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  • Page 1: User Manual

    DSL-N12U 11N 300Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Router DSL-N12U POWER ADSL Internet Wireless 300M Wireless ADSL Modem Router User Manual...
  • 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 ..................4 Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless ADSL router Package contents .................. 7 System requirements ................7 Before you proceed ................7 Hardware features ................. 8 Front panel ..................8 Rear panel ..................9 Bottom panel ...................
  • Page 4: 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 ADSL Router. • Chapter 2: Getting started This chapter provides instructions on setting up the Router and Access Point modes of the ASUS Wireless ADSL Router.
  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    • Chapter 6: Troubleshooting This chapter provides you with a troubleshooting guide for solving common problems you may encounter when using the ASUS Wireless ADSL Router. • Appendices This chapter provides you with the regulatory Notices and Safety Statements. Conventions used in this guide WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    IEEE 80.11b/g/n device with wireless capability • An installed TCP/IP and Internet browser Before you proceed Take note of the following guidelines before installing the ASUS Wireless ADSL 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

    Install the device at least 0cm from a person to ensure that the product is operated in accordance with the RF Guidelines for Human Exposure adopted by the Federal Communications Commission. Hardware features Front panel DSL-N12U POWER ADSL Internet Wireless...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Wireless On Off Reset Power On/Off LAN4 LAN3 LAN2 LAN1 ADSL Label Description Reset Press this button for more than five seconds to reset the system to its factory default settings. If this function failed, refer to section Firmware Restoration on page  for details on how to restore your router to default settings.
  • Page 10: 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 11: Mounting Options

    Mounting options Out of the box, the ASUS Wireless 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 12 DSL-N1U Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router...
  • Page 13: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Getting started Setting up the wireless router The ASUS Wireless ADSL Router includes a web Graphical User Interface (web GUI) that allows you to configure the wireless ADSL 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: Setting Up The Wireless Adsl Router

    Setting up the wireless ADSL router The ASUS wireless ADSL router meets various working scenarios with proper configurations. You may need to change the wireless router’s default settings so as to meet the requirements in your wireless environment. Note: We recommend that you use wired connection for initial configuration to avoid possible setup problems due to wireless uncertainty.
  • Page 15 Select your wireless router. ® By default, there is no security key for the wireless router. Click Connect and the connection is completed within seconds. ASUS Wireless ADSL Router On Off Reset Power On/Off...
  • Page 16 . Launch your web browser. The QIS web page appears automatically and starts detecting your connection type, VPI/VCI value and encapsulation mode. Note: If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the proxy settings on your web browser. 4.
  • Page 17 5. 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 wireless router. • Click Back to main page page to go back to the main page of the web GUI.
  • Page 18 DSL-N1U Chapter : Setting up the hardware...
  • Page 19: Chapter 3: Configuring The Network Clients

    • Subnet Mask: (same as the ASUS Wireless ADSL Router) • Gateway: (IP address of the ASUS Wireless ADSL Router) • DNS: (ASUS Wireless ADSL Router) or assign a known DNS server in your network Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 20: Windows 2000

    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-N12U Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • 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. 5. Click OK when done. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients DSL-N12U...
  • Page 22 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-N12U Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 23: Chapter 4: Configuring Via The Web Gui

    1. Launch a web browser, then key in the router’s IP address ( The login page of the router’s web GUI appears. . On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin). Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12U...
  • Page 24: Using The Network Map

    3. From the main page, click the navigation menu or links to configure the various features of the ASUS Wireless ADSL Router. 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.
  • Page 25: 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. Under System status, click Add. 2. Configure the profile settings, then click Add. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI DSL-N12U...
  • Page 26: Managing Bandwidth With Ezqos

    The router handles at first priority the traffic of downloading/ uploading data to/from the FTP server. Voip/Video Streaming The router handles the audio/video traffic at first priority. . Click Save to save the configuration settings. DSL-N12U Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 27: 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.
  • Page 28: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    Upload. For more information about Advanced Setting, click the hyperlinked text. The help information displayed on the right column guides you to use the router’s functions. DSL-N12U Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 29: Chapter 5: Installing The Utilities

    Installing the utilities Installing the utilities The support CD contains the utilities for configuring the ASUS Wireless ADSL 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 30 . 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. DSL-N1U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 31: 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 >...
  • Page 32: Firmware Restoration

    DSL-N12U Wireless ADSL Router > Firmware Restoration. 4. Specify a firmware file, then click Upload. Note: This is not a firmware upgrade utility and cannot be used on a working ASUS Wireless ADSL Router. Normal firmware upgrades must be done through the web interface. Refer to Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI for more details.
  • Page 33: Adsl Setting Wizard

    ASUS WL-16g v driver v.1...0 or later ASUS WL-160N/WL-10N driver v. or later Windows XP/00 64-bit ASUS wireless LAN card with ASUS WLAN Utility Windows XP -bit SP1/ XP -bit ASUS WL-16g v driver v.1...0 or later Windows 00 -bit SP1 / 00 ASUS WL-160N/WL-10N driver v. or later...
  • Page 34 2. 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) Wireless Reset Power On/Off LAN4 LAN3 LAN2 LAN1 On Off ADSL WPS button 3.
  • Page 35 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 36 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 37 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. Chapter 5: Installing the utilities DSL-N1U...
  • Page 38: Adding Network Devices Using A Usb Flash Drive

    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. 2.
  • Page 39 . 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 40: Using Adsl Setting Wizard

    USB printer. Note: To check if your USB printer is compatible with your ASUS wireless router, visit the ASUS website at and click Products > Networks > Printer Support List. You may also go to this link:
  • Page 41 3. Wait for a few minutes for the initial setup to finish. Click Next. 4. Click Finish to complete the installation. Chapter 5: Installing the utilities DSL-N1U...
  • Page 42 5. Follow the Windows OS instructions to install the printer driver. ® 6. After the printer’s driver installation is completed, network clients can now use the printer. DSL-N1U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 43: Chapter 5: Troubleshootin Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This troubleshooting guide provides solutions to some common problems that you may encounter while installing or using the ASUS Wireless ADSL 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 44 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.
  • Page 45 IP address: Domain Name: (Blank) Subnet Mask: DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS I cannot use to Check the router’s operation mode. enter the web GUI. • In the Router mode, the default IP address is
  • Page 46: 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 47 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 48 DSL-N1U Chapter 6: Troubleshooting...
  • Page 49: 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 50: Ic Warning Statement

    FCC/Canada Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with FCC/Canada radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum 0cm between the radiator and your body. IC Warning Statement This device had been designed to operate with the antennas for a maximum gain 5dBi, antenna type: dipole.
  • Page 51 This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company. Connection to party lines is subject to state tariffs. Company: ASUS Computer International Address: 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, California 9459, USA Tel no.: +1-510-9-...
  • Page 52: Ce Mark Warning

    Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC Essential requirements – Article  Protection requirements for health and safety – Article .1a Testing for electric safety according to EN 60950-1 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility – Article .1b Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 01 489-1 and EN 301 489-17 has been conducted.
  • Page 53 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. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or...
  • Page 54 Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act 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).
  • Page 55 or distribution medium 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 terms of Sections 1 and  above on...
  • Page 56 6. Each time you redistribute the Program (or any work based on the Program), the recipient automatically receives a license from the original licensor to copy, distribute or modify the Program subject to these terms and conditions. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients’ exercise of the rights granted herein.
  • Page 57 of any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. If the Program does not specify a version number of this License, 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.
  • Page 58: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 9459, USA Telephone +15109 +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 59: Networks Global Hotline Information

    1800144105 005-18-0 9:00-1:00 Poland Polish Mon. to Fri. 005-18-040 8:0-1:0 Portugal 0-500-10 Portuguese 9:00-1:00 Mon. to Fri. +8-800-100-ASUS; +7- Russian/ Russia 9:00-18:00 Mon. to Fri. 495-1-1999 English +65-60-85 Singapore (Check Repair Detail 11:00-19:00 Mon. to Fri. English Status Only) -66101...
  • Page 60 Networks Global Hotline Information Support Working Working Area Hotline Number Languages Hour Spain 90-88-96-88 Spanish 9:00-18:00 Mon. to Fri. Swedish/ Sweden 0046-858-6940 9:00-1:00 Mon. to Fri. English 0041-848111010 German/French 9:00-18:00 Mon. to Fri. Switzerland 0041-848111014 French 9:00-1:45 Mon. to Fri. 0041-84811101 Italian 9:00-1:00...
  • Page 61 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--894-44 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. A.S. Authorised distributors Tel: +90 1 11000 in Turkey: Address: AYAZAGA MAH.

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