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Summary of Content for ASUS Blue Cave Router User Manual PDF

User Guide

BLUE CAVE Wireless-AC2600 Dual Band

Gigabit Router


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E13190 First Edition September 2017


Table of contents

1 Getting to know your wireless router 6 1.1 Welcome! ........................................................................................6 1.2 Package contents .........................................................................6 1.3 Your wireless router .....................................................................7 1.4 Positioning your router ..............................................................9 1.5 Setup Requirements ................................................................ 10 1.6 Router Setup ............................................................................... 11

1.6.1 Wired connection ..................................................................11 1.6.2 Wireless connection .............................................................12

2 Getting started 14 2.1 Logging into the Web GUI ..................................................... 14 2.2 Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with Auto-detection ........... 15 2.3 Connecting to your wireless network ................................ 19

3 Configuring the General settings 20 3.1 Using the Network Map ......................................................... 20

3.1.1 Setting up the wireless security settings ......................21 3.1.2 Managing your network clients .......................................22 3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device .............................................23

3.2 Creating a Guest Network ...................................................... 26 3.3 AiProtection ................................................................................ 28

3.3.1 Network Protection ..............................................................29 3.3.2 Setting up Parental Controls .............................................33

3.4 Using the Traffic Manager ...................................................... 36 3.4.1 Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth..........36

3.5 Traffic Analyzer ........................................................................... 39 3.6 Using the USB Application ..................................................... 40

3.6.1 Using AiDisk ............................................................................40 3.6.2 Using Servers Center ............................................................42


Table of contents 3.6.3 3G/4G ........................................................................................47

3.7 Using AiCloud 2.0 ...................................................................... 49 3.7.1 Cloud Disk ................................................................................50 3.7.2 Smart Access ...........................................................................51 3.7.3 Smart Sync ...............................................................................52

4 Configuring the Advanced Settings 53 4.1 Wireless ......................................................................................... 53

4.1.1 General ......................................................................................53 4.1.2 WPS ............................................................................................56 4.1.3 Bridge ........................................................................................58 4.1.4 Wireless MAC Filter ...............................................................60 4.1.5 RADIUS Setting ......................................................................61 4.1.6 Professional .............................................................................62

4.2 LAN ................................................................................................. 65 4.2.1 LAN IP ........................................................................................65 4.2.2 DHCP Server ............................................................................66 4.2.3 Route .........................................................................................68 4.2.4 IPTV ............................................................................................69

4.3 WAN ............................................................................................... 70 4.3.1 Internet Connection .............................................................70 4.3.2 Port Trigger ..............................................................................73 4.3.3 Virtual Server/Port Forwarding ........................................75 4.3.4 DMZ............................................................................................78 4.3.5 DDNS .........................................................................................79 4.3.6 NAT Passthrough ...................................................................80

4.4 IPv6 ................................................................................................. 81 4.5 Firewall .......................................................................................... 82

4.5.1 General ......................................................................................82 4.5.2 URL Filter ..................................................................................82 4.5.3 Keyword filter .........................................................................83


Table of contents 4.5.4 Network Services Filter .......................................................84

4.6 Administration ........................................................................... 86 4.6.1 Operation Mode ....................................................................86 4.6.2 System .......................................................................................87 4.6.3 Firmware Upgrade ................................................................88 4.6.4 Restore/Save/Upload Setting ...........................................88

4.7 System Log .................................................................................. 89

5 Utilities 90 5.1 Device Discovery ....................................................................... 90 5.2 Firmware Restoration .............................................................. 91 5.3 Setting up your printer server .............................................. 92

5.3.1 ASUS EZ Printer Sharing .....................................................92 5.3.2 Using LPR to Share Printer .................................................96

5.4 Download Master ....................................................................101 5.4.1 Configuring Bit Torrent download settings .............. 102 5.4.2 NZB settings ......................................................................... 103

6 Troubleshooting 104 6.1 Basic Troubleshooting ...........................................................104 6.2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) ................................107

Appendices 117


1 Getting to know your wireless router


Ifanyoftheitemsaredamagedormissing,contactASUSfor technical inquiries and support. Refer to the ASUS Support Hotline list at the back of this user manual.

Keeptheoriginalpackagingmaterialincaseyouwouldneedfuture warranty services such as repair or replacement.

BLUE CAVE Wireless Router Network cable (RJ-45) Power adapter Quick Start Guide

1.1 Welcome! Thank you for purchasing an ASUS BLUE CAVE Wireless Router! The ultra-thin and stylish BLUE CAVE features a 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.

1.2 Package contents


1.3 Your wireless router

Power button Press this button to power on or off the stystem.

Power (DC-IN) port Insert the bundled AC adapter into this port and connect your router to a power source.

Reset button This button resets or restores the system to its factory default settings.

USB 3.0 port Insert a USB 3.0 device such as a USB hard disk or a USB flash drive into this port. Insert your iPads USB cable into this port to charge your iPad.

LAN 1 ~ 4 ports Connect network cables into these ports to establish LAN connection.

WAN (Internet) port Connect a network cable into this port to establish WAN connection.

WPS button This button launches the WPS Wizard.



Useonlytheadapterthatcamewithyourpackage.Usingother adapters may damage the device.


DC Power adapter DC Output: +19V with max 1.75A current;

Operating Temperature

0~40oC Storage 0~70oC

Operating Humidity 50~90% Storage 20~90%


1.4 Positioning your router For the best wireless signal transmission between the wireless router and the network devices connected to it, ensure that you:

Placethewirelessrouterinacentralizedareaforamaximum wireless coverage for the network devices.

Keepthedeviceawayfrommetalobstructionsandawayfrom direct sunlight.

Keepthedeviceawayfrom802.11gor20MHzonlyWi-Fi devices,2.4GHzcomputerperipherals,Bluetoothdevices, cordlessphones,transformers,heavy-dutymotors,fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial equipment to prevent signal interference or loss.

Alwaysupdatetothelatestfirmware.VisittheASUSwebsiteat http://www.asus.comtogetthelatestfirmwareupdates.


1.5 Setup Requirements To set up your wireless network, you need a computer that meets the following system requirements:

EthernetRJ-45(LAN)port(10Base-T/100Base-TX/ 1000BaseTX)

IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/acwirelesscapability AninstalledTCP/IPservice WebbrowsersuchasInternetExplorer,Firefox,Safari,or

Google Chrome


Ifyourcomputerdoesnothavebuilt-inwirelesscapabilities,youmay install an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapter to your computer to connect to the network.

Withitsdualbandtechnology,yourwirelessroutersupports2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless signals simultaneously. This allows you to do Internet-related activities such as Internet surfing or reading/writing e-mail messages using the 2.4GHz band while simultaneously streaming high-definition audio/video files such as movies or music using the 5GHz band.

SomeIEEE802.11ndevicesthatyouwanttoconnecttoyournetwork may or may not support 5GHz band. Refer to the device's manual for specifications.

TheEthernetRJ-45cablesthatwillbeusedtoconnectthenetwork devices should not exceed 100 meters.


1.6 Router Setup IMPORTANT!

Useawiredconnectionwhensettingupyourwirelessrouterto avoid possible setup problems.


Ifyouarereplacinganexistingrouter,disconnectitfromyour network.

Disconnectthecables/wiresfromyourexistingmodemsetup.If your modem has a backup battery, remove it as well.


1.6.1 Wired connection

NOTE: You can use either a straight-through cable or a crossover cable for wired connection.


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To set up your wireless router via wired connection: 1. Insert your wireless routers AC adapter to the DC-IN port and

plug it to a power outlet. 2. Using the bundled network cable, connect your computer to

your wireless routers LAN port.

IMPORTANT! Ensure that the LAN LED is blinking.

3 Using another network cable, connect your modem to your wireless routers WAN port.

4. Insert your modems AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet.

1.6.2 Wireless connection

To set up your wireless router via wireless connection: 1. Insert your wireless routers AC adapter to the DC-IN port and

plug it to a power outlet. 2 Using the bundled network cable, connect your modem to

your wireless routers WAN port.



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3. Insert your modems AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet.

4. Install an IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN adapter on your computer.


Fordetailsonconnectingtoawirelessnetwork,refertotheWLAN adapters user manual.

Tosetupthesecuritysettingsforyournetwork,refertothesection Setting up the wireless security settings in Chapter 3 of this user manual.


2 Getting started 2.1 Logging into the Web GUI Your ASUS Wireless Router comes with an intuitive web graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to easily configure its various features through a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome.

NOTE: The features may vary with different firmware versions.

To log into the web GUI: 1. On your web browser, enter 2. On the login page, key in the default user name (admin) and

password (admin). 3. You can now use the Web GUI to configure various settings of

your ASUS Wireless Router.

NOTE: If you are logging into the Web GUI for the first time, you will be directed to the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) page automatically.

Navigation panel


Top command buttons

Information banner

middle column

right column


2.2 Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with Auto- detection

The Quick Internet Setup (QIS) function guides you in quickly setting up your Internet connection.

NOTE: When setting the Internet connection for the first time, press the Reset button on your wireless router to reset it to its factory default settings.

To use QIS with auto-detection: 1. Log into the Web GUI. The QIS page launches automatically.


Bydefault,theloginusernameandpasswordforyourwireless router's Web GUI is admin. For details on changing your wireless router's login username and password, refer to section 4.6.2 System.

Thewirelessrouter'sloginusernameandpasswordisdifferentfrom the 2.4GHz/5GHz network name (SSID) and security key. The wireless router's login username and password allows you to log into your wireless router's Web GUI to configure your wireless router's settings. The 2.4GHz/5GHz network name (SSID) and security key allows Wi-Fi devices to log in and connect to your 2.4GHz/5GHz network.


2. The wireless router automatically detects if your ISP connection type is Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP. Key in the necessary information for your ISP connection type.

IMPORTANT! Obtain the necessary information from your ISP about the Internet connection type.

for Automatic IP (DHCP)

for PPPoE, PPTP, and L2TP


for Static IP


Theauto-detectionofyourISPconnectiontypetakesplacewhen you configure the wireless router for the first time or when your wireless router is reset to its default settings.

IfQISfailedtodetectyourInternetconnectiontype,clickSkip to manual setting and manually configure your connection settings.

3. Assign the wireless network name (SSID) and security key for your 2.4GHz and 5 GHz wireless connection. Click Apply when done.


4. Your Internet and wireless settings are displayed. Click Next to continue.

5. Read the wireless network connection tutorial. When done, click Finish.


2.3 Connecting to your wireless network After setting up your wireless router via QIS, you can connect your computer or other smart devices to your wireless network.

To connect to your network: 1. On your computer, click the network icon in the notification

area to display the available wireless networks. 2. Select the wireless network that you want to connect to, then

click Connect. 3. You may need to key in the network security key for a secured

wireless network, then click OK. 4. Wait while your computer establishes connection to the

wireless network successfully. The connection status is displayed and the network icon displays the connected status.


Refertothenextchaptersformoredetailsonconfiguringyour wireless network's settings.

Refertoyourdevice'susermanualformoredetailsonconnectingit to your wireless network.


3 Configuring the General settings

3.1 Using the Network Map Network Map allows you to configure your networks security settings, manage your network clients, and monitor your USB device.


3.1.1 Setting up the wireless security settings

To protect your wireless network from unauthorized access, you needtoconfigureitssecuritysettings.

To set up the wireless security settings: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map. 2. OntheNetworkMapscreenandunderSystem status, you can

configurethewirelesssecuritysettingssuchasSSID,security level, and encryption settings.

NOTE: You can set up different wireless security settings for 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

2.4GHz security settings 5GHz security settings

3. On the Wireless name (SSID)field,keyinauniquenamefor your wireless network.


4. FromtheWEP Encryption dropdown list, select the encryption method for your wireless network.

IMPORTANT! The IEEE 802.11n/ac standard prohibits using High 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.

5. Keyinyoursecuritypasskey.

6. Click Apply when done.

3.1.2 Managing your network clients

To manage your network clients: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map tab. 2. OntheNetworkMapscreen,selecttheClient Status icon to

display your network clients information.

3. To block a clients access to your network, select the client and click block.


3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device

The ASUS Wireless Router provides a USB port for connecting a USBdeviceoraUSBprintertoallowyoutosharefilesandprinter with clients in your network.

NOTE: To use this feature, you need to plug a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or a USB flash drive, to the USB 3.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly. Refer to the Plug-n-Share Disk Support List at


IMPORTANT! You first need to create a share account and its permission /access rights to allow other network clients to access the USB device via an FTP site/third-party FTP client utility, Servers Center, Samba, or AiCloud 2.0. For more details, refer to the section 3.6 Using the USB Application and 3.7 Using AiCloud 2.0 in this user manual.

To monitor your USB device: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map. 2. OntheNetworkMapscreen,selecttheUSB Disk Status icon to

display your USB devices information.

3. OntheAiDiskWizardfield,clickGOtosetupanFTPserverfor Internetfilesharing.


Formoredetails,refertothesection3.6.2 Using Servers Center in this user manual.

ThewirelessrouterworkswithmostUSBHDDs/Flashdisks(upto2TB size) and supports read-write access for FAT16, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3, and NTFS.


Safely removing the USB disk

IMPORTANT: Incorrect removal of the USB disk may cause data corruption.

To safely remove the USB disk: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map. 2. In the upper right corner, click > Eject USB disk. When

the USB disk is ejected successfully, the USB status shows Unmounted.


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

NOTE: BLUE CAVE supports up to six SSIDs (three 2.4GHz and three 5GHz SSIDs).

To create a guest network: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Guest Network. 2. On the Guest Network screen, select 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz frequency

band for the guest network that you want to create. 3. Click Enable.


4. To configure additional options, click Modify.

5. Click Yes on the Enable Guest Network screen. 6. Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the

Network Name (SSID) field. 7. Select an Authentication Method. 8. Select an Encryption method. 9. Specify the Access time or choose Limitless. 10.Select Disable or Enable on the Access Intranet item. 11. When done, click Apply.


3.3 AiProtection 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.


3.3.1 Network Protection

Network Protection prevents network exploits and secures your network from unwanted access.

Configuring Network Protection To configure Network Protection: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > AiProtection. 2. From the AiProtection main page, click on Network

Protection. 3. From the Network Protection tab, click Scan. When done scanning, the utility displays the results on the

Router Security Assessment page.


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.

4. (Optional) From the Router Security Assessment page, manually configure the items marked as No, Weak, or Very Weak.To do this:

a. Click an item.

NOTE: When you click an item, the utility forwards you to the items setting page.

b. From the items security settings page, configure and make the necessary changes and click Apply when done.

c. Go back to the Router Security Assessment page and click Close to exit the page.

5. To automatically configure the security settings, click Secure Your Router.

6. When a message prompt appears, click OK.


Malicious Sites Blocking

This feature restricts access to known malicious websites in the cloud database for an always-up-to-date protection.

NOTE: This function is automatically enabled if you run the Router Weakness Scan.

To enable Malicious Sites Blocking: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > AiProtection. 2. From the AiProtection main page, click on Network

Protection. 3. From the Malicious Sites Blocking pane, click ON.

Two-Way IPS

Two-Way IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) protects your router from network attacks by both blocking malicious incoming packets and detecting suspicious outgoing packets.

NOTE: This function is automatically enabled if you run the Router Weakness Scan.

To enable Two-Way IPS: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > AiProtection. 2. From the AiProtection main page, click on Network


3. From the Two-Way IPS pane, click ON.


Infected Device Prevention and Blocking

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

NOTE: This function is automatically enabled if you run the Router Weakness Scan.

To enable Infected Device Prevention and Blocking: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > AiProtection. 2. From the AiProtection main page, click on Network

Protection. 3. From the Infected Device Prevention and Blocking pane,

click ON.

To configure Alert Preference: 1. From the Infected Device Prevention and Blocking pane,

click Alert Preference. 2. Select or key in the e-mail provider, e-mail account, and

password then click Apply.


3.3.2 Setting up Parental Controls

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: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > AiProtection. 2. From the AiProtection main page, click on the Parental

Controls tab.


Web & Apps Filters

Web & Apps Filters is a feature of Parental Controls that allows you to block access to unwanted web sites or applications.

To configure Web & Apps Filters: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > AiProtection. 2. From the AiProtection main page, click on the Parental

Controls icon to go to the Parental Controls tab. 3. From the Enable Web & Apps Filters pane, click ON. 4. When the End Users License Agreement (EULA) message

prompt appears, click I agree to continue. 5. From the Client List column, select or key in the clients name

from the drop down list box. 6. From the Content Category column, select the filters from

the four main categories: Adult, Instant Message and Communication, P2P and File Transfer, and Streaming and Entertainment.

7. Click to add the clients profile. 8. Click Apply to save the settings.


Time Scheduling

Time Scheduling allows you to set the time limit for a clients network usage.

NOTE: Ensure that your system time is synchronized with the NTP server.

To configure Time Scheduling: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General >AiProtection >

Parental Controls > Time Scheduling. 2. From the Enable Time Scheduling pane, click ON. 3. From the Clients Name column, select or key in the clients

name from the drop down list box.

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

4. Click to add the clients profile. 5. Click Apply to save the settings.


3.4 Using the Traffic Manager

3.4.1 Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth

Quality of Service (QoS) allows you to set the bandwidth priority and manage network traffic.

To set up bandwidth priority: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Traffic Manager >

QoS tab. 2. Click ON to enable QoS. Fill in the upload and download

bandwidth fields.

NOTE: Get the bandwidth information from your ISP.

3. Click Save.

NOTE: The User Specify Rule List is for advanced settings. If you want to prioritize specific network applications and network services, select User-defined QoS rules or User-defined Priority from the drop-down list on the upper-right corner.


4. On the user-defined QoS rules page, there are four default online service types web surf, HTTPS and file transfers. Select your preferred service, fill in the Source IP or MAC, Destination Port, Protocol, Transferred and Priority, then click Apply. The information will be configured in the QoS rules screen.



a) Enter a specific IP address, such as "".

b) Enter IP addresses within one subnet or within the same IP pool, such as 192.168.123.*, or 192.168.*.*

c) Enter all IP addresses as *.*.*.* or leave the field blank.

d) The format for the MAC address is six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by colons (:), in transmission order (e.g. 12:34:56:aa:bc:ef )


a) Enter a specific port, such as 95.

b) Enter ports within a range, such as 103:315, >100, or <65535.

TheTransferred column contains information about the upstream and downstream traffic (outgoing and incoming network traffic) for one section. In this column, you can set the network traffic limit (in KB) for a specific service to generate specific priorities for the service assigned to a specific port. For example, if two network clients, PC 1 and PC 2, are both accessing the Internet (set at port 80), but PC 1 exceeds the network traffic limit due to some downloading tasks, PC 1 will have a lower priority. If you do not want to set the traffic limit, leave it blank.


5. On the User-defined Priority page, you can prioritize the network applications or devices into five levels from the user- defined QoS rules dropdown list. Based on priority level, you can use the following methods to send data packets: Changetheorderofupstreamnetworkpacketsthataresent

to the Internet. UnderUpload Bandwidth table, set Minimum Reserved

Bandwidth and Maximum Bandwidth Limit for multiple network applications with different priority levels. The percentages indicate the upload bandwidth rates that are available for specified network applications.


Low-prioritypacketsaredisregardedtoensurethetransmissionof high-priority packets.

UnderDownload Bandwidth table, set Maximum Bandwidth Limit for multiple network applications in corresponding order. The higher priority upstream packet will cause the higher priority downstream packet.

Iftherearenopacketsbeingsentfromhigh-priorityapplications,the full transmission rate of the Internet connection is available for low- priority packets.

6. Set the highest priority packet. To ensure a smooth online gaming experience, you can set ACK, SYN, and ICMP as the highest priority packet.

NOTE: Ensure to enable QoS first and set up the upload and download rate limits.


NOTE: Packets from the Internet are evenly transmitted to the wired and wireless devices.

3.5 Traffic Analyzer 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.


3.6 Using the USB Application The USB Applications function provides AiDisk, Servers Center, Network Printer Server and Download Master submenus.

IMPORTANT! To use the server functions, you need to insert a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or a USB flash drive, in the USB 3.0 port on the rear panel of your wireless router. Ensure that the USB storage device is formatted and partitioned properly. Refer to the ASUS website at for the file system support table.

3.6.1 Using AiDisk

AiDisk allows you to share files stored on a connected USB device through the Internet. AiDisk also assists you with setting up ASUS DDNS and an FTP server.

To use AiDisk: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > USB application,

then click the AiDisk icon. 2. From the Welcome to AiDisk wizard screen, click Go.


4. Create your domain name via the ASUS DDNS services, read the Terms of Service and then select I will use the service and accept the Terms of service and key in your domain name. When done, click Next.

You can also select Skip ASUS DDNS settings then click Next to skip the DDNS setting.

5. Click Finish to complete the setting. 6. To access the FTP site that you created, launch a web browser

or a third-party FTP client utility and key in the ftp link (ftp:// ) you have previously created.

3. Select the access rights that you want to assign to the clients accessing your shared data.


3.6.2 Using Servers Center

Servers Center allows you to share the media files from the USB disk via a Media Server directory, Samba share service, or FTP share service. You can also configure other settings for the USB disk in the Servers Center.

Using Media Server

Your wireless router allows DLNA-supported devices to access multimedia files from the USB disk connected to your wireless router.

NOTE: Before using the DLNA Media Server function, connect your device to BLUE CAVEs network.


To launch the Media Server setting page, go to General > USB application > Media Services and Servers > Media Servers tab. Refer to the following for the descriptions of the fields:

Enable iTunes Server?: Select ON/OFF to enable/disable the iTunes Server.

Media Server Status: Displays the status of the media server. Media Server Path Setting: Select All Disks Shared or

Manual Media Server Path.

Using Network Place (Samba) Share service

Network Place (Samba) Share allows you to set up the accounts and permissions for the Samba service.

To use Samba share: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > USB application >

Media Services and Servers > Network Place (Samba) Share / Cloud Disk tab.

NOTE: Network Place (Samba) Share is enabled by default.


To delete an existing account: a) Select the account that you want to delete. b) Click . c) When prompted, click Delete to confirm the account

deletion. To add a folder:

a) Click . b) Enter the folder name, and click Add. The folder that you

created will be added to the folder list.

2. Follow the steps below to add, delete, or modify an account. To create a new account:

a) Click to add new account. b) In the Account and Password fields, key in the name and

password of your network client. Retype the password to confirm. Click Add to add the account to the list.


3. From the list of folders, select the type of access permission that you want to assign for specific folders: R/W: Select this option to assign read/write access. R: Select this option to assign read-only access. No: Select this option if you do not want to share a specific

file folder. 4. Click Apply to apply the changes.

Using the FTP Share service

FTP share enables an FTP server to share files from USB disk to other devices via your local area network or via the Internet.


EnsurethatyousafelyremovetheUSBdisk.Incorrectremovalofthe USB disk may cause data corruption.

TosafelyremovetheUSBdisk,refertothesectionSafely removing the USB disk under 3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device.


To use FTP Share service:

NOTE: Ensure that you have set up your FTP server through AiDisk. For more details, refer to the section 3.6.1 Using AiDisk.

1. From the navigation panel, click General > USB application > Media Services and Servers > FTP Share tab.

2. From the list of folders, select the type of access rights that you want to assign for specific folders: R/W: Select to assign read/write access for a specific folder. W: Select to assign write only access for a specific folder. R: Select to assign read only access for a specific folder. No: Select this option if you do not want to share a specific

folder. 3. Click Apply to confirm the changes. 4. To access the FTP server, key in the ftp link

ftp:// and your user name and password on a web browser or a third-party FTP utility.


3.6.3 3G/4G

3G/4G USB modems can be connected to BLUE CAVE to allow Internet access.

NOTE: For a list of verified USB modems, please visit:


To set up 3G/4G internet access: 1. From the navigation panel, click General > USB application >

3G/4G. 2. In the Enable USB Modem field, select Yes. 3. Set up the following:

Location: Select your 3G/4G service providers location from the dropdown list.

ISP: Select your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from the dropdown list.

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

Dial Number and PIN code: The 3G/4G providers access number and PIN code for connection.

NOTE: PIN code may vary from different providers.

Username / Password: Theusername and password will be provided by the 3G/4G network carrier.

USB Adapter: Choose your USB 3G / 4G adapter from the dropdown list. If you are not sure of your USB adapters model or the model is not listed in the options, select Auto.

4.Click Apply.

NOTE: The router will reboot for the settings to take effect.


3.7 Using AiCloud 2.0 AiCloud 2.0 is a cloud service application that allows you to save, sync, share, and access your files.

To use AiCloud 2.0: 1. From Google Play Store or Apple Store, download and install

the ASUS AiCloud 2.0 app to your smart device. 2. Connect your smart device to your network. Follow the

instructions to complete the AiCloud 2.0 setup process.


3.7.1 Cloud Disk

To create a cloud disk: 1. Insert a USB storage device into the wireless router. 2. Turn on Cloud Disk.

3. Go to and enter the router login account and password. For better user experience, we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

4. You can now start accessing Cloud Disk files on devices connected to the network.

NOTE: When accessing the devices that are connected to the network, you need to enter the devices user name and password manually, which will not be saved by AiCloud 2.0 for security reason.


3.7.2 Smart Access

The Smart Access function allows you to easily access your home network via your routers domain name.


YoucancreateadomainnameforyourrouterwithASUSDDNS.For more details, refer to section 4.3.5 DDNS.

Bydefault,AiCloud2.0providesasecureHTTPSconnection.Key in https://[yourASUSDDNSname] for a very secure Cloud Disk and Smart Access usage.


3.7.3 Smart Sync

To use Smart Sync: 1. Launch AiCloud 2.0, click Smart Sync. 2. Select ON to enable Smart Sync. 3. Click Add new account. 4. Enter your ASUS WebStorage account password and select the

directory that you want to sync with WebStorage. 5. Click Apply.


4 Configuring the Advanced Settings

4.1 Wireless

4.1.1 General

The General tab allows you to configure the basic wireless settings.

To configure the basic wireless settings: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Wireless > General tab. 2. Select 2.4GHz or 5GHz as the frequency band for your wireless

network. 3. Assign a unique name containing up to 32 characters for your

SSID (Service Set Identifier) or network name to identify your wireless network. Wi-Fi 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.


NOTE: You can assign unique SSIDs for the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz frequency bands.

4. In the Hide SSID field, select Yes to prevent wireless devices from detecting your SSID. When this function is enabled, you would need to enter the SSID manually on the wireless device to access the wireless network.

5. Select any of these wireless mode options to determine the types of wireless devices that can connect to your wireless router:

Auto: Select Auto to allow 802.11AC, 802.11n, 802.11g, and 802.11b devices to connect to the wireless router.

Legacy: Select Legacy to allow 802.11b/g/n devices to connect to the wireless router. Hardware that supports 802.11n natively, however, will only run at a maximum speed of 54Mbps.

N only: Select N only to maximize wireless N performance. This setting prevents 802.11g and 802.11b devices from connecting to the wireless router.

6. Select any of these channel bandwidth to accommodate higher transmission speeds:

40MHz: Select this bandwidth to maximize the wireless throughput.

20MHz (default): Select this bandwidth if you encounter some issues with your wireless connection.

7. 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.

8. Select any of these authentication methods: Open System: This option provides no security. Shared Key: You must use WEP encryption and enter at least

one shared key.


WPA/WPA2 Personal/WPA Auto-Personal: This option provides strong security. You can use either WPA (with TKIP) or WPA2 (with AES). If you select this option, you must use TKIP + AES encryption and enter the WPA passphrase (network key).

WPA/WPA2 Enterprise/WPA Auto-Enterprise: This option provides very strong security. It is with integrated EAP server or an external RADIUS back-end authentication server.

Radius with 802.1x

NOTE: Your wireless router supports the maximum transmission rate of 54Mbps when the Wireless Mode is set to Auto and encryption method is WEP or TKIP.

9. Select any of these WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption options for the data transmitted over your wireless network: Off: Disables WEP encryption 64-bit: Enables weak WEP encryption 128-bit: Enables improved WEP encryption

10.When done, click Apply.


4.1.2 WPS

WPS (Wi-Fi 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.

NOTE: Ensure that the devices support WPS.

To enable WPS on your wireless network: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Wireless > WPS tab. 2. In the Enable WPS field, move the slider to ON. 3. WPS uses 2.4GHz by default. If you want to change the

frequency to 5GHz, turn OFF the WPS function, click Switch Frequency in the Current Frequency field, and turn WPS ON again.


NOTE: WPS supports authentication using Open System, WPA-Personal, and WPA2-Personal. WPS does not support a wireless network that uses a Shared Key, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and RADIUS encryption method.

3. In the WPS Method field, select Push Button or Client PIN code. If you select Push Button, go to step 4. If you select Client PIN code, go to step 5.

4. To set up WPS using the routers WPS button, follow these steps: a. Click Start or press the WPS button found at the rear of the

wireless router. b. Press the WPS button on your wireless device. This is

normally identified by the WPS logo.

NOTE: Check your wireless device or its user manual for the location of the WPS button.

c. The wireless router will scan for any available WPS devices. If the wireless router does not find any WPS devices, it will switch to standby mode.

5. To set up WPS using the Clients PIN code, follow these steps: a. Locate the WPS PIN code on your wireless devices user

manual or on the device itself. b. Key in the Client PIN code on the text box. c. Click Start to put your wireless router into WPS survey mode.

The routers LED indicators quickly flash three times until the WPS setup is completed.


4.1.3 Bridge

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.

To set up the wireless bridge: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Wireless > WDS tab. 2. Select the frequency band for the wireless bridge. 3. In the AP Mode field, select any of these options:

APOnly: Disables the Wireless Bridge function. WDSOnly: Enables the Wireless Bridge feature but prevents

other wireless devices/stations from connecting to the router.


HYBRID: Enables the Wireless Bridge feature and allows other wireless devices/stations to connect to the router.

NOTE: In Hybrid mode, wireless devices connected to the ASUS wireless router will only receive half the connection speed of the Access Point.

4. In the Connect to APs in list field, click Yes if you want to connect to an Access Point listed in the Remote AP List.

5. In the Control Channel field, select the operating channel for the wireless bridge. Select Auto to allow the router to automatically select the channel with the least amount of interference.

NOTE: Channel availability varies per country or region.

6. On the Remote AP List, key in a MAC address and click the Add button to enter the MAC address of other available Access Points.

NOTE: Any Access Point added to the list should be on the same Control Channel as the ASUS wireless router.

7. Click Apply.


4.1.4 Wireless MAC Filter

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

To set up the Wireless MAC filter: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Wireless > Wireless MAC Filter tab. 2. Tick Yes in the Enable Mac Filter field. 3. In the MAC Filter Mode dropdown list, select either Accept or

Reject. SelectAccept to allow devices in the MAC filter list to access

to the wireless network. SelectReject to prevent devices in the MAC filter list to

access to the wireless network. 4. On the MAC filter list, click the Add button and key in the

MAC address of the wireless device. 5. Click Apply.


4.1.5 RADIUS Setting

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.

To set up wireless RADIUS settings: 1. Ensure that the wireless routers authentication mode is set to

WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, or Radius with 802.1x.

NOTE: Please refer to section 4.1.1 General section for configuring your wireless routers Authentication Mode.

2. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > Wireless > RADIUS Setting.

3. Select the frequency band. 4. In the Server IP Address field, key in your RADIUS servers IP

Address. 5. In the Connection Secret field, assign the password to access

your RADIUS server. 6. Click Apply.


In the Professional Settings screen, you can configure the following:

Frequency: Select the frequency band that the professional settings will be applied to.

Enable Radio: Select Yes to enable wireless networking. Select No to disable wireless networking.

Enable wireless scheduler: You can choose clock format as 24-hour or 12-hour. The color in the table indicates Allow or Deny. Click each frame to change the settings of the hour of the weekdays and click OK when done.

4.1.6 Professional

The Professional screen provides advanced configuration options.

NOTE: We recommend that you use the default values on this page.


Set AP isolated: The Set AP isolated item prevents wireless devices on your network from communicating with each other. This feature is useful if many guests frequently join or leave your network. Select Yes to enable this feature or select No to disable.

Multicast rate (Mbps): Select the multicast transmission rate or click Disable to switch off simultaneous single transmission.

Preamble Type: Preamble Type defines the length of time that the router spent for CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check). CRC is a method of detecting errors during data transmission. Select Short for a busy wireless network with high network traffic. Select Long if your wireless network is composed of older or legacy wireless devices.


RTS Threshold: Select a lower value for RTS (Request to Send) Threshold to improve wireless communication in a busy or noisy wireless network with high network traffic and numerous wireless devices.

DTIM Interval: DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) Interval or Data Beacon Rate is the time interval before a signal is sent to a wireless device in sleep mode indicating that a data packet is awaiting delivery. The default value is three milliseconds.

Beacon Interval: Beacon Interval is the time between one DTIM and the next. The default value is 100 milliseconds. Lower the Beacon Interval value for an unstable wireless connection or for roaming devices.

Enable TX Bursting: Enable TX Bursting improves transmission speed between the wireless router and 802.11g devices.

Enable WMM APSD: Enable WMM APSD (Wi-Fi Multimedia Automatic Power Save Delivery) to improve power management between wireless devices. Select Disable to switch off WMM APSD.


4.2 LAN

4.2.1 LAN IP

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

NOTE: Any changes to the LAN IP address will be reflected on your DHCP settings.

To modify the LAN IP settings: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > LAN >

LAN IP tab. 2. Modify the IP address and Subnet Mask. 3. When done, click Apply.


4.2.2 DHCP Server

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.

To configure the DHCP server: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > LAN >

DHCP Server tab. 2. In the Enable the DHCP Server field, tick Yes.


3. In the Domain Name text box, enter a domain name for the wireless router.

4. In the IP Pool Starting Address field, key in the starting IP address.

5. In the IP Pool Ending Address field, key in the ending IP address.

6. In the Lease Time field, specify in seconds when an assigned IP address will expire. Once it reaches this time limit, the DHCP server will then assign a new IP address.


We recommend that you use an IP address format of (where xxx can be any number between 2 and 254) when specifying an IP address range.

AnIPPoolStartingAddressshouldnotbegreaterthantheIPPool Ending Address.

7. In the DNS and Server Settings section, key in your DNS Server and WINS Server IP address if needed.

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.


4.2.3 Route

If your network makes use of more than one wireless router, you can configure a routing table to share the same Internet service.

NOTE: We recommend that you do not change the default route settings unless you have advanced knowledge of routing tables.

To configure the LAN Routing table: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > LAN >

Route tab. 2. On the Enable static routes field, choose Yes. 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.

4. Click Apply.


4.2.4 IPTV

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.


4.3 WAN

4.3.1 Internet Connection

The Internet Connection screen allows you to configure the settings of various WAN connection types.

To configure the WAN connection settings: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >

Internet Connection tab. 2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click


WAN Connection Type: Choose your Internet Service Provider type. The choices are Automatic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP or fixed IP. Consult your ISP if the router is unable to obtain a valid IP address or if you are unsure the WAN connection type.

Enable WAN: Select Yes to allow the router Internet access. Select No to disable Internet access.


Enable NAT: NAT (Network Address Translation) is a system where one public IP (WAN IP) is used to provide Internet access to network clients with a private IP address in a LAN. The private IP address of each network client is saved in a NAT table and is used to route incoming data packets.

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.

Connect to DNS Server: Allows this router to get the DNS IP address from the ISP automatically. A DNS is a host on the Internet that translates Internet names to numeric IP addresses.

Authentication: This item may be specified by some ISPs. Check with your ISP and fill them in if required.

Host Name: This field allows you to provide a host name for your router. It is usually a special requirement from your ISP. If your ISP assigned a host name to your computer, enter the host name here.


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:

ContactyourISPandupdatetheMACaddressassociated with your ISP service.

CloneorchangetheMACaddressoftheASUSwirelessrouter to match the MAC address of the previous networking device recognized by the ISP.


4.3.2 Port Trigger

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: More than one local client needs port forwarding for the

same application at a different time.

An application requires specific incoming ports that are different from the outgoing ports.

To set up Port Trigger: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >

Port Trigger tab. 2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click


Enable Port Trigger: Choose Yes to enable Port Trigger.

Well-Known Applications: Select popular games and web services to add to the Port Trigger List.

Description: Enter a short name or description for the service.


Trigger Port: Specify a trigger port to open the incoming port.

Protocol: Select the protocol, TCP, or UDP.

Incoming Port: Specify an incoming port to receive inbound data from the Internet.

Protocol: Select the protocol, TCP, or UDP.


WhenconnectingtoanIRCserver,aclientPCmakesanoutgoing connection using the trigger port range 66660-7000. The IRC server responds by verifying the username and creating a new connection to the client PC using an incoming port.

IfPortTriggerisdisabled,therouterdropstheconnectionbecause 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.

Porttriggeringonlyallowsoneclientinthenetworktousea particular service and a specific incoming port at the same time.

Youcannotusethesameapplicationtotriggeraportinmorethan one PC at the same time. The router will only forward the port back to the last computer to send the router a request/trigger.


4.3.3 Virtual Server/Port Forwarding

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.

NOTE: When port forwarding is enabled, the ASUS router blocks unsolicited inbound traffic from the Internet and only allows replies from outbound requests from the LAN. The network client does not have access to the Internet directly, and vice versa.

To set up Port Forwarding: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >

Virtual Server / Port Forwarding tab.


2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click Apply.

Enable Port Forwarding: Choose Yes to enable Port Forwarding.

Famous Server List: Determine which type of service you want to access.

Famous Game List: This item lists ports required for popular online games to work correctly.

FTP Server Port: Avoid assigning the port range 20:21 for your FTP server as this would conflict with the routers native FTP server assignment.

Service Name: Enter a service name.

Port Range: If you want to specify a Port Range for clients on the same network, enter the Service Name, the Port Range (e.g. 10200:10300), the LAN IP address, and leave the Local Port empty. Port range accepts various formats such as Port Range (300:350), individual ports (566,789) or Mix (1015:1024,3021).


Whenyournetworksfirewallisdisabledandyouset80astheHTTP servers port range for your WAN setup, then your http server/web server would be in conflict with the routers web user interface.

Anetworkmakesuseofportsinordertoexchangedata,witheach 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.


Local IP: Key in the clients LAN IP address.

NOTE: Use a static IP address for the local client to make port forwarding work properly. Refer to section 4.2 LAN for information.

Local Port: Enter a specific port to receive forwarded packets. Leave this field blank if you want the incoming packets to be redirected to the specified port range.

Protocol: Select the protocol. If you are unsure, select BOTH.

To check if Port Forwarding has been configured successfully: Ensure that your server or application is set up and running.

You will need a client outside your LAN but has Internet access (referred to as Internet client). This client should not be connected to the ASUS router.

On the Internet client, use the routers WAN IP to access the server. If port forwarding has been successful, you should be able to access the files or applications.

Differences between port trigger and port forwarding: Port triggering will work even without setting up a specific

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.

Port triggering is more secure than port forwarding since the incoming ports are not open all the time. They are opened only when an application is making an outgoing connection through the trigger port.


4.3.4 DMZ

Virtual DMZ exposes one client to the Internet, allowing this client to receive all inbound packets directed to your Local Area Network. 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. Setting up DMZ on a network is useful when you need incoming ports open or you want to host a domain, web, or e-mail server.

CAUTION: Opening all the ports on a client to the Internet makes the network vulnerable to outside attacks. Please be aware of the security risks involved in using DMZ.

To set up DMZ: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >

DMZ tab. 2. Configure the setting below. When done, click Apply.

IP address of Exposed Station: Key in the clients LAN IP address that will provide the DMZ service and be exposed on the Internet. Ensure that the server client has a static IP address.

To remove DMZ: 1. Delete the clients LAN IP address from the IP Address of

Exposed Station text box. 2. When done, click Apply.


4.3.5 DDNS

Setting up DDNS (Dynamic DNS) allows you to access the router from outside your network through the provided ASUS DDNS Service or another DDNS service.

To set up DDNS: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > WAN >

DDNS tab. 2. Configure the following settings below. When done, click


Enable the DDNS Client: Enable DDNS to access the ASUS router via the DNS name rather than WAN IP address.

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 is your host name).

If you want to use a different DDNS service, click FREE TRIAL and register online first. Fill in the User Name or E-mail Address and Password or DDNS Key fields.


Enable wildcard: Enable wildcard if your DDNS service requires one.


DDNS service will not work under these conditions:

WhenthewirelessrouterisusingaprivateWANIPaddress(192.168. x.x, 10.x.x.x, or 172.16.x.x), as indicated by a yellow text.


4.3.6 NAT Passthrough

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. To enable / disable the NAT Passthrough settings, go to the Advanced Settings > WAN > NAT Passthrough tab. When done, click Apply.


4.4 IPv6 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.

To set up IPv6: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > IPv6. 2. Select your Connection Type. The configuration options vary

depending on your selected connection type. 3. Enter your IPv6 LAN and DNS settings. 4. Click Apply.

NOTE: Please refer to your ISP regarding specific IPv6 information for your Internet service.


4.5 Firewall The wireless router can serve as a hardware firewall for your network.

NOTE: The Firewall feature is enabled by default.

4.5.1 General

To set up basic Firewall settings: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Firewall > General tab. 2. On the Enable Firewall field, select Yes. 3. On the Enable DoS protection, select Yes to protect your

network from DoS (Denial of Service) attacks though this may affect your routers performance.

4. You can also monitor packets exchanged between the LAN and WAN connection. On the Logged packets type, select Dropped, Accepted, or Both.

5. Click Apply.

4.5.2 URL Filter

You can specify keywords or web addresses to prevent access to specific URLs.

NOTE: The URL Filter is based on a DNS query. If a network client has already accessed a website such as, 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.


To set up a URL filter: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Firewall > URL Filter tab. 2. On the Enable URL Filter field, select Enabled. 3. Enter a URL and click the button. 4. Click Apply.

4.5.3 Keyword filter

Keyword filter blocks access to webpages containing specified keywords.

To set up a keyword filter: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Firewall > Keyword Filter tab. 2. On the Enable Keyword Filter field, select Enabled.


3. Enter a word or phrase and click the Add button. 4. Click Apply.


The Keyword Filter is based on a DNS query. If a network client has already accessed a website such as, 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.

Web pages compressed using HTTP compression cannot be filtered. HTTPS pages also cannot be blocked using a keyword filter.

4.5.4 Network Services Filter

The Network Services Filter blocks LAN to WAN packet exchanges and restricts network clients from accessing specific web services such as Telnet or FTP.


To set up a Network Service filter: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Firewall > Network Service Filter tab. 2. On the Enable Network Services Filter field, select Yes. 3. Select the Filter table type. Black List blocks the specified

network services. White List limits access to only the specified network services.

4. Specify the day and time when the filters will be active. 5. To specify a Network Service to filter, enter the Source IP,

Destination IP, Port Range, and Protocol. Click the button. 6. Click Apply.


4.6 Administration

4.6.1 Operation Mode

The Operation Mode page allows you to select the appropriate mode for your network.

To set up the operating mode: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Administration > Operation Mode tab. 2. Select any of these operation modes:

Wireless router mode (default): In wireless router mode, the wireless router connects to the Internet and provides Internet access to available devices on its own local network.

Repeater mode: This mode turns the router into a wireless repeater to extend the range of your signal.

Access Point mode: In this mode, the router creates a new wireless network on an exising network.

3. Click Save.

NOTE: The router will reboot when you change the modes.


4.6.2 System

The System page allows you to configure your wireless router settings. To set up the System settings: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Administration > System tab. 2. You can configure the following settings:

Change router login password: You can change the password and login name for the wireless router by entering a new name and password.

WPS button behavior: The physical WPS button on the wireless router can be used to activate WPS.

Time Zone: Select the time zone for your network. NTP Server: The wireless router can access a NTP (Network

time Protocol) server in order to synchronize the time. Enable Telnet: Click Yes to enable Telnet services on the

network. Click No to disable Telnet. Authentication Method: You can select HTTP, HTTPS, or

both protocols to secure router access. Enable Web Access from WAN: Select Yes to allow devices

outside the network to access the wireless router GUI settings. Select No to to prevent access.

Only allow specific IP: Click Yes if you want to specify the IP addresses of devices that are allowed access to the wireless router GUI settings from WAN.

Client List: Enter the WAN IP addresses of networking devices allowed to access the wireless router settings. This list will be used if you clicked Yes in the Only allow specific IP item.

3. Click Apply.


4.6.3 Firmware Upgrade

NOTE: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at

To upgrade the firmware: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Administration > Firmware Upgrade tab. 2. In the New Firmware File field, click Browse to locate the

downloaded file. 3. Click Upload. NOTES:

Whentheupgradeprocessiscomplete,waitforsometimeforthe system to reboot.

Iftheupgradeprocessfails,thewirelessrouterautomaticallyenters 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.

4.6.4 Restore/Save/Upload Setting

To restore/save/upload wireless router settings: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings >

Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting tab. 2. Select the tasks that you want to do:

Torestoretothedefaultfactorysettings,clickRestore, and click OK in the confirmation message.

Tosavethecurrentsystemsettings,clickSave, navigate to the folder where you intend to save the file and click Save.

Torestorefromasavedsystemsettingsfile,clickBrowse to locate your file, then click Upload.

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


4.7 System Log System Log contains your recorded network activities.

NOTE: System log resets when the router is rebooted or powered off.

To view your system log: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > System

Log. 2. You can view your network activities in any of these tabs:

GeneralLog DHCPLeases WirelessLog PortForwarding RoutingTable


5 Utilities NOTES:

Downloadandinstallthewirelessrouter'sutilitiesfromtheASUS website:

DeviceDiscoveryv1.4.7.1at LiveUpdate/Release/Wireless/

FirmwareRestorationv1.9.0.4at ASUS/LiveUpdate/Release/Wireless/

WindowsPrinterUtilityv1.0.5.5at ASUS/LiveUpdate/Release/Wireless/


5.1 Device Discovery Device Discovery is an ASUS WLAN utility that detects an ASUS wireless router device, and allows you to configure the wireless networking settings. To launch the Device Discovery utility: Fromyourcomputersdesktop,click

Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > Wireless Router > Device Discovery.

NOTE: When you set the router to Access Point mode, you need to use Device Discovery to get the routers IP address.


5.2 Firmware Restoration 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.

IMPORTANT: Launch the rescue mode on the router before using the Firmware Restoration utility.

NOTE: This feature is not supported on MAC OS.

To launch the rescue mode and use the Firmware Restoration utility: 1. Unplug the wireless router from the power source. 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.


3. Set a static IP on your computer and use the following to set up your TCP/IP settings:

IP address: 192.168.1.x Subnet mask: 4. From your computers desktop, click

Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > Wireless Router > Firmware Restoration.

5. Specify a firmware file, then click Upload.

NOTE: This is not a firmware upgrade utility and cannot be used on a working ASUS Wireless Router. Normal firmware upgrades must be done through the web interface. Refer to Chapter 4: Configuring the Advanced Settings for more details.

5.3 Setting up your printer server

5.3.1 ASUS EZ Printer Sharing

ASUS EZ Printing Sharing utility allows you to connect a USB printer to your wireless routers USB port and set up the print server. This allows your network clients to print and scan files wirelessly.


NOTE: The print server function is supported on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

To set up the EZ Printer sharing mode: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > USB Application >

Network Printer Server. 2. Click Download Now! to download the network printer utility.

NOTE: Network printer utility is supported on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 only. To install the utility on Mac OS, select Use LPR protocol for sharing printer.

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 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 the printers driver installation is complete, network clients can now use the printer.


5.3.2 Using LPR to Share Printer

You can share your printer with computers running on Windows and MAC operating system using LPR/LPD (Line Printer Remote/ Line Printer Daemon).

Sharing your LPR printer To share your LPR printer: 1. From the Windows desktop, click Start > Devices and

Printers > Add a printer to run the Add Printer Wizard.

2. Select Add a local printer and then click Next.


3. Select Create a new port then set Type of Port to Standard TCP/IP Port. Click New Port.

4. In the Hostname or IP address field, key in the IP address of the wireless router then click Next.


5. Select Custom then click Settings.

6. Set Protocol to LPR. In the Queue Name field, key in LPRServer then click OK to continue.


7. Click Next to finish setting up the standard TCP/IP port.

8. Install the printer driver from the vendor-model list. If your printer is not in the list, click Have Disk to manually install the printer drivers from a CD-ROM or file.


9. Click Next to accept the default name for the printer.

10. Click Finish to complete the installation.


5.4 Download Master Download Master is a utility that helps you download files even while your laptops or other devices are switched off.

NOTE: You need a USB device connected to the wireless router to use Download Master.

To use Download Master: 1. Click General > USB application > Download Master to

download and install the utility automatically.

NOTE: If you have more than one USB drive, select the USB device you want to download the files to.

2. After the download process is finished, click the Download Master icon to start using the utility.

3. Click Add to add a download task.

4. Select a download type such as BitTorrent, HTTP, or FTP. Provide a torrent file or a URL to begin downloading.

NOTE: For details on Bit Torrent, refer to section 5.4.1 Configuring the Bit Torrent download settings.


5. Use the navigation panel to configure the advanced settings.

To configure BitTorrent download settings: 1. From Download Masters navigation panel, click Bit Torrent to

launch the Bit Torrent Setting page. 2. Select a specific port for your download task. 3. To prevent network congestion, you can limit the maximum

upload and download speeds under Speed Limits. 4. You can limit the maximum number of allowed peers and

enable or disable file encryption during downloads.

5.4.1 Configuring Bit Torrent download settings


5.4.2 NZB settings

You can set up a USENET server to download NZB files. After entering USENET settings, Apply.


6 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: for more product information and contact details of ASUS Technical Support.

6.1 Basic Troubleshooting If you are having problems with your router, try these basic steps in this section before looking for further solutions.

Upgrade Firmware to the latest version. 1. Launch the Web GUI. Go to Advanced Settings >

Administration > Firmware Upgrade tab. Click Check to verify if the latest firmware is available.

2. If the latest firmware is available, visit the ASUS global website at to download the latest firmware.

3. From the Firmware Upgrade page, click Browse to locate the firmware file.

4. Click Upload to upgrade the firmware.


Restart your network in the following sequence: 1. Turn off the modem. 2. Unplug the modem. 3. Turn off the router and computers. 4. Plug in the modem. 5. Turn on the modem and then wait for 2 minutes. 6. Turn on the router and then wait for 2 minutes. 7. Turn on computers.

Check if your Ethernet cables are plugged properly. WhentheEthernetcableconnectingtherouterwiththe

modem is plugged in properly, the WAN LED will be on. WhentheEthernetcableconnectingyourpowered-

on computer with the router is plugged in properly, the corresponding LAN LED will be on.

Check if the wireless setting on your computer matches that of your computer. Whenyouconnectyourcomputertotherouterwirelessly,

ensure that the SSID (wireless network name), encryption mehtod, and password are correct.

Check if your network settings are correct. EachclientonthenetworkshouldhaveavalidIPaddress.ASUS

recommends that you use the wireless routers DHCP server to assign IP addresses to computers on your network.


Somecablemodemserviceprovidersrequireyoutouse 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.


6.2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I cannot access the router GUI using a web browser

Ifyourcomputeriswired,checktheEthernetcableconnection and LED status as described in the previous section.

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

Deletethecookiesandfilesinyourwebbrowser.ForInternet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

1. Launch Internet Explorer 8, then click Tools > Internet Options.

2. In the General tab, under Browsing history, click Delete, select Temporary Internet Files and Cookies then click Delete.


Thecommandsfordeletingcookiesandfilesvarywithweb browsers.

Disableproxyserversettings,cancelthedial-upconnection, and set the TCP/IP settings to obtain IP addresses automatically. For more details, refer to Chapter 1 of this user manual.



The client cannot establish a wireless connection with the router.

NOTE: If you are having issues connecting to 5Ghz network, make sure that your wireless device supports 5Ghz or features dual band capabilities.

OutofRange: Movetherouterclosertothewirelessclient. Trytoadjustantennasoftheroutertothebestdirectionas

described in section 1.4 Positioning your router. DHCPserverhasbeendisabled: 1. Launch the web GUI. Go to General > Network Map>

Clients and search for the device that you want to connect to the router.

2. If you cannot find the device in the Network Map, go to Advanced Settings > LAN > DHCP Server, Basic Config list, select Yes on the Enable the DHCP Server.


SSIDhasbeenhidden.IfyourdevicecanfindSSIDsfromother routers but cannot find your routers SSID, go to Advanced Settings > Wireless > General, select No on Hide SSID, and select Auto on Control Channel.

IfyouareusingawirelessLANadapter,checkifthewireless channel in use conforms to the channels available in your country/area. If not, adjust the channel, channel bandwidth, and wireless mode.

Ifyoustillcannotconnecttotherouterwirelessly,youcanreset your router to factory default settings. In the router GUI,click Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting and click Restore.


Internet is not accessible.

CheckifyourroutercanconnecttoyourISPsWANIPaddress. To do this, launch the web GUI and go to General> Network Map, and check the Internet Status.

IfyourroutercannotconnecttoyourISPsWANIPaddress, try restarting your network as described in the section Restart your network in following sequence under Basic Troubleshooting.

ThedevicehasbeenblockedviatheParentalControlfunction. Go to General > AiProtection >Parental Control 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.


IfthereisstillnoInternetaccess,trytorebootyourcomputer and verify the networks IP address and gateway address.

CheckthestatusindicatorsontheADSLmodemandthe wireless router. If the WAN LED on the wireless router is not ON, check if all cables are plugged properly.

You forgot the SSID (network name) or network password

SetupanewSSIDandencryptionkeyviaawiredconnection (Ethernet cable). Launch the web GUI, go to Network Map, click the router icon, enter a new SSID and encryption key, and then click Apply.

Resetyourroutertothedefaultsettings.LaunchthewebGUI, go to Administration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting, and click Restore. The default login account and password are both admin.

How to restore the system to its default settings?

GotoAdministration > Restore/Save/Upload Setting, and click Restore.

The following are the factory default settings: User Name: admin Password: admin Enable DHCP: Yes (if WAN cable is plugged in) IP address: Domain Name: (Blank) Subnet Mask: DNS Server 1: DNS Server 2: (Blank) SSID (2.4GHz): ASUS SSID (5GHz): ASUS_5G


Firmware upgrade failed.

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.


Cannot access Web GUI

A. Disable the proxy server, if enabled.

Windows 7 1. Click Start > Internet Explorer

to launch the browser. 2. Click Tools > Internet options

> Connections tab > LAN settings.

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

3. From the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings screen, untick Use a proxy server for your LAN.

4. Click OK when done.


MAC OS 1. From your Safari

browser, click Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Change Settings...

2. From the Network screen, deselect FTP Proxy and Web Proxy (HTTP).

3. Cllick Apply Now when done.

NOTE: Refer to your browser's help feature for details on disabling the proxy server.

B. Set the TCP/IP settings to automatically obtain an IP address.

Windows 7 1. Click Start > Control Panel

> Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections.

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


3. To obtain the IPv4 IP settings automatically, tick Obtain an IP address automatically.

To obtain the IPv6 IP settings automatically, tick Obtain an IPv6 address automatically.

4. Click OK when done.

MAC OS 1. Click the Apple icon

located on the top left of your screen.

2. Click System Preferences > Network > Configure...

3. From the TCP/IP tab, select Using DHCP in the Configure IPv4 dropdown list.

4. Cllick Apply Now when done.

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


C. Disable the dial-up connection, if enabled.

Windows 7 1. Click Start > Internet Explorer

to launch the browser. 2. Click Tools > Internet options >

Connections tab. 3. Tick Never dial a connection. 4. Click OK when done.

NOTE: Refer to your browser's help feature for details on disabling the dial-up connection.


Appendices Notices This device is an Energy Related Product (ErP) with High Network Availability (HiNA), the power consumption will be less than 12watts when the system is in network standby mode (idle mode).

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. Please go to http://csr.asus. com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling information in different regions.


Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: Thisdevicemaynotcauseharmfulinterference. Thisdevicemustacceptanyinterferencereceived,including

interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC


Prohibition of Co-location

This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except in accordance with FCC multi-transmitter product procedures. For product available in the USA/Canada market, only channel 1~11 can be operated. Selection of other channels in not possible.

CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

IMPORTANT! This device within the 5.15 ~ 5.25 GHz is restricted to indoor operations to reduce any potential for harmful interference to co-channel MSS operations.

Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. 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 the following measures: Reorientorrelocatethereceivingantenna. Increasetheseparationbetweentheequipmentandreceiver. Connecttheequipmentintoanoutletonacircuitdifferent

from that to which the receiver is connected. Consultthedealeroranexperiencedradio/TVtechnicianfor



Safety Information

To maintain compliance with FCCs RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and your body. Use on the supplied antenna.

Declaration of Conformity for Ecodesign directive 2009/125/EC

Testing for eco-design requirements according to (EC) No 1275/2008 and (EU) No 801/2013 has been conducted. When the device is in Networked Standby Mode, its I/O and network interface are in sleep mode and may not work properly. To wake up the device, press the Wi-Fi on/off, LED on/off, reset, or WPS button.

Simplified EU Declaration of Conformity

ASUSTek Computer Inc. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU. Full text of EU declaration of conformity is available at This equipment complies with EU radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator & your body. All operational modes: 2.4GHz: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (HT20), 802.11n (HT40),

802.11ac (VHT20), 802.11ac (VHT40) 5GHz: 802.11a, 802.11n (HT20), 802.11n (HT40), 802.11ac (VHT20),

802.11ac (VHT40), 802.11ac (VHT80)


The frequency, mode and the maximum transmitted power in EU are listed below: 2412-2472MHz (802.11 HT 40 MCS24): 19.995 dBm 5180-5240MHz (802.11 HT20 MCS24): 22.981 dBm 5260-5320MHz (802.11 HT40 MCS24): 22.946 dBm 5500-5700MHz (802.11 HT40 MCS24): 29.929 dBm The device is restricted to indoor use only when operating in the 5150 to 5350 MHz frequency range.






Canada, Industry Canada (IC) Notices

This device complies with Industry Canadas license-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. The device for operation in the band 51505250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co- channel mobile satellite systems.

Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information

The radiated output power of the ASUS Wireless Device is below the Industry Canada (IC) radio frequency exposure limits. The ASUS Wireless Device should be used in such a manner such that the potential for human contact during normal operation is



This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and any part of your body.

This device has been certified for use in Canada. Status of the listing in the Industry Canadas REL (Radio Equipment List) can be found at the following web address:

Additional Canadian information on RF exposure also can be found at the following web:

Canada, avis dIndustry Canada (IC)

Le prsent appareil est conforme aux CNR dIndustrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. Son utilisation est sujette aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) cet appareil ne doit pas crer dinterfrences et (2) cet appareil doit tolrer tout type dinterfrences, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhait de lappareil. Les dispositifs fonctionnant dans la bande de 5 150 5 250 MHz sont rservs uniquement pour une utilisation lintrieur afin de rduire les risques de brouillage prjudiciable aux systmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les mmes canaux.

Informations concernant lexposition aux frquences radio (RF)

La puissance de sortie mise par lappareil de sans l ASUS est infrieure la limite dexposition aux frquences radio dIndustry Canada (IC). Utilisez lappareil de sans l ASUS de faon minimiser les contacts humains lors du fonctionnement normal.


Cet quipement doit tre install et utilis avec une distance minimale de 20 cm entre le radiateur et toute partie de votre corps.

Ce priphrique est homologu pour lutilisation au Canada. Pour consulter lentre correspondant lappareil dans la liste dquipement radio (REL - Radio Equipment List) dIndustry Canada rendez-vous sur:

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Precautions for the use of the device

Do not use the ASUS product in this situation (Driving, in airports, hospitals, gas stations and professional garages).

Medical device interference: Maintain a minimum distance of at least 15 cm (6 inches) between implanted medical devices and ASUS products in order to reduce the risk of interference, especially, during the phone call.

Kindly use ASUS products in good reception conditions in order to minimize the radiations level.

Use the hand-free device, especially, during the communication situation, in order to keep the device away from pregnant women and the lower abdomen of the teenager (Especially, using cell phone).


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Italy 199-400089 09:00-13:00 ; 14:00-18:00 Mon-Fri

Greece 00800-44142044 09:00-13:00 ; 14:00-18:00 Mon-Fri

Austria 0043-820240513 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Netherlands/ Luxembourg 0031-591570290 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri

Belgium 0032-78150231 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Norway 0047-2316-2682 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Sweden 0046-858769407 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Finland 00358-969379690 10:00-19:00 Mon-Fri Denmark 0045-38322943 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Poland 0048-225718040 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri Spain 0034-902889688 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Portugal 00351-707500310 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Slovak Republic 00421-232162621 08:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Czech Republic 00420-596766888 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 0041-848111012 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri United Kingdom 0044-1442265548 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 0038-0445457727 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri


Networks Global Hotline Information

Region Country Hotline Numbers Service Hours


Australia 1300-278788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri New Zealand 0800-278788 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Japan

0800-1232787 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun

0081-570783886 ( Non-Toll Free )

09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 Sat-Sun

Korea 0082-215666868 09:30-17:00 Mon-Fri Thailand 0066-24011717 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri

1800-8525201 Singapore 0065-64157917 11:00-19:00 Mon-Fri

0065-67203835 11:00-19:00 Mon-Fri ( Repair Status Only ) 11:00-13:00 Sat

Malaysia 1300-88-3495 9:00-18:00 Mon-Fri Philippine 1800-18550163 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri India

1800-2090365 09:00-18:00 Mon-Sat

India(WL/NW) 09:00-21:00 Mon-Sun Indonesia 0062-2129495000 09:30-17:00 Mon-Fri

500128 (Local Only) 9:30 12:00 Sat

Vietnam 1900-555581 08:00-12:00 13:30-17:30 Mon-Sat

Hong Kong 00852-35824770 10:00-19:00 Mon-Sat

Americas USA

1-812-282-2787 8:30-12:00 EST Mon-Fri

Canada 9:00-18:00 EST Sat-Sun Mexico 001-8008367847 08:00-20:00 CST Mon-Fri

08:00-15:00 CST Sat


NOTE: For more information, visit the ASUS support site at:

Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Tel: +886-2-2894-3447 Address: 4F, No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU,

TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN Authorised representative in Europe:

ASUS Computer GmbH Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880


Networks Global Hotline Information Region Country Hotline Numbers Service Hours

Middle East + Africa

Egypt 800-2787349 09:00-18:00 Sun-Thu Saudi Arabia 800-1212787 09:00-18:00 Sat-Wed UAE 00971-42958941 09:00-18:00 Sun-Thu Turkey 0090-2165243000 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri South Africa 0861-278772 08:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Israel *6557/00972-39142800 08:00-17:00 Sun-Thu

*9770/00972-35598555 08:30-17:30 Sun-Thu

Balkan Countries

Romania 0040-213301786 09:00-18:30 Mon-Fri Bosnia Herzegovina 00387-33773163 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri

Bulgaria 00359-70014411 09:30-18:30 Mon-Fri 00359-29889170 09:30-18:00 Mon-Fri

Croatia 00385-16401111 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Montenegro 00382-20608251 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Serbia 00381-112070677 09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri Slovenia 00368-59045400

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