Synology RT2600ac + MR2200ac review: A unique take on mesh networks

Synology is bundling both as a mesh networking solution for $305, bringing it in line with other products in this space. The RT2600ac on its own costs $199, with the MR2200ac retailing for $140. Synology’s mesh networking solution offers excellent throughput and more features than you’ll end up using. Synology built on that with the RT2600ac, a dual-band router with a similar web-based operating system that made Synology’s NAS products stand out. Synology made a name for itself over the last 10 years for its NAS enclosures, and in recent years the Taiwanese manufacturer has branched out into home networking. The RT2600ac debuted back in 2017, but it picked up a major update last year, allowing it to work as a mesh system. The update coincided with the launch of the MR2200ac, Synology’s first take on a dedicated mesh networking solution. The RT1900ac was the first router from the brand, incorporating many of the software-driven features that make Synology products stand out. I’ve b…