looks extremely interesting! I’m looking forward to seeing real world testing on speed & range.
Be interesting to put this beside one of asus routers running open wrt