ZyXEL AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Delivers Jitter-Free 4K UHD Video Streaming and Online Gaming

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Armor Z2 Combines 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO Technology, Dynamic QoS, and High-Power Beamforming Antennas to Deliver Fast Speeds and Long Range to Ensure Optimal Performance of Bandwidth-Intensive Applications Throughout the Home

ANAHEIM, Calif.--ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced the expansion of its growing family of affordable, high-performance MU-MIMO products with the launch of the ZyXEL ARMOR Z2 AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router (NBG6817).

ARMOR Z2, which utilizes the 2nd generation of Qualcomm AC2600 chips to deliver enhanced MU-MIMO performance over the previous generation of AC2600 routers, provides up to four wireless streams for ultra-fast connectivity with multiple wireless devices, enabling users to connect more devices to their shared Internet connections. The high-performance router delivers fast, stable connectivity and incorporates advanced features that maximize the performance of bandwidth-intensive, latency-sensitive applications such as 4k UHD video streaming and online gaming.

Key benefits of the ARMOR Z2 includes:

  • MU-MIMO for up to 3x Faster Performance – The dual-band ARMOR Z2 supports 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology to provide accelerated Wi-Fi speed for all devices. The router supports 160 MHz channel bandwidth and when connected to MU-MIMO-compatible devices, ARMOR Z2 can achieve 3x performance over traditional Wi-Fi speeds. 
  • Designed for High Performance and Long Range - Dynamic QoS provided by ZyXEL’s StreamBoost™ technology allows users to run multiple networking applications without sacrificing the video streaming experience or increasing online game latency. Four adjustable high-power dual-band antennas utilize beamforming to ensure strong connectivity with devices, even when moving throughout the home or office. 
  • Ease of Use and Management – ZyXEL’s eaZy123 setup makes it quick and easy to set up the ARMOR Z2. ZyXEL ONE Connect App makes it easy to manage network connections and network status from iOS- or Android-based mobile devices. ARMOR Z2’s Usage Monitor enables users to view network bandwidth utilization by applications and client devices and automatically sends notification messages when defined thresholds are reached. 
  • Protect Precious Photographs – ZyXEL’s Photo Backup app enables users to automatically back up the photos from their mobile device to a USB storage device connected to the ARMOR Z2 router.


The ZyXEL ARMOR Z2 features one 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 WAN port and four 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 LAN ports to ensure maximum connectivity speeds within the wired and wireless network infrastructure. The router incorporates a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor that works together with StreamBoost™ QoS and Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds to provide the jitter-free performance required for video streaming and online gaming.

The ARMOR Z2’s robust security features include: WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, MAC address filtering, SPI firewall, and Denial of Service Prevention. Other key features include Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), Guest Wi-Fi, wireless scheduling, wireless output power management, and Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM). “The exponential increase in number of mobile and IoT devices being adopted and used by consumers in the home is creating incredible demands on the home network,” explained Shawn Rogers, Marketing Development Manager at ZyXEL. “Supporting all of these devices while providing the performance required to ensure an optimal experience for bandwidth-intensive applications requires an advanced Wi-Fi infrastructure solution. The powerful ARMOR Z2 ensures that network utilization by each of the devices and their specific applications is optimized to maximize the experience throughout the home.”

The ZyXEL ARMOR Z2 AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router carries a standard 2-year warranty and is available now through all ZyXEL authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners at an estimated street price of $189.99. For more information on ZyXEL and its families of connectivity solutions for homes and businesses, visit www.zyxel.com/us.

About ZyXEL:

ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology for over two decades and trusted brand for over 25 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size businesses. ZyXEL offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, ZyXEL offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.

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