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Quick set-up instructions for Asus AAM60xxEV/BI/VI ADSL Router (read these notes whilst also referring to the manual supplied with the product) Passwords....................................4 Notes....................................... 4 Connecting to your network and line ............................ 4 EV Model................................... 4 BI and VI Model ................................4 Basic Configuration ................................
2 Notes These notes cover basic set-up and configuration of the Asus AAM ADSL routers. In most cases configuration is the same for all current Asus router models. However the VI model is slightly different because of the wireless set-up. A supplementary set-up guide is supplied to cover the wireless set-up for that model.
Then on Properties.. If you already see a line showing TCP/IP protocol such as the example shown above then you can skip this section. Otherwise click on Add, then select Protocol and then click on Add.. again. Then on the Select Network Protocol screen select Microsoft/TCP/IP...
Click on OK and Windows will then add the protocol to your network set-up. You now need to check the settings of the TCP/IP protocol to ensure they are compatible with the router set-up. Details on how to do this are shown in the next section.
Click on ‘Specify an IP address’ and, on the first screen (IP Address) enter a suitable address (e.g. as above) and the subnet mask. Click on ‘Use the following IP address’ and enter a suitable address (e.g. as above) and the subnet mask. Next, for each PC you must enter a Gateway address.
it might not be up to date). Enter the DNS address and then ‘add’ the address to the DNS list. Finally click on OK, then OK and then Close. The new TCP/IP settings should take immediate effect., That’s all there is to the basic set-up. The next section covers basic testing.
Then check that the setting ‘Never dial a connection’ is selected. Then on the LAN Settings screen nothing should be ticked. No other changes need to be made. If you’re using Netscape then no configuration is required for your browser to automatically use your LAN. Now enter the address of the router on the Address/URL line of your browser.
Configuration of the router is done using your web browser but first of all you need to ensure that the IP settings on computer are correctly set to enable you to talk with the router. The default IP address of the Asus router is 192.168.1.1 with netmask 255.255.255.0.
Now start up your browser and on the Address line enter the address of the router; 192.168.1.1. The start-up configuration for the router should display: Now click in ‘Enter’ to go to the configuration logon (or if you wait a few seconds this should happen automatically anyway).
4.3 The Main Menu After successfully entering the user name and password the main configuration menu will be shown: 4.3.1 Set Ethernet i.e. configure IP settings If you want to alter the default IP address settings of the router (e.g. if you already use a different IP address range for your LAN) then below shows the basic outlines to do this.
‘Service Provider’ PPP starting status : ‘UP’ i.e. start service automatically DoD : ‘DISABLE’ Dial on Demand – basically this tells the router to disconnect from the ISP if you don’t use the service for a specified time. Then the router will automatically reconnect when there is an demand for internet access from you LAN.
However, if it says MODEM ACTIVATING then it’s not finding the line or failing to synchronise. This could be because your ADSL phone cable is not plugged in or maybe even faulty. Check and retry. 8. Now you need to do some ping tests. These are tests to make sure that you can ‘see’ the router. If running windows then drop into DOS (DON’T PANIC!).
and Default Gateway. If you just have 0.0.0.0 then either you haven’t correctly set-up you IP settings on your PC or, if trying to use DHCP, you haven’t correctly set-up DHCP on the router. Also check that the IP address for your PC is on the same subnet as the address given for the gateway e.g.
II. Check the Modulation it should be G.dmt BUT might need to be ANSI. To change Asus to use ANSI then you need to drop into CLI mode (via HyperTerminal or Telnet option 9). Then enter bsp mode ANSI...
I. Obviously look at the user name and password. Are these correct. e.g. for Pipex the correct format of the user name is ‘userID@dsl.pipex.net’. II. For the Asus make sure that the ‘PPP Starting Status’ (on the second screen of the Channel set-up) is set to UP. If not then the router won’t auto login.
6 Advanced 6.1 Port Forwarding The normal way of using your Asus router is in NAT mode (see below). Most users will use their router with NAT enabled because this allows them to ‘share’ their internet connectivity across their whole network without needing a block of static IP addresses from the ISP i.e.
port rules into the flash memory so they are remembered if you do a router reset: That covers basic port forwarding set-up. 6.2 DHCP When connecting clients to a TCP network there are various IP parameters that must be configured on the client. Namely: Client IP address Network Mask...
The click on Next..The next screen is where you enter the other IP values that your clients will require: You remember above we said that a client needs to know an IP address? Well the address values to be assigned to the clients was set-up on the first screen. This second screen covers the other parameters required i.e.
Next go to the DNS Configuration and make sure that DNS is enabled and you have entered a host name (this can be Scroll down the list of network settings until you find the anything you want!). entry showing TCP/IP. Select it and then click on Properties: Tick on “Obtain an IP address automatically”...
6.3 Using your Router in Bridging Mode Most users will use their router with NAT enabled. This allows them to ‘share’ their internet connectivity across their whole network without needing a block of static IP addresses from the ISP i.e. the ISP sees the whole of your LAN as a single IP address and the router automatically sorts out traffic to the correct local clients: However using NAT has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
Rule 0 Rule 1 Source IP 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 Source Mask 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 Destination IP <router's IP address (e.g. 184.108.40.206)> <router's IP address (e.g. 220.127.116.11)> Destination Mask 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 Protocol Port Next click on GROUPS. Leave Groups No set to 0. First enter 0, then 1 into Rules, followed each time by clicking ADD. Make sure that the Policy is deny for Group 0 (i.e.
6.5 IP Filter 6.5.1 Aims: The IP filter function is working like a simple firewall. Users can set up policies per ATM channel to allow/deny the data transfer to/from a certain IP address, or TCP/UDP port number. The IP filter should be used to give basic firewall capability when not using NAT.
To remove all Groups from the channel. As before, the new configuration will work immediately but NOT be remembered after a router restart unless you do a SAVE (see below). SAVE To write the current settings of all channels to flash memory. All new settings are now available after the ADSL router restarts.
<VIEW> To open the ALL Rule List window Groups List It displays the current status of all groups. Groups No: Group number 0~15 Modify: toggle to allow or deny all rules included in the Group DETAIL: display to Rule List of the Group <Rules Sub-menu>...
DO NOT GO TO THE ASUS SITE FOR THIS. Solwise have their own, special firmware for UK use. You cannot get this from the Asus site. To be kept informed of firmware releases as they happen you can also send and email to the ev firmware mailing list.
RADSL line (Rate-adaptive ADSL) then your line might be a different protocol. However, by default the Asus routers are set to use G.DMT protocol only. We set the routers this way to reduce the amount of time taken by the router to synch with your line.
Now tell the router to save this new setting. Enter the command ‘config save’ and wait whilst the router saves the settings... Now shut the config screen down by doing ‘@close’. This will cause the connection to the router. Now press the reset button on the router to initiate the new setting.
Solwise’s own forum for users to discuss problems and products. http://www.adslguide.org.uk/ Excellent source of ‘gossip’ and news on ADSL http://www.kemyst.com/aam6000ev.htm A list of the command line interface commands http://www.nzdsl.co.nz/howtos/ASUS/externalhowto.html A quick set-up guide as written for the New Zealand market. Contains several useful pointers. - 30 -...