Synology RT2600AC AC-2600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router

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Synology RT2600AC AC-2600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Key Features
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi Network Standard
  • 2600 Mbps Wi-Fi Data Throughput
  • Dual-Band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Frequencies
  • 4x4 MIMO High-Gain Antennas
With Wi-Fi data transfer rates of up to 2.53 Gbps and built-in MIMO technology, the RT2600AC AC-2600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router from Synology can support multiple data streams simultaneously. Multiple data pathways to the network offer devices like streaming media players, game consoles, smart TVs, tablets, and more their own dedicated connection to the network which greatly reduces lag.
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Synology RT2600AC Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2VPN Plus
  • 3Synology SSL VPN
  • 4WebVPN
  • 5Smart WAN
  • 6Smart Connect
  • 7Content Filtering and Monitoring
  • 8Stay Protected
  • 9Manage, Sync, Back Up, and More

With Wi-Fi data transfer rates of up to 2.53 Gbps and built-in MIMO technology, the RT2600AC AC-2600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router from Synology can support multiple data streams simultaneously. Multiple data pathways to the network offer devices like streaming media players, game consoles, smart TVs, tablets, and more their own dedicated connection to the network which greatly reduces lag.

The RT2600AC operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies and supports the 802.11ac Wi-Fi network standard to ensure users receive optimal network performance. In addition to enhanced performance standards, this router offers improved reception and range as it comes equipped with four omni-directional high-gain dipole antennas.

If a wired connection is required, the RT2600AC Router comes equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, and a single Gigabit Ethernet WAN port complete with Smart WAN failover support offering network redundancy should one connection fail. Additionally, this Synology router features USB connectivity along with an SD card reader making it possible to provide a variety of storage options to users throughout the network as well as cloud storage capabilities to users connected through the Synology DS Cloud application or the Synology Cloud Station Suite.

VPN Plus

Keep your network's internal services and resources hardened against direct access while still allowing work from home or a remote location with VPNs. Easily deploy a wide range of VPN solutions and manage access permissions and bandwidth allowances.

Synology SSL VPN

Secure and fast, Synology's SSL VPN solution requires minimal setup on Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, and iOS, making rapid deployment as easy as logging into a web portal.


Clientless WebVPN for centralized access to company intranets and web back ends. Easily login from anywhere with only a browser for a secured connection.

Smart WAN

SRM's Smart WAN capability on the RT2600ac supports 2 Gbps Dual WAN combined bandwidth when multiple connections are established. If one of the connections goes offline due to ISP or cable problems, traffic can failover to the other interface. Load balancing can be used in addition to failover, spreading traffic across both interfaces. Policy route allows traffic routing based on destination or source address.

Smart Connect

Not sure which devices should connect to the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands? With Synology's Smart Connect, devices are connected to the most appropriate band automatically, letting users experience simplified management without worry about range or speed issues.

Content Filtering and Monitoring

Application Layer QoS and Traffic Report
Application Layer or Layer 7, Quality of Service control shows the bandwidth consumed by individual applications and devices. Restrict the amount of bandwidth for specific applications, without affecting the rest, and generate traffic usage reports sorted by application and device.

Intelligent Web Filtering and Parental controls
Instead of traditional URL-based web filtering, SRM does so during DNS lookup. Easily block out thousands of sites with built-in Google SafeSearch integration and a constantly updated database of customizable website categories.

Stay Protected

Intrusion Prevention
Intrusion Detection System analyzes network traffic and logs all intrusion attempts, allowing for fine-tuning of your firewall rules with minimal performance impact. Intrusion Prevention System additionally blocks suspicious traffic based on customizable rules.

Security Advisor & QualysGuard
Monitor and check settings and system files for security issues and automatically apply recommended fixes. Synology utilizes the Qualysguard platform to detect and enhance security across all Synology operating systems.

Continuously Updated
Synology is committed to providing fast updates to keep device security up to date for maximum protection. SRM can automatically perform upgrades on a schedule for maximum convenience.

Manage, Sync, Back Up, and More

With an external storage device or SD card, the RT2600ac can become a private cloud server with Synology's Cloud Station Suite, allowing easy access to files, photos, and even backups for multiple devices. Mac users also enjoy Time Machine compatibility. Connect devices with USB 3.0 to take advantage of the RT2600ac's powerful connectivity capabilities.
UPC: 846504002320

Synology RT2600AC Specs

Wireless Frequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Dual-Band
Number of Antennas4
MU-MIMO Support4 x 4
WLAN ModeWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Supported ProtocolsIPv4
Antenna PlacementExternal (Integrated)
Throughput2600 Mb/s Total
2.4 GHz: 800 Mb/s 
5 GHz: 1730 Mb/s 
Ports1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-A
1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
4 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) (Console)
USB Sharing SupportYes
Guest Network SupportYes
Wireless SecurityWEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA3
VPN ProtocolIPSec, L2TP, PPTP, Pass-Through
Firewall SupportSPI
CPU1.7 GHz Dual-Core
Media Card Reader1 x SDXC
Supported IEEE Standards802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption10.8 W
Operating Temperature40 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-5 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
CertificationsBSMI, CE, FCC, RCM, RoHS, VCCI, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions3 x 11 x 6.7" / 77 x 280 x 169 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.165 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.55 x 11.25 x 3.4"

Synology RT2600AC Reviews

Good router

By Elisario
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

Is good

Excellent Wi-Fi Router

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

I have installed at least 20 of the RT2600ac and it's a great solution for those who don't need MESH, or don't need MESH yet. The security filtering gives some peace of mind. And the interface offers lots of customization options. My latest installation of one of these was to replace a comcast business modem/router that was giving the customer inconstent Wi-Fi results. I put the comcast unit in bridge mode and put in this router and the client was happy.

Rock Solid

By Doug
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-05

I bought this unit to replace my aging rt1900 router, I got it set up in about 20 minutes using the app. Pretty slick and its been running with out a hitch ever since. ,

Lots of adjustable features

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-19

This router is impressive for its price. I replaced my eero pro with this and I'm very happy. There are so many features you can set and the built in VPN is awesome. This compliments my Synology NAS very well. I can't wait until the new wifi 6 router comes out in 2022. I may very well upgrade or just add a mesh unit to this system.

Absolutely amazing

By Pridhu Dev
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

I was using Deco M9 in my 3 level home for a year. No issues with dropped connection but speed varies a lot. Switched to Synology mesh and absolutely amazing speed connection and software for configuration. Also the ability to have USB drive shared as a media center is absolutely amazing. Love it and the best mesh in the market.

easy networking for use with Synology NAS

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-11

The admin tools are great and were quite easy to get a Synology NAS working on the network as well!

Great router, very stable and easy to install

By Carolynn
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

We've had the router kit a couple of weeks and everything is running smoothly. I miss the feature to provide daily speed reports from my google on hub router but otherwise satisfied.

Very Good but Updates Needed

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

There's so much good to say about this Synology Router Kit and I have said it in other places. The greatest parts this system works in harmony and is a good solution for a big home or small business system. The software makes controlling user access and content restrictions really easy and it is powerful. But here is what would take this system to the next level: - Update to the latest Wi-FI 6 Standard (this is coming for the router with a new model later in 2022) - Make the Mesh parts able to work with POE (Power over Ethernet) so they don't require a separate power brick - Better mounting options for the Mesh part so it can easily be hung on a wall or from a ceiling None of these things are deal killers but they do factor in if you care about the overall implementation in the best way possible. To get that level of integration, you will need to look towards something like the Ubiquiti UniFi system but that system is overkill for most home and small business situations. As is, this mesh router working in conjunction with the RT 2600 AC is the best way to get close to a robust business level wi-fi application in a reasonable and affordable package.

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What is the range of this router?

What is the range of this router?
Asked by: Paul
It will depend on the obstacles you have between the router and the device that is connected to the router and if you are using 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands. The 2.4GHZ band cover a larger area than 5GHz. If you have concrete walls or any other obstacle, the range will drop.
Answered by: Luiz O
Date published: 2022-01-04

Will this router work with spectrum internet?

Will this router work with spectrum internet?
Asked by: Nicholas
Yes, this is compatible with Spectrum.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2020-07-15

Can most customers with basic knowledge install ...

Can most customers with basic knowledge install both units & maximize the network or does B&H offer installation services?
Asked by: Alexander
B&H does not have an installation service. However, the Synology Whole Home Wireless Mesh Wi-Fi Kit is very easy to set up and install. Carefully follow the provided instructions and you will be able to maximize your network.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2021-08-31

The specs says 100 or 240 VAC. Does it mean I can ...

The specs says 100 or 240 VAC. Does it mean I can use the adaptor as is in a 220V country?
Asked by: Teddy
Yes. This Synology Whole Home Wireless Mesh Router kit will work in regions with 220 V AC power.
Answered by: Jordan
Date published: 2022-08-08

How does the guest network session time limit ...

How does the guest network session time limit work? Is it per device or all devices on the guest network? What is the shortest limit configurable?
Asked by: Teddy
The Guest network in the Synology RT2600AC AC-2600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router kit can be set up from one hour to one week.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2022-08-09


Can this router function as an access point only?
Asked by: Jeremy
Yes, that's my initial use, excellent coverage and truly seamless two-way handoff with my AirPort Extreme using a common SSID.
Answered by: Paul L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does this router have a consistently low latency without latency spikes on wireless? Is the wireless connection reliable?
Asked by: Jeremy
I have not had any significant issues with latency. I have a couple of people in the house streaming video while I'm on telecons using VOIP software and everything works quite well.
Answered by: SCOTT H.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is anyone using this with IPS, VPN etc? heard it has performance hits, also heard some stability issues. Have these been resolved? anyone running this over months that can comment?
Asked by: David B.
David B. If you haven't done so already, please check Synology forums specifically the router section. You have a better chance of getting the answers there or at least some helpful information.
Answered by: James F.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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