In this era of rapid development in technology, the hardware you buy today becomes obsolete very fast. The same is applied to routers, where there are better routers everyday, but there are some which will last you out a couple extra years than the standard ones.
The winner of CES Innovation Awards,2016 and BC Award, the Synology RT 1900 AC is unsurprisingly into this list. Designed for your home and business, it is easy as can be for a newbie, while packing tonnes of features, for the tech-savvy.
Powered by a 1.0 Ghz Dual Core, the router is assured of its enough processing power, along with a 256 MB DDR3 to deliver a smooth experience. There are 3 Omni-Directional Antennas, which means your network connection will be having a longer range. Along with this there are 4 Gigabit LAN Ports, for you to have a wired connection between your devices such as TV or console.
Moreover there is a USB 3.0 port, for faster data accessing (if a flash drive is attached to it) across all your network devices. Not only this, but there is a SD card reader too which means that you can easily view your DSLR photos or videos across any device connected to the network! Furthermore due to the WPS button, you can easily connect to the network without entering the password even.
Game-changing software experience:
The router uses the Synology Router Manager 1.1 as its OS. With the interface being quite friendly, the management of network and Wireless settings becomes quite easy, along with providing a plethora of tools for the power user or professional.
Not only this but an app by the name of DS Router available both on iOS and Android can be conveniently used to control your network setting just by a click at your phone screen. This app delivers robust tools such as simple installation, network management and much more.
Quick and Easy Setup:
The Setup process is fairly easy. After just connecting your cables according to the installation note, you just have to visit router.synology.com on a device currently connected to this router, and by following an interactive installation guide, you are ready to go.
For a person, who can’t figure which band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) , his device should connect to, he need not worry, since the router is smart enough courtesy its Smart Connect wireless technology, the device is automatically assigned a most compatible band. This makes it easy for a user to experience the best Wi-Fi without knowing the technical details.
Reliable and Fast Wi-Fi:
The router supports the 802.11 ac networking standard and along with 3 antennas and combined data transfer speed of up to 1900 Mbps, you can be rest assured of uninterrupted service, even when a lot of users are connected to the network.
Moreover, since you can control the network traffic and prioritize bandwidth, you can allocate specifically to your gaming, so that it can be lag-free.
Furthermore, the video streaming would be smooth and essentially means that you can enjoy buffer free playbacks , even when streaming your favorite 4K vidoes. With Beamforming technology the router is able to focus wireless signals to upto six supported devices, which means better coverage, and reduced latency.
With a current price tag of $149.99, the Synology RT 1900 AC is value for its money, since the features which this offers, aren’t available in the other standard routers in the same price range!