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Zyxel-zywall-usg-50.33429558
8.4 out of 10

Zyxel ZyWALL USG 50

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Reviews and Problems with Zyxel ZyWALL USG 50

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Overall 10
10

Performs Well Beyond its Price Point

Mark S., Newegg
7 November 2013
  • Pros: Reliable, Highly configurable, Dual WAN support, good Tech Support, good value.
  • Cons: User interface may be a intimidating.
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Overall 10
10

Freaking awesome!

Matt T., Newegg
6 May 2013
  • Pros: EXTREME CUSTOMIZATION!! I have configured certain protocols or websites to route through one WAN connection or the other, block XBOX Live or Playstation Network during specific times, etc. etc. etc. If you have a need for protocol or IP routing requirements this is the device to have. For the price, the features cannot be beaten. Logging and capture features are epic, I've identified bots hitting my networks every 2-3 hours along with malicious attacks with ease. I've...
  • Cons: Learning curve to set up, it's definitely not your average Netgear or Linksys box. My advice, set up all your IP addresses, services, and groups under "Objects" before you even go into setting up NAT/Firewall or policy routing. Once you configure all the "Objects" you need setting up new rules, policies, etc. is very easy and straight forward.
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Overall 10
10

Great depth of features, but steep learning curve

William H., Newegg
28 January 2013
  • Summary: Not recommended for non-technical users
  • Pros: Complete feature set
  • Cons: Steep learning curve
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Overall 10
10

Love it

Anonymous, Newegg
1 December 2012
  • Pros: -Easily handles 100/6mbps cable connection
  • Cons: Well its not much of a con but it would be awesome if these had a built-in power supply instead of a wall-wart - a bigger chassis would be fine by me.
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Overall 10
10

GOOD STUFF1

Piotr F., Newegg
30 November 2012
  • Pros: amazing little product packed with features that can support a small biz in an enterprise way. dual wans, IPSec, SSL, object based configuration, easy setup and actually decent documentation! Just one heck of a beefy little router for the price. Oh and did I mention the very friendly and knowledgeable FREE tech support I got from ZyXEL when I was troubleshooting some of my hosted PBX issues? They were right on with their analysis and instructions -- took me 5 min to s...
  • Cons: not a con of the router but the IPSec software that is sold by ZyXel to accompany this product needs help, lots of help.
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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Mike P., Newegg
26 November 2012
  • Pros: Works, Great Security Features, More settings then i know what to do with
  • Cons: Learning curve. Documentation
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Overall 10
10

Very very good product

Robert J., Newegg
31 October 2012
  • Pros: Works Perfectly on every function I have tried.
  • Cons: Learning curve is brutal. Expect to invest significant hours at the start to learn this product. I will be worth it though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Surprises!

John K., Newegg
31 October 2012
  • Pros: Has a ton of features that aren't mentioned in the marketing material. Based on Linux, adds higher-level config features, and will route almost anything IP.
  • Cons: Steep learning curve if you want to make networks with any complexity. Very slow booting, and traffic can be pokey until it's fully booted.
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Overall 10
10

Does what I need!

Cameron M., Newegg
25 September 2012
  • Pros: Excellent load balancing router and customizable firewall. As others have said, tech support is top notch and great to work with. It also has many subscriptions that you can purchase and add to increase protection offered by the firewall.
  • Cons: Also as mentioned, documentation is terrible and setup can be very tricky. Read in the manual that you cannot disconnect power before shutting down the switch via the maintenance tab in the software or you risk corrupting the firmware. Really!!! Can that be right? For some reason you have a power failure and BAM, you have a paper weight. Please ZyXel, clarify this for me!
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Overall 10
10

A Less Unhinged Review

Ofelia B., Newegg
10 June 2012
  • Summary: * The beautiful UI is also somewhat heavyweight—it takes a while for all those browser objects to load. If you're remotely administering over minimal bandwidth it's going to require some patience. Over a wired gigabit connection or cable broadband it's no problem.
  • Pros: Based on the three USG 50's and one USG 20W that I installed over the last two months, I've found that they are:
  • Cons: * While setting up a basic home network (1 WAN, 1 LAN, VPN passthru, DHCP) is pretty easy, using the remaining 90% of the features requires some networking expertise.
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