ASUS 4G-AX56 Router User Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for ASUS 4G-AX56 Router User Manual PDF

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3... 1... 1 Setting up the wireless security settings ... 20 3... 1... 2 System Status ... 21 3... 1... 3 Managing your network clients ... 22 3... 1... 4 Monitoring the Internet Status ... 24

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4... 3 WAN ... 53 4... 3... 1 Internet Connection ... 53 4... 3... 2 IPv6 (Internet Settings) ... 60 4... 3... 3 Dual WAN ... 61 4... 3... 4 Port Trigger ... 63 4... 3... 5 Virtual Server/Port Forwarding ... 65 4... 3... 6 DMZ... 68 4... 3... 7 DDNS ... 69 4... 3... 8 NAT Passthrough ... 70

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4... 7 Administration ... 76 4... 7... 1 Operation Mode ... 76 4... 7... 2 System ... 77 4... 7... 3 Firmware Upgrade ... 79 4... 7... 4 Restore/Save/Upload Setting ... 80

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The powerful and stylish 4G-AX56 features 2... 4GHz and 5GHz dual bands for an unmatched concurrent wireless HD streaming; SMB server, UPnP AV server, and FTP server for 24/7 file sharing; a capability to handle 300,000 sessions; and the ASUS Green Network Technology, which provides up to 70% power-saving solution...

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Mobile Broadband LED White: 4G connection is established... Blue: 3G connection is established... Red: No mobile broadband connection... Off: No SIM card is detected...

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Power (DCIN) port Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port and connect your router to a power source... Nano SIM card slot Install a Nano SIM card into this slot to establish a Mobile Broadband Internet connection...

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Keep the wireless router away from conventional radio emission devices operating within the 2... 4GHz spectrum... Devices such as Bluetooth, cordless phone, transformer, heavy duty motors, fluorescent lights, microwave oven, refrigerators, and other industrial equipments may interfere with the smooth transmission of 2... 4GHz WiFi...

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2... Pop open the Nano SIM tray by dipping either a paper clip or a SIM eject tool into the hole beside the tray...

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4G-AX56 automatically detects the ISP connection type at default state... During the QIS (Quick Internet Setup) process, you may be asked to key in the PIN code of the Nano SIM card installed and the APN (Access Point Name) information of the mobile carrier in order to receive connection...

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4... Once the Mobile broadband LED lights up, open router... asus... com with your desirable web browser... You will be redirected to the ASUS Quick Internet Setup Wizard... Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process...

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White Connected to 4G mobile broadband Cyan Connected to 3G mobile broadband Red Cannot connect to mobile broadband Off No Nano SIM card detected

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4... Assign your router login name and password and click Next... You need this login name and password to log into ASUS router to view or change the router settings... You can take note of your router login name and password for future use...

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5... If the WAN port is connected, the wireless routers Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature automatically detects if your ISP connection type is Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP... Please obtain the necessary information from your Internet Service Provider (ISP)... If your connection type is Dynamic IP (DHCP), QIS wizard will automatically direct you to the next step...

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6... If a 3G/4G network is connected, the wireless routers Quick Internet Setup (QIS) feature automatically detects and applies the APN setting to connect to the wireless base station... If the QIS wizard failed to automatically apply the APN setting or the SIM card prompts for a PIN code, set up the APN setting manually...

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8... If both WAN are configured, go to next step to configure the wireless LAN settings...

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11... The 3G/4G signal strength LED lights up and is steady after completing the 3G/4G network settings via QIS, indicating a successful Internet connection...

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Network Map allows you to check the Internet connection status, configure your networks security settings and manage your network clients...

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2... On the Network Map screen, click System status icon ... You can configure the wireless security settings such as Network Name (SSID), Authentication Method, and encryption settings...

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IMPORTANT! The IEEE 802... 11n/ac standard prohibits using Low Throughput with WEP or WPA-TKIP as the unicast cipher... If you use these encryption methods, your data rate will drop to IEEE 802... 11g 54Mbps connection...

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1... From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map tab...

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3... On Client status table, click the device icon to show the detailed profile of the device...

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2... On the Network Map screen, select the Internet icon to display your Internet configuration... You can also select Mobile Broadband icon to display Mobile Broadband configuration...

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The Guest Network provides temporary visitors with Internet connectivity via access to separate SSIDs or networks without providing access to your private network...

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Visit https://www... asus... com/support/FAQ/1034977/ to see How to set up Captive Portal...

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AiProtection provides real-time monitoring that detects malware, spyware, and unwanted access... It also filters unwanted websites and apps and allows you to schedule a time that a connected device is able to access the Internet...

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When done scanning, the utility displays the results on the Router Security Assessment page...

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IMPORTANT! Items marked as Yes on the Router Security Assessment page is considered to be at a safe status... Items marked as No, Weak, or Very Weak is highly recommended to be configured accordingly...

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This feature prevents infected devices from communicating personal information or infected status to external parties...

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Parental Control allows you to control the Internet access time or set the time limit for a clients network usage... To go to the Parental Controls main page:

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NOTE: You may also key in the clients MAC address in the Client Name (MAC Address) column... Ensure that the client name does not contain special characters or spaces as these may cause the router to function abnormally...

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NOTE: Get the bandwidth information from your ISP... You can also go to http://speedtest... net to check and get your bandwidth...

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The traffic monitor feature allows you to access the bandwidth usage and speed of your Internet, wired, or wireless networks... It allows you to monitor network traffic in real-time or on a daily basis... It also offers an option to display the network traffic within the last 24 hours...

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Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service that allows you to send or receive messages from or on your wireless router...

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Inbox allows you to view the received short messages saved in your device... Click to view more information, or tick a message and click to delete it...

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3... In the SSID field, assign a unique name containing up to 32 characters for your SSID (Service Set Identifier) or network name to identify your wireless network... WiFi devices can identify and connect to the wireless network via your assigned SSID... The SSIDs on the information banner are updated once new SSIDs are saved to the settings...

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6... In the Control Channel field, select the operating channel for your wireless router... Select Auto to allow the wireless router to automatically select the channel that has the least amount of interference...

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WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) is a wireless security standard that allows you to easily connect devices to a wireless network... You can configure the WPS function via the PIN code or WPS button...

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Pairing from the wireless router: Press the WPS button on wireless client, and then perform the WPS connection process in PIN code mode and enter the Client PIN Code on the WPS Method > Client PIN Code filed... Check if the PIN code is correct and then click Start to pair with wireless client...

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Bridge or WDS (Wireless Distribution System) allows your ASUS wireless router to connect to another wireless access point exclusively, preventing other wireless devices or stations to access your ASUS wireless router... It can also be considered as a wireless repeater where your ASUS wireless router communicates with another access point and other wireless devices...

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Any Access Point added to the list should be on the same Control Channel and the same fixed Channel bandwidth as the local ASUS wireless router... You can modify the Control Channel from Advanced Settings > Wireless > General tab...

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Wireless MAC filter provides control over packets transmitted to a specified MAC (Media Access Control) address on your wireless network...

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RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) Setting provides an extra layer of security when you choose WPA- Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or Radius with 802... 1x as your Authentication Mode...

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Enable wireless scheduler: Select Yes to enable wireless networking by the following schedule rules... Select No to disable the schedule rules...

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Roaming Assistant: When your wireless environment has provisioned a several APs (access point) or wireless repeaters to cover all wireless dead zones... When a client that connected on AP1 moves from one place with better signal to another with poor signal, but there is an another signal from AP2... To prevent the client stick on AP1, you can enable Roaming Assistant, and set a minimal RSSI value as threshold... When the connection quality lower than the threshold, AP1 disconnect the wireless client so that it can reevaluate the wireless environment to select a AP with the best signal quality, such as AP2...

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Enable WMM APSD: WMM APSD (Automatic Power Save Delivery) is the enhancement to the legacy power saver mode... Enable WMM APSD, the wireless AP manages radio usage to help increase battery life for battery-powered wireless clients, such as smartphone and laptop... APSD automatically changes to use a longer beacon interval when the traffic does not require a short packet exchange interval...

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The LAN IP screen allows you to modify the LAN IP settings of your wireless router...

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Your wireless router uses DHCP to assign IP addresses automatically on your network... You can specify the IP address range and lease time for the clients on your network...

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8... Your wireless router can also manually assign IP addresses to devices on the network... On the Enable Manual Assignment field, choose Yes to assign an IP address to specific MAC addresses on the network... Up to 32 MAC Addresses can be added to the DHCP list for manual assignment...

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3... On the Static Route List, enter the network information of other access points or nodes... Click the Add or Delete button to add or remove a device on the list...

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The wireless router supports connection to IPTV services through an ISP or a LAN... The IPTV tab provides the configuration settings needed to set up IPTV, VoIP, multicasting, and UDP for your service... Contact your ISP for specific information regarding your service...

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Enable UPnP: UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) allows several devices (such as routers, televisions, stereo systems, game consoles, and cellular phone), to be controlled via an IP- based network with or without a central control through a gateway... UPnP connects PCs of all form factors, providing a seamless network for remote configuration and data transfer... Using UPnP, a new network device is discovered automatically... Once connected to the network, devices can be remotely configured to support P2P applications, interactive gaming, video conferencing, and web or proxy servers... Unlike Port forwarding, which involves manually configuring port settings, UPnP automatically configures the router to accept incoming connections and direct requests to a specific PC on the local network...

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MAC Address: MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique identifier for your networking device... Some ISPs monitor the MAC address of networking devices that connect to their service and reject any unrecognized device that attempt to connect... To avoid connection issues due to an unregistered MAC address, you can:

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4... Internet Connection Configuration: 1) On Network Type field, select your preferred network: Auto (Default): Select Auto to allow the wireless router

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Data Usage Alert: Set the maximum volume of Internet traffic at which an exclamation mark and pop-up alert message will show up when you login administration page... When your Internet usage reaches this limit, Internet access is not blocked until the Usage Limit is reached...

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C... APN (Access Point Name) service (optional): Contact your 3G/4G service provider for detailed information...

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If your ISP has enabled PIN code verification by default, you will see the SIM lock status icon on the status icon area and are required to enter the PIN code...

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2... The Mobile Connection Status screen displays the detailed Mobile Broadband connection status...

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This wireless router supports IPv6 addressing, a system that supports more IP addresses... This standard is not yet widely available... Contact your ISP if your Internet service supports IPv6...

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Failover Trigger Condition: Set the continuous times when the system triggers the failover or failback action after reaching the ping test counter and getting no response from the target IP address...

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If internet connection issue occurs due to DHCP lease problem such as IP address being expired, you can enable DNS Query or Ping to alleviate the problem...

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Port range triggering opens a predetermined incoming port for a limited period of time whenever a client on the local area network makes an outgoing connection to a specified port... Port triggering is used in the following scenarios:

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If Port Trigger is disabled, the router drops the connection because it is unable to determine which PC is requesting for IRC access... When Port Trigger is enabled, the router assigns an incoming port to receive the inbound data... This incoming port closes once a specific time period has elapsed because the router is unsure when the application has been terminated...

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Port forwarding is a method to direct network traffic from the Internet to a specific port or a specific range of ports to a device or number of devices on your local network... Setting up Port Forwarding on your router allows PCs outside the network to access specific services provided by a PC in your network...

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A network makes use of ports in order to exchange data, with each port assigned a port number and a specific task... For example, port 80 is used for HTTP... A specific port can only be used by one application or service at a time... Hence, two PCs attempting to access data through the same port at the same time would fail... For example, you cannot set up Port Forwarding for port 100 for two PCs at the same time...

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LAN IP address... Unlike port forwarding, which requires a static LAN IP address, port triggering allows dynamic port forwarding using the router... Predetermined port ranges are configured to accept incoming connections for a limited period of time... Port triggering allows multiple computers to run applications that would normally require manually forwarding the same ports to each PC on the network...

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Inbound traffic from the Internet is usually discarded and routed to a specific client only if port forwarding or a port trigger has been configured on the network... In a DMZ configuration, one network client receives all inbound packets...

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Server and Host Name: Choose ASUS DDNS or other DDNS... If you want to use ASUS DDNS, fill in the Host Name in the format of xxx... asuscomm... com (xxx is your host name)...

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NAT Passthrough allows a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to pass through the router to the network clients... PPTP Passthrough, L2TP Passthrough, IPsec Passthrough and RTSP Passthrough are enabled by default...

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This wireless router supports IPv6 addressing, a system that supports more IP addresses... This standard is not yet widely available... Contact your ISP if your Internet service supports IPv6...

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3... On the VPN Details dropdown list, select Advanced Settings if want to configure advanced VPN settings such as broadcast support, authentication, MPPE Encryption, and Client IP address range...

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NOTE: The URL Filter is based on a DNS query... If a network client has already accessed a website such as http://www... abcxxx... com, then the website will not be blocked (a DNS cache in the system stores previously visited websites)... To resolve this issue, clear the DNS cache before setting up the URL Filter...

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The Keyword Filter is based on a DNS query... If a network client has already accessed a website such as http://www... abcxxx... com, then the website will not be blocked (a DNS cache in the system stores previously visited websites)... To resolve this issue, clear the DNS cache before setting up the Keyword Filter...

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By default, your ASUS wireless router blocks all unsolicited incoming traffic... The IPv6 Firewall function allows incoming traffic coming from specified services to go through your network...

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the wireless router connects to the Internet and provides Internet access to available devices on its own local network...

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The System page allows you to configure your wireless router settings...

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b)... Specified IP Address: Enter the WAN IP addresses of networking devices allowed to access the wireless router settings... This Client list allows you to add the maximum IP addresses of 4...

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If the upgrade process fails, the wireless router automatically enters rescue mode and the power LED indicator on the front panel starts flashing slowly... To recover or restore the system, refer to section 5... 2 Firmware Restoration...

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IMPORTANT! If issues occur, upload the latest firmware version and configure new settings... Do not restore the router to its default settings...

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2... You can view your network activities in any of these tabs: General Log Wireless Log DHCP leases IPv6 Routing Table Port Forwarding Connections

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The wireless router supports wired WAN and Mobile broadband WAN in failover and failback modes... The Mobile broadband WAN is used both as Internet access and WAN backup interface... LAN, WAN, VPN, and Firewall support different functions... See the comparison table below...

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V (2): In most of using case, Internet service provide dispatch the mobile broadband a private IP, that will cause the WAN service failed to access from WAN side...

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Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS wireless router device, and allows you to configure the wireless networking settings...

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Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS Wireless Router that failed during its firmware upgrading process... It uploads the firmware that you specify... The process takes about three to four minutes...

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2... Hold the Reset button at the rear panel and simultaneously replug the wireless router into the power source... Release the Reset button when the Power LED at the front panel flashes slowly, which indicates that the wireless router is in the rescue mode...

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6 Troubleshooting6 Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions for issues you may encounter with your router... If you encounter problems that are not mentioned in this chapter, visit the ASUS support site at: https://www... asus... com/support for more product information and contact details of ASUS Technical Support...

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Some cable modem service providers require you to use the MAC address of the computer initially registered on the account... You can view the MAC address in the web GUI, Network Map > Clients page, and hover the mouse pointer over your device in Client Status...

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Ensure that you are using the correct login information... The default factory login name and password is admin/admin... Ensure that the Caps Lock key is disabled when you enter the login information...

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SSID has been hidden... If your device can find SSIDs from other routers but cannot find your routers SSID, go to Advanced Settings > Wireless > General, select No on Hide SSID, and select Auto on Control Channel...

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The device has been blocked via the Parental Control function... Go to General > Parental Controls and see if the device is in the list... If the device is listed under Client Name, remove the device using the Delete button or adjust the Time Management settings...

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Port trigger, port forwarding, DDNS or DMZ service cannot work... Most ISPs provide a private IP address for a mobile broadband device... Hence some services, such as AiCloud, are not accessible... Please contact your ISP for assistance...

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Launch the rescue mode and run the Firmware Restoration utility... Refer to section 5... 2 Firmware Restoration on how to use the Firmware Restoration utility...

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Before configuring your wireless router, do the steps described in this section for your host computer and network clients...

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1... From your Safari browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Change Settings...

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3... Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), then click Properties...

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NOTE: Refer to your operating systems help and support feature for details on configuring your computers TCP/IP settings...

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