ZyXEL 5G Router – NR5101


ZyXEL 5G Router – NR5101

The award-winning Zyxel NR5101 5G NR Indoor IAD router supports the latest 5G NR technology while remaining fully compatible with 4G/3G networks. The NR5101 is perfect for 5G NR indoor FWA deployment to deliver high-capacity, premium broadband services over a high-end WiFi 6 interface with high-speed connectivity, enhanced network security and deployment flexibility.

  • Deployable as part of Fixed Wireless Access
  • 5G NR with up to 5 Gbps download speed
  • 6 internal 5G-LTE antennas + 2 external antenna ports
  • Standalone and Non-Standalone mode
  • WiFi 6 (11ax)
  • Connect up to 64 devices to the WiFi connection
  • Supports failover function
  • Bridge and Router mode
  • Remote Management FOTA
  • Compatible with ZyXEL APP


ZyXEL 5G Router – NR5101

Lightning fast internet connection

The Zyxel NR5101 has 5G NR DL speeds higher than 5 Gbps and 4G LTE DL speeds up to 2 Gbps. The router can be deployed as a primary network connection, but can also act as a backup for the current network. Moreover, the Zyxel NR5101 can also be used in bridge mode, so that the router can easily be combined with for example access points and gateways.

WiFi 6

The Zyxel NR5101 complies with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard and offers speeds up to 1.8 Gbps with 2×2 UL/DL MU-MIMO. The uplink MU-MIMO, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and beamforming technologies enable the NR5101 to deliver top speeds for multi-streaming data access and an optimal WiFi experience without dead zones.

Implementation with Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)

By implementing NR5101 as part of FWA, 5G service coverage can be extended to subscribers’ homes and workplaces without additional cable infrastructure. The Zyxel router includes 6 built-in omni-directional antennas for high wireless coverage. The powerful antennas also provide improved signal quality so that there is always a stable mobile Internet connection.

Remote management and upgrade

Through the LTE radio interface, NR5101 supports TR-069, external GUI and FTP to be fully configurable. Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) support allows remote firmware upgrades and troubleshooting via operator triggered events. This means that one does not need to be physically present at the site and this router can be fully installed and maintained remotely.



5G NR interface

  • Compatible with 3GPP Release 15 standard
  • Supports both NSA and SA modes
  • Supports frequencies: n1 / n3 / n5 / n7 / n8 / n20 / n28 / n41 / n77 / n78 / n38 / n40
  • DL 4 × 4 MIMO: n1 / n3 / n7 / n38 / n40 / n41 / n77 / n78

4G LTE interface

  • 3GPP UE Category 20 standard compliant
  • Supports frequencies:
    • LTE-FDD: B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20 / B28 / B32 / B38 / B39
    • LTE-TDD: B40 / B41 / B42

5G / 4G antennas

  • 6 built-in omni-directional antennas
  • Ultra-high band: Peak gain up to 4 dBi
  • High band and mid band: Peak gain up to 4 dBi
  • Low band: Maximum 2 dBi peak gain

Other specs

  • Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 205 mm
  • Weight: 600 g
  • Operating environment: 0 ° C to 40 ° C
  • Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)


What’s in the Box

  • ZyXEL NR5101
  • Multi-pole power adapter
  • Ethernet cable 1.8 m 8P8C
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Safety Warranty


Supporting Documents