Synology WRX560 Review: Best Mid-Tier Wi-Fi 6 Router

A year or two ago, the Synology WRX560 would have been an awesome Wi-Fi 6 router.

But considering the current ubiquity of Wi-Fi 6E and the upcoming Wi-Fi 7, Synology’s latest router, first announced in late October 2022, seems awfully dated. Though excellent, as it proved in my testing, this one is still a middling Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 broadcaster.

While the new router has UNII-4 novelty but that’s pretty irrelevant considering it’s a Dual-band Wi-Fi machine, and there’s no client supporting this portion of the 5GHz band.

The bottom line is this: If you’re happy with Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 — and in most cases, you don’t need anything more than that — the Synology WRX560 is an excellent router more than worth its current street price of $250. I’d even call it the best among its peers.

But getting it means you’ll miss out on a lot, including top-tier Wi-Fi 6 specs and the 6GHz band, which is a major part of Wi-Fi’s future.

The WRX560 is a bag of mixed feelings. To buy or not to buy is the question.

Synology WRX560 Router Front Angle
The Synology WRX560 looks great.

Synology WRX560: A solid mid-tier and opportunity-missed Wi-Fi 6 router with a 2.5GbE WAN port

The WRX560 is both families yet different. It shares the same firmware as the rest of Synology’s routers — except for the old RT1900ac that’s stuck with the older firmware version — yet comes in a new design and some novelties.

Nice but somewhat impractical design

Out of the

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TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610 Review: Solid SMB APs

This Omada EAP670 vs EAP610 matchup represents the top and bottom tiers of TP-Link’s Wi-Fi 6 business access points (APs). They replace the EAP245 and other Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 variants.

The EAP670 is a top-tier broadcaster, and the EAP610 is entry-level. (In between them, there are a couple of mid-tier models.) Other than the differences in hardware specs and physical sizes, these APs share the same characteristic as the rest of the TP-Link Omada family.

Among other things, they can work together to form an Omada mesh system. In this review, however, I evaluate each as a single standalone PoE access point.

Here’s the bottom line: For the current price of $150 and $90, the Omada EA670 and Omada EA610 are excellent purchases for anyone who needs a quick way to add or scale up Wi-Fi 6 coverage in a large home.

And you’ll figure out which one to get when you’re through with this review. Check out this post on TP-Link’s Omada mesh for more about using multiple units in a robust business Wi-Fi system.

TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610: The access points and their retail boxes.
TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610: The access points and their retail boxes.

TP-Link Omada EAP670 vs EAP610: Two excellent access points of different sizes (for different needs)

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Jackery 1500 HeroSource: Technobuffalo

Jackery has been making large solar generators for a while now, and each one has improved upon its predecessors in one way or another. The Jackery Explorer 1500 is the latest big solar generator from the company and features many upgrades that make it even more helpful at home, as well as out and about.

We took a deep dive with Explorer 1500 in two distinct parts of the United States; the east coast in New Jersey and the west coast desert of Southern California. Each offers a different look at how this monster battery and 400w of solar cells can make a difference in your home.

Jackery Power Station Reco

Jackery Explorer 1500 solar generator

Bottom line: The Jackery 1500 is a solar generator that can handle any job you can throw at it. From charging your iPhone while camping to running your fridge in a power cut, the Explorer 1500 can do it all.

The Good

  • Can power home appliances
  • Four separate solar panels for ease of use
  • A massive 1500W/h battery

The Bad

  • One less USB than previous generations
  • Extremely heavy

Jackery Explorer 1500 solar generator: Price and availability

Jackery 1500 Waterfall

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