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  • Page 1: User Manual

    RT-N12 C1 SuperSpeed Wireless N 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 router Package contents .................. 7 System requirements ................7 Before you proceed ................7 Hardware features ................. 8 Top panel ................... 8 Rear panel ..................9 Bottom panel ................... 10 Chapter 2: Getting started Setting up the wireless router .............11...
  • 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 Router. • Chapter 2: Getting started This chapter provides instructions on setting up the Router, Repeater, and Access Point modes of the ASUS Wireless 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 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

    • An installed TCP/IP and Internet browser 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

    • 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. Hardware features Top panel RT-N12 Super Speed Wireless N Router Status indicators Status Indication...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    Rear panel ROUTER REPEATER Operation mode selector Label Description Connect an RJ-5 Ethernet cable to this port to establish WAN connection. LAN1-LAN4 Connect RJ-5 Ethernet cables to these ports to establish LAN connection. DC IN Insert the AC adapter into this port to connect your router to a power source.
  • 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: Mounting to the wall is not recommended as it reduces the wireless performance. RT-N1 C1 Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router...
  • Page 11: 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 12: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Router Mode

    The NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services for LAN clients are enabled. To set up the wireless router in Router mode: 1. Choose the Router mode. ROUTER REPEATER Router RT-N12 C1 Repeater . Connect your devices. RT-N12 C1 ROUTER REPEATER...
  • Page 13 . Launch your web browser and the QIS starts to detect your Internet connection type. Note: If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the proxy settings on your web browser. . Key in the user name and password. Click Apply all settings. Note: •...
  • Page 14 5. The Internet connection setup is completed. • Click Going to Internet to surf the Internet. • Click Advanced Setting page to manually configure advanced settings for the wireless router. • Click Add to Favorites to add this URL to your Favorites list for quick access to the web GUI.
  • Page 15: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Repeater Mode

    The NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services are disabled. To set up the wireless router in Repeater mode: 1. Choose the Repeater mode. ROUTER REPEATER Router RT-N12 C1 Repeater . Connect your devices. RT-N12 C1 ROUTER REPEATER Modem...
  • Page 16 . Launch your web browser and the QIS web page appears automatically. Select the AP whose wireless signal you want to extend, then click Connect. Note: If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the proxy settings on your web browser.
  • Page 17: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Ap Mode

    WAN port and provides you with wireless radio signals. The NAT, firewall, and IP sharing services are disabled. To set up the wireless router in AP mode: 1. Choose the AP mode. ROUTER REPEATER Router RT-N12 C1 Repeater . Connect your devices. RT-N12 C1 Modem ROUTER REPEATER...
  • Page 18 . Launch the Device Discovery utility and click Configure to access the web GUI. . On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin). 5. From the main page, click the navigation menu or links to configure the various features of the wireless router.
  • Page 19: 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 clients...
  • Page 20: Configurating For Windows9x/me

    . If you want your computer to automatically obtain an IP address, click Obtain an IP address automatically then click OK. Otherwise, click Specify an IP address, then key in the IP address and Subnet Mask. RT-N12 C1 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 21 . Select the Gateway tab, and key in New gateway then click Add. 5. Select the DNS configuration tab and click Enable DNS. Key in Host, Domain, and DNS Server Search Order, then click Add. 6. Click OK. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients RT-N12 C1...
  • Page 22 • Select the type of network adapter installed in your system. • Set the router to assign IP address automatically. • Manually set up the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. RT-N12 C1 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 23: Windows 2000

    . Select the DNS tab then click Add under the DNS Service Search Order and key in DNS. Windows 2000 ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Dial-up Connection. Right-click Local Area Connection then click Properties. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients RT-N12 C1...
  • Page 24 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. RT-N12 C1 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 25 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 RT-N12 C1...
  • Page 26: Windows Vista

    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. RT-N12 C1 Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 27: Chapter 4: Configuring Via The Web Gui

    • In the Repeater and AP modes, use Device Discovery included in the support CD to find the router’s IP address. . On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin). Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 C1...
  • Page 28 3. From the main page, click the navigation menu or links to configure the various features of the ASUS Wireless Router. RT-N12 C1 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 29: Using The Network Map

    Enable the WPS mode from the System status screen. Client status Click this icon to display information about the clients or computers in the network, and allows you to block/unblock a client. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 C1...
  • Page 30: 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. RT-N12 C1 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 31: 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. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 C1...
  • Page 32: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware Note: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com. To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Advanced Setting from the navigation menu at the left side of your screen. . Under the Administration menu, click Firmware Upgrade.
  • Page 33: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    • To restore previous system settings, click Browse to locate the system file that you want to restore, then click Upload. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N12 C1...
  • Page 34 RT-N12 C1 Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 35: Chapter 5: Installing The Utilities

    Installing 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 36 . 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 when setup is completed. RT-N1 C1 Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 37: Device Discovery

    Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS wireless 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 38: Firmware Restoration

    RT-N12 C1 Wireless 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 Router. Normal firmware upgrades must be done through the web interface. Refer to Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI for more details.
  • Page 39: Chapter 6: Troubleshootin 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 40 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 41 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 42: 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 43 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 44 RT-N1 C1 Chapter 6: Troubleshooting...
  • Page 45: 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 46: Safety Information

    Country Code Statement For product available in the USA/Canada market, only channels 1~11 can be operated. Selection of other channels is not possible. 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...
  • Page 47: Gnu General Public License

    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 48 Also, for each author’s protection and ours, we want to make certain that everyone understands that there is no warranty for this free software. If the software is modified by someone else and passed on, we want its recipients to know that what they have is not the original, so that any problems introduced by others will not reflect on the original authors’...
  • Page 49 you must cause it, when started running for such interactive use in the most ordinary way, to print or display an announcement including an appropriate copyright notice and a notice that there is no warranty (or else, saying that you provide a warranty) and that users may redistribute the program under these conditions, and telling the user how to view a copy of this License.
  • Page 50 accompanies the executable. If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent access to copy the source code from the same place counts as distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
  • Page 51 made generous contributions to the wide range of software distributed through that system in reliance on consistent application of that system; it is up to the author/donor to decide if he or she is willing to distribute software through any other system and a licensee cannot impose that choice.
  • Page 52 1 IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES 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...
  • Page 53: 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 54 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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