The ZyXEL NBG6617 router has Gigabit WiFi, 4 N/A ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 1300 Mpbs.
It is also known as the ZyXEL AC1300 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router. It also supports custom firmwares like: OpenWrt, LEDE Project
ZyXEL NBG6617 default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
Default Gateway IP: 192.168.1.1
ZyXEL login instructions
Default password: 1234
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.1.1
How to factory reset (hard reset) ZyXEL NBG6617 :
You can factory reset your ZyXEL NBG6617 in the following way(s)
Through the web interface
Open web browser and go to the address of your router (check defaults below)
Log in with your username/password (default are below)
Under Maintenance, locate Backup/Restore and click it
Locate the section Factory defaults and click the reset button, if prompted click Ok
Wait for the router to reboot
With the reset button
Have the router plugged in and turned on
Locate the reset button which is marked reset and usually in a hole
With a paperclip or sharp pen, press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds until the SYS light starts to blink
If the SYS light doesn’t start to blink after 10 seconds
Keep holding the reset button pressed
Turn off the modem / unplug it
While still holding the reset button, start / plug in the router
After about 20 seconds, the Power or SYS light will start blinking rapidly
Release the reset button
When the light stops blinking and light up normally the router is reset.
ZyXEL NBG6617 router specifications :
CPU: 638 MHz
RAM: 256 MiB
Flash: 32 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt, LEDE Project
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 1300 Mpbs
1 x N/A port
4 x N/A ports
Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more
from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider
an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly
the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the ZyXEL NBG6617
Flashing OpenWrt on the ZyXEL NBG6617
The ZyXEL NBG6617 is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of
flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
We couldn’t find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the ZyXEL
NBG6617, but since it’s listed in their Table of Hardware as supported, you can
over to the
OpenWrt install instructions and read on there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you’re on own risk. Make sure to
read OpenWrt’s wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes
Flashing LEDE Project on the NBG6617
The ZyXEL NBG6617 is also supported by the LEDE Project.
To install LEDE aquire the correct firmware from their
Firmware downloads page and
then follow the instructions on their
Quick Start Guide
Note: Make sure to read the LEDE wikis carefully before flashing.