Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Review

Setting up the Synology MR2200ac

Setting up the main MR2200ac for Internet access

Set up is pretty straightforward with the mobile app - DS Router.
Set up is pretty straightforward with the mobile app – DS Router.

Discovering for the Synology MR2200ac.
Discovering for the Synology MR2200ac.

DS Router found the new Synology MR2200ac router.
DS Router found the new Synology MR2200ac router.

Connecting to the new MR2200ac for configuration.
Connecting to the new MR2200ac for configuration.

Information of the MR2200ac prior to set up.
Information of the MR2200ac prior to set up.

Creating administrator account.
Creating administrator account.

Defining the name of the wireless network (SSID).
Defining the name of the wireless network (SSID).

Defining the operation mode of the MR2200ac. It can either operate in 'Wireless Router' mode or 'Access Point' mode.
Defining the operation mode of the MR2200ac. It can either operate in ‘Wireless Router’ mode or ‘Access Point’ mode.

Defining the operation mode of the MR2200ac. It can either operate in 'Wireless Router' mode or 'Access Point' mode.
Defining the operation mode of the MR2200ac. It can either operate in ‘Wireless Router’ mode or ‘Access Point’ mode.

In 'Wireless Router' mode, you have to define the type of Internet connection.
In ‘Wireless Router’ mode, you have to define the type of Internet connection.

Other settings that you can configure for the Internet connection.
Other settings that you can configure for the Internet connection.

Applying the configuration.
Applying the configuration.

Completing the basic setup.
Completing the basic setup.

Setting up Synology QuickConnect.
Setting up Synology QuickConnect.

Specifying the QuickConnect ID for the device. It is globally unique.
Specifying the QuickConnect ID for the device. It is globally unique.

The Synology MR2200ac is fully configured!
The Synology MR2200ac is fully configured!

Additional Synology MR2200ac as WiFi Points

The mesh peers in Synology's terms are call Wi-Fi points.
The mesh peers in Synology’s terms are call Wi-Fi points.

Instructions prior to setting up a new Wi-Fi Point.
Instructions prior to setting up a new Wi-Fi Point.

Discovery of new Wi-Fi Points/ mesh peers.
Discovery of new Wi-Fi Points/ mesh peers.

To help identify Wi-Fi Point(s), Synology also presented details of the uptime of the new Wi-Fi Point. This helps in determining which one you are setting up.
To help identify Wi-Fi Point(s), Synology also presented details of the uptime of the new Wi-Fi Point. This helps in determining which one you are setting up.

Giving a meaningful name to the Wi-Fi Point instead of some cryptic names. This help you identify where are the Wi-Fi points placed physically.
Giving a meaningful name to the Wi-Fi Point instead of some cryptic names. This help you identify where are the Wi-Fi points placed physically.

Confirming the settings.
Confirming the settings.

Configuring the Wi-Fi points.
Configuring the Wi-Fi points.

Configuring the Wi-Fi points.
Configuring the Wi-Fi points.

Configuring the Wi-Fi points.
Configuring the Wi-Fi points.

Configuring the Wi-Fi points.
Configuring the Wi-Fi points.

The second Synology MR2200ac successfully added as a Wi-Fi Point.
The second Synology MR2200ac successfully added as a Wi-Fi Point.

The wireless mesh network is up and running!
The wireless mesh network is up and running!

Overview of the mesh system

Dashboard of the DS Router mobile application.
Dashboard of the DS Router mobile application.

Overview of the wireless mesh setup depicting status of the Wi-Fi points.
Overview of the wireless mesh setup depicting status of the Wi-Fi points.

Details of individual Wi-Fi Point can be accessed too.
Details of individual Wi-Fi Point can be accessed too.

Details of client(s) connected to the Wi-Fi Point is available too.
Details of client(s) connected to the Wi-Fi Point is available too.

Details of the wireless mesh network.
Details of the wireless mesh network.

Network map for the wireless mesh system.
Network map for the wireless mesh system.