Synology Launches Mesh Router Mr2200ac, Envisioning Better Wi-Fi And Safer Internet Ahead – Oct 16, 2018 – Taipei, Taiwan (Techreleased) – Synology Inc. today launched its first mesh router, MR2200ac, supporting Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3), intended for every homeowner to bring fast, uninterrupted Wi-Fi to the perimeter and to understand, control, and secure their entire network. Being a high-performance wireless router with a modular design, its coverage can be easily expanded with additional units to create a mesh network for connected homes of all sizes.

The number of connected devices world-wide will increase 12% on average annually, from 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030, according to IHS Markit. “When we looked at this, we realized that it wasn’t just a matter of keeping devices connected,” said Kuei-Huan Chen, Senior Manager, Synology. “It’s also a matter of understanding what’s happening in our network in order to protect our devices – and family – from external exploits.

Blanket your entire home with high-speed Wi-Fi

Based on the Qualcomm® IPQ4019 quad-core system-on-chip, MR2200ac leverages a tri-band Wi-Fi design to eliminate dead zones and deliver your broadband Internet speeds to the farthest corners of the house. Everything in the network is managed by Synology Router Manager (SRM), an award-winning operating system that has made many business-grade features accessible to consumers with an intuitive user interface.

Safer Internet for everyone and everything

The latest SRM 1.2 release also comes with a brand-new Safe Access package that brings together best-in-class parental controls and automatic security at the network level, so that you don’t have to look for a solution for each individual platform.

Create a kid-friendly online world: set up user profiles, decide when and for how many hours they can use the Internet, and protect them from adult-only content with web filters and SafeSearch. Web filters can be scheduled to limit a teenager’s social media usage to specific hours. For younger ones, put together a white list of approved websites for them to access.

Understand how kids are exploring the Internet: see when they’re online, which devices they’re using, and if they accidentally stumble on inappropriate websites. They can submit a request for you to unblock a website. Through such interaction, you are always involved as they grow up.

Network profiles for family gadgets and IoT devices: anything connecting to your local or guest network in the future follows the policy you decided, and all abnormal activities are carefully stopped and logged.

Silently securing your perimeter: DNS and IP threat intelligence tools block access to malicious destinations in real-time, whereas the introduction of Google Safe Browsing to Synology routers extends Google’s protection against malware, social engineering, and unwanted software to the whole network.

Next-generation Wi-Fi security with WPA3

MR2200ac is one of the very first routers to be certified by WPA3, the newly-announced Wi-Fi security standard. With new options including WPA3-Personal, WPA3-Enterprise and Enhanced Open™, MR2200ac equips home, business, and public Wi-Fi networks with the latest defences against snooping and other attacks. Backed by Synology’s long track record of fast and continuous updates, your mesh network will stay ready to counter any emerging threat.