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Zyxel Armor Z2 AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by mediatrek, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. mediatrek

    mediatrek Regular Contributor

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    While Zyxel has yet to issue a press release, the Armor Z2 (model# NBG6817) appeared a few days ago on its site for Home Routers.

    Zyxel on the product’s page touts its premium casing design with a “metal look,” and optimized “4 inlet / 4 outlet air flow” design to let cool air circulate through the chassis, then allow the hot air to exit without being recirculated into the router. Other highlights include:
    • It will offer up to 2600 Mbps of combined wireless speeds with the Qualcomm IPQ8065 1.7 GHz dual-core processor at its’ heart.

    • It comes with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB eMMC Flash Storage for router applications such as the included Qualcomm Streamboost technology.

    • Four fine-tuned dual-band adjustable external antennas offering “500 m2 coverage” (5382 square feet).

    • Out-of-the-box 802.11ac WAVE2 MU-MIMO support. Plus support for 160 MHz channel bandwidth.

    • MyZyxel Cloud with 2 USB ports (1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0). CrystalDiskMark testing showed read speeds reached 94Mb/s and write speeds of 50 Mb/s.

    • Zyxel’s eaZy123 setup, Zyxel One Connect App support, and Zyxel Photo.

    • A Usage monitor that allows you “to view the home network bandwidth utilization by applications, clients.”

    • Free DNS to “remotely manage your router, run a website, share files, and much more with a free and easy to remember DDNS address.”

    • Guest Wi-Fi

    • Wireless scheduling
    • Wireless output power management
    You can get more information on this product by visiting http://www.zyxel.com/us/en/products_services/armor_z2.shtml
     
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  2. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    I like the design. Can't wait for a review of it.
     
  3. paraplu

    paraplu Regular Contributor

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    Marketing wise reminds me on http://www.greyhoundrouter.com
    Fighter-jets, dramatic, metallic, bladibla... Getting too old for this.

    But the online user manual is impressive. One of the best I have seen so far, for these kind of puber devices.
     
  4. wiredup72

    wiredup72 New Around Here

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    Specs says it has Stateful Packet Inspection. I wonder what the possibility of its having the same firewall package as the USG series?
    if so, I could be interested.
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Most all today's routers have SPI firewalls. This router does not have UTM features.
     
  6. wiredup72

    wiredup72 New Around Here

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    ah yes, utm. forgot about that. thanks for the info
     
  7. mrobo

    mrobo New Around Here

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  8. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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  9. mrobo

    mrobo New Around Here

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    why?
     
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  10. RTN

    RTN Regular Contributor

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  11. mrobo

    mrobo New Around Here

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    :) Any news about this router? alternative firmware? or tests on snb?
     
  12. System Error Message

    System Error Message Part of the Furniture

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    is this router armoured? Is it bullet proof? Do the wifi signals travel at supersonic speeds rather than light speed? That seems like a big slow down :p .