Synology RT1900ac Router Review

Synology RT1900ac Overview
The RT1900ac has a primary stand that is already pre-installed. This gives easy access to all of the ports on the back and sides of the unit. The router is what I would call your basic size for a router, it is not overly large or super small.

Synology RT1900ac Router

At the top of the router you have a large Synology logo and a smaller RT1900ac logo in the bottom right corner. There are indication LEDs for power, 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz, WAN, and the four LAN ports. As a refresher this router makes use of the Broadcom BCM58622 which has a 1.0 GHz processor and 256MB of DDR3 memory. This makes the router capable of 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 1300 Mbps on the 5.0 GHz band.

Synology RT1900ac Router

On the left side of the router there is a WPS button and a hardware WiFi on/off switch. Having a WPS button is great as it easy allows you to connect wireless devices without having to remember your WiFi key. The hardware WiFi on/off switch is nice to see on a consumer router. Not using WiFi? Turn it off. Going away on vacation and don’t need WiFi? Turn it off. This is a great security feature that you never typically see on consumer routers.

Synology RT1900ac Router

On the opposite side there is an SD card slot and USB 3.0 port. The USB 3.0 port can be used for storage devices or a USB printer that you might want to share on the network. Also on the front right of the router (not pictured) is an eject button to make removing SD cards easy.

Synology RT1900ac Router

Moving around to the back there is a power switch, your power connection, a single WAN port (blue), and four LAN ports (yellow).

Synology RT1900ac Router

Flipping the router over to the bottom there is a sticker with your MAC address, PIN code, and default router settings if you happen to need them. There is also a smaller factory reset button on the bottom of the router.

Synology RT1900ac Router

Synology does include a second stand with the router that when installed puts the router at an even more extreme angle. I actually happen to like the router at this angle.

Synology RT1900ac Router

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