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DSL-N12E
11n Wireless Router
User Manual

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    DSL-N12E 11n Wireless Router User Manual...

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    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 About this guide ..................5 Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router Package contents .................. 7 System requirements ................7 Before you proceed ................7 Hardware features ................. 8 Mounting options ................. 12 Chapter 2: Getting started Setting up the wireless router ............13 Accessing the router’s web GUI ............

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    Table of contents Configuring the diagnostic settings ..........47 Checking your wireless router’s status and basic settings .... 48 Chapter 5: Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ................... 49 Appendices Notices ....................52 ASUS Contact Information ..............60...

  • Page 5: About This Guide

    This guide contains the following parts: • Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router This chapter provides information on the package contents, system requirements, hardware features, and LED indicators of the ASUS Wireless Router. • Chapter 2: Getting started This chapter provides instructions on accessing the router’s web GUI and quickly setting up the Internet connection via the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) function.

  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.

  • Page 7: Package Contents

    SE and higher ® Before you proceed Take note of the following guidelines before installing the ASUS 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.

  • Page 8: Hardware Features

    • Keep the device away from transformers, heavy-duty motors, fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial equipment to prevent signal loss. • Install the device in a central area to provide ideal coverage for all wireless mobile devices. • 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.

  • Page 9: Status Indicators

    Status indicators Status Indication No connection or in bridge mode. Flashing Internet data is transmitted in the routing mode. The Internet connection is normal in the routing mode and no Internet data is being transmitted. No power or no physical connection Has physical connection to an Ethernet network.

  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Item Description WPS button Press this button for more than five seconds to enable the WPS function. Note: If you press the button for one to five seconds, no function takes effect. ADSL port Connect an RJ-11 telephone cable to this port or a splitter connected from this port.

  • Page 11: Bottom Panel

    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: For details on mounting your router on a wall or ceiling, refer to the section Mounting options on the next page of this user manual.

  • Page 12: Mounting Options

    . Tighten two screws until only 1/4'' is showing. 4. Latch the hooks of the ASUS Wireless Router onto the screws. Note: Re-adjust the screws if you cannot latch the ASUS Wireless Router onto it or if it is too loose.

  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Getting started Setting up the wireless router The ASUS Wireless Router includes a web graphics user interface (web GUI) that allows you to configure the wireless router using your web browser on your computer. Note: For details on configuring your wireless router using the web GUI, refer to Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI.

  • Page 14: Using The Quick Internet Setup (qis)

    Using the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) function guides you in quickly setting up your Internet connection. Important: Obtain the necessary information about your Internet connection type from your ISP. Click Quick Internet Setup. In Step 1: Web Account Setup page, key in the necessary information and click Next.

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    In Step 3: WAN Interface Setup page, fill in the necessary information, and click Next. In Step 4: WLAN Interface Setup page, set up the parameter for your WLAN network. Notes: • Do not include quotation marks (" or ') in your SSID or use spaces as the start of your SSID. •...

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    In Step 5: Configuration Saving page, click Finish to save the configuration settings. Click Back to modify the settings. Click Reset to cancel the settings. DSL-N1E Chapter : Getting started...

  • Page 17: Chapter 3: Configuring The Network Clients

    • Subnet Mask: 55.55.55.0 (same as the ASUS Wireless Router) • Gateway: 19.168.1.1 (IP address of the ASUS Wireless Router) • DNS: 19.168.1.1 (ASUS Wireless Router) or assign a known DNS server in your network Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients...

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    DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server. 5. Click OK when done. DSL-N12E Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients...

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    DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server. 5. Click OK when done. Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients DSL-N12E...

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    DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server. 5. Click OK when done. DSL-N12E Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients...

  • Page 21: Chapter 4: Configuring Via The Web Gui

    • Do not include quotation marks (" or ') in your SSID or use spaces as the start of your SSID. • Clicking the Refresh button of your browser will direct you to the QIS page. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

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    Note: For WPA pre-shared key and WEP key settings, neither use quotation marks (" or '), angle brackets (>), square brackets (]) and spaces as the start of your key nor use two spaces in between. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    In the Wireless Access Control Mode field, select the access control type. In the MAC Address field, key in the client’s MAC address and click Add to add it to the control list. Click Apply Changes to apply the settings made. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

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    Select the Authentication type, and select Enable or Disable to enable or disable SSID broadcast and Relay Blocking. Click Apply Changes to apply the settings made. Note: To change the authentication configuration for each SSID, go to the Security tab for details. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    Enable or Disable to enable or disable certain wireless functions. Click Apply Changes to apply the settings made. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

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    You may also choose to key in the wireless LAN card’s PIN code, then click Start PIN. Note: Refer to the documentation that came with the wireless LAN card for the wireless LAN card’s PIN code. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

  • Page 27: Configuring The Local Area Network (lan) Settings

    Click Network > LAN tab > LAN IP. In the LAN Interface Setup screen, key in the Interface Name, IP Address, and Subnet Mask. Click Apply Changes to apply the settings made. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

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    In the IP Pool Range field, key in the range of IP addresses that you want to use. Key in the Default Gateway, Max Lease Time, Domain Name, and DNS Server address. Click Apply Changes to apply the settings made. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    Click Add to add the IP address and MAC address to the DHCP Static IP Table. To delete an entry of MAC address and IP address, tick the selected entry from the DHCP Static IP Table, and click Delete Selected. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 30: Configuring The Wide Area Network (wan) Settings

    In the Type dropdown list, you can select Continuous, Connect on Demand, or Manual. In selecting the Connect on Demand type, key in the idle amount time in Idle Time (min) field to automatically disconnect the PPPoE connection. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    The ADSL Settings page allows you to configure the ADSL settings. To configure the ADSL settings: Click Network > WAN tab > ADSL Setting. Select the options that you want to apply. Click Apply Changes to apply the settings made. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 32: Configuring The Internet Service Settings

    Click Internet Service > DNS tab > DNS. Select Obtain DNS Automatically or Set DNS Manually, key in the IP address that you want to assign to the DNS server. Click Apply Changes to save the settings made. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    In the Interface dropdown list, select the Internet connection type. Key in the user name and password for the DDNS provider. Click Add to add the DDNS settings to the DNS table. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 34: Configure Ip/port Filter Settings

    Click Help for more information on configuring the filter settings. Note: If you want to restrict access to all outgoing or incoming Internet data packets, select Permit or Deny in the Outgoing Action or Incoming Default Action fields. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    Note: If you want to restrict access to all outgoing or incoming data packets from or to network clients, select Deny or Allow in the Outgoing Default Policy or Incoming Default Policy field. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

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    Click Internet Service > Firewall tab > NAT EXCLUDE IP. In the IP Range field, key in the IP range that you want to exclude from your router’s NAT pool. Click Apply Changes to save the settings made. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

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    To configure the ALG settings: Click Internet Service > Firewall tab > ALG Setting. Select the protocols or applications that you want to enable. Click Apply Changes to save the settings made. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 38: Configuring The Upnp Settings

    In the UPnP field, tick Enable to enable UPnP connection. In the WAN Interface dropdown list, choose a network protocol group to enable the UPnP connection. Click Apply Changes to save the settings. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

  • Page 39: Configuring The Igmp Configuration Settings

    IGMP waits to receive a response to a general query message. The default value is 10 seconds. In the Group Leave Delay field, key in the time value in milliseconds. Click Apply Changes to save the settings. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 40: Configuring The Advanced Settings

    Configuring the advanced settings The Advanced Setting page allows you to configure your ASUS WIreless Router’s advanced settings such as Bridge Setting, Routing, Port Mapping, QoS, SNMP, and other miscellaneous settings. NOTE: Configure the Advanced settings only if you are an experienced user and has vast knowledge about networking.

  • Page 41: Configuring The Administration Settings

    Save the current configuration or Restore to the factory default configuration. Click Reboot to load the selected configuration and reboot the router’s system. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 42: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware The Upgrade Firmware page allows you to upgrade the wireless router’s firmware version. NOTE: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com. To upgrade the firmware: Click Administration > Upgrade tab > Upgrade Firmware.

  • Page 43: Backing Up/restoring The Settings

    In the Save Settings to File field, click Save to save the configuration settings to your preferred path. To restore the settings: Click Administration > Upgrade tab > Backup/Restore. In the Load Settings from File field, click Browse to locate the saved configuration file. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 44: Configuring The System Logs

    Events Log Table. Click Save Log to File to save a copy of logs information to your local drive. Click Clear Log Table to clear the system logs from the table. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

  • Page 45: Configuring The User Account Settings

    To delete a user account: Click Administration > Password tab. In the User Account Table, tick the user account to be deleted. Click Delete to delete the user account from the User Account Table. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 46: Configuring The System Time Settings

    Click Administration > Time Zone tab. In the State field under NTP Configuration, tick Enable to enable the Network Time Protocol (NTP) function. Key in the necessary information. Click Apply Changes to save the settings made. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

  • Page 47: Configuring The Diagnostic Settings

    Configuring the diagnostic settings The Diagnostic page allows you to detect, isolate, and troubleshoot problems with your network. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12E...

  • Page 48: Checking Your Wireless Router's Status And Basic Settings

    The ADSL Statistics page shows the status of ADSL line, upstream rate, downstream rate, and other information. • ARP Table tab The ARP Table page shows the IP addresses and their corresponding MAC addresses. DSL-N12E Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...

  • Page 49: Chapter 5: 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.

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    Problem Action Cannot access the Internet • Move the router closer to the wireless client. via wireless LAN adapter. • Check whether the wireless adapter is connected to the correct wireless router. • Check whether the wireless channel in use conforms to the channels available in your country/area.

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    The following are the factory default settings: User Name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: Yes (if WAN cable is plugged in) IP address: 19.168.1.1 Domain Name: (Blank) Subnet Mask: 55.55.55.0 DNS Server 1: 19.168.1.1 DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS Chapter 5: Troubleshooting DSL-N1E...

  • Page 52: Appendices

    EN 60950-1:006/A11:009/A1:010 ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials.

  • Page 53: Safety Information

    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. 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 54: Gnu General Public License

    IC Warning The Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference- Causing Equipment Regulation. Cet appareil numerique de la class B respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada. GNU General Public License Licensing information This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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    For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.

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    . You may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions: a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.

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    corresponding source code. (This alternative is allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you received the program in object code or executable form with such an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.) The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it.

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    receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program. 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.

  • Page 59: Safety Warning

    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. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU.

  • Page 60: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 9459, USA Telephone +150955088 +1509871 Website usa.asus.com Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +4910959911 Website www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component)

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    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--894-447 Address: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative in Europe: Address: HARKORT STR. 1-, 40880 RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Authorised distributors in Turkey:...

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