Synology Launches RT6600ax and WRX560 Wi-Fi 6 Routers in India: SRM 1.3, Traffic Control, VPN Plus, and more

After a very long wait, Synology has finally announced the launch of its much-awaited Synology RT6600ax and Synology WRX560 Wi-Fi 6 routers in India. Both routers feature a configurable 2.5GbE WAN/LAN port that enables users to leverage Multi-Gig internet connections or high-performance devices such as a NAS, as well as a high-speed wireless backhaul. Both routers run on Synology’s latest router operation system – Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.3.

Synology RT6600ax

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Both routers allow you to create up to five separate networks, each available for mapping up to three Wi-Fi SSIDs, which makes it easy to strengthen security when managing multi-purpose network environments. One-way firewall rules can also be configured independently for each network to limit the connectivity to and from less secure devices such as IoT equipment, while support for the 802.1q standard simplifies integration into existing networks in the router, AP, and mesh configurations.

Synology WRX560

These routers support Parental control, including limiting internet usage time (either on a schedule or according to a quota-based system), filtering out entire categories of websites or specific domains through allow/block lists, and restricting inappropriate search results with safe search options for YouTube, Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo. Security is enhanced by

Both routers support SRM’s companion mobile app, DS router, which delivers an improved network management experience while on the go. The 2.0 version brings functionalities that were previously SRM-exclusive to the smartphone, including creating new wireless networks, configuring web filtering and parental control, setting traffic control schemes, and many more.

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Synology Router Manager

Synology RT6600ax and WRX560 Key Highlights

  • Web filtering, traffic control, and remote access.
  • Tri-band technology that works with Smart Connect to optimize device distribution (RT6600ax).
  • Per-user profiles – Limit time spent online or block browsing when set conditions are met.
  • VPN Plus: Access intranet-only websites directly from the browser (WebVPN).
  • Traffic Control: Available bandwidth can be distributed among connected devices, prioritizing a single client or application when specific needs arise.
  • Network-wide threat blocking through DNS & IP Threat Intelligence Database and support for Google Safe Browsing.

Synology RT6600ax is priced at ₹31,507 (MSRP), while the Synology WRX560 is priced at ₹22,352 (MSRP). Both routers will be available to purchase in India from Synology’s official resellers starting in January 2023.

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