3. Conﬁguring the Wireless Router
Note: 1) Before you start, we recommend using a wired connection for initial
configuration, which will avoid possible setup problem due to wireless
2) ASUS also provides an EZSetup button for fast wireless
conﬁguration. If you prefer EZSetup to arrange for your wireless network
conﬁguration, please refer to chapter 6 for more information.
The ASUS Wireless Router can be configured to meet various usage scenarios.
Some of the factory default settings may suit your usage; however, others may need
changing. Prior to using the ASUS Wireless Router, you must check the basic settings
to guarantee it will work in your environment. Conﬁguring the ASUS Wireless Router
is done through a web browser. You need a Notebook PC or desktop PC connected
to the ASUS Wireless Router (either directly or through a hub) and running a web
browser as a conﬁguration terminal. The connection can be wired or wireless. For
the wireless connection, you need an IEEE 802.11g/b compatible device, e.g. ASUS
WLAN Card, installed in your Notebook PC. You should also disable WEP and set
the SSID to "default" for your wireless LAN device. If you want to conﬁgure the ASUS
Wireless Router or want to access the Internet through the ASUS Wireless Router,
TCP/IP settings must be correct. Normally, the TCP/IP setting should be on the IP
subnet of the ASUS Wireless Router.
Note: Before rebooting your computer, the ASUS Wireless Router should be
switched ON and in ready state.
1) ASUS Wireless Router Wired Connection
One RJ-45 cable is supplied with the ASUS Wireless Router. Auto crossover function is
designed into the ASUS Wireless Router so you can use either straight-through or crossover
Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the cable into the WAN port on the rear of the ASUS
Wireless Router and the other end into the Ethernet port of your ADSL or Cable modem.
Note: If conﬁguration is done via wired connection, ignore this.
Refer to your wireless adapter userʼs manual on associating with the ASUS Wireless
Router. The default SSID of the ASUS Wireless Router is "default" (lower case),
encryption is disabled and open system
authentication is used.
2) Setting IP address for Wired or
Get IP Automatically
The ASUS Wireless Router incorporates a
DHCP server so the easiest method is to set
your PC to get its IP address automatically and
reboot your computer. So the correct IP address,
gateway, DNS (Domain Name System Server)
can be obtained from the ASUS Wireless Router.
WL-520g Wireless Router User Manual