Synology RT1900ac Review – Initial Setup and Synology Router Manager

The menu tray for built-in apps and apps installed via the Package Center.
The menu tray for built-in apps and apps installed via the Package Center.

The Synology Router Manager is a desktop-like interface and it provides an intuitive way to manage the Synology RT1900ac. Compared to other routers (from other vendors), the user interface is refreshing and potentially a game changer. Applications or new capabilities can be added to the router via the included Package Center effortlessly.

 

 

The setup process is pretty straightforward. Once the Synology RT1900ac is connected up, the setup process at http://router.synology.com guides you through the Internet setup, wireless settings, admin username and password setup, etc. At the end of the setup, your Internet should be up and Synology Router Manager takes over.

Starting the initial setup for the Synology RT1900ac.
Starting the initial setup for the Synology RT1900ac.

Setting up the administrator account. You can choose username other than the usual "admin", "administrator" or "root".
Setting up the administrator account. You can choose username other than the usual “admin”, “administrator” or “root”.

Setting up the WiFi network. Make sure you choose a strong passphrase.
Setting up the WiFi network. Make sure you choose a strong passphrase.

Setting up the Operation Mode for the Synology RT1900ac. Aside from using it as a wireless router, you can also set it to be a wireless access point or wireless client to your existing network.
Setting up the Operation Mode for the Synology RT1900ac. Aside from using it as a wireless router, you can also set it to be a wireless access point or wireless client to your existing network.

Setting up the Internet connection.
Setting up the Internet connection.

Give it sometime for it to save the settings and perform the necessary configurations.
Give it sometime for it to save the settings and perform the necessary configurations.

And that's it. You have successfully completed the initial set up for the Synology RT1900ac.
And that’s it. You have successfully completed the initial set up for the Synology RT1900ac.

And that's it. You have successfully completed the initial set up for the Synology RT1900ac.
And that’s it. You have successfully completed the initial set up for the Synology RT1900ac.

Running through the first-time user introduction.
Running through the first-time user introduction.

Running through the first-time user introduction.
Running through the first-time user introduction.

Running through the first-time user introduction.
Running through the first-time user introduction.

Running through the first-time user introduction.
Running through the first-time user introduction.

Yeap, that’s all for the initial setup and Synology Router Manager run through.