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ZyXEL NBG6716
Availability: now

Manuf/OEM/ODM Senao

FCC approval date: 09 August 2013
UPC: 760559120535 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: Taiwan

Amazon image

ASIN
B00FRX2U1W (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Type: wireless router

Power: 12 VDC, 2 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558 (720 MHz)
FLA1: 16 MiB
16,777,216 B
131,072 Kib
16,384 KiB
128 Mib
0.0156 GiB
(Macronix MX25L12835EMI-10G)
FLA2: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(Hynix H27U2G8F2CTR-BC)
RAM1: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(Nanya NT5TU64M16GG-AC × 2)

Expansion IFs: Mini PCIe, USB 2.0
Mini PCIe slots: 1
USB ports: 2
Serial: yes, 3.3V TTL, 4-pin header, internal

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 module: Senao PCE4550AH
WI2 module IF: Mini PCIe
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9880-BR4E
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337N
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1

abgn+ac

Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Microchip;SST12LP15B;;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5003L1;;3;

Third party firmware supported: OpenWrt

Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
the IP 192.168.1.1 is used by 1173 additional devices
of which 70 are ZyXEL devices
Default login user: blank
Default login password: 1234
blank:1234 credentials used by 47 additional devices
of which 45 are ZyXEL devices

802dot11 OUI: FC:F5:28 (1 E, 2 W, 2013)
Ethernet OUI: FC:F5:28 (1 E, 2 W, 2013)

For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm Atheros.


Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless AC1750 HD Media Router

Product page (UK)  • In this Spring 2013 ZyXEL Product Guide

This device has an upright design like the ZyXEL NBG5715.

See also: ZyXEL NBG6617 and Senao

On the OpenWrt ToH (techdata entry), On the OpenWrt Wiki

Reviews[edit]

FC:F5:28 OUIs shown

FCC info[edit]

Per its FCC photos, this device is using the following...

  • "7016A068100g V-1.00" is silkscreened on the main board.
This is a Senao board code, indicating this is a Senao manufactured device.
  • The Macronix Flash appears to be a 16 MB MX25L128<....>EMI-10G
  • A Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558-AT4A @720MHz WiSoC
  • "PCE4550AH-0.10 LFP" is silkscreened on the board above the U.FL jacks. The text indicates the module is a Senao PCE4553AH.
The card is using three Skyworks SE5003L1 802.11ac WLAN PAs

Per the FCC manual...

  • An OUI of FC:F5:28 (ZyXEL) is shown on the status screen.
  • The shown sample SSIDs used follow the format of ZyXELXXXXXX
The 5GHz SSID is shown to have the last 6 digits of MAC of used by the 2.4GHz SSID incremented by one.

Additional information[edit]

A C2PC made 2014-02-25 indicates that the serial flash was downgraded to a 4MB chip and the NAND flash was downgraded to a 128MB (1Gbit) chip (H27U1G8F2BTR as shown in the internal photos).

It isn't known which devices this applies to, but newer NBG6716s or derivative models may indeed have reduced flash storage..

Probable used PSU(s)[edit]

The power adapter shown in the FCC photos is a DVE DSA-24PFD-15 FUS 120200.

DVE DSA-24PFD-15 FUS 120200 (more)
Input: 100-240 VAC ~ 50/60 Hz, 0.8 A
 Input connector: unknown
Style: small, horiz.  Manuf. in: China  Eff. level: 5
Output: 12 VDC, 2 A
 Output connector: barrel (center +)
 OD: ??  ID: ??  LEN: ??