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Zoom 5590

details: DSL Wireless-G router and 4-port switch.
hardware type: DSL Wireless Router
date added: 2006-03-19
updated: 2020-03-15
Supports Prism Nitro for up to 50% more throughput in 802.11g-only networks and up to 3X throughput in networks with both 802.11g and 802.11b.
 5590 Features
 Availability: discontinued
 Street price: $95
 Warranty: 2 year(s)
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN throughput: 24 Mbps
 WAN throughput upstream: 1 Mbps
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: DSL/ISDN/POTS connector (RJ-11)
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100 Base-TX (RJ-45)
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 DHCP relay: yes
 DNS proxy: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 Transparent Bridging (IEEE 802.1d): yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 DSL compliance: ADSL1 (G.dmt 992.1, G.lite 992.2, G.hs 994.1, DMT T1.413)
ADSL2 (G.992.3, G.lite.bis 992.4)
ADSL2+ (G.992.5)
 PPPoE client: yes
 PPPoA client: yes
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 108 Mbps
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
802.11g+ (108 Mbps+)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
 WiFi modes: Access point
 internal antenna(s): 1
 external antenna(s): 1
 IPSec server: no
 IPSec client: no
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP server: no
 L2TP client: no
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP server: no
 PPTP client: no
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 DoS / DDoS protection: yes
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: zoomadsl
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
Telnet / CLI
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Misc hardware info
 Max clients: 253
 SNMP support: SNMP v.1, SNMP v.2
 Product page:
 Quick Install Guide:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by anonymous - 2007-04-06 21:16
Easy setup, suggested configurations for various TelCos should automatic setup fail. Wireless coverage very good as a G only router (can't test super-G). Reboots quickly.

Will not display DNS and GW addresses assigned by ISP's DHCP server to the WAN. No Release/Renew button to get a new WAN IP address from the ISP's DHCP server.

Replied to e-mail in a few hours; didn't answer the question I ask ("How can I display the DNS and GW addresses assigned by DHCP to the WAN").

I like the SpeedStream 4100 better (5/5) because it's simpler to use and has a much smaller foot-print; however it won't cover as many xDSL configs as the Zoom. Zoom is much better than Netopia/Cayman 3347W (2/5) and Netopia 4652 (3/5).

PS: I'd go 4.5/5 if half stars were available for ratings.
Price: $85 less $20 rebate on special at Fry's.
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