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ZyXEL Armor G1 (2020) review

800 + 1733 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
AC2600
Realtek RTL8198F @ 1 GHz
512 MB / 256 MB

The ZyXEL Armor G1 (NBG6818) router released in 2020. It is powered by Realtek RTL8198F @ 1 GHz chipset, 512 MB RAM and 256 MB 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 G1 is 800 + 1733 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the Armor G1 router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 1 x USB 3.1 port(s).

The Armor G1 router has 1 x 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

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ZyXEL Armor G1 (NBG6818) specifications

Brand
ZyXEL
Name
Armor G1
Type
NBG6818
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 38 user votes.
Launch
2020

Body

Dimensions
248 x 182 x 66 mm
Weight
1 kg

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
Realtek RTL8198F @ 1 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Flash
256 MB
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. The Armor G1 comes with OpenVPN support. OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol.

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports
4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps
Mobile network
no
VPN support
OpenVPN

Wireless

The Armor G1 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 G1 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas
13 x internal
2.4 GHz
yes
5 GHz
yes
6 GHz
no
60 GHz
no
Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class
AC2600
Speed
800 + 1733 Mbps
Transmit power
29 dBm
Security
WPA
WPA2
WPA3
WPS
Guest network
yes

Connectivity

You can attach a compatible USB printer to the ZyXEL Armor G1 device. It has built-in NAS functionality.

USB ports
1 x USB 3.1
Print server
yes
File server
yes

Administration

The default IP addresses of the ZyXEL Armor G1 device is 192.168.123.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP
192.168.123.1
Default username
admin
Default password
1234

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the ZyXEL Armor G1, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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