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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide RT-N14U Wireless-N300 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 About this guide ..................5 Package contents ..................7 Getting to know your router Hardware features ..................8 Mounting placement ................10 Positioning your router................11 Setting up your wireless network What you need ...................12 Setting up your wireless router ............13 Wired connection ................13 Wireless connection ................14 Before you proceed ................15...
  • Page 4 Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings ........45 Setting up your network printer ............46 Using the utilities Device Discovery ..................49 Firmware Restoration ................50 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................53 ASUS DDNS Service ..................56 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ..........56 Appendices Notices ......................59 ASUS Contact information ..............71 Networks Global Hotline Information ..........72...
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    • Chapter 1: Getting to know your router This chapter provides information on the package contents, hardware features, and LED indicators of the ASUS Router. • Chapter 2: Setting up your wireless network This chapter details instructions on how to set up a wireless network.
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Power adapter Quick Start Guide Warranty card • 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 8: Hardware Features

    Hardware features Front USB LED Off: Indicates no power or no USB device connected. On: Indicates a connected USB devices. LAN LED Off: No power or no connection detected. On: Indicates a connection to a local area network (LAN). Wi-Fi LED Off: No wireless signal detected.
  • Page 9 Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port. Reset button This button resets or restores the system to its factory default settings. Wall-mount hooks Use the wall-mount hooks to mount the ASUS router to a wall or raised surface. Chapter 1: Getting to know your router RT-N1U...
  • Page 10: Mounting Placement

    Mounting placement To mount the wireless router onto its stand: 1. Locate the two mounting holes at the bottom of the wireless router. . Latch the stand’s two mounting hooks to the wireless router’s mounting holes. . Slide the wireless router towards direction of the arrow to secure it to its stand.
  • Page 11: Positioning Your Router

    • For the best up-and-down coverage, place the wireless router in an inclined position. • Always update to the latest firmware. Visit the ASUS website at to get the latest firmware updates. Chapter : Setting up your wireless network...
  • Page 12: 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- (LAN) port (10Base-T/100Base-TX) • IEEE 80.11 b/g/n wireless capability • An installed TCP/IP service • Web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome •...
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Wireless Router

    Setting up your wireless router Use a wired connection in 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.
  • Page 14: Wireless Connection

    . Using the bundled network cable, connect your computer to your wireless router’s LAN port. Once the ethernet cable is connected, check that the LAN LED is blinking.  Using another network cable, connect your modem to your wireless router’s WAN port. .
  • Page 15: Before You Proceed

    • For details on connecting to a wireless network, refer to the WLAN adapter’s user manual. • To set up the security settings for your network, refer to the section Setting up wireless security settings. Before you proceed Before configuring your wireless router, apply the steps described in this section to each computer on the network to avoid problems conneting to the wireless network.
  • Page 16 . 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 Safari browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced. On the Proxies item, click Change Settings...
  • Page 17: Configure Tcp/ip 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.
  • Page 18 . 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. RT-N1U Chapter : Setting up your wireless network...
  • Page 19: Disable Dial-up Networking

    C. Disable dial-up networking Windows ® 1. Click Start > Internet Explorer. . Click Tools > Internet options > Connections tab. . Tick Never dial a connection. . Click Apply then OK. Chapter : Setting up your wireless network RT-N1U...
  • Page 20: Logging Into The Web Gui

    Network configuration using the web GUI Logging into 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, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The Internet Connection

    . The wireless router GUI provides access to various configuration settings. Setting up the Internet connection 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. Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with auto-detection The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature guides you in quickly setting up your Internet connection.
  • Page 22: Router Mode

    . Quick Internet Setup will launch automatically. Click Next. . Key in a new administrator password. Click Next. . Select Wireless router mode or Access Point (AP) mode. Click Next. To set up a wireless network with Internet access, use Wireless router mode.
  • Page 23 . The wireless router will attempt to identify your connection type. . Select the necessary connection type and key in any necessary information required such as your ISP username and password. Obtain the necessary information about your Internet connection type and additional login information from your Internet Service Provider.
  • Page 24 • Auto-detection of your ISP connection type takes place when you configure the wireless router for the first time or when your wireless router is reset to its default settings. • If QIS fails, you can select the connection type manually. 7.
  • Page 25 9. A summary of your network settings will be displayed. Click Next to continue. 10. The Wireless Network Connection Tutorial will be displayed. Click Finish. Chapter : Network Configuration using the web GUI RT-N1U...
  • Page 26: Setting Up The Wireless Security Settings

    Setting up the wireless security settings To protect your wireless network from unauthorized access, you need to configure the security settings of the wireless router. To set up wireless security settings: 1. Key in on your web browser. . On the login screen, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin), then click OK.
  • Page 27: Managing Your Network Clients

    1. On the Network Map screen, click the Client Status icon to list currently connected network clients. Monitoring your USB device The ASUS Wireless Router provides one USB .0 port for connecting USB devices such as a USB storage device or desktop printer.
  • Page 28 You first need to create user accounts to allow other network clients to access the USB device. For more details, refer to the section Using AiDisk for File Sharing in this user manual. To monitor your USB device: 1. On the Network Map screen, select the USB Disk Status icon to display information about your USB device.
  • Page 29: Creating Your Guest Network

    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 left navigation panel. . Click Enable. .
  • Page 30 . Click Yes on the Enable Guest Network? item. . Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the Network Name (SSID) field. . Select an Authentication Method. 7. Select a WEP Encryption method. 8. Specify the Access time or click Limitless. 9.
  • Page 31: Using The Traffic Manager

    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 left navigation panel and click the QoS tab.
  • Page 32: Monitoring Traffic

    . Online service types, source IP addresses, ports, and protocols can be added and configured in the QoS rules screen. Monitoring Traffic Click the Traffic Monitor tab to view real-time or historical bandwidth information of your Internet, Wired, and Wireless connections.
  • Page 33: Using The Usb Application

    Refer to the Plug-n-Share Disk Support List for disk format, file and partition size at To avoid data loss or damage to the USB storage device, always follow the steps to safely remove your USB device.
  • Page 34 To use AiDisk: 1. Click USB application on the left navigation panel and click the AiDisk icon. . From the Welcome to AiDisk wizard screen, click Go. . Assign access rights to the USB storage device. Select limitless access rights, limited access rights, and admin access to define read-right privileges to files stored in the USB storage device.
  • Page 35 . To set up your domain name via the ASUS DDNS service, select I will use the service and accept Terms of service and key in your preferred domain name. Your domain name will follow the format, where xxx is your host name.
  • Page 36: Using The Servers Center

    Using the Servers Center Your ASUS wireless router supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) multimedia devices, such as the Sony Playstation  and Microsoft XBox0. Setting up the Servers Center feature allows UPnP devices to access multimedia files from the USB disk connected to your wireless router.
  • Page 37: Using The Network Place (samba) Share Service

    Using the Network Place (Samba) Share service The Network Place (Samba) Share feature allows Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux clients to access files on the USB storage device. To use Samba share: 1. Click USB application on the left navigation panel and click the Servers Center icon.
  • Page 38 . Assign a name for the user account and key in a password. Click Add. . Use the Modify and Delete buttons to modify the password or remove the user account. 7. Select a user and assign the type of access rights for files or folders located in the storage device: •...
  • Page 39: Using The Ftp Share Service

    Using the FTP Share service Your ASUS wireless router can set up the connected USB storage device as an FTP server. To set up the FTP Share service: 1. Configure file sharing using the steps in Using AiDisk for File Sharing.
  • Page 40 . Click USB application on the left navigation panel and click the Servers Center icon. . Click the FTP Share tab. . Click the Enable FTP and Share with account. . Click the Add button to create accounts for users who will be accessing the USB storage device via FTP Server.
  • Page 41 8. Select the type of access rights for the storage device: R/W: Select this option to assign read/write access for a • specific file/folder. W: Select this option to assign write only access for a • specific file/folder. R: Select this option to assign read only access for a specific •...
  • Page 42: Using The Miscellaneous Setting

    Using the Miscellaneous setting The Miscellaneous settings page allows you to configure additional properties for the USB disk. You can change the maximum number of users who can access the USB storage device, assign a device name and work group, or specify the language settings for the FTP server.
  • Page 43: Configuring Advanced Settings

    Configuring Advanced settings Setting up the DHCP Server You 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.
  • Page 44: Upgrading The Firmware

    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 (where xxx can be any number between  and ) when specifying an IP address range.
  • Page 45: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings To restore/save/upload the settings: 1. Click Advanced Setting from the left navigation panel. . 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 once prompted.
  • Page 46: Setting Up Your Network Printer

    Use the Network Printer Setup utility to set up a USB printer on your wireless router and share the printer with other devices on the network. • To check if your USB printer is compatible with your ASUS wireless router, refer to the Plug-n-Share Disk Support List at •...
  • Page 47 . 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. . Click Finish to complete the installation. Chapter : Network Configuration using the web GUI RT-N1U...
  • Page 48 7. Follow the Windows ® OS instructions to install the printer driver. 8. After printer driver installation is complete, computers on the network will now be able to access the printer. RT-N1U Chapter : Network Configuration using the web GUI...
  • Page 49: Using The Utilities

    Using the utilities Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS wireless router device, and enables you to configure the device. To launch the Device Discovery utility: • From your computer’s desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > RT-N14U Wireless Router >...
  • Page 50: Firmware Restoration

    Firmware Restoration Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS Wireless Router after a failed firmware upgrade. This utility uploads a firmware file to the wireless router. The process takes about three to four minutes. Launch rescue mode before using the Firmware Restoration utility.
  • Page 51 . Click Browse to navigate to a firmware file, then click Upload. The Firmware Restoration utility is not used to upgrade the firmware of a working ASUS Wireless Router. Normal firmware upgrades must be done through the web GUI. Refer to Upgrading the firmware for more details.
  • Page 52 RT-N1U Chapter : Using the Utilities...
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 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 8, follow these steps: Launch your web browser, then click Tools > Internet Options.
  • Page 54 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. Cannot access the Internet via wireless LAN adapter. •...
  • Page 55 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: ...0 DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS Chapter : Troubleshooting RT-N1U...
  • Page 56: 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 57 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 if your ASUS router supports the...
  • Page 59: Appendices

    We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as packaging materials. Please go to english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling information in different regions.
  • Page 60: Safety Information

    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 61 Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information The radiated output power of the ASUS Wireless Device is below the Industry Canada (IC) radio frequency exposure limits. The ASUS Wireless Device should be used in such a manner such...
  • Page 62 that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. This device has been evaluated for and shown compliant with the IC Specific Absorption Rate (“SAR”) limits when installed in specific host products operated in portable exposure conditions (antennas are less than 0 centimeters of a person’s body). This device has been certified for use in Canada.
  • Page 63: Licensing Information

    GNU General Public License Licensing information This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of the 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.
  • Page 64 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. To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
  • Page 65 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”...
  • Page 66 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 67 does not bring the other work under the scope of this License. . 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...
  • Page 68 . 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 69 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 70 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; we sometimes make exceptions for this.
  • Page 71: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 99, USA Telephone +11079777 +11008 Website Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-, D-0880 Ratingen, Germany Telephone +91800109* +91099911 Website Online contact
  • Page 72: Networks Global Hotline Information

    Networks Global Hotline Information Support Working Working Area Hotline Number Languages Hour Australia 100-787-88 English 8:00-0:00 Mon. to Fri. Austria 00-8001 German 9:00-18:00 Mon. to Fri. Belgium 00-78101 Dutch /French 9:00-17:00 Mon. to Fri. Simplified Mon. to China 00-0- 9:00-18:00 Chinese Sun.
  • Page 73 Mon. to Fri 00-870-1080; United Kingdom English 9:00-17:00 Mon. to Fri. 00-1890719918 8:0-1:00am Mon. to Fri. (:0am- 9:00pm PST) USA/Canada 1-81-8-787 English 9:00am- Sat. to Sun. :00pm EST (:00am- :00pm PST) For more information, visit the ASUS support site at:
  • Page 74 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +88--89-7 Address: No. 10, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative Address: HARKORT STR. 1-, 0880 in Europe: RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. Authorised A.S. distributors Tel: +90 1 11000 in Turkey: Address: AYAZAGA MAH.

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