Asus RT-AC2600 4G LTE / 3G Router User's manual

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User Guide
Wireless-AC2600 Dual Band Gigabit Router
The stylish RT-AC2600 features a 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual bands for an
unmatched concurrent wireless HD streaming; SMB server, UPnP AV server, and
FTP server for 24/7 file sharing; a capability to handle 300,000 sessions; and
the ASUS Green Network Technology, which provides up to 70% power-saving
Revised Edition v3
November 2020
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Table of contents
Getting to Know Your Wireless Router
Package contents..........................................................................6
Your wireless router......................................................................7
Positioning your router...............................................................9
Setup Requirements................................................................. 10
Router Setup................................................................................ 11
1.6.1 Wired connection...................................................................11
1.6.2 Wireless connection..............................................................12
Getting Started
Configuring the General Settings
Logging into the Web GUI...................................................... 14
Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with Auto-detection............ 15
Connecting to your wireless network................................. 19
Using the Network Map .......................................................... 20
3.1.1 Setting up the wireless security settings.......................21
3.1.2 Managing your network clients........................................22
3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device..............................................23
Creating a Guest Network....................................................... 25
Using the Traffic Manager....................................................... 27
3.3.1 Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth..........27
3.3.2 Monitoring Traffic ..................................................................30
Setting up Parental Control.................................................... 31
Using the USB Application...................................................... 32
3.5.1 Using AiDisk.............................................................................32
3.5.2 Using Servers Center.............................................................34
Table of contents
Configuring the Advanced Settings
Internet Connection..............................................................55
Port Trigger...............................................................................58
Virtual Server/Port Forwarding.........................................60
NAT Passthrough....................................................................65
IPv6.................................................................................................. 66
VPN Server.................................................................................... 67
Firewall........................................................................................... 68
LAN IP.........................................................................................50
DHCP Server.............................................................................51
WAN................................................................................................ 55
Wireless MAC Filter................................................................46
RADIUS Setting.......................................................................47
LAN.................................................................................................. 50
Wireless.......................................................................................... 39
URL Filter...................................................................................69
Keyword filter..........................................................................70
Network Services Filter........................................................71
Administration............................................................................ 72
4.7.1 Operation Mode.....................................................................72
4.7.2 System........................................................................................73
Table of contents
4.7.3 Firmware Upgrade.................................................................74
4.7.4 Restore/Save/Upload Setting............................................74
System Log................................................................................... 75
Device Discovery........................................................................ 76
Firmware Restoration............................................................... 77
Basic Troubleshooting.............................................................. 79
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ................................... 82
Notices ........................................................................................................ 92
Getting to Know Your Wireless
1.1 Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing an ASUS RT-AC2600 Wireless Router!
The stylish RT-AC2600 features a 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual bands
for an unmatched concurrent wireless HD streaming; SMB server,
UPnP AV server, and FTP server for 24/7 file sharing; a capability
to handle 300,000 sessions; and the ASUS Green Network
Technology, which provides up to 70% power-saving solution.
1.2 Package contents
RT-AC2600 Wireless Router
Power adapter
Network cable (RJ-45)
Quick Start Guide
If any of the items are damaged or missing, contact ASUS for
technical inquiries and support, Refer to the ASUS Support Hotline
list at the back of this user manual.
Keep the original packaging material in case you would need future
warranty services such as repair or replacement.
1.3 Your wireless router
ff: No power or no physical connection.
n: Has physical connection to a local area network (LAN).
ff: No power or no physical connection.
n: Has physical connection to a wide area network (WAN).
2.4GHz LED
Off: No 2.4GHz signal.
On: Wireless system is ready.
F lashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection.
Off: No 5GHz signal.
On: Wireless system is ready.
F lashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection.
Power LED
Off: No power.
On: Device is ready.
Flashing slow: Rescue mode
F lashing quick: WPS is processing.
Reset button
This button resets or restores the system to its factory default settings.
WPS button
This button launches the WPS Wizard.
Power (DC-IN) port
Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port and connect your router to a power source.
Power button
On Off
Press this button to power on or off the system.
USB 3.0 / 2.0 port
Insert a USB 3.0 / 2.0 device such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive into this port.
Insert your iPad’s USB cable into this port to charge your iPad.
WAN (Internet) port
Connect a network cable into this port to establish WAN connection.
LAN 1 ~ 4 ports
Connect network cables into these ports to establish LAN connection.
Use only the adapter that came with your package. Using other
adapters may damage the device.
DC Power adapter
DC Output: +12V with max 2.5A current;
Operating Humidity
1.4 Positioning your router
For the best wireless signal transmission between the wireless
router and the network devices connected to it, ensure that you:
• Place the wireless router in a centralized area for a maximum
wireless coverage for the network devices.
• Keep the device away from metal obstructions and away from
direct sunlight.
• Keep the device away from 802.11g or 20MHz only Wi-Fi
devices, 2.4GHz computer peripherals, Bluetooth devices,
cordless phones, transformers, heavy-duty motors, fluorescent
lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial
equipment to prevent signal interference or loss.
• Always update to the latest firmware. Visit the ASUS website at to get the latest firmware updates.
• For optimum performance, please switch on the cooling
1.5 Setup Requirements
To set up your wireless network, you need a computer that meets
the following system requirements:
• Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN) port (10Base-T/100Base-TX/
• IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless capability
• An installed TCP/IP service
• Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or
Google Chrome
If your computer does not have built-in wireless capabilities, you may
install an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapter to your computer to
connect to the network.
With its dual band technology, your wireless router supports 2.4GHz
and 5GHz wireless signals simultaneously. This allows you to do
Internet-related activities such as Internet surfing or reading/writing
e-mail messages using the 2.4GHz band while simultaneously
streaming high-definition audio/video files such as movies or music
using the 5GHz band.
If you are using only one computer with single band
IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLAN adapter, you will only be able to use the
2.4GHz band.
If you are using only one computer with dual band
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapter, you will be able to use the
2.4GHz or 5GHz band.
If you are using two computers with both
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapters, you will be able to use both
2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously.
The Ethernet RJ-45 cables that will be used to connect the network
devices should not exceed 100 meters.
1.6 Router Setup
Use a wired connection when setting up your wireless router to
avoid possible setup problems.
Before setting up your ASUS wireless router, do the following:
• If you are replacing an existing router, disconnect it from your
• Disconnect the cables/wires from your existing modem setup. If
your modem has a backup battery, remove it as well.
• Reboot your cable modem and computer (recommended).
1.6.1 Wired connection
NOTE: You can use either a straight-through cable or a crossover cable
for wired connection.
To set up your wireless router via wired connection:
1. Insert your wireless router’s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and
plug it to a power outlet.
2. Using the bundled network cable, connect your computer to
your wireless router’s LAN port.
IMPORTANT! Ensure that the LAN LED is blinking.
3 Using another network cable, connect your modem to your
wireless router’s WAN port.
4. Insert your modem’s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it
to a power outlet.
1.6.2 Wireless connection
Smart phone
To set up your wireless router via wireless connection:
1. Insert your wireless router’s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and
plug it to a power outlet.
2 Using the bundled network cable, connect your modem to
your wireless router’s WAN port.
3. Insert your modem’s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it
to a power outlet.
4. Install an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapter on your
For details on connecting to a wireless network, refer to the WLAN
adapter’s user manual.
To set up the security settings for your network, refer to the section
Setting up the wireless security settings in Chapter 3 of this user
Getting Started
2.1 Logging into the Web GUI
Your ASUS Wireless Router comes with an intuitive web graphical
user interface (GUI) that allows you to easily configure its various
features through a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox,
Safari, or Google Chrome.
NOTE: The features may vary with different firmware versions.
To log into the web GUI:
1. On your web browser, manually key in the wireless router’s
default IP address:
2. On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and
password (admin).
3. You can now use the Web GUI to configure various settings of
your ASUS Wireless Router.
Top command buttons
right column
NOTE: If you are logging into the Web GUI for the first time, you will be
directed to the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) page automatically.
2.2 Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with Autodetection
The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) function guides you in quickly
setting up your Internet connection.
NOTE: When setting the Internet connection for the first time, press
the Reset button on your wireless router to reset it to its factory default
To use QIS with auto-detection:
1. Log into the Web GUI. The QIS page launches automatically.
By default, the login username and password for your wireless
router's Web GUI is admin. For details on changing your wireless
router's login username and password, refer to section 4.7.2 System.
The wireless router's login username and password is different from
the 2.4GHz/5GHz network name (SSID) and security key. The wireless
router's login username and password allows you to log into your
wireless router's Web GUI to configure your wireless router's settings.
The 2.4GHz/5GHz network name (SSID) and security key allows Wi-Fi
devices to log in and connect to your 2.4GHz/5GHz network.
2. The wireless router automatically detects if your ISP connection
type is Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP. Key in
the necessary information for your ISP connection type.
IMPORTANT! Obtain the necessary information from your ISP about
the Internet connection type.
for Automatic IP (DHCP)
for PPPoE, PPTP, and L2TP
for Static IP
The auto-detection of your ISP connection type takes place when
you configure the wireless router for the first time or when your
wireless router is reset to its default settings.
If QIS failed to detect your Internet connection type, click Skip to
manual setting and manually configure your connection settings.
3. Assign the wireless network name (SSID) and security key for
your 2.4GHz and 5 GHz wireless connection. Click Apply when
4. Your Internet and wireless settings are displayed. Click Next to
5. Read the wireless network connection tutorial. When done,
click Finish.
2.3 Connecting to your wireless network
After setting up your wireless router via QIS, you can connect your
computer or other smart devices to your wireless network.
To connect to your network:
1. On your computer, click the network icon in the notification
area to display the available wireless networks.
2. Select the wireless network that you want to connect to, then
click Connect.
3. You may need to key in the network security key for a secured
wireless network, then click OK.
4. Wait while your computer establishes connection to the
wireless network successfully. The connection status is
displayed and the network icon displays the connected
Refer to the next chapters for more details on configuring your
wireless network's settings.
Refer to your device's user manual for more details on connecting it
to your wireless network.
Configuring the General
3.1 Using the Network Map
Network Map allows you to configure your network’s security
settings, manage your network clients, and monitor your USB
3.1.1 Setting up the wireless security settings
To protect your wireless network from unauthorized access, you
need to configure its security settings.
To set up the wireless security settings:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map.
2. On the Network Map screen and under System status, you can
configure the wireless security settings such as SSID, security
level, and encryption settings.
NOTE: You can set up different wireless security settings for 2.4GHz and
5GHz bands.
2.4GHz security settings
5GHz security settings
3. On the Wireless name (SSID) field, key in a unique name for
your wireless network.
4. From the Security Level dropdown list, select the encryption
method for your wireless network.
IMPORTANT! The IEEE 802.11n/ac standard prohibits using High
Throughput with WEP or WPA-TKIP as the unicast cipher. If you use these
encryption methods, your data rate will drop to IEEE 802.11g 54Mbps
5. Key in your security passkey.
6. Click Apply when done.
3.1.2 Managing your network clients
To manage your network clients:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map tab.
2. On the Network Map screen, select the Client Status icon to
display your network client’s information.
3. To block a client’s access to your network, select the client and
click block.
3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device
The ASUS Wireless Router provides a USB 3.0 port for connecting
USB devices to allow you to share files and printer with clients in
your network.
NOTE: To use this feature, you need to plug a USB storage device,
such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, to the USB 3.0 port on the
rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device
is formatted and partitioned properly. Refer to the Plug-n-Share Disk
Support List at
IMPORTANT! You first need to create a share account and its
permission /access rights to allow other network clients to access the
USB device via an FTP site/third-party FTP client utility, Servers Center,
Samba, or AiCloud. For more details, refer to the section 3.5.Using the
USB Application in this user manual.
To monitor your USB device:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map.
2. On the Network Map screen, select the USB Disk Status icon to
display your USB device’s information.
3. On the AiDisk Wizard field, click GO to set up an FTP server for
Internet file sharing.
For more details, refer to the section 3.5.2 Using Servers Center in
this user manual.
The wireless router works with most USB HDDs/Flash disks (up to 2TB
size) and supports read-write access for FAT16, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3,
and NTFS.
Safely removing the USB disk
Incorrect removal of the USB disk may cause data
To safely remove the USB disk:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map.
2. In the upper right corner, click
> Eject USB disk. When
the USB disk is ejected successfully, the USB status shows
3.2 Creating a Guest Network
The Guest Network provides temporary visitors with Internet
connectivity via access to separate SSIDs or networks without
providing access to your private network.
NOTE: RT-AC2600 supports up to six SSIDs (three 2.4GHz and three 5GHz
To create a guest network:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Guest Network.
2. On the Guest Network screen, select 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz frequency
band for the guest network that you want to create.
3. Click Enable.
4. To configure additional options, click Modify.
5. Click Yes on the Enable Guest Network screen.
6. Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the
Network Name (SSID) field.
7. Select an Authentication Method.
8. Select an Encryption method.
9. Specify the Access time or choose Limitless.
10. Select Disable or Enable on the Access Intranet item.
11. When done, click Apply.
3.3 Using the Traffic Manager
3.3.1 Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth
Quality of Service (QoS) allows you to set the bandwidth priority
and manage network traffic.
To set up bandwidth priority:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Traffic Manager >
QoS tab.
2. Click ON to enable QoS. Fill in the upload and download
bandwidth fields.
NOTE: Get the bandwidth information from your ISP.
3. Click Save.
NOTE: The User Specify Rule List is for advanced settings. If you want
to prioritize specific network applications and network services, select
User-defined QoS rules or User-defined Priority from the drop-down
list on the upper-right corner.
4. On the user-defined QoS rules page, there are four default
online service types – web surf, HTTPS and file transfers.
Select your preferred service, fill in the Source IP or MAC,
Destination Port, Protocol, Transferred and Priority, then
click Apply. The information will be configured in the QoS rules
To fill in the source IP or MAC, you can:
Enter a specific IP address, such as "".
b)Enter IP addresses within one subnet or within the same IP
pool, such as “192.168.123.*”, or “192.168.*.*”
Enter all IP addresses as “*.*.*.*” or leave the field blank.
d)The format for the MAC address is six groups of two
hexadecimal digits, separated by colons (:), in transmission
order (e.g. 12:34:56:aa:bc:ef)
For source or destination port range, you can either:
Enter a specific port, such as “95”.
b)Enter ports within a range, such as “103:315”, “>100”, or
The Transferred column contains information about the upstream
and downstream traffic (outgoing and incoming network traffic) for
one section. In this column, you can set the network traffic limit (in
KB) for a specific service to generate specific priorities for the service
assigned to a specific port. For example, if two network clients, PC
1 and PC 2, are both accessing the Internet (set at port 80), but PC 1
exceeds the network traffic limit due to some downloading tasks, PC
1 will have a lower priority. If you do not want to set the traffic limit,
leave it blank.
5. On the User-defined Priority page, you can prioritize the
network applications or devices into five levels from the userdefined QoS rules’ dropdown list. Based on priority level, you
can use the following methods to send data packets:
• Change the order of upstream network packets that are sent
to the Internet.
• Under Upload Bandwidth table, set Minimum Reserved
Bandwidth and Maximum Bandwidth Limit for multiple
network applications with different priority levels. The
percentages indicate the upload bandwidth rates that are
available for specified network applications.
Low-priority packets are disregarded to ensure the transmission of
high-priority packets.
Under Download Bandwidth table, set Maximum Bandwidth
Limit for multiple network applications in corresponding order.
The higher priority upstream packet will cause the higher priority
downstream packet.
If there are no packets being sent from high-priority applications, the
full transmission rate of the Internet connection is available for lowpriority packets.
6. Set the highest priority packet. To ensure a smooth online
gaming experience, you can set ACK, SYN, and ICMP as the
highest priority packet.
NOTE: Ensure to enable QoS first and set up the upload and download
rate limits.
3.3.2 Monitoring Traffic
The traffic monitor function allows you to access the bandwidth
usage and speed of your Internet, wired, and wireless networks. It
allows you to monitor network traffic even on a daily basis.
NOTE: Packets from the Internet are evenly transmitted to the wired
and wireless devices.
3.4 Setting up Parental Control
Parental Control allows you to control the Internet access time.
Users can set the time limit for a client’s network usage.
To use the parental control function:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Parental control.
2. Click ON to enable Parental Control.
3. Select the client whose network usage you want to control.
You may also key in the client’s MAC address in the Client MAC
Address column.
NOTE: Ensure that the client name does not contain special characters
or spaces as this may cause the router to function abnormally.
4. Click or to add or delete the client’s profile.
5. Set up the allowed time limit in Time Management map. Drag
and drop a desired time zone to allow client’s network usage.
6. Click OK.
7. Click Apply to save the settings.
3.5 Using the USB Application
The USB Applications function provides AiDisk and Servers Center
IMPORTANT! To use the server functions, you need to insert a USB
storage device, such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, in the USB
3.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB
storage device is formatted and partitioned properly. Refer to the ASUS
website at for the
file system support table.
3.5.1 Using AiDisk
AiDisk allows you to share files stored on a connected USB device
through the Internet. AiDisk also assists you with setting up ASUS
DDNS and an FTP server.
To use AiDisk:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > USB application,
then click the AiDisk icon.
2. From the Welcome to AiDisk wizard screen, click Go.
3. Select the access rights that you want to assign to the clients
accessing your shared data.
4. Create your domain name via the ASUS DDNS services, read
the Terms of Service and then select I will use the service and
accept the Terms of service and key in your domain name.
When done, click Next.
You can also select Skip ASUS DDNS settings then click Next
to skip the DDNS setting.
5. Click Finish to complete the setting.
6. To access the FTP site that you created, launch a web browser
or a third-party FTP client utility and key in the ftp link
(ftp://<domain name> you have previously
3.5.2 Using Servers Center
Servers Center allows you to share the media files from the USB
disk via a Media Server directory, Samba share service, or FTP
share service. You can also configure other settings for the USB
disk in the Servers Center.
Using Media Server
Your wireless router allows DLNA-supported devices to access
multimedia files from the USB disk connected to your wireless
NOTE: Before using the DLNA Media Server function, connect your
device to the RT-AC2600’s network.
To launch the Media Server setting page, go to General > USB
application > Servers Center > Media Servers tab. Refer to the
following for the descriptions of the fields:
• Enable iTunes Server: Select ON/OFF to enable/disable the
iTunes Server.
• Media server directory: Select your media server directory
and click Apply to share files from the USB disk to media
devices in the network.
• Media Server Status: Displays the status of the media server.
Using Network Place (Samba) Share service
Network Place (Samba) Share allows you to set up the accounts
and permissions for the Samba service.
To use Samba share:
1. From the navigation panel, go to General > USB application >
Servers Center.
NOTE: Network Place (Samba) Share is enabled by default.
2. Follow the steps below to add, delete, or modify an account.
To create a new account:
a) Click
to add new account.
b)In the Account and Password fields, key in the name and
password of your network client. Retype the password to
confirm. Click Add to add the account to the list.
To delete an existing account:
a) Select the account that you want to delete.
b) Click .
c)When prompted, click Delete to confirm the account
To add a folder:
a) Click .
b)Enter the folder name, and click Add. The folder that you
created will be added to the folder list.
3. From the list of folders, select the type of access permission
that you want to assign for specific folders:
• R/W: Select this option to assign read/write access.
• R: Select this option to assign read-only access.
• No: Select this option if you do not want to share a specific
file folder.
4. Click Apply to apply the changes.
Using the FTP Share service
FTP share enables an FTP server to share files from USB disk to
other devices via your local area network or via the Internet.
Ensure that you safely remove the USB disk. Incorrect removal of the
USB disk may cause data corruption.
To safely remove the USB disk, refer to the section Safely removing
the USB disk under 3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device.
To use FTP Share service:
NOTE: Ensure that you have set up your FTP server through
AiDisk. For more details, refer to the section 3.5.1 Using AiDisk.
1. From the navigation panel, click General > USB application >
Servers Center > FTP Share tab.
2. From the list of folders, select the type of access rights that you
want to assign for specific folders:
• R/W: Select to assign read/write access for a specific folder.
• W: Select to assign write only access for a specific folder.
• R: Select to assign read only access for a specific folder.
• No: Select this option if you do not want to share a specific
3. Click Apply to confirm the changes.
4. To access the FTP server, key in the ftp link
ftp://<hostname> and your user name and
password on a web browser or a third-party FTP utility.
Configuring the Advanced
4.1 Wireless
4.1.1 General
The General tab allows you to configure the basic wireless
To configure the basic wireless settings:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Wireless > General tab.
2. Select 2.4GHz or 5GHz as the frequency band for your wireless
3. Assign a unique name containing up to 32 characters for your
SSID (Service Set Identifier) or network name to identify your
wireless network. Wi-Fi devices can identify and connect to
the wireless network via your assigned SSID. The SSIDs on the
information banner are updated once new SSIDs are saved to
the settings.
NOTE: You can assign unique SSIDs for the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz frequency
4. In the Hide SSID field, select Yes to prevent wireless devices
from detecting your SSID. When this function is enabled, you
would need to enter the SSID manually on the wireless device
to access the wireless network.
5. Select any of these wireless mode options to determine the
types of wireless devices that can connect to your wireless
• Auto: Select Auto to allow 802.11AC, 802.11n, 802.11g, and
802.11b devices to connect to the wireless router.
• Legacy: Select Legacy to allow 802.11b/g/n devices to
connect to the wireless router. Hardware that supports
802.11n natively, however, will only run at a maximum speed
of 54Mbps.
• N only: Select N only to maximize wireless N performance.
This setting prevents 802.11g and 802.11b devices from
connecting to the wireless router.
6. Select the operating channel for your wireless router. Select
Auto to allow the wireless router to automatically select the
channel that has the least amount of interference.
7. Select any of these channel bandwidth to accommodate higher
transmission speeds:
40MHz: Select this bandwidth to maximize the wireless
20MHz (default): Select this bandwidth if you encounter some
issues with your wireless connection.
8. Select any of these authentication methods:
• Open System: This option provides no security.
• WPA2 Personal/WPA Auto-Personal: This option provides
strong security. You can use either WPA (with TKIP) or WPA2
(with AES). If you select this option, you must use TKIP + AES
encryption and enter the WPA passphrase (network key).
• WPA2 Enterprise/WPA Auto-Enterprise: This option
provides very strong security. It is with integrated EAP server
or an external RADIUS back-end authentication server.
NOTE: Your wireless router supports the maximum transmission rate
of 54Mbps when the Wireless Mode is set to Auto and encryption
method is WEP or TKIP.
9. Select any of these WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption
options for the data transmitted over your wireless network:
• Off: Disables WEP encryption
• 64-bit: Enables weak WEP encryption
• 128-bit: Enables improved WEP encryption.
10.When done, click Apply.
4.1.2 WPS
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a wireless security standard that
allows you to easily connect devices to a wireless network. You
can configure the WPS function via the PIN code or WPS button.
NOTE: Ensure that the devices support WPS.
To enable WPS on your wireless network:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Wireless > WPS tab.
2. In the Enable WPS field, move the slider to ON.
3. WPS uses 2.4GHz by default. If you want to change the
frequency to 5GHz, turn OFF the WPS function, click Switch
Frequency in the Current Frequency field, and turn WPS ON
NOTE: WPS supports authentication using Open System, WPA-Personal,
and WPA2-Personal. WPS does not support a wireless network that uses
a Shared Key, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and RADIUS encryption
4. In the WPS Method field, select Push Button or Client PIN
code. If you select Push Button, go to step 5. If you select
Client PIN code, go to step 6.
5. To set up WPS using the router’s WPS button, follow these
a. Click Start or press the WPS button found at the rear of the
wireless router.
b. Press the WPS button on your wireless device. This is
normally identified by the WPS logo.
NOTE: Check your wireless device or its user manual for the location of
the WPS button.
c. The wireless router will scan for any available WPS devices.
If the wireless router does not find any WPS devices, it will
switch to standby mode.
6. To set up WPS using the Client’s PIN code, follow these steps:
a. Locate the WPS PIN code on your wireless device’s user
manual or on the device itself.
b. Key in the Client PIN code on the text box.
c. Click Start to put your wireless router into WPS survey mode.
The router’s LED indicators quickly flash three times until the
WPS setup is completed.
4.1.3 WDS
WDS (Wireless Distribution System) allows your ASUS wireless
router to connect to another wireless access point exclusively,
preventing other wireless devices or stations to access your ASUS
wireless router. It can also be considered as a wireless repeater
where your ASUS wireless router communicates with another
access point and other wireless devices.
To set up WDS:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Wireless > WDS tab.
2. Select the frequency band for the wireless bridge.
3. In the AP Mode field, select any of these options:
• AP Only: Disables the Wireless Bridge function.
• WDS Only: Enables the Wireless Bridge feature but prevents
other wireless devices/stations from connecting to the
• HYBRID: Enables the Wireless Bridge feature and allows
other wireless devices/stations to connect to the router.
NOTE: In Hybrid mode, wireless devices connected to the ASUS
wireless router will only receive half the connection speed of the Access
4. In the Connect to APs in list field, click Yes if you want to
connect to an Access Point listed in the Remote AP List.
5. In the Control Channel field, select the operating channel
for the wireless bridge. Select Auto to allow the router to
automatically select the channel with the least amount of
NOTE: Channel availability varies per country or region.
6. On the Remote AP List, key in a MAC address and click the Add
to enter the MAC address of other available Access
NOTE: Any Access Point added to the list should be on the same
Control Channel as the ASUS wireless router.
7. Click Apply.
4.1.4 Wireless MAC Filter
Wireless MAC filter provides control over packets transmitted to
a specified MAC (Media Access Control) address on your wireless
To set up the Wireless MAC filter:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Wireless > Wireless MAC Filter tab.
2. In the Frequency field, select the frequency band that you
want to use for the Wireless MAC filter.
3. In the MAC Filter Mode dropdown list, select either Accept or
• Select Accept to allow devices in the MAC filter list to access
to the wireless network.
• Select Reject to prevent devices in the MAC filter list to
access to the wireless network.
4. On the MAC filter list, click the Add
button and key in the
MAC address of the wireless device.
5. Click Apply.
4.1.5 RADIUS Setting
RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) Setting
provides an extra layer of security when you choose WPAEnterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or Radius with 802.1x as your
Authentication Mode.
To set up wireless RADIUS settings:
1. Ensure that the wireless router’s authentication mode is set to
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or Radius with 802.1x.
NOTE: Please refer to section 4.1.1 General section for configuring
your wireless router’s Authentication Mode.
2. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Wireless > RADIUS Setting.
3. Select the frequency band.
4. In the Server IP Address field, key in your RADIUS server’s IP
5. In the Connection Secret field, assign the password to access
your RADIUS server.
6. Click Apply.
4.1.6 Professional
The Professional screen provides advanced configuration options.
NOTE: We recommend that you use the default values on this page.
In the Professional Settings screen, you can configure the
• Band: Select the frequency band that the professional
settings will be applied to.
• Enable Radio: Select Yes to enable wireless networking.
Select No to disable wireless networking.
• Enable Wireless Scheduler: You can specify a time range
when wireless networking is enabled during the weekend.
• Set AP isolated: The Set AP isolated item prevents wireless
devices on your network from communicating with each
other. This feature is useful if many guests frequently join or
leave your network. Select Yes to enable this feature or select
No to disable.
• Enable IGMP Snooping: When enabled, IGMP Snooping
monitors IGMP communication among devices and
optimizes wireless multicast traffic.
• Multicast rate (Mbps): Select the multicast transmission
rate or click Disable to switch off simultaneous single
• Preamble Type: Preamble Type defines the length of time
that the router spent for CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check). CRC
is a method of detecting errors during data transmission.
Select Short for a busy wireless network with high network
traffic. Select Long if your wireless network is composed of
older or legacy wireless devices.
• RTS Threshold: Select a lower value for RTS (Request to
Send) Threshold to improve wireless communication in a
busy or noisy wireless network with high network traffic and
numerous wireless devices.
• DTIM Interval: DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message)
Interval or Data Beacon Rate is the time interval before a
signal is sent to a wireless device in sleep mode indicating
that a data packet is awaiting delivery. The default value is
three milliseconds.
• Beacon Interval: Beacon Interval is the time between one
DTIM and the next. The default value is 100 milliseconds.
Lower the Beacon Interval value for an unstable wireless
connection or for roaming devices.
• Enable TX Bursting: Enable TX Bursting improves
transmission speed between the wireless router and 802.11g
• Enable Packet Aggregation: Select Enable to enable packet
aggregation to increase the delivered bandwidth in your
• Enable WMM APSD: Enable WMM APSD (Wi-Fi Multimedia
Automatic Power Save Delivery) to improve power
management between wireless devices. Select Disable to
switch off WMM APSD.
4.2 LAN
4.2.1 LAN IP
The LAN IP screen allows you to modify the LAN IP settings of your
wireless router.
NOTE: Any changes to the LAN IP address will be reflected on your
DHCP settings.
To modify the LAN IP settings:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > LAN >
LAN IP tab.
2. Modify the IP address and Subnet Mask.
3. When done, click Apply.
4.2.2 DHCP Server
Your wireless router uses DHCP to assign IP addresses
automatically on your network. You can specify the IP address
range and lease time for the clients on your network.
To configure the DHCP server:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > LAN >
DHCP Server tab.
2. In the Enable the DHCP Server field, tick Yes.
3. In the Domain Name text box, enter a domain name for the
wireless router.
4. In the IP Pool Starting Address field, key in the starting IP
5. In the IP Pool Ending Address field, key in the ending IP
6. In the Lease Time field, specify in seconds when an assigned
IP address will expire. Once it reaches this time limit, the DHCP
server will then assign a new IP address.
We recommend that you use an IP address format of
(where xxx can be any number between 2 and 254) when specifying
an IP address range.
An IP Pool Starting Address should not be greater than the IP Pool
Ending Address.
7. In the DNS and Server Settings section, key in your DNS
Server and WINS Server IP address if needed.
8. Your wireless router can also manually assign IP addresses to
devices on the network. On the Enable Manual Assignment
field, choose Yes to assign an IP address to specific MAC
addresses on the network. Up to 32 MAC Addresses can be
added to the DHCP list for manual assignment.
4.2.3 Route
If your network makes use of more than one wireless router, you
can configure a routing table to share the same Internet service.
NOTE: We recommend that you do not change the default route
settings unless you have advanced knowledge of routing tables.
To configure the LAN Routing table:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > LAN >
Route tab.
2. On the Enable static routes field, choose Yes.
3. On the Static Route List, enter the network information of
other access points or nodes. Click the Add
or Delete
button to add or remove a device on the list.
4. Click Apply.
4.2.4 IPTV
The wireless router supports connection to IPTV services through
an ISP or a LAN. The IPTV tab provides the configuration settings
needed to set up IPTV, VoIP, multicasting, and UDP for your
service. Contact your ISP for specific information regarding your
4.3 WAN
4.3.1 Internet Connection
The Internet Connection screen allows you to configure the
settings of various WAN connection types.
To configure the WAN connection settings:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >
Internet Connection tab.
2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click
• WAN Connection Type: Choose your Internet Service
Provider type. The choices are Automatic IP, PPPoE, PPTP,
L2TP or fixed IP. Consult your ISP if the router is unable
to obtain a valid IP address or if you are unsure the WAN
connection type.
• Enable WAN: Select Yes to allow the router Internet access.
Select No to disable Internet access.
• Enable NAT: NAT (Network Address Translation) is a system
where one public IP (WAN IP) is used to provide Internet
access to network clients with a private IP address in a LAN.
The private IP address of each network client is saved in a NAT
table and is used to route incoming data packets.
• Enable UPnP: UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) allows several
devices (such as routers, televisions, stereo systems, game
consoles, and cellular phone), to be controlled via an IP-based
network with or without a central control through a gateway.
UPnP connects PCs of all form factors, providing a seamless
network for remote configuration and data transfer. Using
UPnP, a new network device is discovered automatically.
Once connected to the network, devices can be remotely
configured to support P2P applications, interactive gaming,
video conferencing, and web or proxy servers. Unlike Port
forwarding, which involves manually configuring port
settings, UPnP automatically configures the router to accept
incoming connections and direct requests to a specific PC on
the local network.
• Connect to DNS Server: Allows this router to get the DNS
IP address from the ISP automatically. A DNS is a host on
the Internet that translates Internet names to numeric IP
• Authentication: This item may be specified by some ISPs.
Check with your ISP and fill them in if required.
• Host Name: This field allows you to provide a host name for
your router. It is usually a special requirement from your ISP.
If your ISP assigned a host name to your computer, enter the
host name here.
• MAC Address: MAC (Media Access Control) address is a
unique identifier for your networking device. Some ISPs
monitor the MAC address of networking devices that connect
to their service and reject any unrecognized device that
attempt to connect. To avoid connection issues due to an
unregistered MAC address, you can:
• Contact your ISP and update the MAC address associated
with your ISP service.
• Clone or change the MAC address of the ASUS wireless router
to match the MAC address of the previous networking device
recognized by the ISP.
4.3.2 Port Trigger
Port range triggering opens a predetermined incoming port for a
limited period of time whenever a client on the local area network
makes an outgoing connection to a specified port. Port triggering
is used in the following scenarios:
• More than one local client needs port forwarding for the
same application at a different time.
• An application requires specific incoming ports that are
different from the outgoing ports.
To set up Port Trigger:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >
Port Trigger tab.
2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click
• Enable Port Trigger: Choose Yes to enable Port Trigger.
• Well-Known Applications: Select popular games and web
services to add to the Port Trigger List.
• Description: Enter a short name or description for the service.
• Trigger Port: Specify a trigger port to open the incoming
• Protocol: Select the protocol, TCP, or UDP.
• Incoming Port: Specify an incoming port to receive inbound
data from the Internet.
• Protocol: Select the protocol, TCP, or UDP.
When connecting to an IRC server, a client PC makes an outgoing
connection using the trigger port range 66660-7000. The IRC server
responds by verifying the username and creating a new connection
to the client PC using an incoming port.
If Port Trigger is disabled, the router drops the connection because
it is unable to determine which PC is requesting for IRC access.
When Port Trigger is enabled, the router assigns an incoming port to
receive the inbound data. This incoming port closes once a specific
time period has elapsed because the router is unsure when the
application has been terminated.
Port triggering only allows one client in the network to use a
particular service and a specific incoming port at the same time.
You cannot use the same application to trigger a port in more than
one PC at the same time. The router will only forward the port back
to the last computer to send the router a request/trigger.
4.3.3 Virtual Server/Port Forwarding
Port forwarding is a method to direct network traffic from the
Internet to a specific port or a specific range of ports to a device
or number of devices on your local network. Setting up Port
Forwarding on your router allows PCs outside the network to
access specific services provided by a PC in your network.
NOTE: When port forwarding is enabled, the ASUS router blocks
unsolicited inbound traffic from the Internet and only allows replies
from outbound requests from the LAN. The network client does not
have access to the Internet directly, and vice versa.
To set up Port Forwarding:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >
Virtual Server / Port Forwarding tab.
2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click
• Enable Port Forwarding: Choose Yes to enable Port
• Famous Server List: Determine which type of service you
want to access.
• Famous Game List: This item lists ports required for popular
online games to work correctly.
• FTP Server Port: Avoid assigning the port range 20:21 for
your FTP server as this would conflict with the router’s native
FTP server assignment.
• Service Name: Enter a service name.
• Port Range: If you want to specify a Port Range for clients
on the same network, enter the Service Name, the Port
Range (e.g. 10200:10300), the LAN IP address, and leave the
Local Port empty. Port range accepts various formats such
as Port Range (300:350), individual ports (566,789) or Mix
When your network’s firewall is disabled and you set 80 as the HTTP
server’s port range for your WAN setup, then your http server/web
server would be in conflict with the router’s web user interface.
A network makes use of ports in order to exchange data, with each
port assigned a port number and a specific task. For example, port 80
is used for HTTP. A specific port can only be used by one application
or service at a time. Hence, two PCs attempting to access data
through the same port at the same time would fail. For example, you
cannot set up Port Forwarding for port 100 for two PCs at the same
• Local IP: Key in the client’s LAN IP address.
NOTE: Use a static IP address for the local client to make port
forwarding work properly. Refer to section 4.2 LAN for information.
• Local Port: Enter a specific port to receive forwarded packets.
Leave this field blank if you want the incoming packets to be
redirected to the specified port range.
• Protocol: Select the protocol. If you are unsure, select BOTH.
To check if Port Forwarding has been configured successfully:
• Ensure that your server or application is set up and running.
• You will need a client outside your LAN but has Internet
access (referred to as “Internet client”). This client should not
be connected to the ASUS router.
• On the Internet client, use the router’s WAN IP to access the
server. If port forwarding has been successful, you should be
able to access the files or applications.
Differences between port trigger and port forwarding:
• Port triggering will work even without setting up a specific
LAN IP address. Unlike port forwarding, which requires a
static LAN IP address, port triggering allows dynamic port
forwarding using the router. Predetermined port ranges are
configured to accept incoming connections for a limited
period of time. Port triggering allows multiple computers
to run applications that would normally require manually
forwarding the same ports to each PC on the network.
• Port triggering is more secure than port forwarding since the
incoming ports are not open all the time. They are opened
only when an application is making an outgoing connection
through the trigger port.
4.3.4 DMZ
Virtual DMZ exposes one client to the Internet, allowing this
client to receive all inbound packets directed to your Local Area
Inbound traffic from the Internet is usually discarded and routed
to a specific client only if port forwarding or a port trigger has
been configured on the network. In a DMZ configuration, one
network client receives all inbound packets.
Setting up DMZ on a network is useful when you need incoming
ports open or you want to host a domain, web, or e-mail server.
Opening all the ports on a client to the Internet makes
the network vulnerable to outside attacks. Please be aware of the
security risks involved in using DMZ.
To set up DMZ:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >
DMZ tab.
2. Configure the setting below. When done, click Apply.
• IP address of Exposed Station: Key in the client’s LAN IP
address that will provide the DMZ service and be exposed
on the Internet. Ensure that the server client has a static IP
To remove DMZ:
1. Delete the client’s LAN IP address from the IP Address of
Exposed Station text box.
2. When done, click Apply.
4.3.5 DDNS
Setting up DDNS (Dynamic DNS) allows you to access the router
from outside your network through the provided ASUS DDNS
Service or another DDNS service.
To set up DDNS:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >
DDNS tab.
2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click
• Enable the DDNS Client: Enable DDNS to access the ASUS
router via the DNS name rather than WAN IP address.
• Server and Host Name: Choose ASUS DDNS or other DDNS.
If you want to use ASUS DDNS, fill in the Host Name in the
format of (xxx is your host name).
• If you want to use a different DDNS service, click FREE TRIAL
and register online first. Fill in the User Name or E-mail
Address and Password or DDNS Key fields.
• Enable wildcard: Enable wildcard if your DDNS service
requires one.
DDNS service will not work under these conditions:
When the wireless router is using a private WAN IP address (192.168.
x.x, 10.x.x.x, or 172.16.x.x), as indicated by a yellow text.
The router may be on a network that uses multiple NAT tables.
4.3.6 NAT Passthrough
NAT Passthrough allows a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
connection to pass through the router to the network clients.
PPTP Passthrough, L2TP Passthrough, IPsec Passthrough and RTSP
Passthrough are enabled by default.
To enable / disable the NAT Passthrough settings, go to the
Advanced Settings > WAN > NAT Passthrough tab. When done,
click Apply.
4.4 IPv6
This wireless router supports IPv6 addressing, a system that
supports more IP addresses. This standard is not yet widely
available. Contact your ISP if your Internet service supports IPv6.
To set up IPv6:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > IPv6.
2. Select your Connection Type. The configuration options vary
depending on your selected connection type.
3. Enter your IPv6 LAN and DNS settings.
4. Click Apply.
NOTE: Please refer to your ISP regarding specific IPv6 information for
your Internet service.
4.5 VPN Server
VPN (Virtual Private Network) provides a secure communication
to a remote computer or remote network using a public network
such as the Internet.
NOTE: Before setting up a VPN connection, you would need the IP
address or domain name of the VPN server you are trying to access.
To set up access to a VPN server:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > VPN
2. On the Enable PPTP Server field, select Yes.
3. On the Network Place (Samba) Support field, select Yes.
4. Enter the user name and password for accessing the VPN
server. Click the
5. Click Apply.
NOTE: For advanced VPN server settings, click the VPN Server tab to
configure broadcast support, authentication, MPPE Encryption, and
Client IP address range.
4.6 Firewall
The wireless router can serve as a hardware firewall for your
NOTE: The Firewall feature is enabled by default.
4.6.1 General
To set up basic Firewall settings:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Firewall > General tab.
2. On the Enable Firewall field, select Yes.
3. On the Enable DoS protection, select Yes to protect your
network from DoS (Denial of Service) attacks though this may
affect your router’s performance.
4. You can also monitor packets exchanged between the LAN
and WAN connection. On the Logged packets type, select
Dropped, Accepted, or Both.
5. Click Apply.
4.6.2 URL Filter
You can specify keywords or web addresses to prevent access to
specific URLs.
NOTE: The URL Filter is based on a DNS query. If a network client has
already accessed a website such as, then the
website will not be blocked (a DNS cache in the system stores previously
visited websites). To resolve this issue, clear the DNS cache before
setting up the URL Filter.
To set up a URL filter:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Firewall > URL Filter tab.
2. On the Enable URL Filter field, select Enabled.
3. Enter a URL and click the
4. Click Apply.
4.6.3 Keyword filter
Keyword filter blocks access to webpages containing specified
To set up a keyword filter:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Firewall > Keyword Filter tab.
2. On the Enable Keyword Filter field, select Enabled.
3. Enter a word or phrase and click the Add button.
4. Click Apply.
The Keyword Filter is based on a DNS query. If a network client has
already accessed a website such as, then
the website will not be blocked (a DNS cache in the system stores
previously visited websites). To resolve this issue, clear the DNS cache
before setting up the Keyword Filter.
Web pages compressed using HTTP compression cannot be filtered.
HTTPS pages also cannot be blocked using a keyword filter.
4.6.4 Network Services Filter
The Network Services Filter blocks LAN to WAN packet exchanges
and restricts network clients from accessing specific web services
such as Telnet or FTP.
To set up a Network Service filter:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Firewall > Network Service Filter tab.
2. On the Enable Network Services Filter field, select Yes.
3. Select the Filter table type. Black List blocks the specified
network services. White List limits access to only the specified
network services.
4. Specify the day and time when the filters will be active.
5. To specify a Network Service to filter, enter the Source IP,
Destination IP, Port Range, and Protocol. Click the
6. Click Apply.
4.7 Administration
4.7.1 Operation Mode
The Operation Mode page allows you to select the appropriate
mode for your network.
To set up the operating mode:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Administration > Operation Mode tab.
2. Select any of these operation modes:
• Wireless router mode (default): In wireless router mode,
the wireless router connects to the Internet and provides
Internet access to available devices on its own local network.
• Access Point mode: In this mode, the router creates a new
wireless network on an existing network.
3. Click Apply.
NOTE: The router will reboot when you change the modes.
4.7.2 System
The System page allows you to configure your wireless router
To set up the System settings:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Administration > System tab.
2. You can configure the following settings:
• Change router login password: You can change the
password and login name for the wireless router by entering
a new name and password.
• WPS button behavior: The physical WPS button on the
wireless router can be used to activate WPS or switch off
wireless networking.
• Time Zone: Select the time zone for your network.
• NTP Server: The wireless router can access a NTP (Network
time Protocol) server in order to synchronize the time.
• Enable Telnet: Click Yes to enable Telnet services on the
network. Click No to disable Telnet.
• Authentication Method: You can select HTTP, HTTPS, or
both protocols to secure router access.
• Enable Web Access from WAN: Select Yes to allow devices
outside the network to access the wireless router GUI
settings. Select No to prevent access.
• Only allow specific IP: Click Yes if you want to specify the IP
addresses of devices that are allowed access to the wireless
router GUI settings from WAN.
• Client List: Enter the WAN IP addresses of networking
devices allowed to access the wireless router settings. This
list will be used if you clicked Yes in the Only allow specific
IP item.
3. Click Apply.
4.7.3 Firmware Upgrade
NOTE: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at
To upgrade the firmware:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Administration > Firmware Upgrade tab.
2. In the New Firmware File field, click Browse to locate the
downloaded file.
3. Click Upload.
When the upgrade process is complete, wait for some time for the
system to reboot.
If the upgrade process fails, the wireless router automatically enters
rescue mode and the power LED indicator on the front panel starts
flashing slowly. To recover or restore the system, refer to section 5.2
Firmware Restoration.
4.7.4 Restore/Save/Upload Setting
To restore/save/upload wireless router settings:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >
Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting tab.
2. 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, navigate to
the folder where you intend to save the file and click Save.
• To restore from a saved system settings file, click Browse to
locate your file, then click Upload.
IMPORTANT! If issues occur, upload the latest firmware version and
configure new settings. Do not restore the router to its default settings.
4.8 System Log
System Log contains your recorded network activities.
NOTE: System log resets when the router is rebooted or powered off.
To view your system log:
1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > System
2. You can view your network activities in any of these tabs:
• General Log
• DHCP Leases
• Wireless Log
• Port Forwarding
• Routing Table
Download and install the wireless router's utilities from the ASUS
• Device Discovery v1.4.7.1 at
• Firmware Restoration v1.9.0.4 at
The utilities are not supported on MAC OS.
5.1 Device Discovery
Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS
wireless router device, and allows you to configure the wireless
networking settings.
To launch the Device Discovery utility:
• From your computer’s desktop, click
Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > RT-AC2600 Wireless
Router > Device Discovery.
NOTE: When you set the router to Access Point mode, you need to use
Device Discovery to get the router’s IP address.
5.2 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
IMPORTANT! Launch the rescue mode on the router before using
the Firmware Restoration utility.
NOTE: This feature is not supported on MAC OS.
To launch the rescue mode and use the Firmware Restoration
1. Unplug the wireless router from the power source.
2. Hold the Reset button at the rear panel and simultaneously
replug the wireless router into the power source. Release the
Reset button when the Power LED at the front panel flashes
slowly, which indicates that the wireless router is in the rescue
3. Set a static IP on your computer and use the following to set up
your TCP/IP settings:
IP address: 192.168.1.x
Subnet mask:
4. From your computer’s desktop, click
Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility RT-AC2600 Wireless
Router > Firmware Restoration.
5. 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 the
Advanced Settings for more details.
This chapter provides solutions for issues you may encounter with
your router. If you encounter problems that are not mentioned in
this chapter, visit the ASUS support site at: for more product information
and contact details of ASUS Technical Support.
6.1 Basic Troubleshooting
If you are having problems with your router, try these basic steps
in this section before looking for further solutions.
Upgrade Firmware to the latest version.
1. Launch the Web GUI. Go to Advanced Settings >
Administration > Firmware Upgrade tab. Click Check to
verify if the latest firmware is available.
2. If the latest firmware is available, visit the ASUS global website
Download to download the latest firmware.
3. From the Firmware Upgrade page, click Browse to locate the
firmware file.
4. Click Upload to upgrade the firmware.
Restart your network in the following sequence:
1. Turn off the modem.
2. Unplug the modem.
3. Turn off the router and computers.
4. Plug in the modem.
5. Turn on the modem and then wait for 2 minutes.
6. Turn on the router and then wait for 2 minutes.
7. Turn on computers.
Check if your Ethernet cables are plugged properly.
• When the Ethernet cable connecting the router with the
modem is plugged in properly, the WAN LED will be on.
• When the Ethernet cable connecting your poweredon computer with the router is plugged in properly, the
corresponding LAN LED will be on.
Check if the wireless setting on your computer matches that
of your computer.
• When you connect your computer to the router wirelessly,
ensure that the SSID (wireless network name), encryption
method, and password are correct.
Check if your network settings are correct.
• Each client on the network should have a valid IP address. ASUS
recommends that you use the wireless router’s DHCP server to
assign IP addresses to computers on your network.
• Some cable modem service providers require you to use
the MAC address of the computer initially registered on
the account. You can view the MAC address in the web GUI,
Network Map > Clients page.
6.2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I cannot access the router GUI using a web browser
• If your computer is wired, check the Ethernet cable connection
and LED status as described in the previous section.
• Ensure that you are using the correct login information. The
default factory login name and password is “admin/admin”.
Ensure that the Caps Lock key is disabled when you enter the
login information.
• Delete the cookies and files in your web browser. For Internet
Explorer, follow these steps:
1.Launch Internet Explorer,
then click Tools > Internet
2.In the General tab, under
Browsing history, click
Delete…, select Temporary
Internet files and website
files and Cookies and
website data then click
The commands for deleting cookies and files vary with web
• Disable proxy server settings, cancel the dial-up connection,
and set the TCP/IP settings to obtain IP addresses automatically.
For more details, refer to Chapter 1 of this user manual.
Ensure that you use CAT5e or CAT6 ethernet cables.
The client cannot establish a wireless connection with the
NOTE: If you are having issues connecting to 5Ghz network, make
sure that your wireless device supports 5Ghz or features dual band
• Out of Range:
• Move the router closer to the wireless client.
•Try to adjust antennas of the router to the best direction as
described in section 1.4 Positioning your router.
• DHCP server has been disabled:
1.Launch the web GUI. Go to General > Network Map>
Clients and search for the device that you want to connect
to the router.
2.If you cannot find the device in the Network Map, go to
Advanced Settings > LAN > DHCP Server, Basic Config
list, select Yes on the Enable the DHCP Server.
• SSID has been hidden. If your device can find SSIDs from other
routers but cannot find your router’s SSID, go to Advanced
Settings > Wireless > General, select No on Hide SSID, and
select Auto on Control Channel.
• If you are using a wireless LAN adapter, check if the wireless
channel in use conforms to the channels available in your
country/area. If not, adjust the channel, channel bandwidth,
and wireless mode.
• If you still cannot connect to the router wirelessly, you can reset
your router to factory default settings. In the router GUI, click
Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting and click
Internet is not accessible.
• Check if your router can connect to your ISP’s WAN IP address.
To do this, launch the web GUI and go to General> Network
Map, and check the Internet Status.
• If your router cannot connect to your ISP’s WAN IP address,
try restarting your network as described in the section
Restart your network in following sequence under Basic
• The device has been blocked via the Parental Control function.
Go to General > Parental Control and see if the device is
in the list. If the device is listed under Client Name, remove
the device using the Delete button or adjust the Time
Management Settings.
• If there is still no Internet access, try to reboot your computer
and verify the network’s IP address and gateway address.
• Check the status indicators on the ADSL modem and the
wireless router. If the WAN LED on the wireless router is not ON,
check if all cables are plugged properly.
You forgot the SSID (network name) or network password
• Setup a new SSID and encryption key via a wired connection
(Ethernet cable). Launch the web GUI, go to Network Map,
click the router icon, enter a new SSID and encryption key, and
then click Apply.
• Reset your router to the default settings. Launch the web GUI,
go to Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting, and
click Restore. The default login account and password are both
How to restore the system to its default settings?
• Go to Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting, and
click Restore.
The following are the factory default settings:
User Name:
Enable DHCP: Yes (if WAN cable is plugged in)
IP address:
Domain Name:
Subnet Mask:
DNS Server 1:
DNS Server 2: (Blank)
SSID (5GHz):
Firmware upgrade failed.
Launch the rescue mode and run the Firmware Restoration utility.
Refer to section 5.2 Firmware Restoration on how to use the
Firmware Restoration utility.
Cannot access Web GUI
Before configuring your wireless router, do the steps described in
this section for your host computer and network clients.
Disable the proxy server, if enabled.
1.Click Start > Internet Explorer
to launch the browser.
2. Click Tools > Internet options
> Connections tab > LAN
3.From the Local Area
Network (LAN) Settings
screen, untick Use a proxy
server for your LAN.
4. Click OK when done.
1.From your Safari
browser, click Safari
> Preferences >
Advanced > Change
2.From the Network
screen, deselect FTP
Proxy and Web Proxy
3. Click Apply Now when
NOTE: Refer to your browser's help feature for details on disabling the
proxy server.
B.Set the TCP/IP settings to automatically obtain an IP
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center,
then click the network connection to display its status window.
2. Click Properties to display
the Ethernet Properties
3. Select Internet Protocol
Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or
Internet Protocol Version
6 (TCP/IPv6), then click
4. To obtain the IPv4 IP settings
automatically, tick Obtain an
IP address automatically.
To obtain the IPv6 IP settings
automatically, tick Obtain an
IPv6 address automatically.
5. Click OK when done.
1. Click the Apple icon
located on the top left of
your screen.
2. Click System
Preferences > Network
> Configure...
3. From the TCP/IP tab,
select Using DHCP in
the Configure IPv4
dropdown list.
4. Click Apply Now when
NOTE: Refer to your operating system’s help and support feature for
details on configuring your computer’s TCP/IP settings.
Disable the dial-up connection, if enabled.
1.Click Start > Internet Explorer
to launch the browser.
2. Click Tools > Internet options >
Connections tab.
3.Tick Never dial a connection.
4. Click OK when done.
NOTE: Refer to your browser's help feature for details on disabling the
dial-up connection.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our
commitment to the highest standards for protecting our
environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able
to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components,
as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.
com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling information
in different regions.
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
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
WARNING! 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.
Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies
with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. End users must follow the specific operating
instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. To maintain
compliance with FCC exposure compliance requirement, please
follow operation instruction as documented in this manual.
WARNING! This equipment must be installed and operated in
accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this
transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at
least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Compliance Statement of Innovation, Science and
Economic Development Canada (ISED)
This device complies with Innovation, Science and Economic
Development Canada licence exempt RSS standard(s). Operation
is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Operation in the band 5150–5250 MHz is only for indoor use
to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel
mobile satellite systems.
Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information
The radiated output power of the ASUS Wireless Device is below
the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada radio
frequency exposure limits. The ASUS Wireless Device should be
used in such a manner such that the potential for human contact
during normal operation is minimized.
This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum
distance of 20 cm between the radiator any part of your body.
This device has been certified for use in Canada. Status of the
listing in the Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Canada’s REL (Radio Equipment List) can be found at the following
web address:
Additional Canadian information on RF exposure also can be
found at the following web:
Déclaration de conformité de Innovation, Sciences et
Développement économique Canada (ISED)
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Innovation, Sciences
et Développement économique Canada applicables aux
appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée
aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire
de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter
tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est
susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
La bande 5150 – 5250 MHz est réservée uniquement pour une
utilisation à l’intérieur afin de réduire les risques de brouillage
préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les
mêmes canaux.
Informations concernant l’exposition aux fréquences
radio (RF)
La puissance de sortie émise par cet appareil sans fil est inférieure
à la limite d’exposition aux fréquences radio d’Industrie Canada
(IC). Utilisez l’appareil sans fil de façon à minimiser les contacts
humains lors d’un fonctionnement normal.
Cet appareil a été évalué et démontré conforme aux limites de
DAS (Débit d’absorption spécifique) d’IC lorsqu’il est installé
dans des produits hôtes particuliers qui fonctionnent dans des
conditions d’exposition à des appareils portables (Les antennes
doivent être situées à plus de 20 cm de votre corps).
L’utilisation de cet appareil est autorisée au Canada. Pour
consulter l’entrée correspondant à l’appareil dans la liste
d’équipement radio (REL - Radio Equipment List) d’Industrie
Canada, rendez-vous sur:
Pour des informations supplémentaires concernant l'exposition
aux fréquences radio au Canada, rendez-vous sur: http://www.
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