I have 918+ and I need please to buy a wifi dongle.
could you please suggest to me the best compatible one because I tried through the compatibility page but it doesn’t show me the wifi dongle option?
Asus USB-AC56 adapter
Synology products can join an existing wireless network or turn into a wireless access point (hotspot) by simply plugging a USB wireless dongle into your Synology products. The wireless dongles that have been tested on the Synology products are listed below.
- TL-WN722N (v1)
- TL-WN822N (v3)
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Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter
- Next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi — up to three times faster than 2×2 802.11n adapters
- Selectable 5 GHz/2.4 GHz dual bands increase signal clarity for better HD multimedia
- AiRadar technology provides a stronger signal over greater distances
- External high-gain antenna for 150% stronger Wi-Fi signal
- USB 3.0 connection for high-performance wireless networking with desktop and notebook PCs
How to set up WiFi Dongle on a Synology NAS:
- Go to Wi-Fi Connect > Wireless > Wi-Fi.
- Under the Smart Connect section, switch on Tri-band auto selection.
- Tick the Enable wireless radio checkbox.
- Manage the following settings:
- Scheme: Determine the conditions to switch between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands. For detailed steps, please refer to the Smart Connect Settings section below.
- Name (SSID): Enter a name for the Synology Smart Connect wireless network. You can choose to show/hide your SSID from the drop-down menu on the right.
- Security Level: Select one of the following security protocols from the Security Level drop-down menu:
- WEP: A basic security protocol that requires users to enter a password to access the wireless network, but provides minimal protection.
- WPA/WPA2 Personal: Requires users to enter a password to access the wireless network, and is more secure than WEP.
- WPA/WPA2 Enterprise: A security protocol designed for enterprises, which requires authenticating users with an external authentication server.
- Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE): Does not require a password but provides better protection.
- WPA3 Personal: Requires users to enter a password to access the wireless network, and is more secure than WPA2.
- WPA3 Enterprise: A security protocol designed for enterprises, which requires user authentication with an external server.
- WPA2/WPA3 Personal: Configure the client automatically for the correct security encryption. Requires users to enter a password to access the wireless network, and is more secure than WPA2.
- Password: Enter the password for your wireless network.
- 5GHz-1 Channel/5GHz-2 Channel/2.4GHz Channel: Select a frequency for each Wi-Fi band. For better performance, try to select a frequency different from the ones used by nearby networks.
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