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RT-N16
Multi-functional Gigabit Wireless N Router
User Manual

Summary of Contents

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    RT-N16 Multi-functional Gigabit Wireless N Router User Manual...

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    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”). Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using the web GUI ................1 Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients Accessing the wireless router ............14 Setting an IP address for wired or wireless client ......14 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI Configuring via the web GUI ............... 22 Using the Network Map ...............

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    Appendices Notices ....................57 ASUS Contact information ..............66 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: •...

  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    This chapter provides instructions on setting up, accessing, and configuring 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).

  • Page 6: Package Contents, System Requirements, Before You Proceed

    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. •...

  • Page 7: Hardware Features, Front Panel

    • Install the device at least 0cm 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 PWR 2.4GHz Status indicators...

  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    DC IN Insert the AC adapter into this port to connect your router to a power source. To avoid signal interference among the three antennas, we recommend that you orient them as the following illustration shows: RT-N1 Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router...

  • Page 9: Bottom Panel

    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. Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router...

  • Page 10: Mounting Options

    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.

  • Page 11: Setting Up The Wireless Router, Setting Up A Wired Connection

    • We recommend that you use wired connection for initial configuration to avoid possible setup problems due to wireless uncertainty. • For more details on WPS, refer to the section WPS Wizard in Chapter 5 of this user manual. Setting up a wired connection The ASUS Wireless Router is supplied with an Ethernet cable in the package.

  • Page 12: Setting Up A Wireless Connection

    To set up a wireless connection: 1. Turn on your router and the modem. 2. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the modem to the router’s WAN port. . Connect an IEEE 80.11b/g/n compatible WLAN adapter. Refer to your wireless Refer to your wireless adapter user manual for wireless connection procedures.

  • Page 13: Configuring The Wireless Router, Using The Web Gui

    • You may also manually key in the router's default IP address (192.168.1.1) to launch the router's web interface. • For more details on configuring your wireless router using the web GUI, refer to Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI.

  • Page 14: Accessing The Wireless Router, Setting An Ip Address For Wired Or Wireless Client

    Follow the instructions below that correspond to the operating system installed on your client or computer. Note: If you want to manually assign an IP address to your client, we recommend that you use the following settings: • IP address: 19.18.1.xxx (xxx can be any number between  and 54. Ensure that the IP address is not used by another device) •...

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    Windows 9x/ME ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network to display the Network setup window. . Select TCP/IP then click Properties. . If you want your computer to automatically obtain an IP address, click Obtain an IP address automatically then click OK.

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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. . Click OK. RT-N16 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...

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    Windows NT4.0 ® 1. Go to Control Panel > Network to display the Network setup window then select the Protocols tab. . Select TCP/IP Protocol from the Network Protocols list then click Properties. . From the IP Address tab of the...

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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. RT-N16...

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    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.

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    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.

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    Windows Vista ® 1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Click View status > Properties > Continue. . Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties. . Select Obtain an IP address...

  • Page 22: Configuring Via The Web Gui

    1. After setting up a wired or wireless connection, launch a web browser. The login page automatically launches. Note: You may also manually key in the router’s default IP address (192.168.1.1) to launch the router’s web interface. . On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin).

  • Page 23: Using The Network Map, Setting Up Wan Using The Quick Internet Setup (qis)

    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 WPS, refer to the section WPS Wizard in Chapter 5 of this user manual.

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    Setting up WAN using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) function automatically detects the Internet connection type. It guides you in setting up your WAN when encountering special Internet connection types. To set up your WAN using QIS: 1.

  • Page 25: Using The Router As A Upnp Media Server

    Xbox device, to access multimedia files in your USB disk. To use your router as a UPnP Server: Note: Before you use the UPnP Media Server function, install a wireless adapter on your UPnP device. 1. Click UPnP Media Server from the navigation menu at the left side of your screen.

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    . Set IP Settings to Automatic and ensure that your Xbox0 gets a valid IP address. . To play music from the USB hard disk, select Media > Music. RT-N16 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    4. Select Computer. 5. Select Yes, continue when prompted to install Window Media Connect on your PC. . Xbox0 automatically searches for the wireless router. Select the wireless router to establish the connection. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N16...

  • Page 28: Using Aidisk

    Using AiDisk AiDisk allows you to set up an FTP server and share the content of a USB disk to the clients in your network. Note: Before using AiDisk, ensure that you have inserted a USB disk into the USB port of your wireless router.

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    . Select the access rights that you want to assign to the clients accessing your shared data. 4. If you want to create your own domain name for your FTP site via the ASUS DDNS services, select I will use the service and accept the Terms of service.

  • Page 30: Managing Ezqos Bandwidth

    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. . Click each of these four applications to set the bandwidth priority:...

  • Page 31: Upgrading The Firmware

    Note: If the upgrade process fails, the wireless router automatically enters the rescue mode and the power LED indicator at the front panel flashes slowly. To recover or restore the system, use the Firmware Restoration utility. For more details on this utility, refer to the section Firmware Restoration in Chapter 5 of this user manual.

  • Page 32: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    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. . Under the Administration menu, click Restore/Save/Upload Setting. . Select the tasks that you want to do: • To restore to the default factory settings, click Restore, and click OK in the confirmation message.

  • Page 33: Using The Usb Application

    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 2.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly.

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    . Select the account that you want to assign access rights to. 3. From the list of file folders, select the type of access rights that you want to assign for specific file folders: •...

  • Page 35: Setting Up An Ftp Site

    Notes: • To use this feature, you need to insert a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, to the USB2.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly.

  • Page 36: Connecting A Usb Printer

    Note: Visit the ASUS Website at http://www.asus.com for compatible printer vendor and models. To connect a USB printer: 1. Plug your USB printer to the USB .0 port on the rear panel of the wireless router. 2. Install the printer driver for your computer’s operating system.

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    . Select Create a new port and set Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port, then click Next. 4. Click Next to set up the TCP/IP port for accessing the network printer. 5. Key in the IP address of the wireless router in the Printer Name of IP Address field and click Next.

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    . Select Custom and click Settings... 7. Set Protocol to LPR and type LPRServer in Queue Name field. Click Next to continue. 8. Press Next to finish the standard TCP/IP port setting. RT-N16 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    Add Printer Wizard. 10. Install printer driver from the vendor-model list. If your printer is not in the list, click Have Disk to manually assign the location of driver. 11. Click Next to accept the default name for the printer.

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    Note: If you have already installed the printer locally on your computer, right click the printer icon and select Property > Port tab to add a standard TCP/IP port. Click Add Port then select Standard TCP/IP Port and click New Port button. Refer to steps 5-8 for setting procedures.

  • Page 41: 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.

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    . 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. RT-N1 Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...

  • Page 43: Device Discovery, Firmware Restoration

    From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility RT-N16 Wireless Router > Firmware Restoration. 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.

  • Page 44: Wps Wizard, Using 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 button 3. On the WPS Wizard, click Next to continue. Notes: • When running WPS, the Internet connection pauses briefly 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  characters. Click Next. RT-N1 Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...

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    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.

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    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 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.

  • Page 50: Download Master, Using The Download Master

    To use the Download Master: 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 2.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly.

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    BT download Save the BT seed on your computer. Click the Assign button of the Download Master and select BT in the Options field. Click Browser to locate the seed file and click Download to start. . Click the Folder button to view the download file. Open the Complete folder to view or copy the finished files to your local hard disk.

  • Page 52: 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.

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    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” •...

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    ADSL reconnect the cord. network. • If the ADSL light continues to blink or stays OFF, contact your ADSL service provider. Network name or encryption • Try setting up the wired connection and keys are forgotten.

  • Page 55: Asus Ddns Service, Frequently Asked Questions (faqs)

    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.

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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.

  • Page 57: Notices

    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: •...

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    Testing for radio test suites according to EN 00 8-  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. RT-N1...

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    (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.

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    To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone’s free use or not licensed at all. The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and modification follow.

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    Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or collective works based on the Program.

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    Subsection b above.) The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source code means...

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    It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any patents or other property right claims or to contest validity of any such claims; this section has the sole purpose of protecting the integrity of the free software distribution system, which is implemented by public license practices.

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    For software which is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation; we sometimes make exceptions for this. Our decision will be guided by the two goals of preserving the free status of all derivatives of our free software and of promoting the sharing and reuse of software generally.

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    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. ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +88--894-447 Address: No. 150, LI-DE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI...

  • Page 66: Asus Contact Information

    +4910959911 Website www.asus.com.de Online contact www.asus.com.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component) +4918050109 Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD) +49180501090 +4910959911 Online support support.asus.com* * Available on this site is an online Technical Inquiry Form that you can fill out to contact technical support. RT-N1 Appendices...

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