Summary: In service for months now, this ZyXEL AC dual-band router has been the best router I've ever used at home. The signal is strong throughout my entire house with no signal strain when used with cell phones and laptops. I'll soon see how it works when I purchase a large flat screen TV with wireless capabilities.
Summary: Terrible Router. Wireless is ok and so was setup. Wasted so much time trying to fix it. Could access files from OUYA/XBMC install but would disconnect at random moments upon scanning or playing a movie. Plugged my old 5 year old router and everything worked perfect again. Tried to return this piece of junk but was told I was 2 days past my 30 return period. Obviously! I was attempting to fix it for the past week or so!
Zero to Hero: Best router for the price hands down
10 October 2014
Summary: ZyXEL X650 AC1200 Router Review --- Update 10/12/2014 --- Quick summary: = Pros = Better than average speed - Consistently over 350Mbps at 40ft Stable - Doesn't constantly require restarts Gigabit Ethernet port - Most competitors at this street price only have 10/100 Dual channel 802.11ac - Connects up to 866Mbps Low price - Street price is the same as a 433Mbps (AC750) 10/100 router = Cons = Spartan everything - Barebones user interface and product features Needs...
Summary: This router has a large quantity of small bugs that make it overall useless. I turn off the power to my computer and and related devices when I got to bed. I do not turn them back on until I get home from work the next day. Getting this router to obtain an IP address from my ISP usually requires 5+ restarts. I had to put this router on a whole different power switch because of that. the port forwarding has an option to select a device from a drop down menu. Problem?
Summary: Range is terrible - actually worse than my old Netgear basic N router. Goes in and out and even drops connection at times... Sometimes its fast, for an hour or so, or picks up at further distances, but you cant have a router that is unreliable. Look elsewhere.