Synology Router RT2600ac

Blazing-fast Wi-Fi with up to 2.53Gbps combined wireless bandwidth to supercharge your Internet experience. RT2600ac is a powerful wireless router for homes and small offices seeking to understand, control, and secure their network. Now coming with mesh Wi-Fi technology, its coverage becomes easily expandable with additional Synology MR2200ac.

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RT2600ac
RT2600ac

Engineered for performance

Supporting MU-MIMO and the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, RT2600ac enables up to 800 Mbps and 1733 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios, respectively. Reach 2 Gbps combined bandwidth with Dual WAN1, and easily optimize your network with minimal performance loss even with app-based traffic control.

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CPU

1.7GHz Dual Core

Powerful Wi-Fi

Quad Stream, Dual Band

AC2600, Wave 2

With MU-MIMO & Beamforming

Layer 4 & 7

Hardware Acceleration Engine

Top software experience

The soul of RT2600ac is the Synology Router Manager (SRM). It takes the complexity out of your network, and makes what’s happening in the traffic visible and straightforward.

Whether you’re doing it from a smartphone or computer, setting up RT2600ac is a breeze. Getting your Internet up and running takes just a couple of minutes.

Streamlined setup

Smart WAN allows RT2600ac to fail-over or load-balance between dual ISP connections to ensure Internet availability, whereas QuickConnect makes enabling remote access incredibly simple.

Powerful connectivity management

App- and device-based Quality of Service (QoS) lets you set higher bandwidth for gaming or VoIP applications while throttling BitTorrent downloads. Real-time and historical traffic data are organized into easy-to-read charts and reports, so you can identify any bottlenecks or anomalies.

App- and device-based Quality of Service (QoS) lets you set higher bandwidth for gaming or VoIP applications while throttling BitTorrent downloads. Real-time and historical traffic data are organized into easy-to-read charts and reports, so you can identify any bottlenecks or anomalies.

Wi-Fi made smarter

RT2600ac’s excellent Wi-Fi throughput is backed by a modern experience – automatic, scalable, and highly customizable. Learn more

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Smart ConnectNot sure if 2.4GHz or 5GHz is better? RT2600ac automatically steers a device to the band that gives it the strongest signal and speed. No more manual switching.

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Scalable mesh Wi-FiAdd additional MR2200ac to expand coverage even further, while still enjoying a single Wi-Fi name, enhanced roaming, and auto-optimization.

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Real-time monitoringSee the Wi-Fi transfer rate and connected devices at a glance.

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Custom guest network optionsSet up a welcome portal for people connecting to your guest Wi-Fi. Tools like scheduling, auto password change, and MAC filters help keep unwanted connections away.

Wi-Fi made smarter
Wi-Fi made smarter
  1. Smart ConnectNot sure if 2.4GHz or 5GHz is better? RT2600ac automatically steers a device to the band that gives it the strongest signal and speed. No more manual switching.
  2. Scalable mesh Wi-FiAdd additional MR2200ac to expand coverage even further, while still enjoying a single Wi-Fi name, enhanced roaming, and auto-optimization.
  3. Real-time monitoringSee the Wi-Fi transfer rate and connected devices at a glance.
  4. Custom guest network optionsSet up a welcome portal for people connecting to your guest Wi-Fi. Tools like scheduling, auto password change, and MAC filters help keep unwanted connections away.

Intelligent web filtering & parental controls

The Safe Access package on RT2600ac doesn’t only offer a free cross-platform solution for you to create a kid-friendly online world. It also gives you a better understanding of each user and device’s Internet usage, including those IoT gadgets silently working in the background.

  • Profiles

    Profiles

    Create a user profile to manage all devices someone owns at once, while letting LAN and guest Wi-Fi profiles take care of other unspecified devices connecting to your network.

  • Time management

    Time management

    Set time limits and schedules. Encourage your kids to use their time wisely, and reserve some quality time for family.

  • Internet filtering

    Internet filtering

    Safeguard kids from adult-only content and search results, or even set up a whitelist of approved websites for younger children. Web filters can be scheduled to ensure no social media during homework hours.

  • Usage insights

    Usage insights

    Any device accessing the Internet in the middle of the night when they shouldn’t be, or anyone being blocked by web filters? You see it here.

Business-grade security

In addition to a track record of fast and continuous updates to guard itself against emerging threats, RT2600ac boasts a series of advanced features to protect the entire network from the router level. Learn more

Threat Prevention
Built-in security databases
Next-generation WPA3
  • Leveraging intrusion prevention technology, Threat Prevention inspects incoming and outgoing traffic on your network and automatically blocks malicious packets from passing through – all while retaining stellar Internet speeds.2

    Threat Prevention
  • Integrating Google Safe Browsing3 and other DNS and IP threat intelligence databases, Safe Access prevents devices from accidentally accessing websites related to malware, phishing, botnets, social engineering, and more.

    Built-in security databases
  • Support for the latest Wi-Fi security protocol equips home, business, and open Wi-Fi networks with better defenses against snooping and other attacks. 3

    Next-generation WPA3

Best-in-class VPN server

VPN Plus’s Synology SSL VPN and WebVPN give you fast, intuitive, and secure access to your internal network, whereas Site-to-Site VPN allows you to connect multiple remote offices together. A long list of other supported protocols and management functionality is available to give IT admins better control over VPN connections.4 Learn more

Best-in-class VPN server

More possibilities

Download more add-on packages to expand the capability of RT2600ac, or manage them on the go via DS router and other mobile apps from Synology.

Shared network storage

Time Machine backup, remote file sharing, media server, and much more. Turn your RT2600ac into family storage and a personal cloud.5 Learn more

Be mobile

Stay on top of the traffic usage, user activities, and security events wherever you are, and act on them with just one tap on the phone.

Build your own Wi-Fi system

For large homes and offices, RT2600ac and MR2200ac can work together to blanket the environment with mesh Wi-Fi, extending your broadband Internet speed to all corners.6

Learn more about MR2200ac
Build your own Wi-Fi system

Video Tutorial

Learn how to set up RT2600ac.

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Notes:

  1. Two or more connections must be established.
  2. External storage is required.
  3. Learn more about how to enable the feature here.
  4. Client support for WPA3 is required for compatibility.
  5. Access for one concurrent account is available for free and shared by WebVPN, Synology SSL VPN, and SSTP. Client VPN Access License is available to add more concurrent accounts. The Site-to-Site VPN feature also requires a license to activate. A one-time 30-day trial is available to each Synology Router. Other VPN protocols and management features are free of charge.
  6. USB 3.0 can reach 107 MB/s for EXT4, 103 MB/s for FAT32, and 83.8 MB/s for NTFS. Performance may vary depending on the type of device attached and on actual system usage and settings.
  7. Currently, RT2600ac can serve as the primary Wi-Fi point, while MR2200ac can be the primary Wi-Fi point or extend the signal of another RT2600ac/MR2200ac.
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU
Dual core 1.7 GHz
Hardware Acceleration Engine
Hardware Acceleration Engine
Layer 4 / Layer 7
Memory
Memory
512 MB DDR3
Antenna Type
Antenna Type
4x4 MIMO Omni-directional high-gain dipole (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
LAN Port
LAN Port
  • Gigabit (RJ-45) x 4
  • Gigabit (RJ-45) x 3 (Dual WAN)
WAN Port
WAN Port
  • Gigabit (RJ-45) x 1
  • Gigabit (RJ-45) x 2 (Dual WAN)
External Ports
External Ports
  • USB 3.0 x 1 (5V, 0.9A power output)
  • USB 2.0 x 1 (5V, 0.5A power output)
  • SD card reader x 1 (SDXC, SDHC)
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi
  • 5GHz: 1.73Gbps
  • 2.4GHz: 800Mbps
IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2
IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2
  • MU-MIMO
  • 2x2 160 MHz (contiguous 80 + 80 MHz)
  • 2x2 80 + 80 MHz (discontiguous)
Notes 2x2 160 MHz (contiguous 80 + 80 MHz) is not supported in Japan
Wi-Fi Encryption
Wi-Fi Encryption
WEP, WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2/WPA3-Personal, WPA3-Personal/Enterprise, OWE
Button and Switch
Button and Switch
WPS, USB/SD eject, Power, Reset, Wi-Fi On/Off
Size (Height x Width x Depth)
Size (Height x Width x Depth)
77 mm x 280 mm x 169 mm
Notes The listed sizes of the RT1900ac and RT2600ac don’t include the antennas
Weight
Weight
0.7 kg
Temperature
Temperature
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Certification
Certification
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • KC
  • iDA
  • TELEC
  • JATE
Wi-Fi Certification
Wi-Fi Certification
  • CE
  • FCC
  • NCC
  • RCM
  • iDA
  • TELEC
  • KC
Warranty
Warranty
2 Years
Notes The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)
AC Input Power Voltage
AC Input Power Voltage
100 V to 240 V AC
Power Frequency
Power Frequency
50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption*
Power Consumption*
10.80 W (Access)
7.94 W (Idle)
Environment
Environment
RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Antenna X 4
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
SRM Specifications
Wireless
Wireless
Wi-Fi MAC Address Filter
Maximum MAC Filters 64
Seamless Roaming 802.11k/v/r standard support
Beamforming
DFS
WDS
Schedulable Wi-Fi
Guest Network
  • Guest Portal
  • Customized page style
  • Connection time limit
  • Password Rotation
WPS 2.0 (Wi-Fi Protected Setup 2.0)
3G / 4G Dongle & Tethering (Learn more)
Maximum Connected Devices* 100
Primary Wi-Fi Point
Recommended Maximum Number of Wi-Fi Points
  • 1 Primary + 6 Wi-Fi points (in all wireless uplink connection environment)
  • 1 Primary + 12 Wi-Fi points (in all wired uplink connection environment. Learn more)
Notes
  • In real-world testing, at least 120 devices can be concurrently connected to RT2600ac
  • Not all of the connected 120 devices are transmitting data, some remained idle
  • RT2600ac supports at least 100 connected devices concurrently transmitting data
  • The numbers above are for reference only. Actual performance and behavior may depend on network environment and settings
Network
Network
Internet Connection
  • Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, DS-Lite (AFTR)
  • 3G/4G LTE dongle
  • Android Tethering
  • iPhone Tethering
Operating Mode
  • Wireless Router
  • Wireless AP
  • Wireless Repeater (WDS)
DMZ
IPv6 IPv6 DHCP server/client, DS-Lite, 6in4, 6to4, 6rd, Dual-Stack, DHCPv6-PD, IPv6 Relay, FLET's IPv6
DHCP Server/client mode, client list, MAC address reservation
Maximum DHCP Reservations 500
LAN / WLAN IGMP Snooping
Network Address Translation (NAT)
PPPoE relay
Policy route
Static route
Maximum IPv4 Static Routes 100
Maximum IPv6 Static Routes 100
Diagnosis Tools
  • Ping
  • Traceroute
NAT Loopback (Hairpinning)
Port Forwarding
Port Forwarding
Maximum Port Forwarding Rules 64
Maximum UPnP Rules 64
Port Triggering
Port Triggering
Maximum Port Triggering Rules 32
Minimum Port Triggering Timeout 30s
Maximum Port Triggering Timeout 3600s
VPN
VPN
  • VPN server (WebVPN, SSL VPN, SSTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, PPTP, Site-to-Site)
  • VPN client (PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec)
  • VPN Pass-through (PPTP, IPSec, L2TP)
Traffic Control
Traffic Control
Internet Ban, Device Speed & Priority
Application Layer (L7) Quality of Service (QoS)
Maximum Device Rules 64
Maximum Application Rules per Device 32
Traffic Monitor
Traffic Monitor
Live View
Historical Statistics Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual
Website History
Application Detection
Traffic Report
Traffic Report
Country Auto Update
Schedulable
Traffic Analysis Period Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual
Export Formats .CSV, .HTML
Safe Access
Safe Access
User Profile 15
Network Profile 2
Customized Internet Schedule
Time Quota
IPv4 / IPv6 DNS-based Web Filter
  • Schedule
  • Database
  • Request to unblock
Customized Allow / Block List
  • Maximum blocked URLs: 100
  • Maximum allowed URLs: 100
Pause Internet
Reward
Log
Report
Safe Search Bing, Google, YouTube
Threat Intelligence Database Support in IPv4 & IPv6
Google Safe Browsing Support in IPv4 & IPv6
Database Auto Update Threat Intelligence Database, Google Safe Browsing, DNS-based web filter
Threat Prevention
Threat Prevention
Greatly enhance the security of your router, designed to safeguard your network against internet threats
VPN Plus Server
VPN Plus Server
Easily create and manage secure VPN access through a web browser or client. Supports various VPN services — Site-to-Site VPN, WebVPN, SSL VPN, Remote Desktop, SSTP, OpenVPN, L2TP over IPSec, and PPTP
Maximum Client VPN Access License 20
Site-to-Site VPN
Maximum Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels 10
Remote Desktop (RDP + VNC) 3
Connection List
Log
Report
Cloud Station Server
Cloud Station Server
Sync data from multiple platforms, centralizing it on the router while easily keeping historical versions of important files
Maximum Concurrent File Transfers 128
Notes Cloud Station ShareSync is not supported
DNS Server
DNS Server
Helps users find and translate domain names into IP addresses
Download Station
Download Station
Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks 20
Maximum Concurrent BT Download Tasks 20
Media Server
Media Server
  • Media indexing
  • DLNA Compliance
  • PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One supported
RADIUS Server
RADIUS Server
Provides centralized authentication, authorization, and accounting for wireless network access
Mobile Apps
Supported Mobile Apps
Supported Mobile Apps
DS router (Android/iOS)
  • First Time Installation
  • Network overview
  • Wi-Fi management
  • Wi-Fi system topology
  • Safe Access
  • Traffic Control
  • Network security (firewall, port forwarding, Internet ban)
  • Wake on LAN
  • System Update
VPN Plus (Android/iOS)
DS cloud (Android/iOS)
DS get (Android)
DS file (Android/iOS)
Management
Operating System
Operating System
Synology Router Manager (SRM)
Anywhere Access to SRM
Anywhere Access to SRM
Synology QuickConnect & Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
Security
Security
Firewall/SPI Firewall, DoS Protection, VPN Pass-through (PPTP, IPSec, L2TP), Auto block, SSL certificate, Security Advisor, two-factor authentication
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Wake on LAN (WOL)
WOL over QuickConnect
Maximum Connected Devices 100
Notification
Notification
Email, SMS, push service (via DS router)
Printer Server
Printer Server
Maximum printer: 1
Others
Others
Free OS Upgrade
SSH
SNMP
Configuration Backup & Restore
User Account Management
USB/SD Card File Service
File System
File System
EXT4, FAT, NTFS, HFS+
Access Support
Access Support
  • File explorer (via LAN only)
  • Web browsers: Chrome™, Firefox®, Microsoft Edge, Safari
  • Mobile device: DS file
Protocol Support
Protocol Support
Windows file service (CIFS), Mac file service (AFP), FTP/FTPS, WebDAV
Others
Others
Apple Time Machine
Shared Folder Privileges
Storage Hibernation

Notes:

  1. Model specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  2. The figures are based on Synology internal testing. Each performance test is done individually. No other services or applications are processed at the same time.
  3. The actual performance may be lower than lab testing figure due to differences in server configuration, deployment, and the number of active operations.
  4. If usage requirements exceed the specifications above, please contact our regional partners for professional advice.