Zyxel adds whole-home gigabit WiFi solutions

Nov. 6, 2018
Zyxel Communications has added two new products to its Multy Pro whole-home managed WiFi system for solution providers, the Zyxel ...

Zyxel Communications has added two new products to its Multy Pro whole-home managed WiFi system for solution providers, the Zyxel AC3800 Tri-Band WiFi Extender System (WAP6906) and Multy Pro Whole-Home WiFi System with gigabit MoCA 2.0 residential gateway (EMG6765) and WiFi extender (WAP7205).

Designed for users with gigabit broadband connections, the WAP6906 can be used as an extender with many of the company's Multy Pro-enabled WiFi residential gateways or can be connected to an existing broadband router to create an independent whole-home WiFi system.

The tri-band WAP6906, which features 10 antenna pairs and incorporates two 5 GHz and one 2.4 GHz radio, is intended to provide gigabit fiber customers with end-to-end gigabit WiFi. One 5 GHz radio serves as a dedicated 1,733 Mbps WiFi backhaul, while providing one 5GHz and one 2.4GHz radios to serve WiFi clients. The dedicated backhaul channel is intended to eliminate the performance drop experienced by dual-band devices that share two WiFi radios to support both WiFi clients and backhaul. The WAP6906 is equipped with two gigabit Ethernet ports to connect wired client devices.

Zyxel also released a new firmware upgrade for the AC2100 Dual-Band Whole-Home WiFi Extender System (WAP6804). The upgrade is intended to enable service providers to connect the WAP6804 to existing home gateways.

The Multy Pro MoCA 2.0 WiFi System includes the AC2200 Gigabit Ethernet MoCA Gateway (EMG6765) and AC1300 WiFi Extender with MoCA 2.0 (WAP7205). The EMG6765 gateway is designed to connect up to three WAP7205 extenders at gigabit speeds using MoCA backhaul. The system features built-in WiFi optimization and offers automatic configuration, band steering, and roaming features.

"The ability to access and utilize advanced bandwidth-intensive network applications on mobile devices is putting the pressure on solution providers to provide ultra-reliable, high-speed, always-on connectivity throughout the home and even beyond its walls," said Brian Feng, senior vice president at Zyxel. "The addition of Tri-Band and MoCA 2.0 systems to the Multy Pro portfolio gives solution providers more options to exceed their subscriber expectation for gigabit WiFi home connectivity of today and the foreseeable future."

All Zyxel Multy Pro devices support TR-069/TR-181 standards-based remote management. TR-181 support offers WiFi diagnostics.

Zyxel Multy Pro systems support a free self-help mobile app designed to give users a view of their home network and enable them to manage features such as enabling/disabling guest network, change/view network name and password, and manage parental control. The app also provides a WiFi analyzer and signal strength meter.

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