ZyXEL Armor Z2 (2016) review

800 + 1733 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8065 @ 1.7 GHz
512 MB / 4 GB

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

NameArmor Z2
Rated 4/5 based on 1069 user votes.


Dimensions250 x 168 x 51 mm
Weight570 g


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

ChipsetQualcomm Atheros IPQ8065 @ 1.7 GHz
Flash4 GB
Power supply12 V / 3 A


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

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


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.

Antennas4 x 2.8 dBi
2.4 GHzyes
5 GHzyes
60 GHzno
StandardsIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Speed800 + 1733 Mbps
Transmit power20 dBm
Guest networkyes


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 ports1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Print serveryes
File serveryes


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

Default IP192.168.1.1
Default username[blank]
Default password1234

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 Z2, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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