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ZyXEL NBG6817 (Armor Z2)

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ZyXEL NBG6817 (Armor Z2)
Availability: now

FCC approval date: 14 September 2016
(Est.) release date: 28 June 2016
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC2600

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Type: wireless router

FCC ID: I88NBG6817

Power: 12 VDC, 3.5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Qualcomm IPQ8065 (1.7 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 4 GiB
4,096 MiB
4,294,967,296 B
33,554,432 Kib
4,194,304 KiB
32,768 Mib
(Kingston S10004)
FLA2: 4 MiB
4,194,304 B
32,768 Kib
4,096 KiB
32 Mib
0.00391 GiB
(Macronix MX25U3235F)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Winbond W632GU6KB-12 × 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes
Serial: yes

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9984
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9984
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Qualcomm IPQ8065
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SE2623L;;4;
5GHz Power Amplifier Module;RFMD;RFPA5542;;4;

Third party firmware supported: OpenWrt

Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO

802dot11 OUI: none specified

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

AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router

Armor Z2 Router for Gaming and Media with StreamBoost
Product page


  • Powerful 1.7GHz dual-core processor boosts performance
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC flash and 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • 2nd Generation AC2600 Chipset for 2600Mbps speed 802.11ac
  • Get ultimate Wi-Fi speeds-up to 2.53Gbps (800+1733 Mbps)
  • Quad-Stream technology delivers Wi-Fi to multiple devices simultaneously
  • Streamboost optimization to deliver the gaming and streaming experience
  • Next generation Wave2 Wi-Fi - 160MHz, MU-MIMO, Quad-stream
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO technology that enables accelerated transmission
to wireless devices for even faster Wi-Fi speeds
  • Four high-performance external antennas deliver maximum range
  • Beamforming antennas for enhanced wireless coverage and stability
  • Twin USB ports offer high-speed, USB storage-ready access
  • Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic by application and device
  • Easy setup wtih eaZy 123 and user freindly usage monitoring

Forum threads[edit]

  • It will offer up to 2600Mbps of combined wireless speeds with
the Qualcomm IPQ8065 1.7GHz dual-core processor at its’ heart
  • It comes with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB eMMC Flash Storage for router
applications such as the included Qualcomm Streamboost technology
  • Four fine-tuned dual-band external antennas offering 500m2 coverage
  • 802.11ac Wave2 MU-MIMO and support for 160MHz channel bandwidth
  • MyZyXEL Cloud with 2 USB ports (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0): CrystalDiskMark
testing showed read speeds reached 94Mb/s and write speeds of 50Mb/s
  • ZyXEL’s eaZy123 setup, ZyXEL One Connect App support, and ZyXEL Photo
Armor Z2 AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router
  • CPU: Qualcomm IPQ8065 @1.7GHz dual core
  • Memory: 512MB RAM and 4GB eMMC flash
  • Wireless Standard:
802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz), 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz)
  • Wireless Speed: Transmit/Receive
800Mbps for 2.4GHz
1733Mbps for 5GHz
  • Antenna: 4x dual-band high performance
  • USB: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0

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