The new Synology MR2200ac router provides better WiFi signal and enhanced internet security


Synology Inc. announced its first Mesh Router MR2200ac, which supports Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3). The product is designed for any home user who wants to have a fast and reliable Wi-Fi signal across the perimeter and can protect and control their wireless network. Thanks to the modular design, the coating can be easily expanded with additional modules that make up a network of homes and spaces of any size.

Cover the entire home with high-speed Wi-Fi

Based on the SoC Qualcomm IPQ4019 quad-core, the MR2200ac uses tri-band Wi-Fi design to eliminate dead zones and provide high-speed Internet access even in the farthest corners of the home. Everything on the web is managed by Synology Router Manager (SRM), an award-winning operating system that offers many enterprise-level features and an intuitive user interface.

  • Intelligent mesh technology: MR2200ac dynamically selects the best route (2.4GHz, 5GHz or Ethernet) for communication between each router and customers, ensuring the fastest channel to the Internet.
  • Enhanced roaming experience: Comprehensive standards support – including 802.11 k, v, and r – allows moving from one place to another without difficulty.
  • Easy Installation: Choose which MR2200ac router you want to add directly from the browser or mobile DS-router application and watch how the network is configured and optimised on its own.
  • One Wi-Fi control panel: Monitor the status of all Wi-Fi points and wireless devices. Wireless network connections are illustrated on a beautiful map. Advanced options are available for configuring guest Wi-Fi access.
  • Works with Synology RT2600ac: allows expansion of MR2200ac coverage.

Safe Internet for Everyone

The latest version of SRM 1.2 features a brand new Safe Access package that provides the best-in-class parental protection and automatically protects network-level access, so you do not have to look for a solution for any particular platform.

Create an online, child- friendly world: set up user profiles and decide how and for how long anyone can use the Internet. Protect adolescents from adult content using web filters and SafeSearch. Web filters can be scheduled to limit the use of social media by teens only in specific hours. A list of approved sites that can be visited can be created for smaller ones.

Learn how children use the Internet: see when they are online, which devices they use and whether they accidentally do not encounter inappropriate sites. They can send you requests to unblock specific addresses. This way you always have control over their access to content.

Network profiles for family widgets and IoT devices: everything connected to your local and guest network will follow the policy you have set, and unusual activity is terminated and recorded in a journal.

Quiet perimeter security: DNS and IP threat intelligence tools block access to dangerous sites in real time, and the new Google Safe Browsing feature for Synology extends Google’s protection against malware, social engineering, and unwanted software across the network.

Wi-Fi Next Generation Security with WPA3

The MR2200ac is one of the first routers certified as WPA3 compliant. This is the latest Wi-Fi security standard with options including WPA3-Personal, WPA3-Enterprise and Enhanced Open ™. The MR2200ac gives homes, offices, and public spaces the most advanced protection against wiretapping and other Wi-Fi attacks. Synology’s well-known fast and constant update support maintains the mesh network ready to resist emerging threats.

The number of Internet-connected devices is expected to grow 12% annually from 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030, according to HIS Markit.

“When we thought about the growing number of connected devices, we realised the issue was not just connecting them,” said Kuei-Huan Chen, senior manager of Synology. “In this case, it is much more important to understand what’s going on in our network to protect our devices and family from external attacks. It was with this idea that the MR2200ac was developed. Our co-operation with Qualcomm Technologies has enabled MR2200ac to support the latest Wi-Fi security technology and make the wireless network smarter and safer, “he added.

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