ZyXEL Launches Armor X1 11ac MU-MIMO Wireless Gigabit Range Extender

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With today’s home environment featuring a range of connected devices, the Armor X1 provides the latest 802.11ac dual-band wireless MU-MIMO technology. Users can choose the ‘Range’ mode for maximum Wi-Fi coverage on the 2.4 GHz band, or ‘Speed’ mode to boost speedy 5 GHz connection for video streaming and throughput-intensive applications.

With the MU-MIMO technology, the Armor X1 is capable to simultaneously send/receive data to/from multiple devices, increasing the speed of the connection. The four Gigabit Ethernet ports built-in the Armor X1 offers both optimal Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet to connect multiple wired or wireless devices like smart TV, laptop, game consoles or NAS.

By installing the ZyXEL ONE Connect app, users can also configure network settings from your router to connected network devices making them easy to manage. By using eaZy123 setup wizard to select the mode needed for their network environment, users can enjoy the high-speed network instantly. With simplicity to fit the home, the slim design of the Armor X1 allows it to subtly fit onto shelves like a book, sit on the desk beside the telephone or stand next to the ultra-thin TV perfectly.

“Consumers now expect the very best online experiences in the home, especially as we’re seeing the introduction of more connected devices, so having a trustworthy Wi-Fi connection is vital”, said Chin-Ru Lin, VP of ZyXEL Smart Living Business Unit. “The Armor X1 covers all home network requirements and is designed to enable fast video streaming and seamless online video gaming. It’s no longer a problem to have multiple devices connected to the same network and users can now adjust settings to suit their needs, for either maximum Wi-Fi coverage or faster connection speeds. Consumers can now manage their own networks without having to worry about unreliable connections or complicated settings.”