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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D-Link DIR-X5460 Giveaway: Win this Cool Router!

Update 4 (October 28, at 9:AM PDT): A brand-new D-Link DIR-X5460 has been shipped to Jaremy. We’ll need to wait for his feedback.

The comment section is now re-opened — the official count for the contest is 71.

Update 3 (October 27, at 5:30 PM PDT): Looks like we have a NEW winner.

And it happened again. Like the second contest, our first winner — JT — has decided to decline the prize and pass it on to the runner-up. Here’s his message in verbatim:


Wow! I can’t believe it. Sixty-nine plus three(some) for the win! Haha! I still can’t believe it!

Seriously, I’m so happy. Thanks so much. This really made my day!

But I don’t need this router. I recently got the Asus AXE16000 per your review and it’s a beast! I made a guess just for fun. So to honor the honerable spirit of Dong Knows Tech, I’d like to pass it to Jeremy. Send him my best wishes.

Thank you! Again, big fan.


What a twist! And that was very, well, honorable of you, JT. Thanks for playing!

You’re the new winner, Jaremy! Congratulations!

Please contact us within 24 hours via the Contact page:

  • Use the same email address that you used for the contest
  • Specify you’re not a spammer
  • Use the “Giveaway contest” as the subject
  • State that you agree with the Official Rules
  • Provide your shipping address and phone number (required for the shipping)

Once verified, a brand-new D-Link DIR-X5460 will be

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