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Wireless - N150 Router

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    RT-N10U Wireless - N150 Router User Manual 7656_rtn10u.indd 1 8//1 10:05:9 AM...
  • 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 System requirements ................7 Getting to know your wireless router Before you proceed ................8 Hardware features ................. 9 Top panel ................... 9 Rear panel ..................10 Bottom panel ..................11 Mounting options .................
  • Page 4 Device Discovery ................. 51 Firmware Restoration ................52 Setting up your network printer ............53 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ................... 57 ASUS DDNS Service ................60 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ..........60 Appendices Notices ....................63 ASUS Contact Information ..............71 7656_rtn10u.indd ...
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    This guide contains the following parts: • Chapter 1: Getting to know 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: Setting up your wireless network This chapter provides instructions on setting up the Router and Access Point modes of the ASUS Wireless Router.
  • Page 6: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when completing a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when completing a task IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Getting to know your wireless router Package contents Check the following items in your ASUS Wireless Router package. RT-N10U Wireless Router x1 Power adapter x1 Support CD x1 RJ-5 cable x1 USB cable x1 Quick Start Guide x1 Warranty card x1 If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
  • Page 8: Before You Proceed

    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 9: Hardware Features

    Transmitting or receiving data (through Ethernet cable) No power Wireless system ready Flashing Transmitting or receiving data (wireless) Flashing WPS processing No power or no physical connection External USB device installed. Chapter 1: Getting to know your wireless router RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 9 8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    Connect RJ-5 Ethernet cables to these ports to establish LAN connection. WPS button Press this button to establish wireless connection. USB 2.0 port Insert a USB device into this port. RT-N10U Chapter 1: Getting to know your wireless router 7656_rtn10u.indd 10 8//1 10:05:6 AM...
  • Page 11: Bottom Panel

    Air vents These vents provide ventilation to your router. For details on mounting your router on a wall or ceiling, refer to the section Mounting options. Chapter 1: Getting to know your wireless router RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 11 8//1 10:05:7 AM...
  • Page 12: Mounting Options

    . Screw on two round head screws on the surface until only 1/'' is showing. . Latch the hooks of the ASUS Router onto the screws. Re-adjust the screws if you cannot latch the ASUS Wireless Router onto the screws or if the fit is too loose.
  • Page 13: Setting Up Your Wireless Network

    Setting up the wireless router The ASUS Wireless Router includes a web graphical user interface (web GUI) that allows you to configure the wireless router using your web browser. For details on configuring your wireless router using the web GUI, refer to Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI.
  • Page 14 . 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. RT-N10U Chapter : Setting up your wireless networkr 7656_rtn10u.indd 1...
  • Page 15 . Assign the network name (SSID) and network key for a secure wireless network. Click Apply when done. 5. A summary of your Internet and wireless settings will be displayed. Click Next to continue. Chapter : Setting up your wireless network RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 15 8//1 10:05:8 AM...
  • Page 16 6. Read the wireless network connection tutorial. Click Finish. RT-N10U Chapter : Setting up your wireless networkr 7656_rtn10u.indd 16 8//1 10:05:8 AM...
  • Page 17: 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: Configuing the network clients RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 17...
  • Page 18 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. RT-N10U Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients 7656_rtn10u.indd 18 8//1 10:05:50 AM...
  • Page 19 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. Chapter 3: Configuing the network clients RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 19 8//1 10:05:51 AM...
  • Page 20 Local Area Connection. . On the Local Area Connection Network Status window, click Properties. . Select Internet Protocol Version  (TCP/IPv) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), then click Properties. RT-N10U Chapter 3: Configuring the network clients 7656_rtn10u.indd 0 8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 21 DNS server settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following DNS server addresses: and key in the Preferred and Alternate DNS server. 7. Click OK. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 1 8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 22 RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd  8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 23: Configuration Via The Web Gui

    . On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin). 3. From the main page, click the navigation menu and links to configure the various features of the ASUS Wireless Router. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd ...
  • Page 24: Using The Network Map

    Network Map allows you to view the status 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. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd ...
  • Page 25 Click this icon to display information about the clients or computers in the network, and allows you to block/unblock a client. USB device status Click this icon to display information about your USB device. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 5 8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 26: Creating Your Guest Network

    To create your guest network: Click Guest Network on the left navigation panel. Click Enable. To configure additional options, click Modify. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd 6 8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 27 Select an Authentication Method. Select a WEP Encryption method. Specify the Access time or click Limitless. Select Disable or Enable on the Access Intranet item. 10. Click Apply. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 7 8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 28: Using The Traffic Manager

    1. Click Traffic Manager on the left navigation panel and click the QoS tab. . Click ON to enable QoS. Fill in the upload and download bandwidth fields. . Click Save. Your bandwidth information is available from your ISP. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd 8 8//1 10:05:5 AM...
  • Page 29 User-define QoS rules on the upper-right hand corner. 5. Online service types, source IP addresses, ports, and protocols can be added and configured in the QoS rules screen. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 9 8//1 10:05:55 AM...
  • Page 30: Monitoring Traffic

    Monitoring Traffic Click the Traffic Monitor tab to view real-time or historical bandwidth information of your Internet, Wired, and Wireless connections. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd 0 8//1 10:05:55 AM...
  • Page 31: Administration - Operation Mode

    . Select your connection from these types of ISP services: Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP. . Key in the required information of your selected connection type. . Click Apply to save settings. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 1 8//1 10:05:55 AM...
  • Page 32: Repeater Mode

    1. Click Administration on the navigation panel and click the Operation Mode tab. Select Repeater mode. Click Save. . Select a wireless network from the list. Click Connect. . Setup complete. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd  8//1 10:05:56 AM...
  • Page 33: Ap (access Point) Mode

    1. Click Administration on the navigation panel and click the Operation Mode tab. Select Access Point (AP) mode. Click Save. . Key in network name and password. Click Apply. . Setup complete. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd  8//1 10:05:56 AM...
  • Page 34: Using 3g/4g Sharing Mode

    2. On the USB Modem configuration page, click Yes for Enable USB Modem. . On the USB Adapter item, select your USB adapter’s model name. If the model name is not listed, select AUTO. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd ...
  • Page 35 Username, and Password if necessary. Please refer to your Internet service provider or telecommunications service for the necessary values for the G/G items. 5. Setup complete. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 5 8//1 10:05:57 AM...
  • Page 36: Setting Up The Dhcp Server

    Once it reaches this time limit, the DHCP server will then assign a new IP address. • ASUS recommeds that you use an IP address format of 19.168.1.xxx (where xxx can be any number between  and 5) when specifying an IP address range.
  • Page 37: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Administration from the left navigation panel. . Click the Firmware Upgrade tab. . In the New Firmware File item, click Browse. Navigate to the downloaded firmware file.
  • Page 38: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    Save. To restore from a saved system settings file, click Browse to locate your • file, then click Upload. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd 8 8//1 10:05:58 AM...
  • Page 39: Using The Usb Extension

    Using the USB Extension The USB Extension menu provides AiDisk, Servers Center, Network Printer Server and 3G/4G submenus. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 9 8//1 10:05:59 AM...
  • Page 40: Using Aidisk For File Sharing

    . 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. Click Next. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd 0...
  • Page 41 . 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 xxx.asuscomm.com, where xxx is your host name.
  • Page 42: Using The Network Place (samba) Share Service

    . Click Share with account. Click OK at the pop-up window. . Click the Add button to create user accounts for users who will be accessing the USB storage device via Samba. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 8. Click Apply.
  • Page 43 R: Select this option to assign read only access for a specific file/folder. • No: Select this option if you do not want to share a specific file/folder. • 8. Click Apply. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd  8//1 10:06:00 AM...
  • Page 44: 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 45 Assign a name for the user account and key in a password. Click Add. 7. Use the Modify and Delete buttons to modify the password or remove the user account. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 5 8//1 10:06:01 AM...
  • Page 46 10. To access the FTP server from a client on the network, key in ftp:// <hostname>.asuscomm.com on a web browser or a third-party FTP utility. Once prompted, key in the account username and password. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI 7656_rtn10u.indd 6...
  • Page 47: Using The Miscellaneous Setting

    1. Click USB application on the left navigation panel and click Servers Center. . Click the Miscellaneous setting tab. 3. Specify or change configuration settings as needed. . Click Apply. Chapter 4: Network configuration using the web GUI RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 7 8//1 10:06:0 AM...
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  • Page 49: Using The Utilities

    Using the utilities Installing the utilities The support CD contains the utilities for configuring the ASUS Wireless Router. To install the ASUS WLAN Utilities in Microsoft Windows, insert the support CD ® in the CD drive. If Autorun is disabled, run setup.exe from the root directory of the support CD.
  • Page 50 . Click Next to accept the default destination folder or click Browse to specify another path. . Click Next to accept the default program folder or enter another name. 5. Click Finish. RT-N10U Chapter 5: Using the Utilities 7656_rtn10u.indd 50 8//1 10:06:0 AM...
  • Page 51: Device Discovery

    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-N13U Wireless Router > Device Discovery.
  • Page 52: Firmware Restoration

    5. 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 on page  for more details.
  • Page 53: 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 http://event.asus.com/networks/printersupport...
  • Page 54 . Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware, then click Next. 5. Wait for a few minutes for the initial setup to finish. Click Next. 6. Click Finish to complete the installation. RT-N10U Chapter 5: Using the Utilities 7656_rtn10u.indd 5...
  • Page 55 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. Chapter 5: Using the Utilities RT-N10U 7656_rtn10u.indd 55 8//1 10:06:05 AM...
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  • Page 57: 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.
  • Page 58 Try setting up the wired connection and keys are forgotten. configuring the wireless encryption again. • Press the Reset button at the rear panel of the wireless router for more than five seconds. RT-N10U Chapter 6: Troubleshooting 7656_rtn10u.indd 58 8//1 10:06:06 AM...
  • Page 59 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 I cannot use 19.168.1.1 to Check the router’s operation mode. enter the web GUI. • In the Router mode, the default IP address is 19.168.1.1.
  • Page 60: 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. The DDNS service is embedded in your router, so you can register the ASUS DDNS service anytime.
  • Page 61 DDNS results in different WAN IPs in MS-DOS and in the router configuration page. 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.
  • Page 62 RT-N10U Chapter 6: Troubleshooting 7656_rtn10u.indd 6 8//1 10:06:07 AM...
  • Page 63: Appendices

    Notices 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 64: Safety Information

    Prohibition of Co-location This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Safety Information To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 0cm between the radiator and your body.
  • Page 65 be accompanied with their respective source code. Please visit our web site for updated information. Note that we do not offer direct support for the distribution. GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version , June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place, Suite 0, Boston, MA 0111-107 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
  • Page 66 Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any patent must be licensed for everyone’s free use or not licensed at all.
  • Page 67 (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. If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as...
  • Page 68 though third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code. . 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.
  • Page 69 This section is intended to make thoroughly clear what is believed to be a consequence of the rest of this License. 8. If the distribution and/or use of the Program is restricted in certain countries either by patents or by copyrighted interfaces, the original copyright holder who places the Program under this License may add an explicit geographical distribution limitation excluding those countries, so that distribution is permitted only in or among countries not thus excluded.
  • Page 70: Safety Warning

    ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  • Page 71: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 959, USA Telephone +150955088 +1509871 Website usa.asus.com Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-, D-0880 Ratingen, Germany +910959911 Website www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component)
  • Page 72 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--89-7 Address: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative in Europe: Address: HARKORT STR. 1-, 0880 RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Authorised distributors in Turkey:...

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