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User Guide

DSL-N16UP / DSL-N16U Series
Wireless - N300 ADSL Modem Router
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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide DSL-N16UP / DSL-N16U Series Wireless - N300 ADSL Modem Router e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 1 1/9/14 1:01:26 PM...
  • 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 Creating your network Positioning your router ................9 What you need ..................10 Connecting your devices ..............11 Before you proceed ................1 3 Network configuration using the web GUI Logging in to the web GUI (Graphical User Interface) ....17 Setting up the wireless security settings ........19 Managing your network clients ............0 Monitoring your USB device ...............1...
  • Page 4: Firmware Restoration

    Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings ........37 Setting up your network printer ............38 4 Using the utilities Device Discovery..................41 Firmware Restoration ................4 5 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting..................43 ASUS DDNS Service ................47 Appendices Notices ......................49 Networks Global Hotline Information ..........63 ASUS Contact information ..............66 e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 4 1/9/14 1:01:27 PM...
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Wireless Router

    Support CD (User Manual) RJ-11 Phone cable Splitter (varies with regions) • 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.
  • Page 6: Hardware Features

    Hardware features Front DSL-N16UP Wireless-N300 ADSL Modem VPN Router Power LED Off: No power On: Device ready Flashing slowly: Rescue mode Flashing quickly: WPS in progress / Restoring settings to default ADSL/WAN LED Off: No ADSL link or unable to establish ADSL link Flashing: ADSL connection initializing On: ADSL link established or Ethernet cable connected *When an Ethernet cable is connected to the Ethernet WAN port, the ADSL/...
  • Page 7 Rear Reset button This button resets or restores the system to its factory default settings. Power (DC-In) port Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port and connect your router to a power source. Power switch Press to power on or off the system. WPS button* Press this button for more than four seconds to establish a secure wireless connection with a WPS-supported wireless device.
  • Page 8 Power adapter specifications: DC Power adapter DC Output : 1V with max 1A current Operating Storage 0~40 0~70 Temperature Temperature Operating 50~90% Storage 0~90% Humidity Humidity Use only the adapter that came with your package. Using other adapters may damage the device. e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 8 1/9/14 1:01:30 PM...
  • Page 9: Creating Your Network

    • To ensure the best wireless signal, orient the three detachable antennas as shown in the drawing below. • Always update to the latest firmware. Visit the ASUS website at to get the latest firmware updates. e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 9...
  • Page 10: What You Need

    What you need To set up your network, you need one or two computers that meet the following system requirements: • Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN) port (10Base-T/100Base-TX) • IEEE 80.11b/g/n wireless capability • An installed TCP/IP service • Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome •...
  • Page 11: Connecting Your Devices

    • 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: Before You Proceed

    Before you proceed Before configuring your wireless router, apply the steps described in this section to each computer on the network to avoid problems connecting to the wireless network. A. Disable any configured proxy servers. Windows ® 1. Click Start > Internet Explorer.
  • Page 13 3. From the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings window, uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN. 4. Click OK then Apply. MAC OSX 1. From your Apple Safari browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced. On the Proxies item, click Change Settings...
  • Page 14 Configure TCP/IP settings to automatically obtain an IP address. 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.
  • Page 15 6. Tick Obtain an IP address automatically. 7. Click OK. 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. e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 15 1/9/14 1:01:33 PM...
  • Page 16: Setting Up Your Adsl Router

    Setting up your ADSL router 1. Ensure that the ADSL/WAN LED on the DSL-N16U front panel is on and not flashing or off. DSL-N16UP Wireless-N300 ADSL Modem VPN Router . Launch your web browser. The Quick Install Setup (QIS) web page appears automatically and begins detecting your connection type.
  • Page 17: Network Configuration Using The Web Gui

    Logging in to the web GUI (Graphical User Interface) Your ASUS Wireless Router uses a web-based user interface that allows you to configure the router using any web browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome.
  • Page 18: Configuration Settings

    3. The wireless router GUI provides access to various configuration settings. e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 18 1/9/14 1:01:34 PM...
  • Page 19: Setting Up The Wireless Security Settings

    To protect your wireless network from unauthorized access, you need to configure its security settings. To set up the wireless security settings: 1. Key in or on your web browser. . On the login screen, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin), then click OK.
  • Page 20: Managing Your Network Clients

    Managing your network clients To manage your network clients: 1. Launch the wireless router’s web GUI. . On the Network Map screen, click the Clients icon to display information about your network clients. e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 20 1/9/14 1:01:34 PM...
  • Page 21: Monitoring Your Usb Device

    Monitoring your USB device The ASUS Wireless Router provides one USB .0 port for connecting USB devices such as a USB storage device and USB printer. • To use this feature, you need to plug a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, to the USB .0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router.
  • Page 22 EXT3, and NTFS. • To safely remove the USB disk, launch the web GUI (http:// or, then in the Network Map page, click the USB icon > Eject USB disk. • Incorrect removal of the USB disk may cause data corruption.
  • Page 23: Creating Your Guest Network

    Creating your Guest Network Setting up a Guest Network provides wireless Internet connectivity for temporary visitors while restricting access to your private network. To create your guest network: 1. Click Guest Network on the left navigation panel. . Click Enable. 3.
  • Page 24 4. Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the SSID field. 5. Select an Authentication Method. 6. Select a WEP Encryption method. 7. Specify the Access time or click Limitless. 8. Select Disable or Enable on the Access Intranet item. 9.
  • Page 25: Using The Traffic Manager

    Using the Traffic Manager Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth The Quality of Service feature allows you to set the bandwidth priority and manage network traffic. To set up QoS: 1. Click Traffic Manager on the left navigation panel and click the QoS tab.
  • Page 26: Monitoring Traffic

    Monitoring Traffic Click the Traffic Monitor tab to view the network activity of your Internet, Wired, and Wireless connections for the last 4 hours, daily or in real-time. e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 26 1/9/14 1:01:36 PM...
  • Page 27: Using The Usb Application

    Refer to the Plug-n-Share Disk Support List for disk format, file and partition size at To avoid data loss or damage to the USB storage device, always follow the steps to safely remove your USB device.
  • Page 28 To use AiDisk: 1. Click USB application on the left navigation panel and click the AiDisk icon. . From the Welcome to AiDisk wizard screen, click Go. 3. Assign access rights to the USB storage device. Select limitless access rights, limited access rights, and admin rights to define read-write privileges to files stored in the USB storage device.
  • Page 29 4. 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, where xxx is your host name.
  • Page 30: Using The Servers Center

    Using the Servers Center Servers Center provides settings for Samba and FTP Shares. Using the Network Place (Samba) Share service The Network Place (Samba) Share feature allows Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux clients to access files on the USB storage device.
  • Page 31 5. Assign a name for the user account and key in a password. Click Add. 6. Use the Modify and Delete buttons to change the password or remove the user account. 7. Select a user and assign the type of access rights for files or folders located in the storage device: •...
  • Page 32: 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 33 8. Select the type of access rights for the storage device: R/W: Select this option to assign read/write access for a • specific file/folder. W: Select this option to assign write only access for a • specific file/folder. • R: Select this option to assign read only access for a specific file/folder.
  • Page 34: Using The Miscellaneous Setting

    Using the Miscellaneous setting The Miscellaneous settings page allows you to configure additional properties for the USB disk. You can change the maximum number of users who can access the USB storage device, assign a device name and work group, or specify the language settings for the FTP server.
  • Page 35: Configuring Advanced Settings

    IP address will expire. 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 (where xxx can be any number between  and 54) when specifying an IP address range.
  • Page 36: Upgrading The Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at To upgrade the firmware: 1. Click Administration from the left navigation panel. . Click the Firmware Upgrade tab. 3. In the New Firmware File item, click Choose File. Navigate to the downloaded firmware file.
  • Page 37: Restoring/saving/uploading Settings

    Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings To restore/save/upload wireless router settings: 1. Click Administration on the left navigation panel. . Click the Restore/Save/Upload Setting tab. 3. Select a task from the configuration options: • To restore to default factory settings, click Restore, and click OK once prompted.
  • Page 38: 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 •...
  • Page 39 3. Unzip the downloaded file and click the Printer.exe icon to run the network printer setup program. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware, then click Next. DSL-N16U 5. Wait for a few minutes for the initial setup to finish. Click Next. 6.
  • Page 40 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. e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 40 1/9/14 1:01:42 PM...
  • Page 41: Using The Utilities

    • If Autorun is disabled, run setup.exe from the root directory of the support CD. Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects any ASUS wireless routers available on the wireless network and allows you to configure the device.
  • Page 42: 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 43: Troubleshooting

    5 Troubleshooting If you encounter problems that are not mentioned in this chapter, contact ASUS Technical Support. Troubleshooting I cannot access the router 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 44 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 45 The DSL 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 46 The following are the factory default settings: User name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: IP address: Domain name: (Blank) Subnet Mask DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 46 1/9/14 1:01:44 PM...
  • Page 47: 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 48 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 49: Appendices

    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 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 51: 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 52 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 53 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: +90 1 3311000 Addrress: AYAZAGA MAH. KEMERBURGAZ CAD. NO.10 AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL CIZGI Elektronik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti. Tel: +90 1 3567070 Address: CEMAL SURURI CD.
  • Page 54: 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 55 pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things. To protect your rights, we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.
  • Page 56 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” , below, refers to any such program or work, and a “work based on the Program”...
  • Page 57 a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change. b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third parties under the terms of this License.
  • Page 58 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 does not bring the other work under the scope of this License. 3.
  • Page 59 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 60 your obligations under this License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the Program at all. For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
  • Page 61 Each version is given a distinguishing version number. If the Program specifies a version number of this License which applies to it and “any later version” , you have the option of following the terms and conditions either of that version or of any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
  • Page 63: Networks Global Hotline Information

    Czech Republic 0040-596766888 08:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-German 0041-848111010 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-French 0041-848111014 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Switzerland-Italian 0041-84811101 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri United Kingdom 0044-8448008340 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Ireland 0035-31890719918 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Russia and CIS 008-800-100-ASUS 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Ukraine 0038-044545777 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 63 1/9/14 1:01:47 PM...
  • Page 64 Region Country Hotline Numbers Service Hours Australia 1300-78788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri New Zealand 0800-78788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Japan 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0800-13787 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 0081-473905630 ( Non-Toll Free ) 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun Korea 008-15666868 09:30-17:00 Mon-Fri Thailand 0066-4011717 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 1800-85501 Singapore 0065-64157917 11:00-19:00 Mon-Fri Asia-Pacific...
  • Page 65 Serbia 00381-11070677 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Slovenia 00368-59045400 08:00-16:00 Mon-Fri 00368-59045401 Estonia 0037-6671796 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Latvia 00371-67408838 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Kaunas 00370-3739000 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Lithuania-Vilnius 00370-5101160 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri For more information, visit the ASUS support site at: e8931_dsl-n16u_manual.indd 65 1/9/14 1:01:47 PM...
  • Page 66: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +15107393777 +15106084555 Website Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany Support Fax +49-10-959931 Website Online contact Technical Support...

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