Zyxel’s Armor G5 router unleashes full power of WiFi 6 for home users

Armor G5 smashes network bottlenecks to deliver top speeds to 30+ connections at once


Hsinchu, Taiwan, 30 September 2020—Zyxel Networks today launched Armor G5 AX6000 12-Stream Multi-Gigabit Security WiFi 6 Router, a powerful new router whose WiFi 6 capabilities give data-hungry users the high efficiency, capacity, and Gigabit speeds they need for video-intensive and IoT-heavy networks.

The latest wireless standard, WiFi 6 is selling fast as the answer to performance issues faced by networks with high bandwidth demands, be they from home office, IoT, or high-res video needs. “However, most early adopters aren’t experiencing the full potential of WiFi 6, since this requires a compatible WiFi 6 router. Without one, it’s like keeping a sports car in second gear,” said Nathan Yen, Senior AVP of Zyxel Gateway SBU.

“The Armor G5 is custom-designed for users who need premium wireless and wired performance, including coverage and throughput. It increases efficiency and capacity while reducing latency for connected home devices,” Yen added.

Ultra-fast WiFi 6 speed for 30+ connections

Armor G5’s magic starts under the hood. With a 64-bit 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, supported by 13 high-gain antennas and 12 WiFi streams, the router can handle more than 30 simultaneous connections without compromising on speed.

On the wired side, Armor G5’s 10G Multi-Gig Ethernet LAN port delivers a quantum leap over the 1G, 2.5G, and 5G LAN ports on most routers. For content creators and other users who need to transfer or back up large files on a local network storage device, Armor G5’s 10G speeds are a lifesaver, potentially saving hours of time every month.

Secured VPN connections for remote access

Armor G5 puts home office and prosumer users first with its security, too. The router comes with full support for OpenVPN, which can be connected with any third-party VPN service. This allows users to protect every connection and device on their network – even those that don’t normally allow VPN protection, like smart TVs and gaming consoles. And, when users are out of the house, it enables them to create VPN tunnels to securely access their home networks.

The user-friendly experience extends to the router’s initial setup. The Armor Mobile App provides a guided step-by-step installation while the web-based user interface makes management straightforward and learning curve-free.

Zyxel also today announced the launch of Armor G1 Multi-Gigabit Security & Parental Control WiFi Router, an affordable WiFi 5 model in the same series. For more information, please visit https://www.zyxel.com/armorg5 and https://www.zyxel.com/armorg1

About Zyxel Networks
Zyxel has been getting business and home users online for over 30 years, relying since Day 1 on innovation and customer-centric service. In 1989, this meant analog modems. Today, it means using AI and the cloud to deliver rapid, reliable, and secure networking solutions for business and home users.

Zyxel is a global force in the communications market with an unrivalled international presence that include:

-    150 markets served
-    1,000,000 businesses working smarter with Zyxel solutions
-    100 million devices creating global connections

We’re building the networks of tomorrow, unlocking potential, and meeting the needs of the modern workplace—powering people at work, play, and life.

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