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ZyXEL VFG6005N 4-Port Wireless N Gigabit Firewall Gateway

  • < 500Mbps
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Wired Speed IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Wired + Wireless
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN, 4 LAN)
  • 1 USB Slot

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The VFG6005 Series is a small yet powerful VPN Firewall Gateway for the small/home office. Protect your network from outside threats with the VFG6005 series SPI Firewall that can automatically block Denial of Service, spoofing attacks and even applications that can pose a security risk to your outgoing data. IPSec and PPTP VPN support allow you flexibility in using either enterprise grade IPSec VPN Client software or Window's built in VPN Client so you can create a secure remote connection to your network, accessing it from anywhere on the road. VPNC certification guarantees compatibility with existing VPN equipment to create secure Site-to-Site tunnels between branch offices. Lightning fast Firewall and NAT performance ensures that the VFG6005 series will not be the bottleneck of your Internet connection as it can support up to 75 times* the speed of the average ISP service plan.

300Mbps Wireless N using a 2x2 MIMO antenna design maximizes the speed and coverage of your small office or home office without the cost of deploying additional APs. Having a cost effective VPN firewall gateway in today's challenging economy will allow you to keep business running as usual without the added expense.



*Wireless performance based on 802.11n specification. Actual performance may vary depending on environmental factors and traffic type.

  • newegg IPSec and PPTP VPN support With 32 IPSec VPN Tunnels / 16 PPTP VPN Tunnels, remote users can easily and securely connect to the office network through a typical wireless or wired broadband connection from home or on the road. With VPNC certification, the VFG6005 can work with existing VPN equipment to create secure Site-to-Site tunnels between branch offices.
  • newegg 5 Gigabit Ports With one Gigabit WAN port and four Gigabit LAN ports, the VFG6005N is able to support a robust and extremely fast wired network, ideal for latency-sensitive applications such as HD media and online gaming.
  • newegg UPnP support The ZyXELVFG6005N supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) for automatic detection on the network and great compatibility among networking equipment, software and peripherals, making it easier-than-ever to communicate and share resources with other UPnP-enabled devices.
  • newegg Solid Security The ZyXELVFG6005N supports 64/128-bit WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP encryption for highly secured data transfers on your wireless network.
  • newegg MIMO Technology MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) technology multiplies the effective data rate and uses signal reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Steven K.
  • 11/20/2015 4:37:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Entry-Level Firewall with Decent WiFi Range

Pros: This is a nice entry-level firewall that I would recommend for home use or very small office setting. It's in the same price category as non-firewall routers, but with the benefit of added security.

Setup was quick and straight forward. I've used this unit for over a year, and I had one or two firmware updates in that time. Updating the firmware was a simple process.

The WiFi range isn't huge, but it was actually a bit better than I expected for such a small unit with small antennas. The antennas are removable, so you do have the ability to install larger antennas.

ZyXEL tech support is excellent and US based.

Cons: The unit is all plastic and very light weight.

If you have a lot of walls, other obstacles, or need a large area to be covered by WiFi plan on either upgrading the antennas, getting a WiFi extender or access point, or consider a higher model that has a larger WiFi range.

For anything above a home or very small office setting, you should consider a higher model unit that is more suited to those types of applications. This unit is not designed for huge amounts of traffic or for anything beyond entry-level security. If you need more levels of security you will need to look into higher models.

Other Thoughts: I always recommend using at least an entry-level firewall, whether it's in a home or office setting. With so much personal and financial information on your computer and transferred online, it's worth the extra security. You should also always use a full Internet security suite, not just an anti-virus. And yes, you can use software firewalls, like those included with Internet security suites, and a hardware firewall together. It's just another layer of security and protection.

I used the ZyXEL VFG6005N for over a year. Then I upgraded to the ZyXEL ZyWALL USG20W. I had the ZyWALL USG 20W for a bit over a year as well, and now I just upgraded to the ZyXEL USG40W. I've been very happy with each unit and the US based tech support.

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Corsair Force Series GS 240GB SATA3 SSD for SSD Caching
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2 x ASUS BD-RE Burner
Corsair AX1200i 1200W PSU
Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower Case
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
4 x ASUS VS247H-P 23.6" LED Backlight Monitor

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  • Forshock
  • 7/17/2013 12:20:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for small installation

Pros: Affordable (SonicWall...)
Wireless with Guest Network
VPN Support
3G/Cellular Fail-over

Cons: IPSec not supported for PC or Mobile
Limited USB 3G device support

Other Thoughts: Does support Static IP assignment, contrary to other posts. I have used over a dozen of these for small businesses I work with. Great for fail-over 3G/cellular connection, compare to CradlePoint, although limited device support.

Use these personally everday for my home and office with a VPN link.

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  • Jason S.
  • 2/28/2013 1:24:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAlmost works

Pros: features for price when on sale

Cons: locks up too much

Other Thoughts: Small office with less than 10 users.
Worked fine for a week or so then needed to be rebooted once every day or 2.
Plugged it into a timer so it would reboot once a night, again it worked for a week or two and again started to need rebooting once a day.
Few days later it keeps locking up every couple of minutes.
I liked the VPN feature and might take it home, maybe it'll work ok with less users connected to it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/26/2012 8:22:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAs advertised

Pros: Good feature set. Great wireless signal, VPN, guest account, lots of options.

For the reviewer above that faults the VFG6005n for not having the option to assign fixed ip addresses via DHCP. This is completely false.

Go to the SECURITY menu and then > MAC Access Control

Enable MAC Access Control set a Default MAC Access Control Action of ALLOW. Add a new device, enter in the MAC address of the device you want to assign fixed ip address and then define the ip address you want.

Optionally, you set the Default MAC Access Control Action to DENY, and then allow or deny access by MAC address to all of the devices on your network.

Cons: I cannot find an option to deny access to router configuration via a wireless connection - a good security feature.

I would like to set the router to re-boot itself on a set schedule as I could do with Tomato or DD-WRT.

Other Thoughts: Web based configuration is well organized.
Got this for under $50 - a virtual steal...

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/18/2012 6:58:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good, minor problem

Pros: Easy to setup, just plugged in the cables, and the wired network was up. Then browsed to, logged into the web interface, and set up the wireless portion. Took me a total of 2 minute, may be less. It has been working solid for a week. The web GUI has usage graphs which is interesting.

Cons: I could not remote into one windows 7 box from another on my home network. File sharing was fine, but when trying to ping any box on the network, I get the same weird IP address back. I fiddled around for a while, but couldn't find the cause, eventually I set the router to use "custom DNS" from google, which is, and everything worked again. Not sure what was wrong, and I do have the latest v2.07 firmware.

Other Thoughts: The router can set up a guest wireless network that's isolated from the main network, and can use a 3G USB dongle as a failover network in case your ISP is down. Didn't try these features, but looked easy to setup.

Saw the VPN setup screens in the web GUI, looked fairly easy to use, but I didn't have a need for it yet.

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  • Brian S.
  • 9/3/2012 3:49:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOver priced wireless router

Pros: It works and it has VPN capability.

Cons: Firewall feature is not much better than the standard wireless router. VPN is a little difficult to get to work. Router is not reliable. Has to be restarted to get to work when it stops working.

Other Thoughts: If you need a firewall this router is not much better than a standard router. The only thing that makes this router worth it is the VPN appliance feature.

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  • Debra G.
  • 7/19/2012 2:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo DHCP Reservations

Pros: Pretty much as advertised

Cons: I was very disappointed that the DHCP on this router does not allow you to reserve IP addresses so the devices on the network will always get the same address.

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  • Steven H.
  • 7/18/2012 5:03:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsUgh. Never again.

Pros: Does work as a VPN box. Probably OK for simple setups.

Cons: Buggy, poorly documented and the setup pages are just awkward.

Other Thoughts: Have one of these in a small office setting after previous router died. Setting this up has been a pain, and the network still has some failures in handling assigned IPs - or the documentation is so poor that it has baffled a couple of experienced IT guys (and this includes googling for hints).

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/30/2012 9:53:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore features then most others

Pros: I'm giving this router 5 eggs because of all the things it does, it's not the best at all of them. For a new product, it's good at being a VPN router and so far has been very stable.

Not mentioned in the Newegg description, but this router is also a PPTP VPN server.

The router generates almost no heat (much less the the Netgear routers it replaced). PPTP VPN is well implimented (both VPN types can be used simultaneously) and it has nice reserve bandwidth management. All in all it's been a good router for the price. My one call for support on the IPSEC configuration was answered very fast and firmware issues were or are being addressed.

Cons: FQDN identity in the IPSEC implementation only allows 15 characters maximum, there aren't many second or third level FQDNs that will fit, Zyxel told me that this issue will be fixed in one of the next firmwares.
The backup Cellular WAN doesn't work, they said it will be fixed in the next firmware update.
The WiFi doesn't indicate what MACs are connected or signal strength.

Other Thoughts: I bought a couple of these routers when they were a shell shocker thinking I might be able to replace my remote IPSEC Netgear FVS114 routers that crash continually requiring a lot of driving to reboot, bonus if the 3G/4G backup WAN worked with my phone. It took me several hours (see the FQDN issue above) and a firmware update to bring up the IPSEC with a centralized Netgear FVS336G, but it did finally come up and so far has been very stable.

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  • Eric V.
  • 6/18/2012 10:25:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery basic

Pros: Very easy to set up.

Cons: The router is easily overwhelmed when copying files over the network. Drops periodically. Do to New Eggs return policy, I will not buy router again from here.

Other Thoughts: Sometimes you don't what you are getting until you set it up and have it all running. Its best to get something you know you can return.

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