Scan code: LN78610 Manufacturer code: RT2600ac

RT2600Ac Synology Dual Band Cable Broadband Router

Synology RT2600AC Cable Broadband Router, 1.7GHz Dual-core processor, Upto 2.53 Gb/s Wireless Speeds

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Scan code: LN78610 Manufacturer code: RT2600ac
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Product Overview Synology Router - RT2600ac
Blazing-fast Wi-Fi with up to 2.53Gbps combined wireless bandwidth to supercharge your network. RT2600ac is a powerful wireless router for homes and small offices seeking to work and play smarter, featuring comprehensive VPN solutions, enhanced security, and flexible media and file sharing capabilities.

Powerful connectivity management
SRM delivers easy-to-use connectivity management tools to ensure your network always runs smoothly.

Smart WAN
SRM’s Smart WAN capability on the RT2600ac supports 2Gbps 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 5GHz 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 & 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.

Engineered for performance
Supporting MU-MIMO and the latest 802.11ac wave 2 standard, RT2600ac enables up to 800Mbps and 1733Mbps on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios respectively. Reach 2Gbps combined bandwidth with Dual WAN, and easily optimize your network with minimal performance loss even with Layer 7 traffic control.

• 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
Synology Router Manager (SRM) powers the RT2600ac to keep things simplified yet extensively tunable. Easily monitor and adjust your network, even on mobile devices with DS router.

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. Learn more

Synology SSL VPN
Secure and fast, Synology’s SSL VPN1 solution requires minimal setup on Windows, Mac (coming soon), Ubuntu, and iOS, making rapid deployment as easy as logging into a web portal.

Clientless WebVPN1 for centralized access to company intranets and web backends. Easily login from anywhere with only a browser for a secured connection.

Comprehensive protocols
Additionally supports SSTP1, OpenVPN, L2TP/IPSec, and PPTP VPN server options to satisfy your specific network requirements. Features CPU Dual core 1.7 GHz
L4/L7 Hardware Acceleration Engine
Memory 512 MB DDR3
Antenna type 4x4 MIMO Omni-directional high-gain dipole (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
LAN port

Gigabit (RJ-45) x 4
Gigabit (RJ-45) x 3 (Dual WAN)

WAN port

Gigabit (RJ-45) x 1
Gigabit (RJ-45) x 2 (Dual WAN)

External Ports

USB 3.0 x 1
USB 2.0 x 1
SD card reader x 1 (SDXC, SDHC)

Button and switch WPS, USB/SD eject, Power, Reset, Wi-Fi On/Off
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 77 mm x 280 mm x 169 mm (without antenna)
Weight 0.7 kg
AC Input Power Voltage 100V to 240V AC
Power Frequency 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
Power Consumption* 10.80 W (Access)
7.94 W (Idle)
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

VCCI Class B

Wi-Fi Certification


Warranty 2 Years
IEEE 802.11ac

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi
2.4GHz: 800Mbps
5GHz: 1.73Gbps

IEEE 802.11ac wave 2

2x2 160 MHz (contiguous 80 + 80 MHz)
2x2 80 + 80 MHz (discontiguous)

Schedulable Wi-Fi
WPS 2.0 (Wi-Fi Protected Setup 2.0)
3G/4G Dongle & Tethering (Learn more)
Maximum MAC filters 64
Maximum connected devices 100

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.

Internet connection Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE
Port forwarding Setup via manual management or UPnP
Maximum port forwarding rules 64
Maximum UPnP rules 64
Port triggering
Maximum port triggering rules 32
Minimum port triggering timeout 30s
Maximum port triggering timeout 3600s
IPv6 IPv6 DHCP server/client, IPv6 tunneling
DHCP Server/client mode, client list, MAC address reservation
Maximum DHCP reservations 500
LAN/WLAN IGMP snooping

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)

Policy route, Static route, Network Address Translation (NAT), PPPoE relay
Maximum IPv4 static routes 100
Maximum IPv6 static routes 100
Diagnosis tools


Operating system Synology Router Manager (SRM)
Free OS upgrade
Anywhere access to SRM Synology QuickConnect & Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
Operation modes Wireless Router, Wireless AP, Wireless Repeater
Wake on LAN (WOL)
WOL over QuickConnect
Maximum connected devices 100
Notification Email, SMS, push service (via DS router)
Configuration backup & restore
User account management
Printer server Maximum printer: 1
Parental Control
Maximum devices 50
Customized Internet schedule
IPv4 DNS-based web-filter with built-in database
IPv4 Customized allow/block list
Maximum blocked URLs 100
Maximum allowed URLs 100
Default policy
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
Live view
Historical statistics Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual
Website history
Traffic Report
Traffic analysis period Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual
Export formats .CSV, .HTML
Wi-Fi encryption WEP, WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
Wi-Fi MAC address filter
Firewall/SPI Firewall
DoS Protection
Auto block
SSL certificate
Security Advisor
Mobile Apps
DS cloud (Android/iOS)
DS get (Android/iOS)
DS file (Android/iOS)
DS router (Android/iOS)

Network traffic overview
Wi-Fi management
Parental Control
Traffic Control
Network security (firewall, port forwarding, Internet ban)
Wake on LAN

VPN Plus (Android/iOS)
USB/SD Card File Service
File System EXT4, FAT, NTFS, HFS+
Access support

File explorer (via LAN only)
Web browsers: Chrome™, Firefox®, Internet Explorer®: 8 onwards, Safari® 7 onwards, Safari (iOS® 7 onwards on iPad®), Chrome (Android 4.0 onwards on tablets)
Mobile device: DS file

Protocol support Windows file service (CIFS), Mac file service (AFP), FTP/FTPS, WebDAV
Apple Time Machine
Shared Folder privileges
Storage hibernation
Package Center
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
Note Cloud Station ShareSync is not supported
DNS Server Helps users find and translate domain names into IP addresses
Download Station Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Maximum concurrent download tasks 50
Maximum concurrent BT download tasks 20
Media Server (DLNA/UPnP®)

Media indexing
DLNA certified
PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One supported

RADIUS Server Provides centralized authentication, authorization, and accounting for wireless network access
VPN Plus Server Easily create and manage secure VPN access through a web browser or client. Supports various VPN services — WebVPN, SSL VPN, SSTP, OpenVPN, L2TP over IPSec, and PPTP.
Maximum Connections 20
Site-to-Site VPN
Site-to-Site Tunnels 10
Intrusion Prevention (Beta) Greatly enhance the security of your router with IDS and IPS systems, designed to safeguard your network against internet threats.
Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content

Main Unit
Antenna x 4
AC Power Adapter
RJ-45 LAN Cable
Quick Installation Guide
Networking, Connectivity & Ports
Device Type N/A
Compatible Internet Connections  
Network Connectivity  
Network Ports  
Other Connectors
  • 1 x SD Card Slot
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
USB Applications  
Wired Protocols  
Total LAN Connections 4
Total WAN Connections 2
64 Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance  
512+ Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance  
Wireless Speed N/A
Wireless Protocols
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Band Dual Band
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Operation Channel  
Wireless Transmitter Power N/A
Core Features
Router/Modem Processor Dual Core 1.7 GHz
Internal RAM Memory  
Internal RAM Memory Type  
Internal Flash Memory  
LED Indicators  
OS Support  
Max. Power Consumption  
PSU Type  
Security & VPN
Security Protocols
  • WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA2
  • WPA2-Enterprise
Firewall/NAT No
VPN Support  
Physical Specifications
Additional Information
Scan Code LN78610
Model Number RT2600ac
GTIN 4711174722327

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24 months
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
+44 (0)1908 274659

Additional Notes:
Support Email: [email protected]

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Synology RT2600AC Cable Broadband Router, 1.7GHz Dual-core processor, Upto 2.53 Gb/s Wireless Speeds is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you want it all This is a well designed product both software and hardware. A breeze to set up with very good on screen help. After that there's plenty of tweeks and safety features to get your 'hands dirty'. Performance is outstanding and well up to spec. Don't hesitate to buy this unit.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected I like this router a lot. The speed and range are good, the WiFi is fast enough to handle Steam streaming and Netflix at the same time with no sweat. It has a second guest WiFi network that you can separate from your main internal network for some added security. So that's all the normal stuff taken care of. Now things really get interesting when you login to this router! It has a mini desktop OS and an app store to add extra features to the router. You can transform the router in to a NAS, run a torrent client, VPN, cloud backup, media server, all kind of things. There is a particularly good security app that enables packet inspection and threat intelligence. The router will send you push alerts or emails to make you aware of suspicious network activity. I already discovered an app on my phone that was sending unencrypted private data across a secure port. The router kept a log to display the data in question. Very interesting, I wasn't expecting this level of function built in to a router at this price. There is also a mobile app that allows you to monitor and control the router from your phone. The router keeps itself up to date and you can setup a maintenance window to allow it to perform reboots after installing updates. The router needs storage to run these apps (USB or SD card). One important tip is buy the fastest SD card you can find. The speed of the storage will make a difference to the performance of the router, especially if you go wild with lots of apps. I have both a USB hard drive for NAS storage then a fast SD card for installing the apps. Are there any negatives? Not really. Some things can be a little tricky to configure but these are quite technical features so its normal. I haven't tried every app in the store so your mileage may vary, but for me its all good. The unit has never crashed on me except when I have ejected the SD card by mistake. I highly recommend this router. Its a step up from your average home router.
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High-performance router for grown-ups We're using this for SOHO duties, so wanted to invest in a business-grade product that just sits there and does the job for a good number of years - our requirements are just about as far away from "gaming" routers as you can get. I've had first-rate experiences with a couple of Synology NAS boxes (still soldiering on after years of service, and still issued with updates and patches even now), so I figured that this router might be a good long-term bet. The performance I'm seeing is excellent all round, and although it's early days it seems to be reliable so far. The feature-set is extensive enough to handle our needs for the foreseeable future, with plenty of options to manage security, QoS, VPN and so on. Should you wish you can connect a USB drive or SD card and turn it into a NAS as well. Assuming it remains reliable the killer feature for me is the operating system (SRM), which is closely related to Syno's terrific DSM NAS environment - it's feature-rich and really easy to use, and feels more like a desktop PC's OS than a piece of network infrastructure. It's also possible to extend the feature-set via downloadable add-ons - the list is limited at present (VPN & media servers, torrent manager etc.), but I anticipate this will grow over time. Recommended.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from business class firewall at low price we use this synology router in our office for about 30 devices(desktops, servers, tablets, cctv). We found so far it's been easy to use, highly reliable, and very performant. 1. reliable: 24/7 running, pretty heavy in/out traffic, no issue so far. 2. easy to use: very easy to use thanks to the excellent UI, given the fact it has so many functions. 3. performant: this router appears to be a home/soho grade router, but dont be fooled, its IO and QOS performance are at enterprise level. For this along, its price is a steal. basically, this a business class firewall with wan load balance, vpn, insane IO, QOS performance, wifi-builtin at just above £200, what a steal.
Date published: 2017-09-03
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Questions & Answers

Broadband/Internet Connection

I understand that this router, in common with other cable Broadband Routers, is normally connected to the internet by cable BUT - in the absence of a cable connection, would it be possible to use a USB mobile dongle (such as those provided by Vodaphone) in the router's USB port?
Asked by: Cager
Further to my 2 previous answers, further searching on the Synology website has produced the following statement regarding their router:- "When equipped with a mobile broadband dongle, or connected to an Android device over USB, the Synology Router can connect to the Internet via a wireless, 3G/4G network. The settings at Network Center > Internet > 3G & 4G will help you establish and modify a wireless Internet connection via your mobile broadband dongle." The answer to my original question is thus, yes - the Synology router can use a 3G/4G dongle in it's USB port.
Answered by: Cager
Date published: 2019-11-17
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RT2600Ac Synology Dual Band Cable Broadband Router
RT2600Ac Synology Dual Band Cable Broadband Router