User Guide DSL-AC68U Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi ADSL/VDSL Modem Router...
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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...................14 3 Network configuration using the web GUI Logging in to the web GUI ..............1 Setting up the wireless security settings ..........3 Managing your network clients ............5 Monitoring your USB device ..............6...
Setting up your network printer ............4 4 Using the utilities Device Discovery ..................45 Firmware Restoration ................46 5 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ..................47 ASUS DDNS Service ..................51 Appendices Notices ......................53 Networks Global Hotline Information ..........67 ASUS Contact information ..............70...
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Hardware features LAN LED Off: No power or no physical connection On: Has physical connection to an Ethernet network Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data (through Ethernet cable) DSL LED Off: No DSL link or unable to establish DSL link. ON: DSL link established Flashing: DSL is attempting to connect to a DSLAM.
5GHz LED Off: No 5GHz signal. On: Wireless system is ready. Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection. Power LED Off: No power. On: Device is ready. Flashing slowly: Rescue mode Flashing quickly: WPS in progress. Power adapter specifications: DC Power adapter DC output 19V with max.
Reset button This button resets or restores the system to its factory default settings. Power button This button powers on or powers off the router. Power (DC-IN) port Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port and connect your router to a power source.
Creating your network Positioning your router To get the best wireless network performance from your wireless router, follow the recommendations below: • Place the wireless router at the center of your network for maximum wireless coverage. • Keep the device away from metal obstructions and away from direct sunlight.
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/1000Base-T) • IEEE 80.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless capability • An installed TCP/IP service • Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome •...
• 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.
1. Insert the splitter’s line connector to the phone outlet and connect your phone into the phone port. . Using the bundled phone cable, connect your DSL-AC68U’s DSL port to the splitter’s DSL port. 3. Using the bundled network cable, connect your computer to...
1. Insert your wireless modem router’s AC adapter into the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet. . Using the bundled phone cable, connect your DSL-AC68U’s DSL port to the splitter’s DSL port. 3. Install an IEEE 80.11 a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapter to your...
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 7 / 8* ® The screenshots provided are for Windows®...
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...
Configure TCP/IP settings to automatically obtain an IP address. Windows 7 / 8 ® The screenshots provided are for Windows® 7 only. The steps and options may be different for Windows® 8 and Windows® 8.1. 1. Click Start > Control Panel >...
4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), then click Properties. 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.
Setting up your ADSL/VDSL router 1. Ensure that the DSL LED on the DSL-AC68U front panel is on and not flashing.
. Launch your web browser. The QIS web page appears automatically and starts detecting your connection type, VPI/VCI value and encapsulation mode. If the QIS web page does not appear after you launched your web browser, disable the proxy settings on your web browser.
Network configuration using the web GUI Logging in to the web GUI 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. To log in to the web GUI: 1.
3. The wireless router GUI provides access to various configuration 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 http://router.asus.com or http://192.168.1.1 on your web browser. . On the login screen, key in the default user name (admin) and password (admin), then click OK.
4. On the Wireless name (SSID) field, key in a unique name for your wireless network. 5. From the Authentication Method dropdown list, select the encryption method for your wireless network. 6. Key in your security passkey. 7. Click Apply.
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.
Monitoring your USB device The ASUS Wireless Router provides one USB 3.0 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 3.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router.
EXT3, and NTFS. • To safely remove the USB disk, launch the web GUI (http:// router.asus.com or http://192.168.1.1), then in the Network Map page, click the USB icon > Eject USB disk. • Incorrect removal of the USB disk may cause data corruption.
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.
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.
Refer to the Plug-n-Share Disk Support List for disk format, file and partition size at http://event.asus.com/networks/disksupport To avoid data loss or damage to the USB storage device, always follow the steps to safely remove your USB device.
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-right privileges to files stored in the USB storage device.
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 xxx.asuscomm.com, where xxx is your host name.
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.
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: R/W: Select this option to assign read/write access for a •...
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.
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.
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.
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 19.168.1.xxx (where xxx can be any number between and 54) when specifying an IP address range.
Upgrading the firmware Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://support.asus.com 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.
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.
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 http://event.asus.com/networks/printersupport •...
3. Unzip the downloaded file and click the Printer icon to run the network printer setup program. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware, then click Next. 5. Wait for a few minutes for the initial setup to finish. Click Next.
6. Click Finish to complete the installation. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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). •...
• Refer to the section Restoring/Saving/Uploading settings of this user manual. The following are the factory default settings: User name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: IP address: 220.127.116.11 Domain name: (Blank) Subnet Mask 18.104.22.168 DNS Server 1: 22.214.171.124 DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID: ASUS...
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.
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.
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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...
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 –...
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.
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