Asus Router Step-By-Step Setup
To create a home network, you need a router. It is noticed that most of the buyers are interested in ASUS WiFi-router. When planning to purchase it, you need to clarify the required characteristics with the provider, as well as decide what additional features you will need. When choosing these or those options, remember that they need to be configured.
Network technology has taken a strong position in all areas of life. ASUS is not the last company on the network equipment market. Routers of this brand are considered one of the most reliable and easy to use. The most common home models are:
- ASUS WL-500W;
- ASUS WL-330N;
- ASUS RT-N66W;
- ASUS RT-N53;
- ASUS RT-N18U;
- ASUS RT-N16;
- ASUS RT-N15;
- ASUS RT-N12;
- ASUS RT-N10;
- ASUS RT-G32.
A comparison of specifications will help you choose the right ASUS router model. "Wi-Fi"a router of this brand with the simplest functions is inexpensive. A variety of external characteristics should not confuse you. Often this is just the original case in which the standard ASUS router is placed. Reviews from other customers may indicate the most advantageous offer.
If the provider provides a router, then the necessary settings are already set. For owners it is useful to know where and which buttons are located, how the ASUS router works.
Setting up in this case is not difficult. The main part of home routers has the following external interfaces:
- Reset settings – Reset button. To reset the router and return to the standard, press this button with a thin object (stylus, needle, pencil lead), drowning it deep into the body, but not too much.
- Power button – disconnects and turns on the power of the device, it will be needed to reboot the router in case it hangs. If the network slows down or stops functioning, turn off the power of the router for a minute or two, and then start the device again.
- Power Connector — The device’s power supply is connected to it.
- WAN port (internet) – an internet cable is inserted here.
- LAN ports (1-4) – for connecting various devices to the Internet through a wire: computers, laptops, TVs, set-top boxes.
- WPS – designed to automatically connect to Wi-Fi, requires special settings on the computer.
- USB port – allows you to connect additional devices to the router: modem, memory drives or printer. Almost every ASUS router is equipped with such a port. Configuring a 3G modem. This is the topic of a separate article.
- Antennas depending on the model, they can be from one to three.
How to install an ASUS router
For the correct and safe operation of the device, it is important to connect it correctly. When buying a router for a home network, be prepared for what is required:
- Connect the device to power supply. You will need a socket located near the installation site of the router, as well as an extension cord.
- Connect the WAN cable through which the Internet is connected to the apartment. Pay attention to its condition, it must be crimped, not have breaks, shell ruptures, otherwise the connection may not work correctly.
- You need to connect the LAN wire to the computer, and possibly to distribute the wired Internet to several devices. You will need pieces of LAN cable that are crimped on both sides, corresponding in length to the distance from the location of the router to the desktop with the computer. Better if the wires are a little longer. To connect the router to the computer, you need a cable with a direct crimp. It is not permissible for it to hang loose and long wires must be secured.
- Connecting additional devices: a printer (if there is a USB port), network storage, game console, and other similar devices.
- Install mounts for the router. Of course, you can leave the router on the table, but it is much safer to fix it on the wall. Compliance with the rules will help to keep the ASUS router in working condition for a long time. Network setup is possible only after installation is complete.
Keep in mind that completing all the steps yourself, without special equipment, is not so simple. For equipment installation, you can seek help from specialists. But to configure the work of the home network on your own is quite real. One has only to study the instructions. For example, if you have a question about how to connect an ASUS RT-N10 router, your Internet service provider can provide assistance. Also, we hope that the information presented in our article below will be useful.
Setting up a network connection on a computer
After you have connected the router, you can proceed with the configuration. You can do this from any computer connected to it via a LAN cable. You can also get into the settings via Wi-Fi. Although most manufacturers recommend using a wired connection. Be sure to check with your provider for network settings.
If a router is installed in the home network, then the computer will automatically receive all the parameters. Setting up a LAN connection is not required. In Windows 7, you need to go to the "Network and Sharing Center" either through the "Start" and "Control Panel", or through the network connection icon in the lower right corner of the monitor. In the “Change adapter settings”, find “Local Area Connection”. Right-click on its properties, then find the Internet Protocol tcp / ip version 4, select it and click the "Properties" button below. Check the "Obtain an IP address automatically" checkboxes. Set the same thing in the DNS retrieval line. Save the changes.
Some models require you to download special software. Such as, for example, the model ASUS N12. A router popular with users and providers. To do this, type www (dot) Asus (dot) ru in the address bar. The browser will open the main page of the manufacturer’s site. Find the "Download Center" item in the Tools menu. In the search, type in the name of the router model. In the found files, select the version indicated on the sticker on the back of the device. Set the desired type of operating system. Download firmware. It will need to be installed by going to the router interface. Some items may vary in different versions, but in general they are similar. You can enter the interface of most routers by typing 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. In the authorization window, drive in the admin password and the username admin. On the bookmark "Administration" find item "Update firmware". Set the update to the path where you saved the firmware downloaded from the official site. Update the program, after which you can proceed to the settings.
Consider setting up a router via the WEB interface. The example will be the ASUS RT-N10 WiFi router (12, 15, 16, 56). These are popular models that are often used by the largest Russian providers, having pre-equipped with their own firmware. The interface looks different, but the main settings are almost the same. First, you will be taken to the general settings tab. On the left you can see additional sections. As a rule, here you need to set a name for your network. In the case of ASUS RT-N10, the Wi-Fi signal speed is set on the main tab, and the ability to distribute it is turned off or on. It also displays basic settings, such as the IP address, after receiving them by the router.
Providers like "Rostelecom" and "Beeline", network settings for the router are sent automatically. For them, checkboxes “Receive automatically” are put everywhere. The name of the VPN server is provided by the provider, as well as the username with password. For "Rostelecom" the type of WAN connection will be PPPo3, for "Beeline". L2TP.
In the case of other companies, you may need to drive the settings manually. To start, by going to the appropriate tab, configure the WAN connection. The provider must provide information about the IP address, gateway and DNS servers. The subnet mask for all routers will have a value of 255.255.255.0. The exception is fixed external IP address settings. This is extremely rare, the service is not free. In this case, the mask value is also issued by the provider. If the service is connected, then all data must be indicated in the contract or in the annex to it. Having understood the documentation, you can easily solve the question of how to configure the ASUS router. All changes are saved by the “Apply” button.
To configure Wi-Fi, go to the side tab "Wireless Network". Here you need to give the network a name in the SSID. Then set the encryption type supported by your wireless devices. Then create a password for your wireless network. Do not change other parameters as needed. Save the changes. In addition, for Wi-Fi to work, you will need to set up a wireless connection on your computer and laptop. Most modern routers have two Wi-Fi bands: 2.4 and 5 MHz. You need to configure both tabs, as well as protect them with a password.
Additional settings may be necessary if you have a set-top box or a TV connected by a wired connection to a local network. In this case, on the corresponding tab, find the IPTV STB port selection item. Set the LAN port number to which the set-top box is connected.
A DHCP server is a tool that distributes IP addresses to computers on a home network. They may be needed to access the provider’s local network or the so-called ball. In order for the computer to correspond to a strictly defined IP address, check the box on the tab that includes authentication by MAC address. You can see the latter in the network connection information. The function of translating physical addresses is useful if they are fixed at the provider. In such cases, when connecting a new device to the network, its binding is necessary. When you install the translation of the physical address of the computer, it will be transferred to the ASUS router. The setup is simple – you need to check the box to activate this function. Now you can easily connect a laptop or computer directly to the WAN cable without registering it with the provider each time.
You must enable the DHCP server to assign computers to the network addresses. The assignment must be assigned manually if you want to access the provider’s local network from all computers. Set the range of IP addresses by specifying the end and start addresses of the pool (you can find out the settings from your provider). Leave all other items unchanged. In the drop-down list of physical addresses of devices on your home network, add each one in order. After making all the changes, you need to restart the ASUS router. Setup is over. After the next download, check the Internet from all devices. If everything is in order by going to paragraph "Administration". "Settings Management", save the settings of the router to the computer just in case.