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RT-N12
ASUS Wireless SuperSpeed N Router
RT-N12
300M SuperSpeed

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    RT-N12 ASUS Wireless SuperSpeed N Router RT-N12 300M SuperSpeed User Manual Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • 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 (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents About this guide ..................4 How this guide is organized .............. 4 Conventions used in this guide ............5 Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router Package contents .................. 6 System requirements ................6 Before you proceed ................6 Hardware features .................
  • Page 4: About This Guide

    This guide contains the following parts: • Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router This chapter provides information on the package contents, system requirements, hardware features, and LED indicators of the ASUS Wireless Router. • Chapter 2: Getting started This chapter provides instructions on setting up the Router, Repeater, and Access Point modes of the ASUS Wireless Router.
  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    • Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI This chapter provides instructions on configuring the ASUS Wireless Router using its web graphics user interface (web GUI). • Chapter 5: Installing the utilities This chapter provides information on the utilities that are available from the support CD.
  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Knowing Your Wireless Router

    • An installed TCP/IP and Internet browser Before you proceed Take note of the following guidelines before installing the ASUS Wireless Router: • The length of the Ethernet cable that connects the device to the network (hub, ADSL/cable modem, router, wall patch) must not exceed 100 meters.
  • Page 7: Hardware Features

    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 RT-N12 300M SuperSpeed Status indicators Status Indication...
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Operation mode selector Label Description Connect an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to this port to establish WAN connection. LAN1-LAN4 Connect RJ-45 Ethernet cables to these ports to establish LAN connection. DC IN Insert the AC adapter into this port to connect your router to a power source.
  • Page 9: Bottom Panel

    Bottom panel Item Description Mounting hooks Use the mounting hooks to mount your router on concrete or wooden surfaces using two round head screws. 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.
  • 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: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Getting started Setting up the wireless router The ASUS Wireless Router includes a web graphics user interface (web GUI) that allows you to configure the wireless router using your web browser on your computer. Note: For details on configuring your wireless router using the web GUI, refer to Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI.
  • Page 12: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Router Mode

    Automatic IP, PPTP, LTP, or Static IP, and provides you with wireless radio signal. The NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services for LAN clients are enabled. To set up the wireless router in Router mode: 1. Choose the Router mode. Router RT-N12 Repeater . Connect your devices. Modem RT-N12...
  • Page 13 . Launch your web browser and the QIS starts to detect your Internet connection type. Note: If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the proxy settings on your web browser. 4. Key in the user name and password. Click Apply all settings. Note: •...
  • Page 14 5. The Internet connection setup is completed. • Click Going to Internet to surf the Internet. • Click Simply Wireless Security Setting to configure the basic security settings including the SSID, authentication, and encryption methods for the wireless router. Click Advanced Setting page to manually configure advanced settings for •...
  • Page 15: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Repeater Mode

    The NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services are disabled. To set up the wireless router in Repeater mode: 1. Choose the Repeater mode. Router RT-N12 Repeater . Connect your devices. Modem RT-N12...
  • Page 16 AP whose wireless signal you want to extend, then click Connect. Note: If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the proxy settings on your web browser. RT-N12 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Ap Mode

    WAN port and provides you with wireless radio signal. The NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services are disabled. To set up the wireless router in AP mode: 1. Choose the AP mode. Router RT-N12 Repeater . Connect your devices. Modem RT-N12...
  • Page 18 4. On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin). 5. From the main page, click the navigation menu or links to configure the various features of the wireless router. RT-N12 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...
  • Page 19: Chapter 3: Configuring The Network Clients

    • Subnet Mask: 55.55.55.0 (same as the ASUS Wireless Router) • Gateway: 19.18.1.1 (IP address of the ASUS Wireless Router) • DNS: 19.18.1.1 (ASUS Wireless Router) or assign a known DNS server in your network Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 20 IP address, click Obtain an IP address automatically then click OK. Otherwise, click Specify an IP address, then key in the IP address and Subnet Mask. RT-N12 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 21 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. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients RT-N12 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 22 Select the type of network adapter installed in your system. • Set the router to assign IP address automatically. • Manually set up the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. RT-N12 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 23 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. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients RT-N12 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 24 DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server. 5. Click OK when done. RT-N12 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 25 DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server. 5. Click OK when done. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients RT-N12 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 26: Windows Vista

    DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server. 5. Click OK when done. RT-N12 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 27: Chapter 4: Configuring Via The Web Gui

    • In the Repeater and AP modes, use Device Discovery included in the support CD to find the router’s IP address. . On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin). Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 28 3. From the main page, click the navigation menu or links to configure the various features of the ASUS Wireless Router. RT-N12 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 29: Using The Network Map

    System status screen. Client status Click this icon to display information about the clients or computers in the network, and allows you to block/unblock a client. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 30: Creating Multiple Ssid Profiles

    The wireless router allows you to create multiple SSID profiles that meet various working scenarios. To create an SSID profile: 1. Under System status, click Add. 2. Configure the profile settings, then click Add. RT-N12 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 31: Managing Bandwidth With Ezqos

    The router handles at first priority the traffic of downloading/ uploading data to/from the FTP server. Voip/Video Streaming The router handles the audio/video traffic at first priority. . Click Save to save the configuration settings. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 32: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware Note: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com. To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Advanced Setting from the navigation menu at the left side of your screen. . Under the Administration menu, click Firmware Upgrade.
  • Page 33: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    • To restore previous system settings, click Browse to locate the system file that you want to restore, then click Upload. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 34: Chapter 5: Installing The Utilities

    Installing the utilities Installing the utilities The support CD contains the utilities for configuring the ASUS Wireless Router. To install the ASUS WLAN Utilities in Microsoft Windows, insert the support CD ® in the CD drive. If Autorun is disabled, run setup.exe from the root directory of the support CD.
  • Page 35 . 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. Chapter 5: Installing the utilities RT-N1 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com...
  • Page 36: Device Discovery

    Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS wireless router and enables you to configure the device. To launch the Device Discovery utility: From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility >...
  • Page 37: Firmware Restoration

    RT-N12 Wireless Router > Firmware Restoration. 4. Specify a firmware file, then click Upload. Note: This is not a firmware upgrade utility and cannot be used on a working ASUS Wireless Router. Normal firmware upgrades must be done through the web interface. Refer to Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI for more details.
  • Page 38: Wps Wizard

    Intel wireless LAN card ASUS 17gv driver v1...0 or later XP SP ASUS 10N/10N driver v1.0.4.0 or later ASUS LAN card with ASUS WLAN Utility ASUS 17gv driver v1...0 or later XP SP1 and 000 ASUS 10N/10N driver v1.0.4.0 or later To use WPS Wizard: 1.
  • Page 39 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. •...
  • Page 40 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 Downloaded from www.Manualslib.com manuals search engine...
  • Page 41 . Installation is completed. Click Save or print settings for future reference or Save settings to a USB flash drive to add other devices to the network. Click Next to connect to the Internet. Note: For more details on adding devices to the network using a USB flash drive, refer to the section Adding network devices using a USB flash drive on the next page.
  • Page 42: Adding Network Devices Using A Usb Flash Drive

    Adding network devices using a USB flash drive With the WPS utility, you can add devices to your network using a USB flash drive. To add network devices using a USB flash drive: 1. In the WPS Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive. 2.
  • Page 43 3. Remove the USB flash drive from this computer, and then plug it to the computer that you want to add to the wireless network. 4. Locate the SetupWireless.exe from the USB drive, and double-click to run it. Click Yes to add the computer to the wireless network. 5.
  • Page 44: Chapter 6: 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.
  • Page 45 Problem Action Cannot access the Internet • Move the router closer to the wireless client. via wireless LAN adapter. • Check whether the wireless adapter is connected to the correct wireless router. • Check whether the wireless channel in use conforms to the channels available in your country/area.
  • Page 46 IP address: 19.18.1.1 Domain Name: (Blank) Subnet Mask: 55.55.55.0 DNS Server 1: 19.18.1.1 DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS I cannot use 19.18.1.1 to Check the router’s operation mode. enter the web GUI. • In the Router mode, the default IP address is 19.18.1.1.
  • Page 47: 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. The DDNS service is embedded in your router, so you can register the ASUS DDNS service anytime.
  • Page 48 DDNS results in different WAN IPs in MS DOS and in the router configuration page. Different ISPs may have different interval time for IP updating. 6. Is the ASUS DDNS service free, or is it just a trial version? The ASUS DDNS service is a free and embedded service in some ASUS routers.
  • Page 49: Appendices

    Appendices Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 50: Ce Mark Warning

    Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC Essential requirements – Article  Protection requirements for health and safety – Article .1a Testing for electric safety according to EN 0950-1 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility – Article .1b Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 01 489-1 and EN 01 489-17 has been conducted.
  • Page 51 Preamble The licenses for most software are designed to take away your freedom to share and change it. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free software--to make sure the software is free for all its users.
  • Page 52 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 53 These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works.
  • Page 54 4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.
  • Page 55 8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among countries not thus excluded.
  • Page 56 REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/ english/REACH.htm. Safety Warning SAFE TEMP: This wireless router should be only used in environments...
  • Page 57: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 9459, USA Telephone +150955088 +1509871 Website usa.asus.com Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +4910959911 Website www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales* Technical Support Telephone (Component)
  • Page 58 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +88--894-447 Address: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative Address: HARKORT STR. 1-, 40880 in Europe: RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Authorised distributors Tel: +90 1 11000 in Turkey: Address: AYAZAGA MAH.

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