Asus DSL-N12U User Manual

Asus DSL-N12U User Manual

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  • Page 1 User Guide DSL-N12U 11N 300Mbps Wireless 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 () the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents A quick look Package contents ..................5 Your ADSL router ..................5 Mounting options ..................7 Creating your network Positioning your router ................8 What you need ..................... 9 Connecting your devices ................10 Wired connection ................10 Before you proceed...................11 Disable the proxy server, if enabled.
  • Page 4 Table of contents Firmware Restoration ................0 ADSL Setting Wizard .................1 Setting up your network printer ............8 5 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................4 ASUS DDNS Service ..................45 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ..........45 Appendices Notices ......................47 ASUS Contact information ..............57 Networks Global Hotline Information ..........58...
  • Page 5: Quick Look

    Warranty card RJ-45 cable NOTES: • 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. • Keep the original packaging material in case you would need future warranty services such as repair or replacement.
  • Page 6 Power LED Off: No power. On: Device is ready. Flashing slow: Rescue mode Flashing quick: WPS is processing. ADSL LED Solid light: ADSL link is established. Flashing: No ADSL link or unable to establish ADSL link. WAN LED Off: No power or no physical connection. On: Has physical connection to a wide area network (WAN).
  • Page 7: Mounting Options

    0~90% Mounting options Out of the box, the ASUS ADSL router is designed to sit on a raised flat surface like a file cabinet or book shelf. The unit may also be converted for mounting to a wall or ceiling.
  • Page 8: Creating Your Network

    • Always update to the latest firmware. Visit the ASUS website at to get the latest firmware updates. • To ensure the best wireless signal, orient the two antennas as...
  • Page 9: What You Need

    What you need To set up your network, you need one or two computers that meet the following system requirements: • Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN) port (10Base-T/100Base-TX) • IEEE 80.11b/g/n wireless capability • An installed TCP/IP service • Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome NOTES: •...
  • Page 10: Connecting Your Devices

    • Disconnect the cables/wires from your existing modem setup. If your modem has a backup battery, remove it as well. • Reboot your computer (recommended). Wired connection Wall power outlet ASUS Wireless ADSL Router Reset On Off Power LAN4 LAN3...
  • Page 11: Before You Proceed

    Before you proceed NOTE: Before configuring your DSL-N1U, 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 12 MAC OS 1. From your Safari browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Change Settings... . From the Network screen, deselect FTP Proxy and Web Proxy (HTTP). . Cllick Apply Now when done. NOTE: Refer to your browser's help feature for details on disabling the proxy server.
  • Page 13: Set The Tcp/Ip Settings To Automatically Obtain An Ip Address

    Set the TCP/IP settings to automatically obtain an IP address. Windows ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections. . Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), then click Properties.
  • Page 14: Disable The Dial-Up Connection, If Enabled

    MAC OS 1. Click the Apple icon located on the top left of your screen. . Click System Preferences > Network > Configure... . From the TCP/IP tab, select Using DHCP in the Configure IPv4 dropdown list. 4. Cllick Apply Now when done.
  • Page 15: Setting Up Your Adsl Router

    Setting up your ADSL router 1. Before starting ADSL setting procedure, ensure that the ADSL indicator on DSL-N1U front panel becomes solid. . Launch your web browser. The QIS web page appears automatically and starts detecting your connection type, VPI/ VCI value and encapsulation mode.
  • Page 16 . Key in the user name and password. Click Apply. If the QIS cannot detect your Internet connection type, click Manual Setting and set up the Internet connection manually. NOTES: • The PPPoE Internet connection type is used in this setup case. The setup screen varies with different Internet connection types.
  • Page 17 4. The Internet connection setup is completed. • Click Going to Internet to surf the Internet. • Click Simple Wireless Security Setup to configure the basic security settings including the SSID, authentication, and encryption methods for the ADSL router. (Recommended) •...
  • Page 18: Configuring Via The Web Gui

    Configuring via the web GUI Logging into the web GUI Your ASUS ADSL router comes with an intuitive web graphics 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 19 NOTES: • For your network clients, ensure that you set the TCP/IP settings to obtain IP addresses automatically, disable the proxy server settings, disable the dial-up settings, and cancel the dial-up connection. • For more details, refer to the section Before you proceed in this user manual.
  • Page 20: Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (Wps)

    Wireless Adapter Support Windows Vista /64 ASUS/Intel wireless LAN card (except WL- 167g and WL-160W) Windows 7 /64 Windows 008 ASUS WL-167g v driver v..0.6.0 or later ASUS WL-160N/WL-10N driver v..0.0.0 or later Windows XP SP/SP ASUS/Intel wireless LAN card (WL-167g and...
  • Page 21 To use WPS: 1. In the WPS field, click the red button to launch the WPS Push Button Configuration. NOTE: You may also press the WPS button on your ADSL router to launch the WPS Push Button Configuration. . Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the wireless network setup.
  • Page 22: Using The Network Map

    Using the Network Map Network Map allows you to view the status and configure the connection settings of the Internet, system, and clients in your network. It enables you to quickly set up your Wide Area Network (WAN) using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature. To view the status or configure the settings, click any of these icons displayed on the main page: Icon...
  • Page 23: Creating Multiple Ssid Profiles

    Creating multiple SSID profiles The wireless router allows you to create multiple SSID profiles that meet various working scenarios. To create an SSID profile: 1. In the SSID field, click Add. . Configure the profile settings, then click Add.
  • Page 24: Managing Bandwidth With Ezqos

    Managing bandwidth with EzQoS 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: Icon Description...
  • Page 25: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware NOTE: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Advanced Setting > Administration from the navigation menu at the left side of your screen. . Click the Firmware Upgrade tab. . In the New Firmware File field, click Browse to locate the new firmware on your computer.
  • Page 26: 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. . Click the Restore/Save/Upload Setting tab. . 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 27: Using The Utilities

    Using the utilities NOTES: • Install the ADSL router's utilities from the bundled support • If Autorun is disabled, run setup.exe from the root directory of the support CD. Installing the utilities To install the utilities: 1. Click Install...Utilities. . Click Next.
  • Page 28 . 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.
  • Page 29: Device Discovery

    Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS Wireless ADSL Router and enables you to configure the device. To launch the Device Discovery utility: • From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > DSL-N12U Wireless ADSL Router > Device Discovery.
  • Page 30: Firmware Restoration

    Firmware Restoration Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS ADSL 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 before using the Firmware Restoration utility.
  • Page 31: Adsl Setting Wizard

    To use the ADSL Setup Wizard: 1. From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > DSL-N12U ADSL router > ADSL Setting Wizard. . Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware.
  • Page 32 . Press the WPS button on your router until the Power indicator flashes three times per second. (Use only with a wireless client card with WPS function) Reset On Off Power LAN4 LAN3 LAN2 LAN1 ADSL On/Off WPS button . On the ADSL Setting Wizard, click Next to continue. NOTES: •...
  • Page 33 4. Key in desired network name or SSID (service set identifier). When done, click Next. 5. Create and key in a passphrase consisting of 8-6 characters or use the automatically generated passphrase then click Next. A passphrase is a sentence, phrase, or sequence of alpha- numeric characters used to generate a security key.
  • Page 34 6. When finished, click Save or print settings for future reference or 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 35 8. For Internet (WAN) settings, refer to section Using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) in Chapter  of this manual. If you are a Russian user, follow the onscreen instructions to finish the ADSL Internet (WAN) settings.
  • Page 36 Adding network devices using a USB flash drive With the ADSL Setting Wizard, you can add devices to your network using a USB flash drive. To add network devices using a USB flash drive: 1. In the ADSL Setting Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive. .
  • Page 37 . Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer then insert it to the other computer that you want to add to your wireless network. 4. Locate SetupWireless.exe from the USB drive, and double-click to run it. Click Yes to add the computer to the wireless network. 5.
  • Page 38: Setting Up Your Network Printer

    Use the Network Printer Setup utility to set up a USB printer on your ADSL router and allow network clients to access the USB printer. NOTES: • To check if your USB printer is compatible with your ASUS ADSL router, refer to the Plug-n-Share Disk Support List at DSL-N12U.htm •...
  • Page 39 . Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware, then click Next. . Wait for a few minutes for the initial setup to finish. Click Next.
  • Page 40 4. Click Finish to complete the installation. 5. Follow the Windows OS instructions to install the printer driver. ®...
  • Page 41 6. After the printer’s driver installation is completed, network clients can now use the printer.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting NOTE: If you encounter problems that are not mentioned in this chapter, contact the ASUS Technical Support. Troubleshooting I cannot access a web browser for configuring the router. • Delete the cookies and files in your web browser. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Launch your web browser, then click Tools > Internet Options...
  • Page 43 Cannot find the router: • Press the Reset button at the rear panel for more than five seconds. • Check the setting in the wireless adapter such as SSID and encryption settings. • Check if the wireless indicator on the front panel is off. Turn the wireless switch at the rear panel on/off.
  • Page 44 The following are the factory default settings: User Name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: Yes (if WAN cable is plugged in) IP address: Domain Name: (Blank) Subnet Mask: DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID (2.4GHz): ASUS SSID (5GHz): ASUS_5G...
  • Page 45: Asus Ddns Service

    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.
  • Page 46 Different ISPs may have different interval time for IP updating. 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. Check your ASUS router if it supports the...
  • Page 47: 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 48 Testing for radio test suites according to EN 00 8-  has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. CE Mark Warning This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
  • Page 49 authors commit to using it. (Some other Free Software Foundation software is covered by the GNU Library General Public License instead.) You can apply it to your programs, too. When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price.
  • Page 50 Terms & conditions for copying, distribution, & modification 0. This License applies to any program or other work which contains a notice placed by the copyright holder saying it may be distributed under the terms of this General Public License. The “Program” , below, refers to any such program or work, and a “work based on the Program”...
  • Page 51 a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change. b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.
  • Page 52 . You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it, under Section ) in object code or executable form under the terms of Sections 1 and  above provided that you also do one of the following: a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine- readable source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and  above on a medium customarily...
  • Page 53 4. You may not copy, modify, sublicense, or distribute the Program except as expressly provided under this License. Any attempt otherwise to copy, modify, sublicense or distribute the Program is void, and will automatically terminate your rights under this License. However, parties who have received copies, or rights, from you under this License will not have their licenses terminated so long as such parties remain in full compliance.
  • Page 54 If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances. 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;...
  • Page 55 you may choose any version ever published by the Free Software Foundation. 10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation;...
  • Page 57: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 9459, USA Telephone +151079777 +15106084555 Website Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Telephone +4918050109* +4910959911 Website Online contact
  • Page 58: Networks Global Hotline Information

    Networks Global Hotline Information Support Working Working Area Hotline Number Languages Hour Australia 100-787-88 English 9:00-18:00 Mon. to Fri. Austria 004-804051 German 9:00-18:00 Mon. to Fri. Belgium 00-781501 Dutch /French 9:00-17:00 Mon. to Fri. Simplified Mon. to China 400-60-6655 9:00-18:00 Chinese Sun.
  • Page 59 Mon. to Fri 0044-870-10840; United Kingdom English 9:00-17:00 Mon. to Fri. 005-1890719918 8:0-1:00am Mon. to Fri. (5:0am- 9:00pm PST) USA/Canada 1-81-8-787 English 9:00am- Sat. to Sun. 6:00pm EST (6:00am- :00pm PST) NOTE: For more information, visit the ASUS support site at:
  • Page 60 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--894-447 Address: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative Address: HARKORT STR. 1-, 40880 in Europe: RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. Authorised A.S. distributors in Turkey:...

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