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Zyxel WAC500
802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio Unified Access Point

Zyxel WAC500

Zyxel Products
Zyxel Wireless
WAC500H 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio Unified Access Point
List Price: $284.99
Our Price: $199.99

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The Zyxel WAC500 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio Unified Access Point delivers increased coverage and improved connection speeds for clients through MU-MIMO and our RF First design.

Additionally, the WAC500 supports NebulaFlexTM Pro which includes one year of Professional pack and triple mode functionality (standalone, hardware controller and Nebula).

Optimized wireless experience with advanced features

To provide outstanding performance in crowded environment, WAC500 features 4G/5G interference immunity, excellent receive sensitivity and DCS, which enlarge its service coverage for more clients and better quality of connection.


Versatile mounting options in hotel guest rooms

The Zyxel WAC500’s low profile and versatile mounting design make it a perfect choice for hotel guest rooms. It easily blends into tasteful decorations and can be mounted directly on an outlet box or any obscure locations, even simply on desktop. For the best aesthetics, the Ethernet cable and coaxial cable can run out from the cable channel that keeps WAC500 slim and fit in a limited space.

Welcome your guest with high-speed Wi-Fi

Greet every guest with easy log-in and flicker-free WiFi is as important as warm smiles. Designed for hotel guest rooms, the Zyxel WAC500 features beamforming to dynamically change the signal direction to provide superb performance for each individual client. The WAC500 promises hotel guests with enjoyable, ubiquitous HD streaming experience on their mobile devices.

Extending modern in-room services with a box

Nowadays, hotels provide guests with a range of in-room services including smart TV, VoIP and network for homelike comfort. To achieve this, each room has many cables and switches that require more investment and are difficult to maintain. Let’s keep the budget and cabling effort to the minimum. More than just a WiFi AP serving highspeed networks, the Zyxel WAC500 has two local Gigabit Ethernet ports to securely attach wired devices while one of these ports supplies PoE power to the attached devices without the need for electric outlets and power cables.

NebulaFlex Pro–simply manage it your way!

The NebulaFlex Pro provides extended flexibility, allowing users to easily switch among standalone, on-promises controller or our intuitive NCC (Nebula Control Center) modes any time according to your needs without additional cost while protecting wireless technology investments. The privilege of one-year professional pack you can get once upon registration on Nebula includes wireless health, sitewide topology, 365-day statistics on the devices and clients monitoring along with more upcoming advanced features on NCC and its App.

* Zyxel Smart Connect is supported on selected models. Please refer to the specifications for more details.

Application Diagram:

Application Diagram




Standard IEEE802.11 ac/n/g/b/a
Wireless speed 2.4 GHz:
  • 300Mbps
5 GHz:
  • 866Mbps
Frequency band 2.4 GHz
  • USA (FCC): 2.412 to 2.462 GHz
  • Europe (ETSI): 2.412 to 2.472 GHz
5 GHz
  • USA (FCC): 5.15 to 5.25 GHz; 5.725 to 5.850 GHz
  • European (ETSI): 5.15 to 5.35 GHz; 5.470 to 5.725 GHz
Bandwidth 20-, 40- and 80-MHz
Conducted typical transmit output power US (2.4GHz/5GHz)
  • 23/26dBm
EU (2.4GHz/5GHz)
  • 19/26dBm
RF Design
Antenna type 2x2 MIMO Embedded Antenna
Antenna gain 2.4GHz
  • 3 dBi
  • 4 dBi
Minimum receive sensitivity Up to -99 dBm
WLAN feature
Band Steering Yes
WDS / Mesh Yes
Fast roaming Pre-authentication, PMK caching and 802.11r/k/v
Load balancing Yes
  • WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA3
  • WPA
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • EAP
  • IEEE 802.1X
  • RADIUS authentication
Access management
  • L2-isolation
  • MAC filtering
IPv6 Yes
DiffServ marking Yes
Operating mode
  • Nebula Cloud managed
  • Controller-managed
  • Standalone
ZON Utility
  • Discovery of Zyxel switches, APs and gateways
  • Centralized and batch configurations
    • IP configuration
    • IP renew
    • Device reboot
    • Device locating
    • Web GUI access
    • Firmware upgrade
    • Password configuration
Zyxel Wireless Optimizer
  • WiFi AP planning
  • WiFi coverage detection
  • Wireless health management
Web UI/ CLI Yes
Physical Specifications
Item Dimensions (WxDxH)(mm/in.)
140 x 140 x 37.5 /5.51 x 5.51 x 1.48
Weight (g/lb.)
Packing Dimensions (WxDxH)(mm/in.)
185 x 155 x 59 / 7.28 x 6.10 x 2.32
Weight (g/lb.)
Included accessories Ceiling-mount plate
MTBF(hr) 630,794
Physical Interfaces
Ethernet port 1 x 10/100/1000M LAN
  • Input: AC 100 - 240V - 50/60 Hz 0.3A; Output: DC +12V 1A
  • PoE (802.3af): power draw 11 W
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
0°C to 50°C/32°F to 122°F
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature
-40°C to 70°C/-40°F to 158°F
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • FCC Part 15C
  • FCC Part 15E
  • ETSI EN 300 328
  • EN 301 893
  • LP0002
  • EN 60601-1-2
  • FCC Part 15B
  • EN 301 489-1
  • EN 301 489-17
  • EN55022
  • EN55024
  • EN61000-3-2/-3
  • BSMI CNS13438
  • EN 60950-1
  • IEC 60950-1
  • BSMI CNS14336-1


Download the Zyxel WAC500 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

Zyxel Products
Zyxel Wireless
WAC500H 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio Unified Access Point
List Price: $284.99
Our Price: $199.99