A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks. Routers perform the traffic directing functions on the Internet. Data sent through the internet, such as a web page or email, is in the form of data packets. A packet is typically forwarded from one router to another router through the networks that constitute an internetwork (e.g. the Internet) until it reaches its destination node.A router is connected to two or more data lines from different networks. When a data packet comes in on one of the lines, the router reads the network address information in the packet to determine the ultimate destination. Then, using information in its routing table or routing policy, it directs the packet to the next network on its journey.
The most familiar type of routers are home and small office routers that simply forward IP packets between the home computers and the Internet. An example of a router would be the owner's cable or DSL router, which connects to the Internet through an Internet service provider (ISP). More sophisticated routers, such as enterprise routers, connect large business or ISP networks up to the powerful core routers that forward data at high speed along the optical fiber lines of the Internet backbone. Though routers are typically dedicated hardware devices, software-based routers also exist.

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  1. itsjasper

    RT6600AX acquired...

    Managed to get my grubby paws on one of only a few RT6600AXs available in Australia. and promptly set about replacing my venerable RT2600ac, (which will end up elsewhere, replacing my MR2200ac). Obviously no direct migration of settings is supported yet, hopefully when SRM 1.3 is available for...
  2. Jan Janowski

    Firewall rule question

    Should a firewall rule: denying ICMP(ping) to the IP your ISP assigned you — your router, work, and log hits? Thank you
  3. Jan Janowski

    Not sure if it's Router, but Suspect ISP (ICMP entry in Firewall)

    RT2600ac Seeing that both Router and ISP have had changes recently.... I'm not exactly sure... but I suspect it's the ISP I had an ICMP Allow rule in Router Firewall to allow ping to ISP Server feeding me for years on my prior ISP... and it logged hits in the Firewall.... Now, with this new...
  4. wizard99

    One Touch Sign In ---- Not Available on the SRM?

    I have both the 2600 Router and the 920+ NAS.... When utilizing 2-Factor Security, The NAS has the "One Touch" Sign In Feature (see screen shot) where I get a PUSH Notification and simply Press "Approve" to Sign in.... While the 2600 SRM only gives me the option each time to Manually Enter the...
  5. wizard99

    RT2600ac TETHER the 2600 to my Android - Any Known Issues?

    NAS Compares did a great Video showcasing how you can Tether your Mobile phone to your (in my case) 2600 in case of ISP Failure. Either as a Fall Back or as needed via the USB Connector.. Before I start testing this option, my only concern is that I will lose my IP Address as it may change...
  6. SynoMan

    SRM Update Version: 1.2.5-8227 Update 5

    (2022-05-12) Important Note The update will be available for selected regions within the following weeks, although the release time in each region may vary slightly. Fixed Issues Fixed the issue where SRM might fail to send notification emails via Outlook service. Fixed a security...
  7. Jan Janowski

    Update 5 released (for 2600ac)

    It appears that update 1225-5 has been released for 2600 router But in the 2600 area it also has other mesh model versions…. And the 6600 firmware is also still there also! So much for separating the model versions!
  8. Jan Janowski

    When is a Router Problem--NOT a Router Problem!

    On MAY 2, the Ma & Pa ISP we used for years was bought --- and All Hell Broke loose.... Things have somewhat stabilized, and this is today's update...... Which is beter than past 13 days.... : Cliff notes... IP same. Speed good for couple days then falter, then fix itself, then repeat...
  9. N

    SRM 1.3, vLAN and Wireguard

    Hi there, I am considering to acquire the RT6600 in the coming weeks. However, something is not clear to me with regard to the vLAN capability. I understand vLAN will allow me to segregate different devices on distinct networks (e.g. IoT devices from "production" devices). Additionally, we can...
  10. Jan Janowski

    Is that 1.3 I see in downloads?

    for RT2600ac.... Now searching for docs! They appear to be there, too!
  11. SynoMan

    Router RT6600ax

    RT6600ax - Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router - Ultrafast and secure wireless connectivity Read more about this resource...
  12. SynoMan

    Router RT6600ax

    Ultrafast and secure wireless connectivity for your home, office, and everything in between Tri-band Wi-Fi for easy distribution of your devices between radios, optimizing range and performance while avoiding bottlenecks. Quad-core 1.8 GHz processor for snappy management and fast connection...
  13. Jan Janowski

    Obviously an ISP Problem, but: What the heck?

    My Ma & Pa ISP was sold! As of 12:01 AM EST MAY 2, The new ISP (Zito Media) took over.... and during their upgrade things went horribly wrong... and everyone lost all services... When signals came back, provisioning was non-existant. We were getting early DSL Speeds (10-12 dn 1 up), and...
  14. S

    RT2600ac Safe Access does not apply to wired computers on LAN. Is it only me?

    Hello to the Forum! I finally came down to playing with Safe Access - the reason I bought this router in the first place. I tried with my own laptop. My laptop is known to the router under 2 MACs and IP addresses - wired and wifi, depending whether it's connected to its dock. I have added both...
  15. Jan Janowski

    Since ISP update

    My Ma & Pa ISP was sold, and Zito Media bought them. Yesterday was switchover to new system, and pretty much everybody was down at one point or another for hours. When I was back up last PM, I saw that Pings were higher, speeds were less. This morning, confirmed that I appear to be provisioned...
  16. jeyare

    short Monday reflection

    I played a detective last night. What preceded it: - A few hours before that, I ordered an upgrade of my primary FFTx over the Internet - 300Mbps upload at the cost of the original 150Mbps - Two hours later, there was a short WAN outage because the profile was modified at the ISP. I expected...
  17. R

    Any Recent Updates on the 6600 Router?

    Any insider news and recent updates on the 6600 router for availability to purchase? Will there even be any presales?
  18. T

    RT2600ac Router overrides Traefik certs with self-signed

    Following an internet disruption or modem reboot my router will provide its own self-signed cert instead of Traefik's container-specific certs running on my DS218+. I can delete the default cert present in /usr/syno/etc/ssl but they just regenerate when the router is rebooted. How do I stop...
  19. P

    Mysterious Occasional Internet Outage--unless accessed via VPN

    My Synology router setup has been largely flawless. I run a RT2600ac with a wired MR2200ac. Twice now, the internet stops working one morning. It will not work until I reboot. This said, if I use a VPN on my Mac, the internet works. Does anyone have an idea what could be the cause of this...
  20. Jan Janowski

    Interference with 2.4 on USB3 no longer needed?

    More than a year ago I switched from SD Card to USB3 connected M2 storage for TP.... At that time, our iRobot Roomba 980's (2) had an issue with (what I thought was interference from USB3 Connected M2.), and it went away after I downshifted USB3 to 2 for the M2 storage... (Most everything here...