EX5601/EX5600-T Series

Dual-Band Wireless AX6000 2.5G Ethernet IAD/Gateway

The Zyxel EX5601/EX5600-T Wireless AX6000 2.5G Ethernet IAD/Gateway Series supports the latest dual-band wireless WiFi 6 (11ax) technology for optimized bandwidth utilization to increase network capacity and the number of simultaneous streams, which allows more subscribers to enjoy superior connectivity with extremely low latency.

  • 5 GHz 4x4 ax
  • 2.4 GHz 4x4 ax
  • EasyMesh R3 standards
  • SFP cage
  • 2.5GbE WAN
  • 2.5GbE LAN
  • TR-069/TR-181 i2
  • OPAL platform

WiFi 6 technology for superior lag-free performance

Supporting the latest WiFi 6 (11ax) standard, the Series delivers speeds up to 4804 Mbps* in the 5 GHz band and 1148 Mbps* in the 2.4 GHz band. The uplink MU-MIMO, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and beamforming technologies empower the Series to deliver premium speed for multi-streaming data access and optimal WiFi experiences without dead zones.

Premium MPro Mesh® for whole-home coverage

Featuring EasyMesh fully compliant Zyxel MPro Mesh® Solutions**, the Series enhances your subscribers’ experience by providing self-adapting, easy-to-manage whole-home WiFi coverage, while reducing your service OPEX.

SFP for multiple WAN options

With a built-in SFP cage module for GPON (P2M) or Gigabit active fiber (P2P), the Series can be deployed in the existing copper or fiber network infrastructure.

Dedicated 2.5GbE WAN and LAN port for Multi-Gig internet access

With one 2.5GbE WAN port, the Series is perfect for extending premium fiber service to subscribers’ homes. Besides lightning-fast WiFi 6 technology and the standard three 1GbE LAN ports, the Series is equipped with one additional 2.5GbE LAN port that satisfies subscribers’ bandwidth-intensive needs with optimized bandwidth utilization.

TR-069/TR-181 issue-2 remote management for lower OPEX

Compliant with TR-069, the Series significantly simplifies deployment complexity and lowers operating and maintenance costs. The additional support to the latest TR-181 issue-2 data model also enhances service providers’ visibility on subscriber LAN networks to offer improved customer assistance.

Zyxel OPAL firmware achieves superior flexibility and shortens time to market

Compliant with the same OPAL firmware trunk applied to all Zyxel CPEs, the Series inherits a rich, field-proven feature set for guaranteed same user experience after migrating to new devices.

Delivering secure and future-proof services with Zyxel ZyEE Linux kernel-based container

Zyxel ZyEE is a secure and future-proof Linux kernel-based execution environment, also known as a container. ZyEE creates a predictable environment isolated from other applications for software developers and service providers to develop, enable, install, and uninstall third-party applications without risking the core operating system. ZyEE’s portability and scalability enhance software development agility by providing broader compatibility with various hardware environments. In addition, the compact and structurally simple ZyEE optimizes system computing resources. With ZyEE, service providers can deliver new features to subscribers with reduced 4. time-to-market while remotely managing services through existing ACS servers.

*Please note that all specifications are subject to change without prior notice. 
** Combining EX5601/EX5600-T Series with the WX5600-T0 Wireless Extender is advised for the ideal mesh network performance. 
*** Zyxel will provide Vulnerability support until 31 December 2027, with the possibility of extending support if needed.

EX5601/EX5600-T Series application diagram


File type Model Version Release date Language Download
Datasheet EX5600-T1 2 English
EX5600-T1, DoC, CE
Declaration EX5600-T1 002.214-01-01467 Multiple languages
Quick Start Guide EX5600-T1 001 English,French,German,Italian,Spanish,Nederlands,Sweden,Finland
Users Guide EX5600-T1 5.15-5.70 Ed 1 English
Datasheet EX5601-T0 2 English
EX5601-T0, DoC, CE
Declaration EX5601-T0 002.214-01-01468 Multiple languages
Quick Start Guide EX5601-T0 001 English,French,German,Italian,Spanish,Nederlands,Sweden,Finland
Users guide EX5601-T0 5.15-5.70 Ed 1 English
Datasheet EX5601-T1 2 English
EX5601-T1, DoC, CE
Declaration EX5601-T1 002.214-01-01469 Multiple languages
Quick Start Guide EX5601-T1 001 English,French,German,Italian,Spanish,Nederlands,Sweden,Finland
Users Guide EX5601-T1 5.15-5.70 Ed 1 English

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