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  • Page 1 User Guide DSL-AC56U Wireless-AC1200 Dual-band 802.11ac VDSL/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 (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting to know your xDSL modem router Welcome! ..................6 Package contents .................6 Your xDSL modem router ............7 Positioning your xDSL modem router ........9 Setup Requirements ..............10 xDSL Modem Router Setup ........... 11 1.6.1 Wired connection ..............11 1.6.2 Wireless connection .............12 Getting started Logging into the Web GUI .............
  • Page 4 Table of contents Using AiCloud ................40 3.6.1 Cloud Disk ................41 3.6.2 Smart Access ................43 3.6.3 Smart Sync ................44 Configuring the Advanced Settings Wireless ..................45 4.1.1 General ..................45 4.1.2 WPS ....................48 4.1.3 Bridge ..................50 4.1.4 Wireless MAC Filter ...............52 4.1.5 RADIUS Setting ..............53 4.1.6 Professional ................54 LAN ....................
  • Page 5 Utilities Device Discovery ............... 84 Firmware Restoration .............. 85 Setting up your printer server ..........86 5.3.1 ASUS EZ Printer Sharing .............86 5.3.2 Using LPR to Share Printer ..........90 Download Master ..............95 5.4.1 Configuring Bit Torrent download settings ....96 5.4.2 NZB settings ................97...
  • Page 6: Getting To Know Your Xdsl Modem Router

    Getting to know your xDSL modem router 1.1 Welcome! Thank you for purchasing an ASUS DSL-AC56U Wireless VDSL/ ADSL Modem Router! The ultra-thin and stylish DSL-AC56U features 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual bands for an unmatched concurrent wireless HD streaming; operates as a router on an ADSL or VDSL line; SMB server, UPnP AV server, and FTP server for 24/7 file sharing;...
  • Page 7: Your Xdsl Modem Router

    1.3 Your xDSL modem router DSL-AC56U AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi ADSL/VDSL Modem Router 5GHz LED Off: No 5GHz signal. On: Wireless system is ready. Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection. 2.4GHz LED Off: No 2.4GHz signal. On: Wireless system is ready.
  • Page 8 WPS button This button launches the WPS Wizard. Wi-Fi button Press this button to turn on /off the Wi-Fi connection LAN 1 ~ 4 ports Connect network cables into these ports to establish LAN connection. USB 2.0 ports Insert USB 2.0 devices such as USB hard disks or USB flash drives into these ports.
  • Page 9: Positioning Your Xdsl Modem Router

    1.4 Positioning your xDSL modem router For the best wireless signal transmission between the xDSL modem router and the network devices connected to it, ensure that you: • Place the xDSL modem 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. •...
  • Page 10: Setup Requirements

    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/1000Base- • 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 NOTES: • If your computer does not have built-in wireless capabilities, you may a/b/g/n/ac install an IEEE 802.11 WLAN adapter to your computer to connect to the network.
  • Page 11: Xdsl Modem Router Setup

    1.6 xDSL Modem Router Setup IMPORTANT! • Use a wired connection when setting up your xDSL modem router to avoid possible setup problems. • Before setting up your ASUS xDSL modem router, do the following: • If you are replacing an existing xDSL modem router, disconnect it from your network. 1.6.1 Wired connection NOTE: You can use either a straight-through cable or a crossover cable for wired connection. Wall Power Outlet...
  • Page 12: Wireless Connection

    1.6.2 Wireless connection Wall Power Outlet Power Computer Splitter Phone Wall telephone outlet To set up your xDSL modem router via wireless connection: 1. Insert your xDSL modem router’s power adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet. 2.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting started 2.1 Logging into the Web GUI Your ASUS Wireless xDSL Modem 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.
  • Page 14: Quick Internet Setup (Qis) Wizard With Auto-Detection

    2.2 Quick Internet Setup (QIS) Wizard with Auto-detection 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 xDSL modem router to reset it to its factory default settings.
  • Page 15 • By default, the QIS Wizard is for DSL setup. If you want to configure DSL-AC56U as a wireless router, refer to the section Internet Connection in Chapter 4 of this user manual.
  • Page 16 Select the Annex mode that your DSL service uses. NOTES: • Annex A or Annex B mode has multiple modes: Annex A/I/J/L/M or Annex B/J. If your ISP DSLAM offers both Annex A and Annex M mode, QIS automatically set the Annex mode to Annex A/I/J/L/M mode and completes the DSL line setting. • If you want to configure your ASUS xDSL modem router to a specific Annex mode, refer to the section DSL Setting in Chapter 4 of this user guide.
  • Page 17 b) Select your Country and Internet Service Provider (ISP). c) Assign the wireless network name (SSID) and security key for your wireless connection. Click Apply when done.
  • Page 18: Connecting To Your Wireless Network

    d) A summary page appears to show the current settings for your network. Click Next to save your network settings and go to the Network Map page. 2.3 Connecting to your wireless network After setting up your xDSL modem router via QIS, you can connect your computer or other smart devices to your wireless network.
  • Page 19: Configuring The General Settings

    NOTES: • 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 settings 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 device.
  • Page 20: Setting Up The Wireless Security Settings

    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.
  • Page 21: Managing Your Network Clients

    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 connection. 5. Key in your WPA-PSK key (security passkey). 6.
  • Page 22: Monitoring Your Usb Device

    3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device ASUS DSL-AC56U provides two USB 2.0 ports for connecting USB devices or USB printer to allow you to share files and printer with clients in your network. NOTES: • USB External HDD/Flash disk: • Your xDSL modem router works with most USB HDDs/Flash disks up to 3TB and supports read-write access for FAT16, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3, and NTFS.
  • Page 23 To install the utility on Mac OS, please go to USB Application > Network Printer Server, click Download Now!, then select Use LPR protocol for sharing. • For the list of printers that your xDSL modem router supports, visit 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.
  • Page 24 Safely removing the USB disk IMPORTANT: Incorrect removal of the USB disk may cause data corruption. To safely remove the USB disk: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map. > Eject USB disk. When 2. In the upper right corner, click the USB disk is ejected successfully, the USB status shows Unmounted.
  • Page 25: 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: ASUS DSL-AC56U supports up to four SSIDs (including the main SSID). To create a guest network: 1.
  • Page 26 4. To configure additional options, click the network name (SSID) that you want to modify. 5. Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the Network Name (SSID) field. 6. Select an Authentication Method. 7. Specify the Access time or choose Limitless. 8.
  • Page 27: Using The Traffic Manager

    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 >...
  • Page 28 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 screen.
  • Page 29 5. On the User-defined Priority page, you can prioritize the network applications or devices into five levels from the user- defined 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.
  • Page 30: Monitoring Traffic

    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.
  • Page 31: Spectrum

    3.3.3 Spectrum DSL Spectrum provide information on the connection quality. The graph to signal-to-noise ratio shows the classic SNR (Signal-to- Noise Ratio), which can be useful in identifying the stability of the DSL connection. Transmission/Reception graph shows how many bits per carrier are transmitted/received.
  • Page 32: Setting Up Parental Control

    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.
  • Page 33: Using The Usb Application

    USB hard disk or USB flash drive, in the USB 2.0 port on the rear panel of your xDSL modem router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly. Refer to the ASUS website at for the file system support table.
  • Page 34 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.
  • Page 35: Using Servers Center

    Servers Center. Using Media Server Your xDSL modem router allows DLNA-supported devices to access multimedia files from the USB disk connected to your xDSL modem router. NOTE: Before using the DLNA Media Server function, connect your device to the DSL-AC56U’s network.
  • Page 36 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 DLNA Media Server: Select ON/OFF to enable/ disable the DLNA Media Server. • Enable iTunes Server: Select ON/OFF to enable/disable the iTunes Server.
  • Page 37 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.
  • Page 38 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.
  • Page 39 To use FTP Share service: Ensure that you have set up your FTP server through NOTE: 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.
  • Page 40: Using Aicloud

    To use AiCloud: 1. From Google Play Store or Apple Store, download and install the ASUS AiCloud app to your smart device. 2. Connect your smart device to your network. Follow the instructions to complete the AiCloud setup process.
  • Page 41: Cloud Disk

    3.6.1 Cloud Disk To create a cloud disk: 1. Insert a USB storage device into the xDSL modem router. 2. Turn on Cloud Disk. 3. Go to and enter the router login account and password. For better user experience, we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Page 42 4. You can now start accessing Cloud Disk files on devices connected to the network. NOTE: When accessing the devices that are connected to the network, you need to enter the device’s user name and password manually, which will not be saved by AiCloud for security reason.
  • Page 43: Smart Access

    3.6.2 Smart Access The Smart Access function allows you to easily access your home network via your router’s domain name. NOTES: • You can create a domain name for your router with ASUS DDNS. For more details, refer to section 4.3.5 DDNS. • By default, AiCloud provides a secure HTTPS connection. Key in https://[yourASUSDDNSname] for a very secure Cloud Disk and Smart Access usage.
  • Page 44: Smart Sync

    1. Launch AiCloud, click Smart Sync > Go. 2. Select ON to enable Smart Sync. 3. Click Add new account. 4. Enter your ASUS WebStorage account password and select the directory that you want to sync with WebStorage. 5. Click Apply.
  • Page 45: Configuring The Advanced Settings

    Configuring the Advanced Settings 4.1 Wireless 4.1.1 General The General tab allows you to configure the basic wireless settings. 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 network.
  • Page 46 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 xDSL modem router: • Auto: Select Auto to allow 802.11ac, 802.11n, 802.11g, and...
  • Page 47 • WPA/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 xDSL modem router supports the maximum transmission rate of 54Mbps when the Wireless Mode is set to Auto and encryption method is WEP or TKIP.
  • Page 48: Wps

    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.
  • Page 49 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 steps: a.
  • Page 50: Bridge

    Wireless xDSL Modem Router to connect to another wireless access point exclusively, preventing other wireless devices or stations to access your ASUS xDSL modem router. It can also be considered as a wireless repeater where your ASUS Wireless xDSL Modem Router communicates with another access point and other wireless devices.
  • Page 51 • 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 xDSL Modem Router will only receive half the connection speed of the Access Point.
  • Page 52: Wireless Mac Filter

    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 network. To set up the Wireless MAC filter: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > Wireless >...
  • Page 53: Radius Setting

    4.1.5 RADIUS Setting RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) Setting provides an extra layer of security when you choose WPA- Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or Radius with 802.1x as your Authentication Mode. To set up wireless RADIUS settings: 1. Ensure that the xDSL modem router’s authentication mode is set to WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or Radius with 802.1x.
  • Page 54: Professional

    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 following: • Enable Radio: Select Yes to enable wireless networking. Select No to disable wireless networking.
  • Page 55 • 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.
  • Page 56: Lan

    • TX Power adjustment: TX Power adjustment refers to the milliWatts (mW) needed to power the radio signal output of the xDSL modem router. Enter a value between 0 to 100. NOTE: Increasing the TX Power adjustment values may affect the stability of the wireless network. 4.2 LAN 4.2.1 LAN IP The LAN IP screen allows you to modify the LAN IP settings of your xDSL modem router.
  • Page 57: Dhcp Server

    4.2.2 DHCP Server Your xDSL modem 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 >...
  • Page 58 NOTES: • 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. 6. In the DNS and Server Settings section, key in your DNS Server and WINS Server IP address if needed.
  • Page 59: Route

    4.2.3 Route If your network makes use of more than one xDSL modem 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.
  • Page 60: Iptv

    4.2.4 IPTV The xDSL modem 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 service.
  • Page 61: Wan

    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.
  • Page 62 • Enable: Select Yes to enable the Internet access. Select No to disable the Internet access. • Basic Config • IP version: Select your IP version type. The choices are IPv4, IPv4/IPv6, and IPv6. • WAN Connection Type: Select the correct connection type based on your ISP service type.
  • Page 63: Dual Wan

    ISP service. • C lone 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 Dual WAN DSL-AC56U provides Dual WAN support. Select Failover mode to use a secondary WAN for backup network access.
  • Page 64: Port Trigger

    4.3.3 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.
  • Page 65 • Trigger Port: Specify a trigger port to open the incoming port. • 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. NOTES: • When connecting to an IRC server, a client PC makes an outgoing connection using the trigger port range 66660-7000.
  • Page 66: Virtual Server/Port Forwarding

    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.
  • Page 67 2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click Apply. • Enable Port Forwarding: Choose Yes to enable Port Forwarding. • 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.
  • Page 68 • 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.
  • Page 69: Dmz

    4.3.5 DMZ Virtual DMZ exposes one client to the Internet, allowing this client to receive all inbound packets directed to your Local Area Network. 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.
  • Page 70: Ddns

    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).
  • Page 71: Nat Passthrough

    NOTES: DDNS service will not work under these conditions: • When the xDSL modem 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. 4.3.7 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, RTSP Passthrough, H.323 Passthrough, and SIP Passthrough are enabled by default.
  • Page 72: Ipv6

    4.4 IPv6 This xDSL modem 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.
  • Page 73: Vpn Server

    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.
  • Page 74: Firewall

    4.6 Firewall The xDSL modem router can serve as a hardware firewall for your network. 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 >...
  • Page 75: Network Services 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 button. 4. Click Apply. 4.6.3 Network Services Filter The Network Services Filter blocks LAN to WAN packet exchanges and restricts network clients from accessing specific web services...
  • Page 76 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.
  • Page 77: Administration

    4.7 Administration 4.7.1 System The System page allows you to configure your xDSL modem router settings. 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 xDSL modem router by entering a new name and password.
  • Page 78: Firmware Upgrade

    4.7.2 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.
  • Page 79: Dsl Setting

    • To restore from a saved system settings file, click Browse to locate your file, then click Upload. NOTE: If issues occur, upload the latest firmware version and configure new settings. Do not restore the router to its default settings. 4.7.4 DSL Setting This page allows you to configure your DSL settings. IMPORTANT! Please contact your ISP to obtain your DSL settings before doing any changes.
  • Page 80 • Annex Mode: This device supports different DSL Variant (Annex) – Annex A, Annex I, Annex A/L, Annex M, A/J/J/L/M (multiple-mode), Annex B, Annex B/J (multiple-mode). Contact your ISP to find out the DSL variant (annex) that is used on your DSL line. • Dynamic Line Adjustment (ADSL): This function allows the system to monitor and maintain the stability of the ADSL line.
  • Page 81 • Tx Power Control (VDSL): It allows you to configure the Tx Power for VDSL to improve the downstream speed. A low Tx Power value increases the downstream speed but affects the upstream speed, and vice versa. • Rx AGC GAIN Adjustment (VDSL): Allows you to configure Rx AGC GAIN (Auto Gain Control) for your VDSL line. You can set this item to any of these modes: •...
  • Page 82: Feedback

    4.7.5 Feedback DSL feedback is used to diagnose problems and help to improve the user experience of ASUS xDSL modem router. Complete the form, and it will be send to ASUS Support Team.
  • Page 83: System Log

    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 Log. 2. You can view your network activities in any of these tabs: • General Log • DHCP Leases • Wireless Log...
  • Page 84: Utilities

    • If Autorun is disabled, run setup.exe from the root directory of the support CD. • The utilities are not supported on MAC OS. 5.1 Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS Wireless xDSL Modem Router device, and allows you to configure the wireless networking settings. To launch the Device Discovery utility: •...
  • Page 85: Firmware Restoration

    5.2 Firmware Restoration Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS Wireless xDSL Modem Router that failed during its firmware upgrading process. It uploads the firmware that you specify. The process takes about three to four minutes. IMPORTANT: Launch the rescue mode on the router before using the Firmware Restoration utility.
  • Page 86: Setting Up Your Printer Server

    5.3 Setting up your printer server 5.3.1 ASUS EZ Printer Sharing ASUS EZ Printing Sharing utility allows you to connect a USB printer to your xDSL modem router’s USB port and set up the print server. This allows your network clients to print and scan files...
  • Page 87 NOTE: The print server function is supported on Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, and Windows® 7. To set up the EZ Printer sharing mode: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > USB Application > Network Printer Server. 2. Click Download Now! to download the network printer utility. NOTE: Network printer utility is supported on Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, and Windows® 7 only. To install the utility on Mac OS, select Use LPR protocol for sharing printer. 3.
  • Page 88 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware, then click Next. 5. Wait a few minutes for the initial setup to finish. Click Next. 6. Click Finish to complete the installation. DSL-AC56U...
  • Page 89 7. Follow the Windows OS instructions to install the printer ® driver. 8. After the printer’s driver installation is complete, network clients can now use the printer.
  • Page 90: Using Lpr To Share Printer

    5.3.2 Using LPR to Share Printer You can share your printer with computers running on Windows® and MAC operating system using LPR/LPD (Line Printer Remote/ Line Printer Daemon). Sharing your LPR printer To share your LPR printer: 1. From the Windows® desktop, click Start > Devices and Printers > Add a printer to run the Add Printer Wizard. 2.
  • Page 91 3. Select Create a new port then set Type of Port to Standard TCP/IP Port. Click New Port. 4. In the Hostname or IP address field, key in the IP address of the xDSL modem router then click Next.
  • Page 92 5. Select Custom then click Settings. 6. Set Protocol to LPR. In the Queue Name field, key in LPRServer then click OK to continue.
  • Page 93 7. Click Next to finish setting up the standard TCP/IP port. 8. Install the printer driver from the vendor-model list. If your printer is not in the list, click Have Disk to manually install the printer drivers from a CD-ROM or file.
  • Page 94 9. Click Next to accept the default name for the printer. 10. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  • Page 95: Download Master

    5.4 Download Master Download Master is a utility that helps you download files even while your laptops or other devices are switched off. NOTE: You need a USB device connected to the xDSL modem router to use Download Master. To use Download Master: 1. Click General > USB application > Download Master to download and install the utility automatically.
  • Page 96: Configuring Bit Torrent Download Settings

    5. Use the navigation panel to configure the advanced settings. 5.4.1 Configuring Bit Torrent download settings To configure BitTorrent download settings: 1. From Download Master’s navigation panel, click Bit Torrent to launch the Bit Torrent Setting page. 2. Select a specific port for your download task. 3.
  • Page 97: Nzb Settings

    5.4.2 NZB settings You can set up a USENET server to download NZB files. After entering USENET settings, Apply.
  • Page 98: Troubleshooting

    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 at RTAC52U/#download to download the latest firmware.
  • Page 99 SSID (wireless network name), encryption mehtod, 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 xDSL modem router’s DHCP server to assign IP addresses to computers on your network.
  • Page 100 • 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, and hover the mouse pointer over your device in Client Status.
  • Page 101: Frequently Asked Questions (Faqs)

    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.
  • Page 102 The client cannot establish a wireless connection with the router. NOTE: If you are having issues connecting to 5GHz network, make sure that your wireless device supports 5GHz or features dual band capabilities. • Out of Range: • Move the router closer to the wireless client. • T ry to adjust antennas of the router to the best direction as described in section 1.4 Positioning your router.
  • Page 103 • 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.
  • Page 104 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 Troubleshooting.
  • Page 105 DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID (2.4GHz): ASUS SSID (5GHz): ASUS_5G 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.
  • Page 106 Cannot access Web GUI Before configuring your xDSL modem router, do the steps described in this section for your host computer and network clients. Disable the proxy server, if enabled. Windows ® 1. Click Start > Internet Explorer to launch the browser.
  • Page 107 MAC OS 1. From your Safari browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Change Settings... 2. From the Network screen, deselect FTP Proxy and Web Proxy (HTTP). 3. Cllick Apply Now when done. NOTE: Refer to your browser's help feature for details on disabling the proxy server.
  • Page 108 3. 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. 4. Click OK when done. MAC OS 1. Click the Apple icon located on the top left of your screen.
  • Page 109 Disable the dial-up connection, if enabled. Windows ® 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.
  • Page 110: 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 111 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 112 Safety Information To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm 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 113 Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information The radiated output power of the ASUS Wireless Device is below the Industry Canada (IC) 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.
  • Page 114 canadiennes ICES-003 et RSS-210. Son fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) cet appareil ne doit pas causer d’interférence et (2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, notamment les interférences qui 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...
  • Page 115 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 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 116 We protect your rights with two steps: (1) copyright the software, and (2) offer you this license which gives you legal permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the software. Also, for each author’s protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors’...
  • Page 117 act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program). Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.
  • Page 118 the program under these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this License. (Exception: if the Program itself is interactive but does not normally print such an announcement, your work based on the Program is not required to print an announcement.) These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole.
  • Page 119 be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or, c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you received the program in object code or executable form with such an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.) The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it.
  • Page 120 Therefore, by modifying or distributing the Program (or any work based on the Program), you indicate your acceptance of this License to do so, and all its terms and conditions for copying, distributing or modifying the Program or works based on it. 6.
  • Page 121 range of software distributed through that system in reliance on consistent application of that system; it is up to the author/ donor to decide if he or she is willing to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot impose that choice.
  • Page 122 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.
  • Page 123 For Turkey only Authorised distributors in Turkey: BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Tel. No.: +90 212 3311000 Address: AYAZAGA MAH. KEMERBURGAZ CAD. NO.10 AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL CIZGI Elektronik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti. Tel. No.: +90 212 3567070 Address: CEMAL SURURI CD. HALIM MERIC IS MERKEZI No: 15/C D:5-6 34394 MECIDIYEKOY/ ISTANBUL KOYUNCU ELEKTRONiK BiLGi iSLEM SiST.
  • Page 124: 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. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Support Fax +49-2102-959931 Website Online contact Technical Support...
  • Page 125: Networks Global Hotline Information

    Slovak Republic 00421-232162621 08:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Czech Republic 00420-596766888 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 0041-848111012 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri United Kingdom 0044-1442265548 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 0038-0445457727 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri...
  • Page 126 Networks Global Hotline Information Region Country Hotline Numbers Service Hours Australia 1300-278788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri New Zealand 0800-278788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Japan 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0800-1232787 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0081-570783886 ( Non-Toll Free ) 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun Korea 0082-215666868 09:30-17:00 Mon-Fri Thailand 0066-24011717 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 1800-8525201 Singapore...
  • Page 127 00371-67408838 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Kaunas 00370-37329000 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Vilnius 00370-522101160 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri NOTE: For more information, visit the ASUS support site at: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886-2-2894-3447 Address: 4F, No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH...

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