User Guide RT-N12 Series Superspeed Wireless N Router...
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Table of contents Overview Package contents ..................5 Hardware features ..................6 Setting up your wireless network Positioning your router................11 What you need ...................12 Setting up your wireless router ............12 Wired connection ................13 Wireless connection ................15 Before you proceed ................17 Disable any configured proxy servers.
Upgrading the firmware ..............39 Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings ........40 4 Using the utilities Device Discovery ..................41 Firmware Restoration ................42 5 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................44 ASUS DDNS Service ..................48 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ..........48 Appendices Notices ......................50 Networks Global Hotline Information ..........64 ASUS Contact information ..............66...
RT-N1 HP models. This manual discusses features for both models. • If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact ASUS for technical inquiries and support. Refer to the ASUS Support Hotline list at the back of this user manual.
Status indicators Status Indication No power or wireless signal is disabled System ready Power Flashing slowly Rescue mode Flashing quickly WPS in progress No power Wireless system ready Wireless Flashing Transmitting or receiving data (wireless) No power or no physical connection Has physical connection to an Ethernet network Wide Area...
Rear (RT-N12 D1) Label Description Press this button for more than five seconds to restore the system to its factory default settings. Reset Press this button to power on/off the wireless router. Power Insert the AC adapter into this port to connect your router to a power source.
Rear (RT-N12 HP) Label Description Press this button for more than four seconds to establish a secure wireless connection with a WPS-supported wireless device. Connect RJ- Ethernet cables to these ports to establish LAN connection. LAN1-LAN4 Connect an RJ- Ethernet cable to this port to establish WAN connection.
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: Mounting the wireless router to a wall is not recommended as it reduces wireless performance.
• For the best upward and downward wireless coverage, place the wireless router in an inclined position. • Always update to the latest firmware. Visit the ASUS website at http://support.asus.com to get the latest firmware updates.
• Use a wired connection when setting up your wireless router to avoid possible wireless setup issues. • Before setting up your ASUS wireless router, do the following: • If you are replacing an existing router, disconnect it from your network.
Wired connection NOTE: Your wireless router supports both a straight-through or crossover cable when setting up a wired connection. To set up a network using a wired connection: 1. Insert your wireless router’s AC adapter to the DC-In port and plug it to a power outlet.
RT-N12 HP IMPORTANT! Ensure that the LAN LED is blinking. Using another network cable, connect your modem to your wireless router’s WAN port. . Insert your modem’s AC adapter to the DC-In port and plug it to a power outlet.
Wireless connection To set up your wireless network: 1. Insert your wireless router’s AC adapter to the DC-In port and plug it to a power outlet. Using the bundled network cable, connect your modem to your wireless router’s WAN port. .
Before you proceed NOTE: Before configuring your wireless router, apply the steps described in this section to each computer on the network to avoid problems connecting to the wireless network. A. Disable any configured proxy servers. Windows ® 1. Click Start > Internet Explorer.
. From the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN. . Click OK then Apply. MAC OSX 1. From your Apple Safari browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced. On the Proxies item, click Change Settings...
Configure TCP/IP settings to automatically obtain an IP address. Windows ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings. . On the Network Connections window, click on Local Area Connection.
. Tick Obtain an IP address automatically. 7. Click OK. MAC OSX 1. Click Apple Menu >System Preferences > Network . Click Ethernet on the left panel. . On the Configure IPv, item select Using DHCP. . Cllick Apply.
GUI Logging in to the web GUI Your ASUS Wireless Router uses a web-based user interface that allows you to configure the router using any web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome.
. The wireless router GUI provides access to various configuration settings. Setting up the Internet connection NOTE: When setting up the Internet connection for the first time, press the Reset button on your wireless router to reset it to its factory default settings.
Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with auto-detection The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature guides you in quickly setting up your Internet connection. To use QIS with auto-detection: 1. Launch a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome. .
. Key in a new administrator password to prevent unauthorized access to the router. Click Next. . Select Wireless router mode, Repeater mode, or Access Point (AP) mode. Click Next. NOTE: To set up a wireless network with Internet access, use Wireless router mode.
. The wireless router will attempt to identify your connection type. If needed, select the necessary connection type and key in any necessary information required, such as your ISP user name and password. IMPORTANT! Obtain the necessary information about your Internet connection type and additional login information from your Internet Service Provider.
. In the Wireless setting screen, key in a network name (SSID) and assign a security key for your wireless connection. Click Apply. 9. A summary of your network settings will be displayed. Click Next to continue.
Setting up wireless security To protect your wireless network from unauthorized access, you need to configure your router’s security settings. To set up the wireless security settings: 1. Key in 192.168.1.1 on your web browser. . On the login screen, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin), then click OK.
. On the Wireless name (SSID) field, key in a unique name for your wireless network. . From the Authentication Method dropdown list, select the encryption method for your wireless network. The IEEE 0.11n 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 0.11g Mbps connection.
Tx Power adjustment (For RT-N12 HP only) Tx Power adjustment refers to the milliWatts (mW) needed to power the radio signal output of the wireless router. The RT-N1 HP router can support a maximum transmission power of 00 mW. To adjust TX Power adjustment: 1.
Creating your Guest Network Setting up a Guest Network provides wireless Internet connectivity for temporary visitors while restricting access to your private network. To create your guest network: 1. Click Guest Network on the navigation panel. . Click Enable. . To configure additional options, click any of the items listed.
. Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the Network Name (SSID) field. . Select an Authentication Method. . Select a WEP Encryption method. 7. Specify the Access time or click Limitless. . Select Disable or Enable on the Access Intranet item. 9.
Using the Traffic Manager Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth The Quality of Service feature allows you to set the bandwidth priority and manage network traffic. To set up QoS: 1. Click Traffic Manager on the navigation panel and click the QoS tab.
. If you want to prioritize specific network applications and network services, click User-defined Priority on the upper- right hand corner. . Adjust the values as needed. Click Apply.
Configuring Advanced settings Setting up the DHCP Server Your wireless 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.
IP address will expire. Once it reaches this time limit, the DHCP server will then assign a new IP address. • ASUS recommeds that you use an IP address format of 19.1.1.xxx (where xxx can be any number between and ) when specifying an IP address range.
Upgrading the firmware Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://support.asus.com To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Administration from the navigation panel. . Click the Firmware Upgrade tab. . In the New Firmware File item, click Browse. Navigate to the downloaded firmware file.
Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings To restore/save/upload wireless router settings: 1. Click Administration on the navigation panel. . Click the Restore/Save/Upload Setting tab. . Select a task from the configuration options: • To restore to default factory settings, click Restore, and click OK once prompted. •...
Device Discovery and Firmware Restoration utilities will be added to your applications. Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects any ASUS wireless routers available on the wireless network and allows you to configure the device.
To launch the Device Discovery utility: • Click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > RT-N12 Wireless Router > Device Discovery. When you set the router to Access Point mode, you need to use Device Discovery to get the router’s IP address.
IP address: 19.1.1.x Subnet mask: ...0 . From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > RT-N12 Wireless Router > Firmware Restoration. . Click Browse to navigate to the firmware file, then click Upload. The Firmware Restoration utility is not used to upgrade the firmware of a working ASUS Wireless Router.
Troubleshooting If you encounter problems that are not mentioned in this chapter, contact ASUS Technical Support. Troubleshooting I cannot access the router GUI for configuring the router. • Delete the cookies and temporary files in your web browser. To do this in Internet Explorer : 1. Launch your web browser, then click Tools > Internet Options.
Authentication: • Use a wired connection to connect to the router. • Check the wireless security settings. • Press the Reset button at the rear panel for more than five seconds. Cannot find the router: • Press the Reset button at the rear panel for more than five seconds.
The ADSL Modem “Link” light is ON (steady and not blinking) and means Internet access is possible, but I still cannot browse the Internet. • Restart your computer. • Check if the WAN LED on the wireless router is on. • Check the wireless encryption settings. • Check if the computer can get an IP address (using both a wired or wireless connection). •...
The following are the factory default settings: User name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: Yes (if WAN cable is plugged in) IP address: 126.96.36.199 Domain name: (Blank) Subnet Mask ...0 DNS Server 1: 188.8.131.52 DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS...
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.
Different ISPs may have different interval times for updating IP addresses. 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.
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