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ZyXEL Armor Z2 (2016) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the ZyXEL Armor Z2 (NBG6817) AC2600 router. The list of the competitors most often compared to the ZyXEL Armor Z2 router.

The ZyXEL Armor Z2 (NBG6817) router released in 2016. It is powered by Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8065 @ 1.7 GHz chipset, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB flash. The AC2600 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with Armor Z2 is 800 + 1733 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the Armor Z2 router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 port(s).

The Armor Z2 router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

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ZyXEL Armor Z2 (NBG6817) specifications

Brand
ZyXEL
Name
Armor Z2
Type
NBG6817
Launch
2016

Body

Dimensions
250 x 168 x 51 mm
Weight
570 g

System

The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the ZyXEL operating system.

Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8065 @ 1.7 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Flash
4 GB
OS
ZyXEL
Power supply
12 V / 3 A

Network

The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports
4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network
no
VPN support
no

Wireless

The Armor Z2 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The Armor Z2 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas
4 x 2.8 dBi
RP-SMA
2.4 GHz
yes
5 GHz
yes
60 GHz
no
Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class
AC2600
Speed
800 + 1733 Mbps
Transmit power
20 dBm
Security
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network
yes

Connectivity

The USB 3.0 ports provide a fast interface for external storage with data transfer rates of up to 4.8 Gbps. You can attach a compatible USB printer to the ZyXEL Armor Z2 device. It has built-in NAS functionality.

USB ports
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Print server
yes
File server
yes

Administration

The default IP addresses of the ZyXEL Armor Z2 device is 192.168.1.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP
192.168.1.1
Default username
[blank]
Default password
1234

Links

Official site
http://www.zyxel.com/

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