Summary: This router is recommended for consumers with a more in-depth understanding of networking. It does feels like an evolutionary step behind it's competition though. When using 2x2 AC compatible adapters on the 5Ghz antenna in AC/N mixed mode, older N devices are getting lower than normal throughput. My testing revealed that this router is best performance-wise with line of sight communication.
Summary: Overall, this router is working perfectly and performing exactly as it should. it does everything I need. The mark of a good network device is that it works without ever needing worked with or thought about, and this device does that with plenty of extra features.
Pros: I have had been using this router for about a month now. Since getting it for doing an Eggxpert Review
Cons: As others have mentioned, it is a little pricey, and I do wish it had USB ports, which is becoming a fairly standard feature anymore.
Cons: The router performance is unsatisfactory. When opening a browser folder with several web pages the router takes twice as long as an old 802.11g-only router to complete the download and then approximately one half of the web pages are corrupted and unreadable. It appears that these web pages were only partially loaded.
Summary: I decided to try this router in two different modes – First as a main router to replace my current D-link router at the front of my house, and second to act as a switch and a wireless access point in the rear of my house.
Pros: Good value for money, especially being an 802.11ac router. Simultaneous dual band, no less.
Cons: The configuration page is clunky, and while the router can be set up quite flexibly, it lacks the ease of use and polished feel that you might expect from a mainstream router.
Summary: As soon as I got this device I attempted to install and set it up as my primary router. It worked great! But then so did my existing router... so what to do? My existing router supported DD-WRT and I really liked the feature set.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this router. I've never had a router that I wouldn't have had to reboot by now to get things back up to speed. Very solid and predictable performance. Although the 5GHz spectrum has less range my phone will change over to the 2.4GHz spectrum automatically when I walk out of range.
Pros: Setup went very smoothly. Dual band always works reliably and runs 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously without any problems so far. Good range on 2.4Ghz spectrum, better than my ISP supplied 2WIRE modem router combination. Simple to use interface with plenty of options for advanced operation although in my network I needed to make very few changes to have everything up and running. Complies with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards on 2.4GHz and IEEE 802.11ac running at 5GHz. The ...
Cons: Only made to lay flat with no other options for wall mounting or side mounting making it harder to find a good place for it. Interface may lack polish for some users as it is very plain looking. 5 GHz has a shorter range than 2.4GHz.
Summary: When I setup a new router I generally just logon to the router’s internal web page and skip any provided wizards. I had no problems setting up this router on my cable Internet service. The router has worked perfectly with no issues so far. I was able to navigate the internal web menus without any delays, or any unexplained freeze-ups. Never once have I had to use the reset button during my two week testing period.
Pros: I reviewed the ZyXEL X650 AC1200 Router.
Cons: As stated by other reviewers, the WPS switch is also the router’s reset switch, so if you hold it down too long, you could erase all of your customized settings. To work around this poor design choice, I would save the router’s configuration to a file on your hard drive. This way if you accidentally erase your custom settings via the WPS button, you can reload them fairly quickly from the previously saved configuration file. I would have preferred the more typical res...