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RT-AC66U
Dual Band 3x3 802.11AC Gigabit Router

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide RT-AC66U Dual Band 3x3 802.11AC Gigabit 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 wireless router Welcome! ..................6 Package contents .................6 Your wireless router ..............7 Positioning your router ..............9 Mounting to the stand ..............10 Setup Requirements ..............11 Router Setup ................12 1.6.1 Wired connection ..............12 1.6.2 Wireless connection .............13 Getting started Logging into the Web GUI .............
  • Page 4 Table of contents 3.5.3 3G/4G ..................45 Using AiCloud ................47 3.6.1 Cloud Disk ................48 3.6.2 Smart Access ................49 3.6.3 Smart Sync ................50 Configuring the Advanced Settings Wireless ..................52 4.1.1 General ..................52 4.1.2 WPS ....................55 4.1.3 Bridge ..................57 4.1.4 Wireless MAC Filter ...............59 4.1.5 RADIUS Setting ..............60 4.1.6 Professional ................61 LAN ....................
  • Page 5 Utilities Device Discovery ............... 87 Firmware Restoration .............. 88 Setting up your printer server ..........89 5.3.1 ASUS EZ Printer Sharing .............89 5.3.2 Using LPR to Share Printer ..........93 Download Master ..............98 5.4.1 Configuring Bit Torrent download settings ....99 5.4.2 NZB settings: ................
  • Page 6: Getting To Know Your Wireless Router

    Manual, utility software Stand NOTES: • If any of the items are damaged or missing, contact ASUS for technical inquiries and support, Refer to the ASUS Support Hotline list at the back of this user manual. • Keep the original packaging material in case you would need future...
  • Page 7: Your Wireless Router

    1.3 Your wireless router Power LED Off: No power. On: Device is ready. Flashing slow: Rescue mode Flashing quick: WPS is processing. LAN LED Off: No power or no physical connection. On: Has physical connection to a local area network (LAN). Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection.
  • Page 8: Specifications

    USB LED Off: No power or no physical connection. On: Has physical connection to USB devices. Power (DC-IN) port Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port and connect your router to a power source. Power button Press this button to power on or off the system. 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 Router

    1.4 Positioning your router For the best wireless signal transmission between the wireless router and the network devices connected to it, ensure that you: • Place the wireless router in a centralized area for a maximum wireless coverage for the network devices. •...
  • Page 10: Mounting To The Stand

    Mounting to the stand To mount to the stand: • Align and insert the stand’s mounting hooks to the wireless router’s mounting holes.
  • Page 11: 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/ 1000BaseTX) • 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: •...
  • Page 12: Router Setup

    Use a wired connection when setting up your wireless router to avoid possible setup problems. • Before setting up your ASUS wireless router, do the following: • If you are replacing an existing router, disconnect it from your network. • Disconnect the cables/wires from your existing modem setup. If your modem has a backup battery, remove it as well.
  • Page 13: Wireless Connection

    2. Using the bundled network cable, connect your computer to your wireless router’s LAN port. IMPORTANT! Ensure that the LAN LED is blinking. 3 Using another network cable, connect your modem to your wireless router’s WAN port. 4. Insert your modem’s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet.
  • Page 14 3. Insert your modem’s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet. 4. Install an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapter on your computer. NOTES: • For details on connecting to a wireless network, refer to the WLAN adapter’s user manual.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started 2.1 Logging into the Web GUI Your ASUS Wireless 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 16: Quick Internet Setup (qis) With Auto-detection

    2.2 Quick Internet Setup (QIS) 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 wireless router to reset it to its factory default settings.
  • Page 17 2. The wireless router automatically detects if your ISP connection type is Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP. Key in the necessary information for your ISP connection type. IMPORTANT! Obtain the necessary information from your ISP about the Internet connection type. NOTES: •...
  • Page 18 for Static IP for PPTP and L2TP...
  • Page 19 3. Assign the wireless network name (SSID) and security key for your 2.4GHz and 5 GHz wireless connection. Click Apply when done. 4. Your Internet and wireless settings are displayed. Click Next to continue. 5. Read the wireless network connection tutorial. When done, click Finish.
  • Page 20: Connecting To Your Wireless Network

    2.3 Connecting to your wireless network After setting up your wireless router via QIS, you can connect your computer or other smart devices to your wireless network. To connect to your network: 1. On your computer, click the network icon in the notification area to display the available wireless networks.
  • Page 21: Configuring The General Settings

    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 22: 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. .
  • Page 23 5GHz security settings 3. On the Wireless name (SSID) field, key in a unique name for your wireless network. . From the Security Level dropdown list, select the encryption method for your wireless network. IMPORTANT! The IEEE 802.11n standard prohibits using High Throughput with WEP or WPA-TKIP as the unicast cipher.
  • Page 24: Managing Your Network Clients

    3.1.2 Managing your network clients To manage your network clients: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map tab. 2. On the Network Map screen, select the Client Status icon to display your network client’s information. . To block a client’s access to your network, select the client and click block.
  • Page 25: Monitoring Your Usb Device

    3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device The ASUS Wireless Router provides two USB .0 ports for connecting USB devices or USB printer, to allow you to share files and printer with clients in your network. NOTES: • 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...
  • Page 26 . On the AiDisk Wizard field, click GO to set up an FTP server for Internet file sharing. NOTES: For more details, refer to the section 3.5.2 Using Servers Center in • this user manual. • On USB External HDD/Flash disk: •...
  • Page 27 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. 2. In the upper right corner, click >...
  • Page 28: Creating A Guest Network

    3.2 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: RT-AC66U supports up to six SSIDs (three 2.4GHz and three 5GHz SSIDs).
  • Page 29 4. To configure additional options, click Modify. 5. Click Yes on the Enable Guest Network screen. 6. Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the Network Name (SSID) field. 7. Select an Authentication Method. 8. Select an Encryption method. 9.
  • Page 30: Using The Traffic Manager

    3.3 Using the Traffic Manager 3.3.1 Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth The Quality of Service (QoS) allows you to set the bandwidth priority and manage network traffic. NOTES: • The default rule sets online gaming and web surfing as the highest priority and are not influenced by P2P applications (peer-to-peer applications such as Bit Torrent).
  • Page 31 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 32 NOTES • To fill in the source IP or MAC, you can: Enter a specific IP address, such as "192.168.122.1". Enter IP addresses within one subnet or within the same IP pool, such as “192.168.123.*”, or “192.168.*.*” Enter all IP addresses as “*.*.*.*” or leave the field blank. The format for the MAC address is six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colons (:), in transmission order (e.g.
  • Page 33 • Under Upload Bandwidth table, set Minimum Reserved Bandwidth and Maximum Bandwidth Limit for multiple network applications with different priority levels. The percentages indicate the upload bandwidth rates that are available for specified network applications. NOTES: • Low-priority packets are disregarded to ensure the transmission of high-priority packets.
  • Page 34: 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 35: 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 36 6. Click OK. 7. Click Apply to save the settings.
  • Page 37: Using The Usb Application

    USB hard disk or USB flash drive, in the USB 2.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly. Refer to the ASUS website at http://event.asus.com/2009/networks/disksupport/ for the file system support table.
  • Page 38 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 39: Using Servers Center

    3.5.2 Using Servers Center The Servers Center allows you to share the media files from the USB disk via a Media Server directory, Samba share service, or FTP share service. You can also configure other settings for the USB disk in the Servers Center. Using Media Server Your wireless router allows DLNA-supported devices to access multimedia files from the USB disk connected to your wireless...
  • Page 40 • Enable iTunes Server?: Select ON/OFF to enable/disable the iTunes Server. • Media server directory: Select your media server directory and click Apply to share files from the USB disk to media devices in the network. • Media Server Status: Displays the status of the media server. Using Network Place (Samba) Share service Network Place (Samba) Share allows you to set up the accounts and permissions for the Samba service.
  • Page 41 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. Click Add to add the account to the list. To delete an existing account: a) Select the account that you want to delete.
  • Page 42 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 43 To use FTP Share service: Ensure that you have set up your FTP server through NOTES: 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 44 Miscellaneous setting Miscellaneous setting allows you to configure other settings for the USB disk, including the maximum number of user logins, the device name, work group, and character set used on the FTP server. To configure Miscellaneous settings: 1. From the navigation panel, click General > USB application > Servers Center >...
  • Page 45: G/4g

    3G/4G USB modems can be connected to RT-AC66U to allow Internet access. NOTE: For a list of verified USB modems, please visit: http://event.asus.com/2009/networks/3gsupport/ To set up 3G/4G internet access: 1. From the navigation panel, click General > USB application >...
  • Page 46 • Location: Select your 3G/4G service provider’s location from the dropdown list. • ISP: Select your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from the dropdown list. • APN (Access Point Name) service (optional): Contact your 3G/4G service provider for detailed information. • Dial Number and PIN code: The 3G/4G provider’s access number and PIN code for connection.
  • Page 47: Using Aicloud

    To use AiCloud: 1. From Google Play Store or Apple Store, download and install the ASUS AiCloud aspp to your smart device. 2. Connect your smart device to your network. Follow the instructions to complete the AiCloud setup process.
  • Page 48: Cloud Disk

    3.6.1 Cloud Disk To create a cloud disk: 1. Insert a USB storage device into the wireless router. 2. Turn on Cloud Disk. 3. Go to https://www.asusnetwork.net and enter the router login account and password. For better user experience, we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Page 49 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 50: 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].asuscomm.com for a very secure...
  • Page 51: Smart Sync

    To use Smart Sync: 1. Launch AiCloud, click Smart Sync > Go. 2. Select ON to enable Smary Sync. 3. Click Add new account. 4. Enter your ASUS WebStorage account password and select the directory that you want to sync with WebStorage.
  • Page 52: 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 53 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 wireless router: •...
  • Page 54 • WPA/WPA2 Personal/WPA Auto-Personal: This option provides strong security. You can use either WPA (with TKIP) or WPA2 (with AES). If you select this option, you must use TKIP + AES encryption and enter the WPA passphrase (network key). • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise/WPA Auto-Enterprise: This option provides very strong security.
  • Page 55: 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 56 Note: WPS supports authentication using Open System, WPA-Personal, and WPA2-Personal. WPS does not support a wireless network that uses a Shared Key, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and RADIUS encryption method. 3. In the WPS Method field, select Push Button or Client PIN code.
  • Page 57: Bridge

    ASUS wireless router. It can also be considered as a wireless repeater where your ASUS wireless router communicates with another access point and other wireless devices.
  • Page 58 NOTE: In Hybrid mode, wireless devices connected to the ASUS wireless router will only receive half the connection speed of the Access Point. 4. In the Connect to APs in list field, click Yes if you want to connect to an Access Point listed in the Remote AP List.
  • Page 59: 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 60: 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 wireless router’s authentication mode is set to WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or Radius with 802.1x.
  • Page 61: 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: • Frequency: Select which frequency band the professional settings will be applied to. •...
  • Page 62 • Time of Day to Enable Radio: You can specify a time range when wireless networking is enabled during the week. • Date to Enable Radio (weekend): You can specify which days of the weekend wireless networking is enabled. • Time of Day to Enable Radio: You can specify a time range when wireless networking is enabled during the weekend.
  • Page 63: Lan

    • Wireless multicast forwarding: Select Enable to allow the wireless router to forward multicast traffic to other wireless devices that support multicast. Select Disable to prevent the router from forwarding multicast transmissions. • Enable WMM APSD: Enable WMM APSD (Wi-Fi Multimedia Automatic Power Save Delivery) to improve power management between wireless devices.
  • Page 64: Dhcp Server

    4.2.2 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. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > LAN > DHCP Server tab.
  • Page 65: Route

    NOTES: • We recommend that you use an IP address format of 192.168.1.xxx (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.
  • Page 66: Iptv

    2. On the Enable static routes field, choose Yes. 3. On the Static Route List, enter the network information of other access points or nodes. Click the Add or Delete button to add or remove a device on the list. 4.
  • Page 67: 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 68 WAN Connection Type: Choose your Internet Service • Provider type. The choices are Automatic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP or fixed IP. Consult your ISP if the router is unable to obtain a valid IP address or if you are unsure the WAN connection type.
  • Page 69 • Contact your ISP and update the MAC address associated with your ISP service. • Clone or change the MAC address of the ASUS wireless router to match the MAC address of the previous networking device recognized by the ISP.
  • Page 70: Port Trigger

    4.3.2 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: •...
  • Page 71 Enable Port Trigger: Choose YES to enable Port Trigger. • Well-Known Applications: Select popular games and web • services to add to the Port Trigger List. Description: Enter a short name or description for the service. • Trigger Port: Specify a trigger port to open the incoming •...
  • Page 72: 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 73 4. If the server or game is not on the Famous Server or Famous Game List, input the Port Forwarding information manually and click the Add button. 5. Click Apply. Enable Port Forwarding: Choose YES to enable Port • Forwarding. Famous Server List: Determine which type of service you •...
  • Page 74 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 75: Dmz

    • Setting up a port trigger is applicable if you use similar applications in two PCs during different times of the day. However, it is not suitable for servers behind a router because it relies on specific applications to make an outgoing connection before it can receive incoming ones.
  • Page 76: 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.asuscomm.com (xxx is your host name). •...
  • Page 77: Nat Passthrough

    4.3.6 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 and RTSP Passthrough are enabled by default. To enable / disable the NAT Passthrough settings, go to the Advanced Settings >...
  • Page 78: Ipv6

    4.4 IPv6 This wireless 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 79: 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 80: Firewall

    4.6 Firewall The wireless 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 81: Keyword Filter

    4.6.3 Keyword filter Keyword filter blocks access to webpages containing specified keywords. To set up a keyword filter: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > Firewall > Keyword Filter tab. 2. On the Enable Keyword Filter field, select Enabled. 3.
  • Page 82: Setting Up Network Service Filter

    4.6.4 Network Services Filter The Network Services Filter blocks LAN to WAN packet exchanges and restricts network clients from accessing specific web services such as Telnet or FTP. To set up a Network Service filter: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > Firewall >...
  • Page 83: Administration

    4.7 Administration 4.7.1 Operation Mode The Operation Mode page allows you to select the appropriate mode for your network. To set up the operating mode: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > Administration > Operation Mode tab. 2.
  • Page 84: System

    4.7.2 System The System page allows you to configure your wireless 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: •...
  • Page 85: Firmware Upgrade

    4.7.3 Firmware Upgrade NOTE: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com 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 86: 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: •...
  • Page 87: Utilities

    • The utilities are not supported on MAC OS. 5.1 Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS wireless router device, and allows you to configure the wireless networking settings. To launch the Device Discovery utility: •...
  • Page 88: Firmware Restoration

    5.2 Firmware Restoration Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS Wireless 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 89: 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 wireless router’s USB port and set up the print server. This allows your network clients to print and scan files wirelessly.
  • Page 90 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®...
  • Page 91 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.
  • Page 92 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 93: 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 >...
  • Page 94 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 wireless router then click Next.
  • Page 95 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 96 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 97 9. Click Next to accept the default name for the printer. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  • Page 98: 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 wireless router to use Download Master. To use Download Master: 1.
  • Page 99: 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 100: Nzb Settings

    5.4.2 NZB settings You can set up a USENET server to download NZB files. After entering USENET settings, Apply.
  • Page 101: 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 http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTAC66U/ #download to download the latest firmware.
  • Page 102 Check if your network settings are correct. • Each client on the network should have a valid IP address. ASUS recommends that you use the wireless router’s DHCP server to assign IP addresses to computers on your network.
  • Page 103 • 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 104: 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”.
  • Page 105 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. •...
  • Page 106 • 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 107 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 108 The following are the factory default settings: User Name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: Yes (if WAN cable is plugged in) IP address: 192.168.1.1 Domain Name: (Blank) Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 DNS Server 1: 192.168.1.1 DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID (2.4GHz): ASUS SSID (5GHz): ASUS_5G...
  • Page 109 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 110 Cannot access Web GUI Before configuring your wireless 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. 2.
  • Page 111 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 112 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 113 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 114: 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 115 against harmful interference in a residential installation. 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.
  • Page 116: Safety Information

    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 117 Canada, Industry Canada (IC) Notices This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003 and RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 118 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 119 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 120 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.
  • Page 121 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 122 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 123 cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to 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.
  • Page 124 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.
  • Page 125 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. This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to be a consequence of the rest of this License.
  • Page 126 NO WARRANTY 11 BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  • Page 127 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 EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur.
  • Page 128: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 00 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA , USA Telephone +110 +1100 Website usa.asus.com Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-, D-00 Ratingen, Germany Telephone +10010* +1011 Website www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales...
  • Page 129: Networks Global Hotline Information

    Networks Global Hotline Information Support Working Working Area Hotline Number Languages Hour Australia 1300-2787-88 English 8:00-20:00 Mon. to Fri. Austria 0043-820240513 German 9:00-18:00 Mon. to Fri. Belgium 0032-78150231 Dutch /French 9:00-17:00 Mon. to Fri. Simplified Mon. to China 400-620-6655 9:00-18:00 Chinese Sun.
  • Page 130 Mon. to Fri 0044-870-1208340; United Kingdom English 9:00-17:00 Mon. to Fri. 0035-31890719918 8:30-12:00am Mon. to Fri. (5:30am- 9:00pm PST) USA/Canada 1-812-282-2787 English 9:00am- Sat. to Sun. 6:00pm EST (6:00am- 3:00pm PST) NOTE: For more information, visit the ASUS support site at: http://support.asus.com...
  • Page 131 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886-2-2894-3447 Address: 4F, No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 in Europe: RATINGEN, GERMANY...

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