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RT-N10 Wireless Router


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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide RT-N10 Wireless 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 () the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting to know your wireless router Package contents ..................5 Hardware features ..................6 Setting up your wireless network Positioning your router................9 What you need ...................10 Setting up your wireless router ............10 Router mode ..................11 Repeater Mode ..................15 AP Mode ....................17 3 Configuring the network clients 4 Network configuration using the web GUI...
  • Page 4 Table of contents 6 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................45 ASUS DDNS Service ..................49 Appendices Notices ......................51 Networks Global Hotline Information ..........65 ASUS Contact information ..............68...
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Wireless Router

    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...
  • Page 6: Hardware Features

    Hardware features Front Status indicators Status Indication No power System ready Power Flashing slowly Rescue mode No power Wireless system ready Wireless Flashing Transmitting or receiving data (wireless) Flashing WPS in progress No power or no physical connection Has physical connection to an Ethernet network Wide Area Network...
  • Page 7 Rear Label Description Press this button for more than five seconds to restore the system to its factory default settings. Reset Press this button to power on/off the wireless router. Power Insert the AC adapter into this port to connect your router to a power source.
  • Page 8: 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. Mounting the wireless router to a wall is not recommended as it reduces wireless performance.
  • Page 9: Setting Up Your Wireless Network

    • For the best upward and downward wireless 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.
  • Page 10: What You Need

    100 meters. Setting up your wireless router The ASUS RT-N10 uses a web Graphical User Interface (GUI) to configure wireless router settings. You can set up the wireless router to use any of these three operation modes: •...
  • Page 11: Router Mode

    • Use a wired connection when 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 12 . Launch your web browser and the QIS web page will appear automatically. Select IP Sharing mode, then click Next. If the QIS web page does not appear, disable the proxy settings on your web browser. 3. QIS will detect your Internet connection type.
  • Page 13 4. Key in the username and password for your account. Click Apply all settings. • A PPPoE Internet connection is shown on the example. The setup screen varies depending on the detected Internet connection type • Obtain the required account information, such as the user name and password, from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Page 14 . Internet setup is complete. • Click Going to Internet to browse the Internet. • Click Simply Wireless Security Setting to configure basic security settings for SSID, authentication method, and WEP encryption for the wireless router. • Click Advanced Setting page to manually configure advanced settings for the wireless router.
  • Page 15: Repeater Mode

    To set up your wireless router in Repeater mode: 1. Connect your devices. Use an Ethernet cable (wired connection) to connect your computer to the wireless router for initial configuration to avoid possible wireless setup problems. RT-N10 Modem Client Router...
  • Page 16 . Launch your web browser and the QIS web page will appear automatically. Select Repeater mode, then click Next. If the QIS web page does not appear, disable the proxy settings on your web browser. 3. Select the wireless Access Point you would like to extend. Click Connect.
  • Page 17: Ap Mode

    To set up your wireless router in AP mode: 1. Connect your devices. Use an Ethernet cable (wired connection) to connect your computer to the wireless router for initial configuration to avoid possible wireless setup problems. RT-N10 Modem Client Router...
  • Page 18 . Launch your web browser and the QIS web page will appear automatically. Select Access Point mode, then click Next. If the QIS web page does not appear, disable the proxy settings on your web browser. 3. Configure wireless security settings for SSID, authentication method, and WEP Encryption.
  • Page 19: Configuring The Network Clients

    To access the ASUS Wireless Router, you must have the correct TCP/IP settings on your wired or wireless clients. Ensure that the clients’ IP addresses are within the same subnet as the ASUS Wireless Router. Setting up an IP address for wired or wireless clients By default, the ASUS Wireless Router uses DHCP to automatically assign IP addresses to the clients in your network.
  • Page 20 Windows 2000 ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Dial-up Connection. Right-click Local Area Connection then click Properties. . Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties. 3. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if you want the IP settings to be assigned automatically.
  • Page 21 Windows ® 1. Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connection. Right-click Local Area Connection then select Properties. . Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties. 3. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if you want the IP settings to be assigned automatically.
  • Page 22 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. 3. On the Local Area Connection Network Status window, click Properties.
  • Page 23 . Select Obtain an IP address automatically if you want the IP settings to be assigned automatically. Otherwise, select Use the following IP address. Key in an IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway. 6. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically if you want the DNS server settings to be assigned automatically.
  • Page 24 MAC OSX 1. Click Apple Menu >System Preferences > Network . Click Ethernet on the left panel. 3. On the Configure IPv4, item select Using DHCP. 4. Cllick Apply.
  • Page 25: Network Configuration Using The Web Gui

    Network configuration using the web GUI Logging into the router web GUI The router’s web Graphical User Interface (web GUI) provides access to the Network Map and EZQoS Bandwidth Management features. To access the web GUI: 1. Launch a web browser and key in the wireless router’s IP address.
  • Page 26 3. From the main page, click the navigation menu or links to configure the various features of the ASUS wireless router.
  • Page 27: Using The Network Map

    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, or to quickly set up your Local Area Network (LAN) using the WPS Wizard.
  • Page 28: Creating Multiple Ssid Profiles

    Creating multiple SSID profiles This wireless router allows you to create multiple SSID profiles for specific tasks. To create an SSID profile: 1. Under System status, click Add. . Configure the profile settings, then click Add.
  • Page 29: Managing Bandwidth With Ezqos

    Managing bandwidth with EzQoS EzQoS Bandwidth Management enables you to set the bandwidth priority and manage the network traffic. To configure bandwidth priority: 1. Click EzQoS Bandwidth Management from the navigation menu on the left side of your screen.
  • Page 30 . Click each of these four applications to set bandwidth priority: Icon Description Gaming Blaster The router handles gaming traffic as first priority. Internet Application The router handles e-mail, web browsing, and other Internet applications traffic as first priority. The router prioritizes upload and download activity to an FTP server.
  • Page 31: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Advanced Setting from the navigation menu on the left side of your screen. . Under the Administration menu, click Firmware Upgrade.
  • Page 32: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings To restore/save/upload the settings: 1. Click Advanced Setting from the navigation menu on the left side of your screen. . Under the Administration menu, click Restore/Save Upload Setting. 3. Select the tasks that you want to do: • To restore to the default factory settings, click Restore, and click OK once prompted.
  • Page 33: Using The Utilities

    Using the utilities ASUS wireless router utilities can be downloaded from After downloading and installing the setup file for the ASUS wireless utilities, the Device Discovery and Firmware Restoration utilities will be added to your applications.
  • Page 34: Device Discovery

    To launch the Device Discovery utility: • Click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > RT-N10 Wireless Router > Device Discovery. Click Configure to access the web GUI and configure the •...
  • Page 35: 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 36 4. Click Browse to navigate to the 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...
  • Page 37: Wps Wizard

    Before using the WPS Wizard, make sure the wireless device has a Wi-Fi certified LAN adapter and supports WPS. Windows® Operating Systems and ASUS wireless LAN cards supporting WPS: OS Support Wireless Adapter Support Intel®...
  • Page 38 To use WPS Wizard: 1. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware. When done, click Next. Use the WPS Wizard with one wireless client at a time. If the wireless client cannot discover the wireless router, move the client closer to the router.
  • Page 39 3. On the WPS Wizard, click Next to continue. • When running WPS, the Internet connection pauses briefly then reestablishes the connection. • If the WPS button is pushed without running the WPS Wizard, the WPS LED indicator flashes and Internet connection pauses briefly and then reestablishes the connection.
  • Page 40 4. Key in desired network name or SSID (Service Set Identifier). When done, click Next. . Create and key in a passphrase consisting of 8-63 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 41 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. 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.
  • Page 42 . You have connected to the wireless router. If you want to configure Internet settings, click Setup. Click Finish to close the WPS Wizard.
  • Page 43: Adding Network Devices Using A Usb Flash Drive

    Adding network devices using a USB flash drive With the WPS utility, you can add devices to your network using a USB flash drive. To add network devices using a USB flash drive: 1. In the WPS Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive. .
  • Page 44 3. Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer then insert it to the computer you want to add to your wireless network. 4. Double-click SetupWireless.exe on the USB drive to run it. Click Yes to add the computer to the wireless network. .
  • Page 45: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you encounter problems that are not mentioned in this chapter, contact ASUS Technical Support. I cannot access the router web GUI for configuring the router. • Delete the cookies and temporary files in your web browser. To do this in Internet Explorer 8: 1. Launch your web browser, then click Tools > Internet Options.
  • Page 46 Authentication: • Use a wired connection to connect to the router. • Check the wireless security settings. • Press the Reset button at the rear panel for more than five seconds. Cannot find the router: • Press the Reset button at the rear panel for more than five seconds.
  • Page 47 The ADSL Modem “Link” light is ON (steady and not blinking) and means Internet access is possible, but I still cannot browse the Internet. • Restart your computer. • Check if the WAN LED on the wireless router is on. • Check the wireless encryption settings. • Check if the computer can get an IP address (using both a wired or wireless connection). •...
  • Page 48 DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS I cannot use to enter the web GUI Check the router’s operation mode: • In Router mode, the default IP address is • In AP mode, use the Device Discovery utility to find the router’s IP address.
  • Page 49: 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 50 Different ISPs may have different interval times for updating IP addresses. 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 51: Appendices

    We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus. com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling information in different regions.
  • Page 52 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...
  • Page 53: Safety Information

    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. Use on the supplied antenna. Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC Essential requirements – Article 3 Protection requirements for health and safety –...
  • Page 54 Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and () this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information The radiated output power of the Wireless Device is below the Industry Canada (IC) radio frequency exposure limits.
  • Page 55 警語 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或 使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及 功能。低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通 信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方 得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通 信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電 波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 Authorised distributors in Turkey BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Tel: +0 1 3311000 Addrress: AYAZAGA MAH. KEMERBURGAZ CAD. NO.10 AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL CIZGI Elektronik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti. Tel: +0 1 3600 Address: CEMAL SURURI CD.
  • Page 56: 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 57 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 use pieces of it in new free programs;...
  • Page 58 The precise terms and conditions for copying, distribution and modification follow. 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 59 . 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...
  • Page 60 Thus, it is not the intent of this section to claim rights or contest your rights to work written entirely by you; rather, the intent is to exercise the right to control the distribution of derivative or collective works based on the Program. In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium...
  • Page 61 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 62 . If, as a consequence of a court judgment or allegation of patent infringement or for any other reason (not limited to patent issues), conditions are imposed on you (whether by court order, agreement or otherwise) that contradict the conditions of this License, they do not excuse you from the conditions of this License.
  • Page 63 . The Free Software Foundation may publish revised and/or new versions of the General Public License from time to time. Such new versions will be similar in spirit to the present version, but may differ in detail to address new problems or concerns. Each version is given a distinguishing version number.
  • Page 65: Networks Global Hotline Information

    Slovak Republic 0041-31661 08:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Czech Republic 0040-666888 08:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-German 0041-848111010 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-French 0041-848111014 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-Italian 0041-84811101 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri United Kingdom 0044-8448008340 0:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Ireland 003-3180118 0:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Russia and CIS 008-800-100-ASUS 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Ukraine 0038-0444 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri...
  • Page 66 Region Country Hotline Numbers Service Hours Australia 1300-888 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri New Zealand 0800-888 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Japan 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0800-138 0:00-1:00 Sat-Sun 0081-430630 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0:00-1:00 Sat-Sun ( Non-Toll Free ) Korea 008-1666868 0:30-1:00 Mon-Fri Thailand 0066-40111 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 1800-801 Singapore 006-6411 11:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Asia-Pacific...
  • Page 67 0:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Montenegro 0038-06081 0:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Serbia 00381-11006 0:00-1:00 Mon-Fri Slovenia 00368-04400 08:00-16:00 Mon-Fri 00368-04401 Estonia 003-6616 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Latvia 0031-6408838 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Kaunas 0030-33000 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Vilnius 0030-101160 0:00-18:00 Mon-Fri For more information, visit the ASUS support site at:
  • Page 68: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 43, USA Telephone +11033 +1106084 Website Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Telephone +41800103* +41011 Website Online contact
  • Page 69 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--84-344 Address: 4F, No. 10, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative Address: HARKORT STR. 1-3, 40880 RATINGEN, GERMANY in Europe: EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur.

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  • AJ mar Nov 22, 2019 11:10:
    How do i change the network my asus is repeating from? I can’t find the option to.