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RT-N15 SuperSpeed N

Wireless Router

User Manual
E3515 /May 2008

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  • Page 1: Wireless Router

    ® RT-N15 SuperSpeed N Wireless Router User Manual E3515 /May 2008...
  • Page 2: Manufacturer Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Company address: General (fax): Web site address: Technical support General support: Support (fax): Online support: ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company address: General (tel): General (fax): Web site address: Online contact: Technical support Components: Fax:...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    5. Setting up using ASUS utility ... 20 1) Utility Installation for RT-N15 ...20 2) WPS utility ...21 3) Firmware Restoration ...23 6. Configure RT-N15 under Vista OS ... 24 1) Configuring the device ...24 2) Setting up the network sharing center ...29 7. Troubleshooting ...36 8.
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 1. Package contents • RT-N15 wireless router x 1 • Power adapter x 1 • Utility CD x 1 • RJ45 cable x 1 • Quick Start Guide x 1 2. Connecting ADSL modem and wireless router...
  • Page 5: Status Indicators

    Has physical connection to an Ethernet network Flashing Transmitting or receiving data (through Ethernet cable) LAN 1-4 (Local Area Network) No power or no physical connection Has physical connection to an Ethernet network Flashing Transmitting or receiving data (through Ethernet cable) RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    3) Setting IP address for wired or wireless client To access the RT-N15 Wireless Router, you must have correct TCP/IP settings on your wired or wireless clients. Set the IP addresses of the clients within the same subnet of RT-N15.
  • Page 7: Configuring The Wireless Router

    • DNS: 192.168.1.1 (RT-N15), or assign a known DNS server in your network. 4) Configuring the wireless router Follow the steps below to enter the Web configuration interface of RT-N15. Enter the following address in your web browser: http://192.168.1.1 After logging in, you can see the ASUS Wireless Router home page.
  • Page 8: Quick Setup

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 5) Quick setup To start quick setup, click Next to enter the “Quick Setup” page. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless Router. 1. Select your time zone and click Next. 2. ASUS wireless router supports five...
  • Page 9 Medium: Only users with the same WEP key settings can connect to your wireless router and transmit data using 64bits or 128bits WEP key encryption. High: Only users with the same WPA pre-shared key settings can connect to your wireless router and transmit data using TKIP encryption. RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual...
  • Page 10 Configuring ASUS WLAN Card with One Touch Wizard If you have installed ASUS wireless card together with its utilities and drives on your PC, click Start -> All Programs -> ASUS Utility-> WLAN Card -> One Touch Wizard to launch the One Touch Wizard utility.
  • Page 11 Next to continue. 3) Set the authentication and encryption of your WLAN card the same with those at RT-N15. In the previous steps the Key Length is 64 bits, Passphrase is 11111 Click Next to continue. 5) Setup the IP address of the WLAN Card according to your network condition.
  • Page 12 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual Configuring WLAN card with Windows If you use non-ASUS wireless card, you can set up the wireless connection with Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service. 1) Double-click the wireless network icon on the task bar to view available networks.
  • Page 13: Wireless Router Features

    You can set up routing policies in this mode; however, NAT function is disabled. Access point mode works when you setup RT-N15 as a wireless bridge. In this mode, all Ethernet ports on RT-N15 (4 LAN ports and 1 WAN port) are recognized as LAN ports. WAN connection, NAT, and Internet firewall functions are disabled in access point mode.
  • Page 14: Setting Up Wireless Encryption

    Note: For 802.11n performance, select 40MHz bandwidth. Channel option will depend on the bandwidth that you select. Encryption The encryption modes supported by RT-N15 are: WEP (64bits), WEP (128bits), TKIP, AES, and TKIP+AES. WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy, it uses 64bits or 128bits static keys to encrypt the data for wireless transmission.
  • Page 15: Setting Up Virtual Server In Your Lan

    Authentication The authentication methods supported by RT-N15 include: Open, shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA, and Radius with 80.211x. Open: This option disables authentication protection for wireless network. Under Open mode, any IEEE802.11b/g client can connect to your wireless network. Shared: This mode uses the WEP keys currently in use for authentication.
  • Page 16: Setting Up Virtual Dmz In Your Lan

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 4) Setting up virtual DMZ in your LAN To expose an internal host to the Internet and make all services provided by this host available to outside users, enable Virtual DMZ function to open all ports of the host.
  • Page 17 6. You can find the activation letter in your E-mail box. Click the hyperlink. 7. The link directs you to a login page. Click login. 8. Enter the user name and password then click Login. RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual...
  • Page 18 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 9. After logging in, you can see this welcome message. 10. Select Services tab. 11. Click Add Dynamic DNS Host . 12. Enter the host name then click Add Host. 13. You can see this message when your hostname is successfully created.
  • Page 19 OK to open the CLI console. 18. Type ping account. dyndns.org (your DDNS domain name). If you can see the reply like what is shown in the right picture, DDNS is working correctly. RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual...
  • Page 20: Setting Up Bandwidth Management

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 6) Setting up Bandwidth Management Bandwidth Management provides a mechanism that controls the traffic of you network. To set up bandwidth management: 1. Click Basic Config page in Bandwidth Management folder. In this page you can see four buttons including Gaming Blaster, Internet Application, 500W FTP Server, and VOIP/Video Streaming.
  • Page 21 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual VOIP/Video Streaming 2. You can also configure the bandwith manually by clicking "User Specify Services". Input the IP adress, destination port and choose the priority status from the drop-down list.
  • Page 22: Setting Up Using Asus Utility

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 5. Setting up using ASUS utility 1) Utility Installation for RT-N15 1. Click Install ASUS Wireless Router Utilities to run the setup installation program. 3. Click Next to install the utility in the designated location.
  • Page 23: Wps Utility

    Intel wireless LAN card ASUS 167gv2 driver v1.2.2.0 or later ASUS 160N/130N driver v1.0.4.0 or later ASUS LAN card with ASUS WLAN Utility ASUS 167gv2 driver v1.2.2.0 or later ASUS 160N/130N driver v1.0.4.0 or later Follow the instructions to set up your hardware.
  • Page 24 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual If you need to use a USB drive to add other devices to the network, click Save settings to a USB flash drive. 1) Plug a USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer, and then select the drive from the dropdown list.
  • Page 25: Firmware Restoration

    PWR, AIR, and WAN LEDs will remain lit while the LAN LED will flash slowly. The Fireware Restoration utility is an emergency rescue tool to restore a ASUS Wireless Router which has failed during a previous firmware upload. A failed...
  • Page 26: Configure Rt-n15 Under Vista Os

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 6. Configure RT-N15 under Vista OS The Windows Simple Config function, which is preinstalled in the ASUS RT-N15, enables the device to be configured via WCN Net process of Windows Vista. Note: The WCN Net process of Windows Vista can only discover the device when it is not configured and is in the default settings state.
  • Page 27 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 4. A screen prompts you to enter the PIN, which is located on the sticker posted on the device. Enter the PIN in the PIN box, then click Next. 5. Give the network a name and type it in the Network name box, then click Next.
  • Page 28 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 6. A Passphrase is generated for WPA security for the network. Click Next from this screen. If you want to create a different passphrase, click create a different passphrase for me. If you want to use security method other than WPA-Personal, click Show advanced network security options.
  • Page 29 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual Create a different passphrase Four security methods...
  • Page 30 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 7. Click Next from the above screens after the configuration is completed. The complete configuration screen appears as shown below. Click Close to finish the process and exit.
  • Page 31: Setting Up The Network Sharing Center

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 2) Setting up the network sharing center Follow the steps below to set up a sharing center to allow the network users to share printer, file and media. 1. Connect the device to your PC and power it on.
  • Page 32 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 3. Click Set up a wireless router or network. 4. Choose Set up a wireless router or access point, then click Next.
  • Page 33 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 5. Click Next. 6. In the screen that appears, type a network name in the Network name box, then click Next. A passphrase is generated for the WPA security.
  • Page 34 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 7. Click Next. If you want to use security methods other than WPA-Personal, click Show advanced network security options. 8. Choose a security method and click Next.
  • Page 35 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 9. A screen prompts you to enter the PIN for the device. Enter the PIN, which is located on the sticker posted on the device, then click Next. 10. Choose a file and printer sharing option and click Next.
  • Page 36 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual A screen appears showing that the set up is complete as shown below. 11. From the above screen you can choose to View settings or, Save settings to a USB flash drive. The respective screens are shown below.
  • Page 37 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual Save settings to a USB flash drive screen 12. When Save settings to a USB flash drive screen appears, plug a USB flash drive into your computer, then select the drive from the Save settings to box and click Next. The settings starts to be saved into the USB drive.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 7. Troubleshooting Cannot access to web browser for router configuration 1. Open a web browser and open "Internet Options" dialog box. Cannot Establish Connection via Wireless Out of Range: • Put the router closer to the wireless client.
  • Page 39 How to reset to defaults The following are factory default values. If you push the Restore button on the back of the ASUS Wireless Router for over 5 seconds, or click the “Restore” button on the “Factory Default ” page under “ Advanced Setup”, the following default settings overwrite the old settings on your wireless router.
  • Page 40: Appendix

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 8. Appendix FCC Warning Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 41: Ce Mark Warning

    RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual Testing for electric safety according to EN 60950-1 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility – Article 3.1b Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17 has been conducted.
  • Page 42 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 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. These restrictions translate to certain responsibilities for you if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it.
  • Page 43 (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable. RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual...
  • Page 44 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual 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 45 A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. END OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS DGT warning 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。 RT-N15 Wireless Router User Manual...
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