ZyXEL 802.11ac Wireless AP WAC6500 Series with featuring Smart Antenna, Enables High-Performance Wi-Fi in High-Density Environment


  • ZyXEL Smart Antenna embeds an intelligent software algorithm that can compute and change the patterns dynamically for moving users.
  • Over 700 optimized antenna patterns enhance the signal accuracy so as to provide the best performance anytime, anywhere.
  • “Switch-beam” technique runs at physical-layer that no additional software required on client equipment.


If you looking to position ZyXEL access point with others Access point such as Ruckus, Aruba, Cisco and HP, you may use before comparison chart as reference.

Competitive chart ZyXEL vs Ruckus, Aruba, Cisco and HP

Feature/Model ZyXEL Ruckus Aruba Cisco HP
WAC6503D-S R700 AP225 3702i HP 560
Typical Tx Power
2.4GHz: 29 dBm
2.4GHz: 29 dBm 2.4GHz: 22.8 dBm 2.4GHz: 23 dBm 2.4GHz: 20 dBm
5GHz: 30 dBm 5GHz: 27 dBm 5GHz: 22.8 dBm 5GHz: 23 dBm 5GHz (11n): 27 dBm
5GHz (11ac): 25 dBm
Rx Sensitivity -102 dBm -99 dBm -92 dBm -101 dBm -100 dBm
Antenna System Smart Antenna Smart Antenna Static Antenna Static Antenna Static Antenna
Antenna Gain 2.4GHz: 4 dBi 2.4GHz: 3 dBi 2.4GHz: 3.5 dBi 2.4GHz: 4 dBi 2.4GHz: 5 dBi
5GHz: 6 dBi 5GHz: 3 dBi 5GHz: 4.5 dBi 5GHz: 6 dBi 5GHz: 7 dBi
Standalone AP Mode Yes Yes Aruba InstantOSTM Required No No
(Future Upgrade)
WLAN Controller Mgmt. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SNMP SNMP v1/v2/v3 SNMP v1/v2/v3 SNMP v1/v2/v3 SNMP v1/v2/v3 SNMP v2/v3
Configuration Tool ZON Utility, ZAC No No No No
Wi-Fi Planning Tool ZWO No No No No
Load Balancing Yes Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes*
Remote Provisioning Yes Yes Yes Cisco Prime Network Infrastructure 1.4.1 Required Yes
LAN Port 2 x GbE 2 x GbE 2 x GbE 1 x GbE 1 x GbE
(switch port***)
Console Port RJ-45 Serial No RJ-45 Serial RJ-45 Serial RJ-45 Serial
Mesh Yes** Yes* No Yes* Yes*
(Future Release)

More information may refer to ZyXEL WAC6500 Series official website.