Asus Internet Security Router User manual

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ASUS Wireless EZ N Router
RT-N10
AIR
WAN
LAN1
LAN2
LAN3
150M High Speed
User Manual
LAN4
E4941
Second Edition V2
July 2009
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Table of contents
About this guide..................................................................................... 4
How this guide is organized............................................................... 4
Conventions used in this guide.......................................................... 5
Chapter 1:
Knowing your wireless router
Package contents................................................................................... 6
System requirements............................................................................. 6
Before you proceed................................................................................ 6
Hardware features.................................................................................. 7
Front panel......................................................................................... 7
Rear panel.......................................................................................... 8
Bottom panel...................................................................................... 9
Mounting options.................................................................................. 10
Chapter 2:
Getting started
Setting up the wireless router..............................................................11
Using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS)...................................................11
Setting up the wireless router in Router mode................................. 12
Setting up the wireless router in AP mode....................................... 15
Chapter 3:
Configuring the network clients
Accessing the wireless router............................................................. 17
Setting an IP address for wired or wireless clients........................... 17
Chapter 4:
Configuring via the web GUI
Configuring via the web GUI................................................................ 25
Using the Network Map........................................................................ 27
Creating multiple SSID profiles........................................................ 28
Managing bandwidth with EzQoS....................................................... 29
Upgrading the firmware....................................................................... 30
Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings................................................. 31
Table of contents
Chapter 5:
Installing the utilities
Installing the utilities............................................................................ 32
Device Discovery.................................................................................. 34
Firmware Restoration........................................................................... 35
WPS Wizard........................................................................................... 36
Using WPS Wizard........................................................................... 36
Chapter 6:
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting.................................................................................... 42
ASUS DDNS Service............................................................................. 45
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)................................................ 45
Appendices
Notices................................................................................................... 47
ASUS Contact information................................................................... 55
About this guide
This user guide contains information that you need to install and configure the
ASUS Wireless Router.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router
This chapter provides information on the package contents, system
requirements, hardware features, and LED indicators of the ASUS Wireless
Router.
• Chapter 2: Getting started
This chapter provides instructions on setting up the Router and Access Point
modes of the ASUS Wireless Router.
• Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients
This chapter provides instructions on setting up the clients in your network to
work with your ASUS Wireless Router.
• Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI
This chapter provides instructions on configuring the ASUS Wireless Router
using its web graphics user interface (web GUI).
• Chapter 5: Installing the utilities
This chapter provides information on the utilities that are available from the
support CD.
• Chapter 6: Troubleshooting
This chapter provides you with a troubleshooting guide for solving common
problems you may encounter when using the ASUS Wireless Router.
• Appendices
This chapter provides you with the regulatory Notices and Safety Statements.
Conventions used in this guide
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
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Package contents
Check the following items in your ASUS Wireless Router package.
RT-N10 Wireless Router x1
Power adapter x1
Support CD (manual, utilities) x1
RJ45 cable x1
Detachable antenna x1
Quick Start Guide x1
Note: If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
System requirements
Before installing the ASUS Wireless Router, ensure that your system/network
meets the following requirements:
• An Ethernet RJ-45 port (10Base-T/100Base-TX)
• At least one IEEE 802.11b/g/n device with wireless capability
• An installed TCP/IP and Internet browser
Before you proceed
Take note of the following guidelines before installing the ASUS Wireless Router:
• The length of the Ethernet cable that connects the device to the network (hub,
ADSL/cable modem, router, wall patch) must not exceed 100 meters.
• Place the device on a flat and stable surface as far from the ground as
possible.
• Keep the device clear from metal obstructions and away from direct sunlight.
• Keep the device away from transformers, heavy-duty motors, fluorescent lights,
microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial equipment to prevent
signal loss.
• Install the device in a central area to provide ideal coverage for all wireless
mobile devices.
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• Install the device at least 20cm from a person to insure that the product is
operated in accordance with the RF Guidelines for Human Exposure adopted
by the Federal Communications Commission.
Hardware features
Front panel
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Status indicators
LED
(Power)
AIR
LAN 1-4 (Local
Area Network)
WAN (Wide
Area Network)
Status
Indication
Off
No power
On
System ready
Flashing-slow
Rescue mode
Flashing-quick
WPS processing
Off
No power
On
Wireless system ready
Flashing
Transmitting or receiving data (wireless)
Off
No power or no physical connection
On
Has physical connection to an Ethernet
network
Flashing
Transmitting or receiving data (through
Ethernet cable)
Off
No power or no physical connection
On
Has physical connection to an Ethernet
network
Flashing
Transmitting or receiving data (through
Ethernet cable)
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Rear panel
WPS
Label
Connect an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to this port to establish
WAN connection.
LAN1-LAN4
Connect RJ-45 Ethernet cables to these ports to establish
LAN connection.
DC IN
Insert the AC adapter into this port to connect your router
to a power source.
WPS
Press this button to establish wireless connection.
Restore
Description
WAN
Press this button for more than five seconds to restore the
system to its factory default settings.
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Bottom panel
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Item
Description
1
Mounting hooks
Use the mounting hooks to mount your router on concrete or
wooden surfaces using two round head screws.
2
Air vents
These vents provide ventilation to your router.
Note: For details on mounting your router on a wall or ceiling, refer to the section Mounting
options on the next page of this user manual.
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Mounting options
Out of the box, the ASUS Wireless Router is designed to sit on a raised flat surface
like a file cabinet or book shelf. The unit may also be converted for mounting to a
wall or ceiling.
To mount the ASUS Wireless Router:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Look on the underside for the two mounting hooks.
Mark two upper holes in a flat surface.
Tighten two screws until only 1/4'' is showing.
Latch the hooks of the ASUS Wireless Router onto the screws.
Note: Re-adjust the screws if you cannot latch the ASUS Wireless Router onto the screws or if
it is too loose.
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Getting started
Setting up the wireless router
The ASUS Wireless Router includes a web graphics user interface (web GUI)
that allows you to configure the wireless router using your web browser on your
computer.
Note: For details on configuring your wireless router using the web GUI, refer to Chapter 4:
Configuring via the web GUI.
You can set up the wireless router in either of these two operation modes: Router
(IP Sharing) and Access Point (AP). Set up these two operation modes via the
Quick Internet Setup (QIS).
Using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS)
The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) function, which is integrated in the wireless router’s
web GUI, detects the Internet connection type automatically and guides you in
setting up your network quickly.
The QIS web page appears automatically after you connected all your devices and
launched your web browser. You may also launch the QIS from the Network Map
page in the web GUI. To do this, click Go in the QIS field under Internet status.
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Setting up the wireless router in Router mode
In the Router mode, the wireless router connects to the Internet via PPPoE,
Automatic IP, PPTP, L2TP, or Static IP, and provides you with wireless radio
signals. The NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services for LAN clients are enabled.
To set up the wireless router in Router mode:
1. Connect your devices.
Modem
WPS
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Note: We recommend that you use an Ethernet cable (wired connection) to connect your
computer to the wireless router for initial configuration to avoid possible setup problems due to
wireless uncertainty.
2. Launch your web browser and the QIS web page appears automatically. Select
IP Sharing mode, then click Next.
Note: If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the
proxy settings on your web browser.
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Then the QIS starts to detect your Internet connection type.
3. Key in the user name and password. Click Apply all settings.
Note:
• The PPPoE Internet connection type is used in this setup case. The setup screen varies with different Internet connection types.
• Obtain the required information such as the user name and password from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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4. The Internet connection setup is completed.
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•
Click Going to Internet to surf the Internet.
Click Simply Wireless Security Setting to configure the basic security settings including the SSID, authentication, and encryption methods for the wireless router.
•
•
Click Advanced Setting page to manually configure advanced settings for the wireless router.
Click Add to Favorites to add this URL to your Favorites list for quick access to the web GUI.
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Setting up the wireless router in AP mode
In the AP mode, the wireless router receives the WAN IP address from the router
connected to the WAN port and provides you with wireless radio signals. The NAT,
firewall, and IP sharing services are disabled.
To set up the wireless router in AP mode:
1. Connect your devices.
Modem
WPS
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Router
Note: We recommend that you use an Ethernet cable (wired connection) to connect your
computer to the wireless router for initial configuration to avoid possible setup problems due to
wireless uncertainty.
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2. Launch your web browser and the QIS web page appears automatically. Select
Access Point mode, then click Next.
Note: If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the
proxy settings on your web browser.
3. Configure the wireless security settings including the SSID, authentication, and
encryption methods. Click Finish.
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Configuring the
network clients
Accessing the wireless router
Setting an IP address for wired or wireless clients
To access the ASUS Wireless Router, you must have the correct TCP/IP settings
on your wired or wireless clients. Ensure that the clients’ IP addresses are within
the same subnet as the ASUS Wireless Router.
By default, the ASUS Wireless Router integrates the DHCP server function, which
automatically assigns IP addresses to the clients in your network.
But in some instances, you may want to manually assign static IP addresses on
some of the clients or computers in your network rather than automatically getting
IP addresses from your wireless router.
Follow the instructions below that correspond to the operating system installed on
your client or computer.
Note: In the Router mode, if you want to manually assign an IP address to your client, we
recommend that you use the following settings:
• IP address: 192.168.1.xxx (xxx can be any number between 2 and 254. Ensure that the IP address is not used by another device)
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (same as the ASUS Wireless Router)
• Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (IP address of the ASUS Wireless Router)
• DNS: 192.168.1.1 (ASUS Wireless Router) or assign a known DNS server in your network
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Windows® 9x/ME
1. Click Start > Control Panel >
Network to display the Network
setup window.
2. Select TCP/IP then click
Properties.
3. If you want your computer to
automatically obtain an IP address,
click Obtain an IP address
automatically then click OK.
Otherwise, click Specify an
IP address, then key in the IP
address and Subnet Mask.
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4. Select the Gateway tab, and key in
New gateway then click Add.
5. Select the DNS configuration tab
and click Enable DNS. Key in Host,
Domain, and DNS Server Search
Order, then click Add.
6. Click OK.
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Windows® NT4.0
1. Go to Control Panel > Network to
display the Network setup window
then select the Protocols tab.
2. Select TCP/IP Protocol from the
Network Protocols list then click
Properties.
3. From the IP Address tab of the
Microsoft TCP/IP Properties
window, you can:
• Select the type of network adapter installed in your system.
• Set the router to assign IP address automatically.
• Manually set up the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
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4. Select the DNS tab then click Add
under the DNS Service Search
Order and key in DNS.
Windows® 2000
1. Click Start > Control Panel >
Network and Dial-up Connection.
Right-click Local Area Connection
then click Properties.
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2. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP),
then click Properties.
3. Select Obtain an IP address
automatically if you want
the IP settings to be assigned
automatically. Otherwise, select
Use the following IP address: and
key in IP address, Subnet mask,
and Default gateway.
4. Select Obtain DNS server
address automatically if you
want the DNS server settings to be
assigned automatically. Otherwise,
select Use the following DNS
server addresses: and key in the
Preferred and Alternate DNS
server.
5. Click OK when done.
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Windows® XP
1. Click Start > Control Panel >
Network Connection. Right-click
Local Area Connection then select
Properties.
2. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP),
then click Properties.
3. Select Obtain an IP address
automatically if you want
the IP settings to be assigned
automatically. Otherwise, select
Use the following IP address: and
key in IP address, Subnet mask,
and Default gateway.
4. Select Obtain DNS server
address automatically if you
want the DNS server settings to be
assigned automatically. Otherwise,
select Use the following DNS
server addresses: and key in the
Preferred and Alternate DNS
server.
5. Click OK when done.
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Windows® Vista
1. Go to Start > Control Panel >
Network and Internet > Network
and Sharing Center. Click View
status > Properties > Continue.
2. Select Internet Protocol
Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click
Properties.
3. Select Obtain an IP address
automatically if you want
the IP settings to be assigned
automatically. Otherwise, select
Use the following IP address:
and key in IP address and
Subnet mask.
4. Select Obtain DNS server
address automatically if you
want the DNS server settings
to be assigned automatically.
Otherwise, select Use the
following DNS server
addresses: and key in the
Preferred and Alternate DNS
server.
5. Click OK when done.
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Configuring via
the web GUI
Configuring via the web GUI
The router’s web graphics user interface (web GUI) allows you to configure these
features: Network Map and EZQoS Bandwidth Management.
To access the web GUI:
1. Launch a web browser, then key in the router’s IP address. The login page of
the router’s web GUI appears.
Note:
• In the Router mode, the router’s IP address is 192.168.1.1.
• In the AP mode, use Device Discovery included in the support CD to find the router’s IP address.
2. On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password
(admin).
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3. From the main page, click the navigation menu or links to configure the various
features of the ASUS Wireless Router.
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Using the Network Map
Network Map allows you to view the status and configure the connection settings
of the Internet, system, and clients in your network. It enables you to quickly set up
your Wide Area Network (WAN) using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature, or to
quickly set up your Local Area Network (LAN) using the WPS Wizard.
Note: For more details on the WPS Wizard, refer to the section WPS Wizard in Chapter 5 of this
user manual.
To view the status or configure the settings, click any of these icons displayed on
the main page:
Icon
Description
Internet status
Click this icon to display information on the Internet
connection status, WAN IP address, DNS, connection type,
and gateway address. From the Internet status screen, use
the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature to quickly set up your
WAN.
System status
Click this icon to display information on the SSID,
authentication and encryption methods, LAN IP, MAC
address, or turn the wireless radio on/off. Enable the WPS
mode from the System status screen.
Client status
Click this icon to display information about the clients or
computers in the network, and allows you to block/unblock
a client.
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Creating multiple SSID profiles
The wireless router allows you to create multiple SSID profiles that meet various
working scenarios.
To create an SSID profile:
1. Under System status, click Add.
2. Configure the profile settings, then click Add.
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Managing bandwidth with EzQoS
EzQoS Bandwidth Management enables you to set the bandwidth priority and
manage the network traffic.
To set up the bandwidth priority:
1. Click EzQoS Bandwidth Management from the navigation menu at the left
side of your screen.
2. Click each of these four applications to set the bandwidth priority:
Icon
Description
Gaming Blaster
The router handles gaming traffic at first priority.
Internet Application
The router handles the e-mail, web browsing and other Internet
applications traffic at first priority.
FTP
The router handles at first priority the traffic of downloading/
uploading data to/from the FTP server.
Voip/Video Streaming
The router handles the audio/video traffic at first priority.
3. Click Save to save the configuration settings.
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Upgrading the firmware
Note: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com.
To upgrade the firmware:
1. Click Advanced Setting from the navigation menu at the left side of your
screen.
2. Under the Administration menu, click Firmware Upgrade.
3. In the New Firmware File field, click Browse to locate the new firmware on your
computer.
4. Click Upload. The uploading process takes about three minutes.
Note: If the upgrade process fails, use the Firmware Restoration utility to restore the system. For
details on this utility, refer to the section Firmware Restoration in Chapter 5 of this user manual.
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Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings
To restore/save/upload the settings:
1. Click Advanced Setting from the navigation menu at the left side of your
screen.
2. Under the Administration menu, click Restore/Save/Upload Setting.
3. Select the tasks that you want to do:
• To restore to the default factory settings, click Restore, and click OK in the confirmation message.
• To save the current system settings, click Save, and click Save in the file download window to save the system file in your preferred path.
• To restore previous system settings, click Browse to locate the system file that you want to restore, then click Upload.
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Installing
the utilities
Installing the utilities
The support CD contains the utilities for configuring the ASUS Wireless Router.
To install the ASUS WLAN Utilities in Microsoft® Windows, insert the support CD
in the CD drive. If Autorun is disabled, run setup.exe from the root directory of the
support CD.
To install the utilities:
1. Click Install...Utilities.
2. Click Next.
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3. Click Next to accept the default
destination folder or click Browse to
specify another path.
4. Click Next to accept the default
program folder or enter another
name.
5. Click Finish when setup is
completed.
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Device Discovery
Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS wireless router
and enables you to configure the device.
To launch the Device Discovery utility:
From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility >
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Click Configure to access the web GUI and configure the wireless router.
Click Search to search for ASUS wireless routers within range.
Click Exit to exit the application.
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Firmware Restoration
Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS Wireless Router that failed during its
firmware upgrading process. It uploads the firmware that you specify. The process
takes about three to four minutes.
Important: Launch the rescue mode before using the Firmware Restoration utility.
To launch the rescue mode and use the Firmware Restoration utility:
1. Unplug the wireless router from the power source.
2. Hold the Restore button at the rear panel and simultaneously re-plug the
wireless router into the power source. Release the Restore button when the
Power LED at the front panel flashes slowly, which indicates that the wireless
router is in the rescue mode.
3. From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility >
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4. Specify a firmware file, then click Upload.
Note: This is not a firmware upgrade utility and cannot be used on a working ASUS Wireless
Router. Normal firmware upgrades must be done through the web interface. Refer to
Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI for more details.
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WPS Wizard
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) allows you to set up a secure and protected wireless
network easily.
Using WPS Wizard
Note:
• Ensure that you use a wireless LAN adapter with WPS function.
• Windows® operating systems and wireless LAN cards/adapters that support WPS:
OS Support
Wireless Adapter Support
Intel wireless LAN card
Vista 32/64
ASUS 167gv2 driver v3.0.6.0 or later
ASUS 160N/130N driver v2.0.0.0 or later
Intel wireless LAN card
XP SP2
ASUS 167gv2 driver v1.2.2.0 or later
ASUS 160N/130N driver v1.0.4.0 or later
ASUS LAN card with ASUS WLAN Utility
XP SP1 and 2000
ASUS 167gv2 driver v1.2.2.0 or later
ASUS 160N/130N driver v1.0.4.0 or later
To use WPS Wizard:
1. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware. When done, click
Next.
Note: Use the WPS Wizard with one wireless client at a time. If the wireless client cannot
discover the wireless router, shorten the distance between the client and the router.
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2. Push the WPS button at the rear panel of the wireless router for more than five
seconds.
WPS
WPS button
3. On the WPS Wizard, click Next to continue.
Notes:
• When running WPS, the Internet connection pauses briefly then reestablishes the connection.
• If the WPS button is pushed without running the WPS Wizard, the PWR indicator flashes and Internet connection pauses briefly and then reestablishes the connection.
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4. Assign a name to your network, then click Next.
5. Use the auto-generated passphrase as your network’s security key or manually
assign a passphrase containing between 8 and 63 characters. Click Next.
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6. Installation is completed. Click Save or print settings for future reference or
Save settings to a USB flash drive to add other devices to the network. Click
Next to connect to the Internet.
Note: For more details on adding devices to the network using a USB flash drive, refer to the
section Adding network devices using a USB flash drive on the next page.
7. You have connected to the wireless router. If you want to configure the Internet
settings, click Setup. Click Finish to close the WPS Wizard.
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Adding network devices using a USB flash drive
With the WPS utility, you can add devices to your network using a USB flash drive.
To add network devices using a USB flash drive:
1. In the WPS Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive.
2. Plug a USB flash drive into the USB port on your computer, and then select the
drive from the dropdown list. When done, click Next to continue.
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3. Remove the USB flash drive from this computer, and then plug it to the
computer that you want to add to the wireless network.
4. Locate the SetupWireless.exe from the USB drive, and double-click to run it.
Click Yes to add the computer to the wireless network.
5. Click OK to exit the Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting guide provides solutions to some common problems that
you may encounter while installing or using the ASUS Wireless Router. These
problems require simple troubleshooting that you can perform by yourself. Contact
the ASUS Technical Support if you encounter problems not mentioned in this
chapter.
Problem
Action
I cannot access the web GUI
for configuring the router.
1. Launch a web browser, then click Tools >
Internet Options...
2. Under Temporary Internet files, click
Delete Cookies... and Delete Files...
3. Disable the proxy settings of the web
browser.
The client cannot establish a
wireless connection with the
router.
Out of Range:
• Put the router closer to the wireless client.
• Try to change the channel settings.
Authentication:
• Use wired connection to connect to the
router.
• Check the wireless security settings.
• Press the Restore button at the rear panel
for more than five seconds.
Cannot find the router:
• Press the Restore button at the rear panel
for more than five seconds.
• Check the setting in the wireless adapter
such as SSID and encryption settings.
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Problem
Action
Cannot access the Internet
via wireless LAN adapter.
• Move the router closer to the wireless client.
• Check whether the wireless adapter is
connected to the correct wireless router.
• Check whether the wireless channel in use
conforms to the channels available in your
country/area.
• Check the encryption settings.
• Check if the ADSL or Cable connection is
correct.
• Retry using another Ethernet cable.
Internet is not accessible.
• Check the status indicators on the ADSL
modem and the wireless router.
• Check if the WAN LED on the wireless
router is ON. If the LED is not ON, change
the cable and try again.
When ADSL Modem “Link”
light is ON (not blinking), this
means Internet Access is
possible.
• Restart your computer.
• Refer to the Quick Start Guide of the
wireless router and re-configure the settings.
• Check if the WAN LED on the wireless
router is ON.
• Check the wireless encryption settings.
• Check if the computer can get the IP
address (via both wired network and
wireless network).
• Ensure that your web browser is configured
to use the local LAN, and is not configured
to use a proxy server.
If the ADSL “LINK” light blinks • Ensure that all your cables are all properly
continuously or stays off,
connected .
Internet access is not possible • Disconnect the power cord from the ADSL
- the Router is unable to
or cable modem, wait a few minutes, then
establish a connection with
reconnect the cord.
the ADSL network.
• If the ADSL light continues to blink or stays
OFF, contact your ADSL service provider.
Network name or encryption
keys are forgotten.
• Try setting up the wired connection and
configuring the wireless encryption again.
• Press the Restore button at the rear panel
of the wireless router for more than five
seconds.
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Problem
How to restore the system to
its default settings?
Action
• Press the Restore button at the rear panel
of the wireless router for more than five
seconds.
• Refer to the section Restoring/Saving/
Uploading settings in Chapter 4 of this
user manual.
The following are the factory default settings:
User Name: admin
Password: admin
Enable DHCP: Yes (if WAN cable is plugged in)
IP address: 192.168.1.1
Domain Name: (Blank)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DNS Server 1: 192.168.1.1
DNS Server 2: (Blank)
SSID: ASUS
I cannot use 192.168.1.1 to
enter the web GUI.
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Check the router’s operation mode.
• In the Router mode, the default IP address
is 192.168.1.1.
• In the AP mode, use Device Discovery to
find the router’s IP address.
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ASUS DDNS Service
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service center, if you have registered the ASUS DDNS service and want to keep
the original domain name, data transfer is a must. Visit your local service center for
more information.
Notes:
• If there is no activity in the domain - such as reconfiguring the router or accessing the registered domain name - within 90 days, the system automatically deletes the registered information.
• If you encounter any problem or difficulty in using your device, contact the service center.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Will the registered information be lost or registered by others?
If you have not updated the registered information in 90 days, the system
automatically deletes the registered information and the domain name may be
registered by others.
2. I did not register the ASUS DDNS for the router I bought six months ago.
Can I still register it?
Yes, you can still register the ASUS DDNS service for your router. The DDNS
service is embedded in your router, so you can register the ASUS DDNS
service anytime. Before registering, click Query to check if the hostname has
been registered or not. If not, the system registers the hostname automatically.
3. I have registered a domain name before and it has been working well until
my friends told me that they could not access my domain name.
Check the following:
1.The internet is working well.
2.The DNS server is working well.
3.The last time you updated the domain name.
If there are still problems in accessing your domain name, contact the service
center.
4. Can I register two domain names to separately access my http and ftp
servers?
No, you cannot. You can only register one domain name for one router. Use
port mapping to implement security in the network.
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5. After restarting the router, why is it that I see different WAN IPs in MS
DOS and in the router configuration page?
This is normal. The interval time between the ISP DNS server and ASUS
DDNS results in different WAN IPs in MS DOS and in the router configuration
page. Different ISPs may have different interval time for IP updating.
6. Is the ASUS DDNS service free, or is it just a trial version?
The ASUS DDNS service is a free and embedded service in some ASUS
routers. Check your ASUS router if it supports the ASUS DDNS service.
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Prohibition of Co-location
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter.
Safety Information
To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should
be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and
your body. Use on the supplied antenna.
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Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC
Essential requirements – Article 3
Protection requirements for health and safety – Article 3.1a
Testing for electric safety according to EN 60950-1 has been conducted. These are
considered relevant and sufficient.
Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility – Article 3.1b
Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 301 489-1 and EN 301
489-17 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient.
Effective use of the radio spectrum – Article 3.2
Testing for radio test suites according to EN 300 328- 2 has been conducted.
These are considered relevant and sufficient.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Operation Channels: Ch1~11 for N. America, Ch1~14 Japan, Ch1~13 Europe
(ETSI)
IC Warning
The Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulation.
Cet appareil numerique de la class B respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement
sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
GNU General Public License
Licensing information
This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License. Please see The GNU General Public License
for the exact terms and conditions of this license. We include a copy of the GPL
with every CD shipped with our product. All future firmware updates will also
be accompanied with their respective source code. Please visit our web site for
updated information. Note that we do not offer direct support for the distribution.
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
Version 2, June 1991
Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license
document, but changing it is not allowed.
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DGT warning
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and
Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical
substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/
english/REACH.htm.
Safety Warning
SAFE TEMP: This wireless router should be only used in environments with
ambient temperatures between 5ºC(41ºF) and 40ºC(104ºF).
DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the modem
during electrical storms.
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ASUS Contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia Pacific)
Address
Website
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
www.asus.com.tw
+886228943447
+886228907698
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Website
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+15029550883
+15029338713
usa.asus.com
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Website
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone (Component)
Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD)
Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+492102959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales*
+491805010923
+491805010920
+492102959911
support.asus.com
* Available on this site is an online Technical Inquiry Form that you can fill out to contact
technical support.
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Manufacturer:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Tel:
+886-2-2894-3447
Address: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI
112, TAIWAN
Authorised representative ASUS Computer GmbH
in Europe:
Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880
RATINGEN, GERMANY
Authorised distributors
BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
in Turkey:
Tel:
+90 212 3311000
Address: AYAZAGA MAH. KEMERBURGAZ
CAD. NO.10 AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL
INDEX BILGISAYAR SISTEMLERI
MUHENDISLIK SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
Tel:
+90 212 3312121
Address: AYAZAGA MAH. CENDERE YOLU
NO.9 AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL
EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur.
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