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JCG JHR-AC865 router review

300 + 867 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Realtek RTL8197D @ 660 MHz
64 MB / 8 MB

JCG introduced the JHR-AC865 router in 2013. It is powered by Realtek RTL8197D @ 660 MHz chipset, 64 MB of RAM, and 8 MB of flash memory.

Excited to learn if the JHR-AC865 lives up to expectations? Stick around until the end of our article!

Table of Contents

  • JCG JHR-AC865 specifications
    • Body, dimensions, weight
    • System, chipset, RAM, flash, power supply
    • Network, protocols, WAN and LAN ports
    • Wireless, antennas, speed, security
    • Connectivity
    • Administration, user interface, login information
  • Verdict, Pros and Cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

Our personal experiences and opinions form the basis of this article. We aimed to share insights on a topic, and we hoped others would find it useful and inspirational. The specs below rely on official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you noticed any mistakes or missing details about the JCG JHR-AC865, please let us know. Furthermore, we strive to deliver a thorough and precise overview.

JCG JHR-AC865 / JHR-AC865

The JHR-AC865 supports dual-band Wi-Fi, offering both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The USB connectors on the router add versatility to your network. They enable file sharing, printer sharing, and other USB functions. JCG has established a solid reputation as a reliable and reputable networking brand.

JCG JHR-AC865 specifications

BrandJCG
NameJHR-AC865
TypeJHR-AC865
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 1478 user votes.
Launch2013

Body

Dimensions320 x 246 x 58 mm

If you have limited space, like in a small apartment or office, the dimensions can determine if it can fit there.

System

ChipsetRealtek RTL8197D @ 660 MHz
RAM64 MB
Flash8 MB
OSJCG
Power supply12 V / 2 A

The Realtek RTL8197D @ 660 MHz CPU is key. It, along with factors like RAM and firmware, decides how well the router works. The amount of RAM in a router can affect its performance. It also affects its capacity to handle concurrent operations and traffic. The 8 MB flash memory in the router serves as the storage medium for the router's firmware. Upgrading router firmware has become simple and user-friendly. The JCG provides the right power supply. It is 12 V / 2 A, this matches the router's voltage needs.

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Network

ProtocolsIPv4
LAN ports4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile networkno
VPN supportno

Like many modern routers, the JHR-AC865 supports many network standards too. Most networking equipment, like routers and switches, supports IPv4. This router has Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. They provide data transfer speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) over Ethernet connections. This router ensures that you can use fast internet from your ISP fully.

Wireless

Antennas2 x 3.5 dBi
2 x 4.5 dBi
internal
2.4 GHzyes
5 GHzyes
60 GHzno
StandardsIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
ClassAC1200
Speed300 + 867 Mbps
Transmit power20 dBm
SecurityWEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest networkno

The 2 x 3.5 dBi, 2 x 4.5 dBi, internal antennas allow sending and getting many data streams at once. This boosts overall throughput and improves Wi-Fi performance. The JHR-AC865 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. This router operates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. It lets you connect devices to the best band for their needs. Wi-Fi 5 uses the 5 GHz band. It uses wider channels and advanced techniques to send data faster.

Real-world JHR-AC865 router speeds are lower than its theoretical maximum speed. WEP was the first Wi-Fi security protocol. But it is now seen as weak and easy to hack. The introduction of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) improved upon WEP. It provides stronger security. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) provides an easy method. It connects devices to a Wi-Fi network.

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Connectivity

USB ports2 x USB 2.0
Print serveryes
File serveryes

The USB 2 port has a maximum theoretical data transfer rate of 480 megabits per second (Mbps). A USB print server adds print functionality. You can manage settings, watch queues, and control access from one place. The JHR-AC865 router lets you schedule backups. You can back up to the connected USB storage device.

Administration

Default IP192.168.1.1
Default usernameadmin
Default passwordadmin

If you can't log in to your JCG router's setup panel, try resetting it. A reset can help you troubleshoot. It is highly recommended to change the default password of your JHR-AC865 router. Do this after the initial setup.

Pros and Cons

Every router, including this JCG one, has its good sides and not-so-good sides. Let's take a closer look at both to get a full understanding of what this router can do. We'll talk about what it does well and also where it could use some improvements. Just remember, this is just what I think, and you might see things differently.

Pros

  • sufficient memory
  • high-speed LAN port
  • high-speed WAN port
  • works on 5 GHz band
  • WPS friendly
  • USB 2 compatible
  • printserver functionality
  • fileserver operation

Cons

  • insufficient flash
  • missing Wi-Fi 6 support
  • incompatible with WPA3

JCG JHR-AC865 photos

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Robert Miller
For over 15 years, I've immersed myself in the world of networking devices as a tech aficionado. I've dedicated myself to thoroughly testing and analyzing routers and other networking gear. I aim to provide thorough reviews. They will give you the knowledge needed to improve your network.
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