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RT-N13U
ASUS Wireless N Router with All-in-One Printer Server

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    RT-N13U ASUS Wireless N Router with All-in-One Printer Server User Manual...
  • Page 2 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”). 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

    Using the web GUI ................1 Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients Accessing the wireless router ............13 Setting an IP address for wired or wireless client ......13 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI Configuring via the web GUI ............... 21 Using the Network Map ...............
  • Page 4: About This Guide

    GNU General Public License ............53 REACH ..................60 ASUS Contact information ..............61 About this guide This user guide contains information that you need to install and configure the ASUS Wireless Router. How this guide is organized This guide contains the following parts: •...
  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    This chapter provides instructions on setting up, accessing, and configuring the ASUS Wireless Router. • Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients This chapter provides instructions on setting up the clients in your network to work with your ASUS Wireless Router. • 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).
  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Knowing Your 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. • Place the device on a flat and stable surface as far from the ground as possible. •...
  • 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 Status indicators Status Indication...
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    This button launches the WPS wizard. (WPS) Rear panel Label Description Internet 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. USB .0 Insert USB .0 devices such as USB hard disks and USB flash drives (at least 2GB capacity) into these ports.
  • Page 9: Bottom Panel

    Bottom panel Item Description Restore button Press this button to restore the system to its factory default settings. Operation mode selector Use this selector to choose an operation mode: Router (IP Sharing mode): In this mode, RT-N13U connects to WAN (Internet) by PPPoE, Automatic IP, or Static IP, and provides wireless radio, NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services in LAN.
  • Page 10: Chapter 2: Setting Up The Hardware

    • We recommend that you use wired connection for initial configuration to avoid possible setup problems due to wireless uncertainty. • For more details on WPS, refer to the section WPS Wizard in Chapter 5 of this user manual. Setting up a wired connection The ASUS Wireless Router is supplied with an Ethernet cable in the package.
  • Page 11: Setting Up A Wireless Connection

    To set up a wireless connection: 1. Turn on your router and the modem. 2. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the modem to the router’s Internet port. 3. Connect an IEEE 80.11b/g/n compatible WLAN adapter. Refer to your wireless Refer to your wireless adapter user manual for wireless connection procedures.
  • Page 12: Configuring The Wireless Router

    • You may also manually key in the router's default IP address (192.168.1.1) to launch the router's web interface. • For more details on configuring your wireless router using the web GUI, refer to Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI.
  • Page 13: Chapter 3: Configuring The Network Clients

    Follow the instructions below that correspond to the operating system installed on your client or computer. Note: If you want to manually assign an IP address to your client, we recommend that you use the following settings: • IP address: 19.168.1.xxx (xxx can be any number between  and 54. Ensure that the IP address is not used by another device) •...
  • Page 14 Windows 9x/ME ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network to display the Network setup window. . Select TCP/IP then click Properties. 3. If you want your computer to automatically obtain an IP address, click Obtain an IP address automatically then click OK.
  • Page 15 4. Select the Gateway tab, and key in 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. 6. Click OK. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 16 Windows NT4.0 ® 1. Go to Control Panel > Network to display the Network setup window then select the Protocols tab. . Select TCP/IP Protocol from the Network Protocols list then click Properties. 3. From the IP Address tab of the...
  • Page 17: Windows 2000

    4. Select the DNS tab then click Add under the 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...
  • Page 18 IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway. 4. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically if you want the DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server.
  • Page 19 IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway. 4. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically if you want the DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server.
  • Page 20: Windows Vista

    Windows Vista ® 1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Click View status > Properties > Continue. . Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties. 3. Select Obtain an IP address...
  • Page 21: Chapter 4: Configuring Via The Web Gui

    1. After setting up a wired or wireless connection, launch a web browser. The login page automatically launches. Note: You may also manually key in the router’s default IP address (192.168.1.1) to launch the router’s web interface. . On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin).
  • Page 22: Using The Network Map

    Wide Area Network (WAN) using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature, or to quickly set up your Local Area Network (LAN) using the WPS Wizard. Note: For more details on WPS, refer to the section WPS Wizard in Chapter 5 of this user manual.
  • Page 23: Setting Up Wan Using The Quick Internet Setup (qis)

    Setting up WAN using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) function automatically detects the Internet connection type. It guides you in setting up your WAN when encountering special Internet connection types. To set up your WAN using QIS: 1.
  • Page 24: Using Aidisk

    Using AiDisk AiDisk allows you to set up an FTP server and share the content of a USB disk to the clients in your network. Note: Before using AiDisk, ensure that you have inserted a USB disk into the USB port of your wireless router.
  • Page 25 3. Select the access rights that you want to assign to the clients accessing your shared data. 4. If you want to create your own domain name for your FTP site via the ASUS DDNS services, select I will use the service and accept the Terms of service.
  • Page 26: Managing Ezqos Bandwidth

    EzQoS Bandwidth Management enables you to set the bandwidth priority and manage the network traffic. To set up the bandwidth priority: 1. Click EzQoS Bandwidth Management from the navigation menu at the left side of your screen. . Click each of these four applications to set the bandwidth priority:...
  • Page 27: Upgrading The Firmware

    Note: If the upgrade process fails, the wireless router automatically enters the rescue mode and the power LED indicator at the front panel flashes slowly. To recover or restore the system, use the Firmware Restoration utility. For more details on this utility, refer to the section Firmware Restoration in Chapter 5 of this user manual.
  • Page 28: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings To restore/save/upload the settings: 1. Click Advanced Setting from the navigation menu at the left side of your screen. . Under the Administration menu, click Restore/Save/Upload Setting. 3. Select the tasks that you want to do: • To restore to the default factory settings, click Restore, and click OK in the confirmation message.
  • Page 29: Using The Usb Application

    Note: To use this feature, you need to plug a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, to the USB 2.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly.
  • Page 30: Setting Up An Ftp Site

    Notes: • To use this feature, you need to insert a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, to the USB2.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly.
  • Page 31: Connecting A Usb Printer

    Note: Visit the ASUS Website at http://www.asus.com for compatible printer vendor and models. To connect a USB printer: 1. Plug your USB printer to the USB .0 port on the rear panel of the wireless router. 2. Install the printer driver for your computer’s operating system.
  • Page 32 3. Select Create a new port and set Type of port to Standard TCP/IP Port, then click Next. 4. Click Next to set up the TCP/IP port for accessing the network printer. 5. Key in the IP address of the wireless router in the Printer Name of IP Address field and click Next.
  • Page 33 6. Select Custom and click Settings... 7. Set Protocol to LPR and type LPRServer in Queue Name field. Click Next to continue. 8. Press Next to finish the standard TCP/IP port setting. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N13U...
  • Page 34 Add Printer Wizard. 10. Install printer driver from the vendor-model list. If your printer is not in the list, click Have Disk to manually assign the location of driver. 11. Click Next to accept the default name for the printer.
  • Page 35 Note: If you have already installed the printer locally on your computer, right click the printer icon and select Property > Port tab to add a standard TCP/IP port. Click Add Port then select Standard TCP/IP Port and click New Port button. Refer to steps 5-8 for setting procedures.
  • Page 36: Chapter 5: 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. To install the utilities: 1. Click Install...Utilities.
  • Page 37 3. 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...
  • Page 38: Device Discovery

    From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility RT-N13U Wireless Router > Firmware Restoration. 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 39: Wps Wizard

    1. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware. When done, click Next. Note: Use the WPS Wizard with one wireless client at a time. If the wireless client cannot discover the wireless router, shorten the distance between the client and the router.
  • Page 40 . Push the WPS button on the front 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 41 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 63 characters. Click Next. Chapter 5: Installing the utilities RT-N13U...
  • Page 42 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 43: Adding Network Devices Using A Usb Flash Drive

    1. In the WPS Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive. 2. Plug a USB flash drive into the USB port on your computer, and then select the drive from the dropdown list. When done, click Next to continue.
  • Page 44 3. Remove the USB flash drive from this computer, and then plug 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.
  • Page 45: Download Master

    To use the Download Master: Note: To use this feature, you need to plug a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, to the USB 2.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly.
  • Page 46 BT download Save the BT seed on your computer. Click the Assign button of the Download Master and select BT in the Options field. Click Browser to locate the seed file and click Download to start. 3. Click the Folder button to view the download file. Open the Complete folder to view or copy the finished files to your local hard disk.
  • Page 47: 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 48 Check the status indicators on the ADSL modem and the wireless router. • Check if the Internet LED on the wireless router is ON. If the LED is not ON, change the cable and try again. When ADSL Modem “Link” •...
  • Page 49 ADSL reconnect the cord. network. • If the ADSL light continues to blink or stays OFF, contact your ADSL service provider. Network name or encryption • Try setting up the wired connection and keys are forgotten.
  • Page 50: Asus Ddns Service

    Visit your local service center for more information. Notes: • If there is no activity in the domain - such as reconfiguring the router or accessing the registered domain name - within 90 days, the system automatically deletes the registered information.
  • Page 51 5. After restarting the router, why is it that I see different WAN IPs in MS DOS and in the router configuration page? This is normal. The interval time between the ISP DNS server and ASUS DDNS results in different WAN IPs in MS DOS and in the router configuration page.
  • Page 52: Appendices

    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 the following measures: •...
  • Page 53: Ce Mark Warning

    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. All future firmware updates will also be accompanied with their respective source code.
  • Page 54 (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
  • Page 55 Program a copy of this License along with the Program. You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.
  • Page 56 Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or collective works based on the Program.
  • Page 57 It is not the purpose of this section to induce you to infringe any patents or other property right claims or to contest validity of any such claims; this section has the sole purpose of protecting the integrity of the free software distribution system, which is implemented by public license practices.
  • Page 58 9. The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns.
  • Page 59: Reach

    1 IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES...
  • Page 60: Asus Contact Information

    +4910959911 Website www.asus.com.de Online contact www.asus.com.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component) +49180501093 Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD) +49180501090 +4910959911 Online support support.asus.com* * Available on this site is an online Technical Inquiry Form that you can fill out to contact technical support. RT-N13U Appendices...
  • Page 61 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--894-3447 Address: No. 150, LI-DE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative Address: HARKORT STR. 1-3, 40880 in Europe: RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Authorised distributors Tel: +90 1 3311000 in Turkey: Address: AYAZAGA MAH.

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