Synology's RT1900AC

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mr9v9, Dec 15, 2016.


Does it have the same amount of features as a Tomato GUI ever would?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Mr9v9

    Mr9v9 Serious Server Member

    See the tech specs here.

    What do you guys think about it? Do any of you own one and have some experience with comparing it's features to a Tomato feature set?

    I already own and love using Synology as my go to NAS solution, but never thought about them as being my Router OS.

    I'm thinking about getting one to try out but just wanted to see what your thoughts are?
  2. xtacydima

    xtacydima LI Guru Member

    Sorry took a while to reply.

    I would like to start by saying first, and before all the typical responses begin, that not every router is meant for every persona and scenario. You will have situations where perhaps DD-WRT is more fitting and others where Open-WRT is simple enough to grant the stability that someone needs. I have thus far tried Tomato, dd-wrt, open-wrt, Gargoyle, and Sveasoft as third party firmware’s.

    As of recently, I have found a great need for dual wans, https filtering, and keyword blocking for many of my small SOHO side jobs and its users. In some cases, the very small SOHO setups simply needed stability more because they are such small businesses that share a floor space with another business which is just divided in half. For these reasons, I found the need for proper Internet division by limiting bandwidth, guest networks, and vlan's of course. With this Tomato was a great choice.

    So, why do I like Synology right now, it does have a great reporting service with percentages and can give you enough info that you need, just Google for some of the images. Yes, Tomato is a bit superior, but heck, this is good enough. Also the prior mentioned needs of Dual WAN, https blocking, etc are a must have for me nowadays, not just for SOHO but for peoples homes, especially for those with kids and teens. Losing Vlans, dual MAC entries, showing Router uptime, Bandwidth limiting, are some things that I do wish it had and miss to make my life easier.
    Also, there is a store you can get other apps to run a cloud, VPN, and a few other cool things but those are not something I am really using from my Router, but rather from the Synology NAS so as not to tax a router for something my NAS can do more easily and has more power.

    Overall, I really like the unit, it’s very stable, and their support is very helpful and responsive. If you are thinking of getting one I would say go for it.
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