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300Mbps Wi-Fi ADSL Modem Router



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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide DSL-N12E_C1 300Mbps Wi-Fi ADSL Modem Router...
  • Page 2 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 () the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Logging in to the web GUI ..............17 Setting up the wireless security settings ..........19 Managing your network clients ............1 Using the Traffic Manager ............... Configuring the Advanced settings ............4 4 Using the utilities Device Discovery ..................8 Firmware Restoration ................9 5 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................30 ASUS DDNS Service ..................34 Appendices...
  • Page 4 Table of contents Notices ......................36 Networks Global Hotline Information ..........50 ASUS Contact information ..............53...
  • Page 5: Quick Look

    Quick Start Guide Support CD (User Manual/utilities) Splitter (varies with regions) • If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact ASUS for technical inquiries and support. Refer to the ASUS Support Hotline list at the back of this user manual.
  • Page 6: Your Adsl Router

    Your ADSL router TOP features DSL-N12E 300Mbps Wi-Fi ADSL Modem Router Power LED Off: No power. On: Device is ready. Flashing slowly: Rescue mode Flashing quickly: WPS in progress / Restore to default settings. ADSL LED Off: No ADSL link or unable to establish ADSL link. Flashing: ADSL is initializing / waiting for initializing.
  • Page 7: Specifications

    Wireless LED Off: No wireless signal. On: Wireless system is ready. Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection. LAN LED Off: No power or no physical connection On: Has physical connection to an Ethernet network Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data (through Ethernet cable) •...
  • Page 8 Rear features Reset button This button resets or restores the system to its factory default settings. Power switch Press to power on or off the system. Power (DC-In) port Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port and connect your router to a power source.
  • Page 9: Creating Your Network

    Creating your network Positioning your router To get the best wireless network performance from your wireless router, follow the recommendations below: • Place the wireless router at the center of your network for maximum wireless coverage. • Keep the device away from metal obstructions and away from direct sunlight.
  • Page 10: What You Need

    What you need To set up your network, you need one or two computers that meet the following system requirements: • Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN) port (10Base-T/100Base-TX) • IEEE 80.11b/g/n wireless capability • An installed TCP/IP service • Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome •...
  • Page 11: Connecting Your Devices

    • Use a wired connection when setting up your wireless router to avoid possible wireless setup issues. • Before setting up your ASUS wireless router, do the following: • If you are replacing an existing router, disconnect it from your network.
  • Page 12: Before You Proceed

    Before you proceed Before configuring your wireless router, apply the steps described in this section to each computer on the network to avoid problems connecting to the wireless network. A. Disable any configured proxy servers. Windows ® 1. Click Start > Internet Explorer.
  • Page 13 3. From the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN. 4. Click OK then Apply. MAC OSX 1. From your Apple Safari browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced. On the Proxies item, click Change Settings...
  • Page 14 Configure TCP/IP settings to automatically obtain an IP address. Windows ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings. . On the Network Connections window, click on Local Area Connection.
  • Page 15 6. Tick Obtain an IP address automatically. 7. Click OK. MAC OSX 1. Click Apple Menu >System Preferences > Network . Click Ethernet on the left panel. 3. On the Configure IPv4, item select Using DHCP. 4. Cllick Apply.
  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Adsl Router

    Setting up your ADSL router 1. Ensure that the ADSL LED on the DSL-N1E_C1 front panel is on and not flashing or off. . Launch your web browser. The QIS (Quick Install Setup) web page appears automatically and starts detecting your connection type.
  • Page 17: Network Configuration Using The Web Gui

    Logging in to the web GUI (Graphical User Interface) Your ASUS Wireless Router uses a web-based user interface that allows you to configure the router using any web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome.
  • Page 18 3. The wireless router GUI provides access to various configuration settings.
  • Page 19: 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. Key in or on your web browser. . On the login screen, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin), then click OK.
  • Page 20 4. On the Wireless name (SSID) field, key in a unique name for your wireless network. 5. From the Authentication Method dropdown list, select the encryption method for your wireless network. The IEEE 80.11n 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 80.11g 54Mbps connection.
  • Page 21: Managing Your Network Clients

    Managing your network clients To manage your network clients: 1. Launch the wireless router’s web GUI. . On the Network Map screen, select the Client Status icon to display information about your network clients.
  • Page 22: Using The Traffic Manager

    Using the Traffic Manager Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth The Quality of Service (QoS) allows you to set the bandwidth priority and manage the network traffic. To set up the bandwidth priority: 1. Launch the wireless router’s web GUI. .
  • Page 23: Monitoring Traffic

    Monitoring Traffic The traffic monitor function allows you to assess the bandwidth usage and speed of your Internet, LAN, Wired connections.
  • Page 24: Configuring The Advanced Settings

    You may enable the DHCP Server function in your wireless router so your network clients can automatically obtain IP addresses from your wireless router. The ASUS Wireless Router can support up to 53 IP addresses for your network. To set up the DHCP server: 1.
  • Page 25 3. In the Enable the DHCP Server? field, tick Yes. 4. In the IP Pool Starting Address field, key in the starting IP address. 5. In the IP Pool Ending Address field, key in the ending IP address. 6. In the Lease Time field, key in the time that the IP addresses expire and the wireless router automatically assigns new IP Addresses for the network clients.
  • Page 26: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Administration from the navigation panel. . Click the Firmware Upgrade tab. 3. In the New Firmware File item, click Browse. Navigate to the downloaded firmware file.
  • Page 27 Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings To restore/save/upload wireless router settings: 1. Click Administration on the navigation panel. . Click the Restore/Save/Upload Setting tab. 3. Select a task from the configuration options: • To restore to default factory settings, click Restore, and click OK once prompted. •...
  • Page 28: Using The Utilities

    Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects any ASUS wireless routers available on the wireless network and allows you to configure the device. To launch the Device Discovery utility: • Click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > DSL-N12E_C1 Wireless Router > Device Discovery. DSL-N12E DSL-N12E When you set the router to Access Point mode, you need to use Device Discovery to get the router’s IP address.
  • Page 29: Firmware Restoration

    Firmware Restoration Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS Wireless Router after a failed firmware upgrade. This utility uploads a firmware file to the wireless router. The process takes about three to four minutes. Launch rescue mode before using the Firmware Restoration utility.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    5 Troubleshooting If you encounter problems that are not mentioned in this chapter, contact ASUS Technical Support. Troubleshooting I cannot access the router GUI for configuring the router. • Delete the cookies and temporary files in your web browser. To do this in Internet Explorer 8: 1. Launch your web browser, then click Tools > Internet Options.
  • Page 31 Authentication: • Use a wired connection to connect to the router. • Check the wireless security settings. • Press the Reset button at the rear panel for more than five seconds. Cannot find the router: • Press the Reset button at the rear panel for more than five seconds.
  • Page 32 The ADSL light is ON (steady and not blinking) and means Internet access is possible, but I still cannot browse the Internet. • Restart your computer. • Check if the Interent LED on the wireless router is on. • Check the wireless encryption settings. • Check if the computer can get an IP address (using both a wired or wireless connection). •...
  • Page 33 • Refer to the section Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings of this user manual. The following are the factory default settings: User name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: IP address: Domain name: (Blank) Subnet Mask DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS...
  • Page 34: Asus Ddns Service

    2. I did not register the ASUS DDNS for the router I bought six months ago. Can I still register it? Yes, you can still register the ASUS DDNS service for your router.
  • Page 35 Different ISPs may have different interval times for updating IP addresses. 6. Is the ASUS DDNS service free, or is it just a trial version? The ASUS DDNS service is a free and embedded service in some ASUS routers.
  • Page 36: Appendices

    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.
  • Page 37 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...
  • Page 38: Safety Information

    Safety Information To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 0cm between the radiator and your body. Use on the supplied antenna. Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC Essential requirements – Article 3 Protection requirements for health and safety –...
  • Page 39 Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and () this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information The radiated output power of the Wireless Device is below the Industry Canada (IC) radio frequency exposure limits.
  • Page 40 peuvent a ecter son fonctionnement. 警語 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或 使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及 功能。低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通 信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方 得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通 信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電 波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 Authorised distributors in Turkey BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Tel: +90 1 3311000 Addrress: AYAZAGA MAH. KEMERBURGAZ CAD. NO.10 AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL CIZGI Elektronik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti. Tel: +90 1 3567070 Address:...
  • Page 41: Gnu General Public License

    GNU General Public License Licensing information This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Please see The GNU General Public License for the exact terms and conditions of this license. We include a copy of the GPL with every CD shipped with our product.
  • Page 42 pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things. To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
  • Page 43 Terms & conditions for copying, distribution, & modification 0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under the terms of this General Public License. The “Program” , below, refers to any such program or work, and a “work based on the Program”...
  • Page 44 a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change. b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.
  • Page 45 In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under the scope of this License. 3.
  • Page 46 If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent access to copy the source code from the same place counts as distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
  • Page 47 your obligations under this License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the Program at all. For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
  • Page 48 Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and “any later version” , you have the option of following the terms and conditions either of that version or of any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
  • Page 50: Networks Global Hotline Information

    Slovak Republic 0041-31661 08:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Czech Republic 0040-596766888 08:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-German 0041-848111010 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-French 0041-848111014 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-Italian 0041-84811101 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri United Kingdom 0044-8448008340 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Ireland 0035-31890719918 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Russia and CIS 008-800-100-ASUS 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Ukraine 0038-044545777 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri...
  • Page 51 Region Country Hotline Numbers Service Hours Australia 1300-78788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri New Zealand 0800-78788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Japan 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0800-13787 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0081-473905630 ( Non-Toll Free ) 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun Korea 008-15666868 09:30-17:00 Mon-Fri Thailand 0066-4011717 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 1800-85501 Singapore 0065-64157917 11:00-19:00 Mon-Fri Asia-Pacific...
  • Page 52 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Montenegro 0038-060851 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Serbia 00381-11070677 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Slovenia 00368-59045400 08:00-16:00 Mon-Fri 00368-59045401 Estonia 0037-6671796 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Latvia 00371-67408838 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Kaunas 00370-3739000 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Vilnius 00370-5101160 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri For more information, visit the ASUS support site at:
  • Page 53: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +15107393777 +15106084555 Website Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Support Fax +49-10-959931 Website Online contact Technical Support...
  • Page 54 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--894-3447 Address: 4F, No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative Address: HARKORT STR. 1-3, 40880 in Europe: RATINGEN, GERMANY...