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RT-N10U

11n Wireless Router

LAN1 LAN2 LAN3 LAN4
11n Wireless Router RT-N10U
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  • Page 1: N Wireless Router

    RT-N10U 11n Wireless Router LAN1 LAN2 LAN3 LAN4 11n Wireless Router RT-N10U Power WAN WLAN 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 Front panel ..................8 Rear panel ..................9 Bottom panel ................... 10 Mounting options ..................11 Chapter 2: Getting started...
  • 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 and Access Point modes of the ASUS Wireless Router.
  • Page 5: Conventions Used In This Guide

    • Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI This chapter provides instructions on configuring the ASUS Wireless Router using its web graphics user interface (web GUI). • Chapter 5: Installing the utilities This chapter provides information on the utilities that are available from the support CD.
  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Knowing Your Wireless Router

    • 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 Front panel 11n Wireless Router RT-N10U Power WAN LAN1 LAN2 LAN3 LAN4 WLAN Status indicators...
  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    LAN 1 ~ 4 ports 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. Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router RT-N10U...
  • Page 10: Bottom Panel

    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. RT-N10U Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router...
  • Page 11: Mounting Options

    Mounting options Out of the box, the ASUS Wireless 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. To mount the ASUS Wireless Router: 1.
  • Page 12 RT-N10U Chapter 1: Knowing your wireless router...
  • Page 13: 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 14 QIS. For more details, refer to the next section Using QIS without auto- detection. . Assign the network name and network key for a secure wireless network. Click Finish when done. 3. Internet connection setup is done. RT-N10U Chapter : Setting up the hardware...
  • Page 15: Using Qis Without Auto-detection

    PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP. Key in the necessary information for your ISP connection type. . Click Apply all settings to save the settings. Important: Obtain the necessary information about your Internet connection type from your ISP. Chapter : Setting up the hardware RT-N10U...
  • Page 16 RT-N10U Chapter : Setting up the hardware...
  • Page 17: 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 18: 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. RT-N10U Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • 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 when done. Chapter 3: Configuring the clients RT-N10U...
  • Page 20 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-N10U Chapter 3: Configuring the clients...
  • Page 21: Chapter 4: Configuring 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 or links to configure the various features of the ASUS Wireless Router. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N10U...
  • Page 22: 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. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 23: 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. Click Add in the SSID field. 2. Configure the profile settings, then click Add. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N10U...
  • Page 24: 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. 3. Click Save to save the configuration settings. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 25: Setting Up The Operation Mode

    . Select your connection type from these types of ISP services: Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP. 3. Key in the required information provided by your ISP. . Click Apply all settings to save the settings. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N10U...
  • Page 26: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Repeater Mode

    To set up the wireless router in Repeater mode: 1. From the navigation menu, click Operation Mode, select Repeater mode, and click Save. . From the network list, select the network that you want to connect to, then click Connect. RT-N10U Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 27: Setting Up The Wireless Router In Ap Mode

    To set up the wireless router in AP mode: 1. From the navigation menu, click Operation Mode, select AP mode, and click Save. . From the network list, select the network that you want to connect to, then click Connect. Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI RT-N10U...
  • Page 28: 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 29: 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-N10U...
  • Page 30 RT-N10U Chapter 4: Configuring via the web GUI...
  • Page 31: 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 32 3. 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-N10U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 33: 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 34: Firmware Restoration

    RT-N10U 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 35: Wps Wizard

    Intel wireless LAN card ASUS 167gv driver v1...0 or later XP SP ASUS 160N/130N driver v1.0..0 or later ASUS LAN card with ASUS WLAN Utility ASUS 167gv driver v1...0 or later XP SP1 and 000 ASUS 160N/130N driver v1.0..0 or later To use WPS Wizard: 1.
  • Page 36 • When running WPS, the Internet connection pauses briefly then reestablishes the connection. • If the WPS button is pushed without running the WPS Wizard, the PWR indicator flashes and Internet connection pauses briefly and then reestablishes the connection. RT-N10U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 37 5. 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. Chapter 5: Installing the utilities RT-N10U...
  • Page 38 Adding network devices using a USB flash drive on the next page. 7. You have connected to the wireless router. If you want to configure the Internet settings, click Setup. Click Finish to close the WPS Wizard. RT-N10U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 39: Adding Network Devices Using A Usb Flash Drive

    1. In the WPS Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive. 2. Insert a USB flash drive into your computer's USB port, then select the drive from the dropdown list. When done, click Next. Chapter 5: Installing the utilities RT-N10U...
  • Page 40 . Locate SetupWireless.exe from the USB drive, and double-click to run it. Click Yes to add the computer to the wireless network. 5. Click OK to exit the Wireless Network Setup Wizard. RT-N10U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 41: Setting Up Your Network Printer

    Use the Network Printer Setup utility to set up a USB printer on your wireless router and allow network clients to access the USB printer. Note: To check if your USB printer is compatible with your ASUS wireless router, visit the ASUS website at ww.asus.com and click Products > Networks > Printer Support List.
  • Page 42 3. Wait for a few minutes for the initial setup to finish. Click Next. . Click Finish to complete the installation. RT-N10U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 43 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. Chapter 5: Installing the utilities RT-N10U...
  • Page 44 RT-N10U Chapter 5: Installing the utilities...
  • Page 45: Chapter 6: 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 46 Network name or encryption • Try setting up the wired connection and keys are forgotten. configuring the wireless encryption again. • Press the Restore button at the rear panel of the wireless router for more than five seconds. RT-N10U Chapter 6: Troubleshooting...
  • Page 47 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 48: 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 49 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 50 RT-N10U Chapter 6: Troubleshooting...
  • Page 51: 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 52: Safety Information

    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. All future firmware updates will also RT-N10U Appendices...
  • Page 53 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’ reputations. Appendices RT-N10U...
  • Page 54 (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. RT-N10U Appendices...
  • Page 55 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 Appendices RT-N10U...
  • Page 56 RT-N10U Appendices...
  • Page 57 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 Appendices RT-N10U...
  • Page 58 Safety Warning SAFE TEMP: This wireless router should be only used in environments with ambient temperatures between 5ºC(1ºF) and 0ºC(10ºF). DO NOT expose to or use near liquids, rain, or moisture. DO NOT use the modem during electrical storms. RT-N10U Appendices...
  • Page 59: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 9539, USA Telephone +1509550883 +1509338713 Website usa.asus.com Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-0880 Ratingen, Germany +910959911 Website www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component)
  • Page 60 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886--89-37 Address: No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 11, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative in Europe: Address: HARKORT STR. 1-3, 0880 RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Authorised distributors in Turkey:...

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