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Summary of Content for ASUS BRT-AC828 Router User Manual PDF

User Guide

BRT-AC828 Wireless-AC2600 Dual WAN VPN Wireless Router

SSD failover

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E11131 First Edition June 2016

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Table of contents

1 Getting to know your wireless router 1.1 Welcome! ........................................................................................6 1.2 Package contents .........................................................................6 1.3 Your wireless router .....................................................................7 1.4 Positioning your router ........................................................... 10 1.5 Setup Requirements ................................................................ 11 1.6 Mounting options ..................................................................... 12

1.6.1 VESA mount ............................................................................12 1.6.2 Aluminum stand mount .....................................................13

1.7 Router Setup ............................................................................... 15 1.7.1 Wired connection ..................................................................15 1.7.2 Wireless connection .............................................................16

1.8 Installing the antennas ........................................................... 17

2 Getting started 2.1 Logging into the Web GUI ..................................................... 19 2.2 Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with Auto-detection ........... 20 2.3 Connecting to your wireless network ................................ 23

3 Configuring the General settings 3.1 Using the Network Map ......................................................... 24

3.1.1 Setting up the wireless security settings ......................25 3.1.2 Managing your network clients .......................................27 3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device .............................................28 3.1.4 Monitoring your M.2 SSD ...................................................31

3.2 Creating a Guest Network ...................................................... 32 3.3 Using the USB Application ..................................................... 34

4 Configuring the Advanced Settings

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Table of contents 4.1 Wireless ......................................................................................... 36

4.1.1 General ......................................................................................36 4.1.2 WPS ............................................................................................38 4.1.3 WDS (Bridge) ...........................................................................40 4.1.4 Wireless MAC Filter ...............................................................42 4.1.5 Professional .............................................................................43

4.2 LAN ................................................................................................. 45 4.2.1 LAN IP ........................................................................................45 4.2.2 DHCP Server ............................................................................46 4.2.3 Route .........................................................................................48 4.2.4 IPTV ............................................................................................49

4.3 WAN ............................................................................................... 50 4.3.1 Internet Connection .............................................................50 4.3.2 Dual WAN .................................................................................53 4.3.3 Port Trigger ..............................................................................54 4.3.4 Virtual Server/Port Forwarding ........................................56 4.3.5 DMZ............................................................................................59 4.3.6 DDNS .........................................................................................60 4.3.7 NAT Passthrough ...................................................................61

4.4 IPv6 ................................................................................................. 62 4.5 VPN Server ................................................................................... 63 4.6 Firewall .......................................................................................... 64

4.6.1 General ......................................................................................64 4.6.2 URL Filter ..................................................................................64 4.6.3 Keyword filter .........................................................................65 4.6.4 Network Services Filter .......................................................66 4.6.5 IPv6 Firewall ............................................................................67

4.7 Administration ........................................................................... 68 4.7.1 Operation Mode ....................................................................68 4.7.2 System .......................................................................................69

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Table of contents 4.7.3 Firmware Upgrade ................................................................70 4.7.4 Restore/Save/Upload Setting ...........................................71

4.8 System Log .................................................................................. 72

5 Utilities 5.1 Device Discovery ....................................................................... 73 5.2 Firmware Restoration .............................................................. 74

6 Troubleshooting 6.1 Basic Troubleshooting ............................................................. 76 6.2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .................................. 78

Appendices Notices ....................................................................................................... 87 ASUS Contact Information ..................................................................101 Networks Global Hotline Information.............................................102

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1 Getting to know your wireless router

1.1 Welcome! Thank you for purchasing an ASUS BRT-AC828 Wireless Router! ASUS BRT-AC828, Wireless-AC2600 dual-wan VPN high performance router delivers real dual-wan with Hardware NAT/ MU-MIMO support, giving best NAT performance comparing to others. Multi-purpose USB 3.0 port allows printer, hard drive and 3G/4G sharing; VPN ready with Hardware crypto engine and IPSec support VLAN feature for Multiple SSIDs and LANs usages, which is the best choice for small and medium business.

1.2 Package contents

NOTES:

Ifanyoftheitemsisdamagedormissing,contactASUSfortechnical 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.

BRT-AC828 Wireless Router AC adapter Network cable (RJ-45) Quick Start Guide Support CD (Manual)

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1.3 Your wireless router

Power LED Off: No power. On: Device is ready. Flashing slow: Rescue mode

LAN 1~8 LED Off: No power or no physical connection. On: Has physical connection to a local area network (LAN).

2.4GHz LED Off: No 2.4GHz signal. On: Wireless system is ready. Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection.

5GHz LED Off: No 5GHz signal. On: Wireless system is ready. Flashing: Transmitting or receiving data via wireless connection.

WAN (Internet) 1/2 LED Red: No IP or no physical connection. On: Has physical connection to a wide area network (WAN).

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USB LED Off: NoUSBdeviceconnected. Ejectprocessiscompleted. Flashing: Blinking once every 0.2 second: The USB device is transmitting data. Blinking once every 1.4 seconds: Eject process is initiated. Every 0.3-second blink followed by three 0.1-second blinks: Eject process is

under processing.

Failover LED Off: Failover feature is disabled, or failover feature is enabled but not active. On: Failover feature is enabled and active.

USB eject button Press and hold this button until the USB LED is off to safely remove the USB device.

SSD LED Off: No SSD device connected. Flashing: SSD devices are running.

USB 3.0 port Insert USB 3.0 devices such as USB hard disks or USB flash drives into this port.

WAN (Internet) 1/2 ports Connect a network cable into these ports to establish WAN connection.

WPS button This button launches the WPS Wizard.

LAN 1 ~ 8 ports* Connect network cables into these ports to establish LAN connection.

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

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

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

M.2 SSD socket This socket allows you to install an M.2 (NGFF) SSD module. It supports type 2280/2260/2242 storage devices.

* NOTES:

UseLANports1to4forIPTVconnection. OnlyLANports5to8canbeconfiguredtofunctionasWANports.

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NOTES:

Useonlytheadapterthatcamewithyourpackage.Usingother adapters may damage the device.

Specifications:

DC Power adapter DC Output: +19V with max 2.37A/3.42A current

Operating Temperature

0~40oC Storage 0~70oC

Operating Humidity 50~90% Storage 20~90%

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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, 2.4GHz computer peripherals, Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, transformers, heavy-duty motors, fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and other industrial equipment to prevent signal interference or loss.

Alwaysupdatetothelatestfirmware.VisittheASUSwebsiteat http://www.asus.com to get the latest firmware updates.

Toensurethebestwirelesssignal,orientthefourdetachable antennas as shown in the drawing below.

45 45

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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

NOTES:

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.

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1.6 Mounting options Out of the box, the ASUS Wireless Router is designed to sit on a raised flat surface like a file cabinet or book shelf. You can mount the router to a wall using a VESA compliant mount, or to a server rack using an aluminum stand.

1.6.1 VESA mount

To mount your router to a wall using a VESA mount:

NOTES:

TheVESAmountispurchasedseparately. OnlyVESAmountwithholespacingof10x10cmissupported.

1. Using a screwdriver (torque value: 4kg), secure the VESA mount to the bottom of your router with M3xL9 / M4xL9 screws.

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1.6.2 Aluminum stand mount

To mount your router to a server rack using an aluminum stand:

NOTE: The aluminum mount is purchased separately.

1. Slide your router into the aluminum stand.

2. Using a screwdriver (torque value: 4kg),l secure the aluminum stand with two M3xL9 / M4xL9 screws.

I/O side

2. Mount the assembly to a wall.

wall

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3. Use four screws from your server package to secure the router assembly to the server rack.

4. Insert the extended antenna cables into the two holes on the aluminum stand.

5. Install the bundled antennas to the router assembly.

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Wall Power Outlet

Modem

PowerLANWAN

Laptop

BRT-AC828

1.7 Router Setup IMPORTANT!

Useawiredconnectionwhensettingupyourwirelessrouterto avoid possible setup problems.

BeforesettingupyourASUSwirelessrouter,dothefollowing: Ifyouarereplacinganexistingrouter,disconnectitfromyour

network.

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

Rebootyourcablemodemandcomputer(recommended).

1.7.1 Wired connection

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

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.

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Wall Power Outlet

Modem

Laptop

PowerWAN

BRT-AC828

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 WAN1 port.

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

1.7.2 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 WAN1 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.

NOTES:

Fordetailsonconnectingtoawirelessnetwork,refertotheWLAN adapters user manual.

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

1.8 Installing the antennas To install the antennas: 1. Align the screw end of the antenna to the screw hole on the

rear or side of your router, and turn clockwise to tighten the screw.

NOTE: Do not overtighten the screws.

A

B

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To adjust the bush: 1. Pull out the bush from the

sliding sleeve.

2. Adjustthebushtoyour desired position and push it into the notch on the sliding sleeve.

2. Aligntheprojectingpointonthebushtothenotchonthe sliding sleeve, and push the bush into place.

This design is to prevent the antenna from falling off when adjustingitsposition.

B

A

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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, manually key in the wireless routers

default IP address: http://router.asus.com. 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

QIS - Quick Internet Setup

Top command buttons

Information banner

Middle column

Right column

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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.

NOTES:

Bydefault,theloginusernameandpasswordforyourwireless router's Web GUI is admin. For details on changing your wireless router's login username and password, refer to section 4.7.2 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.

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2. The wireless router automatically detects if your ISP connection type is Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP and L2TP. 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

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NOTES:

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.

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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.

NOTES:

Refertothenextchaptersformoredetailsonconfiguringyour wireless network's settings.

Refertoyourdevice'susermanualformoredetailsonconnectingit to your wireless network.

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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.

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3.1.1 Setting up the wireless security settings

To protect your wireless network from unauthorized access, you need to configure its security settings.

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

can configure the wireless security settings such as SSID, 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

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3. On the Wireless name (SSID) field, key in a unique name for your wireless network.

4. From the Authentication Method dropdown list, select the authentication method for your wireless network.

If you select WPA-Personal or WPA-2 Personal as the authenticationmethod,keyintheWPA-PSKkeyorsecurity passkey.

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 Click Apply when done.

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3.1.2 Managing your network clients

To manage your network clients: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map

tab. 2. On the Network Map screen, select the Clients icon to

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

click the open lock icon.

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3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device

The ASUS wireless router provides two USB ports for connecting USB devices or USB printer to allow you to share files and printer with clients in your network.

NOTES:

Tousethisfeature,youneedtoplugaUSBstoragedevice,suchasa USB hard disk or USB flash drive, to the USB 3.0/2.0 ports 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 http://event.asus.com/networks/disksupport

TheUSBportssupporttwoUSBdrivesoroneprinterandoneUSB drive at the same time.

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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. For more details, refer to the section 3.3 Using the USB Application 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. On the AiDisk Wizard field, click GO to set up an FTP server for Internet file sharing.

NOTE: The wireless router works with most USB HDDs/Flash disks (up to 4TB size) and supports read-write access for FAT16, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, and HFS+.

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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

theUSBdiskisejectedsuccessfully,theUSBstatusshows Unmounted.

NOTES:

YoucanalsopresstheUSBejectbuttonontherearoftherouterto safely remove the USB HDDs or USB flash drives.

YoucanonlyremovetheUSBSSDsusingthestepsabove.Donot usetheUSBejectbuttontoremoveUSBSSDs, as this may cause data loss.

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NOTE: Click in the upper right corner of the above screen to remove an M.2 SSD. DonotusetheUSBejectbuttonontherearofthe router to remove an M.2 SSD, as this may cause data loss.

3.1.4 Monitoring your M.2 SSD

TheM.2socketattherearofyourrouterletsyouconnectan M.2SSDmodule,allowingforlargerstoragecapacityandfaster transfer speed.

To monitor your M.2 SSD: 1. From the navigation panel, go to General > Network Map. 2. OntheNetworkMapscreen,selecttheM.2 SSD Status icon

todisplayyourM.2SSDsinformation.

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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: BRT-AC828 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, click to create a 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz guest network.

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3. Assign a wireless name for your temporary network on the Network Name (SSID) field.

4. Select an Authentication Method. 5. Select the maximum guests allowed to access the guest

network. 6. Specify the Access time or choose Unlimited access. 7. Select to restrict access to internet only, intranet or VLAN. 8. Select whether to enable or disable the MAC Filter. 9. When done, click Apply.

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

IMPORTANT! To use the server functions, you need to insert a USB storage device, such as a USB hard disk or USB flash drive, in the USB 2.0 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 http://event.asus.com/2009/networks/disksupport/ for the file system support table.

3G/4G

3G/4G USB modems can be connected to BRT-AC828 to allow Internet access.

NOTE: For a list of verified USB modems, please visit: http://event.asus.com/2009/networks/3gsupport/

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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.

6. Select the channel bandwidth to accommodate higher transmission speeds.

7. Select the operating/control 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 the authentication method.

NOTE: Your wireless router supports the maximum transmission rate of 54Mbps when the Wireless Mode is set to Auto.

9. When done, click Apply.

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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.

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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.

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4.1.3 WDS (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.

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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. By default, the operating/control channel for the wireless bridge is set to Auto to allow the router to automatically select the channel with the least amount of interference.

You can modify the Control Channel from Advanced Settings > Wireless > General tab.

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.

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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.

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In the Professional screen, you can configure the following: Band: 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 set the time range

when wireless networking is enabled during the week. Set AP isolated: The Set AP isolated item prevents wireless

devices on your network from communicating with each other.Thisfeatureisusefulifmanyguestsfrequentlyjoinor leave your network. Select Yes to enable this feature or select No to disable.

4.1.5 Professional

The Professional screen provides advanced configuration options.

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

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Roaming Assistant: In network configurations that involve multiple Access, Points or wireless repeater, wireless clients sometimes cannot connect automatically to thefts available AP because they are still connected to the main wireless router. Enable this setting so that the client will disconnect from the main wireless router if the signal strength is under a specific threshold and connect to a stronger signal.

Enable IGMP Snooping: Enable this function allows the IGMP ( Internet Group Management Protocol ) to be monitored among devices and optimizes wireless multicast traffic.

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.

AMPDU RTS: Enable this function allows to build a group of frames before they are transmitted and use RTS for every AMPDU for communication among 802.11g and 802.11b 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.

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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.

Reducing USB 3.0 interference: Enable this function ensures the best wireless performance on the 2.4 GHz band. Disabling this feature increase USB 3.0 ports transmission speed and may affect the 2.4 GHz wireless range.

256-QAM: Enabling this function allows to support 256-QAM (MCS 8/9) on the 2.4GHz band to achieve better range and throughput on that frequency.

256-QAM Broadcom interoperability: Enable this function to ensure interoperability with Broadcoms TurboQAM feature.

Airtime Fairness: With airtime fairness, the speed of the network is not determined by the slowest traffic. By allocating time equally among clients, Airtime Fairness allows every transmission to move at its highest potential speed.

Explicit Beamforming: The clients WLAN adapter and router both support beam forming technology. This technology allows these device to communicate the channel estimation and steering direction to each other to improve download and uplink speed.

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.

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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 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.

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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.

NOTES:

We recommend that you use an IP address format of 192.168.1.xxx (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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Apply.

WAN Connection Type: Choose your Internet Service Provider type. The choices are Automatic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP or static 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.

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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 automatically: 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.

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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 totheirserviceandrejectanyunrecognizeddevicethat 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.

DHCP query frequency: Changes the DHCP Discovery interval settings to avoid overloading the DHCP server.

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4.3.2 Dual WAN

Your ASUS wireless router provides dual WAN support. You can set the dual WAN feature to any of these two modes: Failover Mode: Select this mode to use the secondary WAN as

the backup network access.

Load Balance Mode: Select this mode to optimize bandwidth, minimize response time and prevent data overload for both primary and secondary WAN connections.

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4.3.3 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. On the Enable Port Trigger field, tick Yes.

3. On the Well-Known Applications field, select the popular games and web services to add to the Port Trigger List.

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4. On the Trigger Port List table, key in the following information:

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.

5. Click the Add to enter the port trigger information to the list. Click the Delete button to remove a port trigger entry from the list.

6. When done, click Apply.

NOTES:

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.

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4.3.4 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. On the Enable Port Forwarding field, tick Yes.

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3. On the Famous Server List field, select the type of service you want to access.

4. On the Famous Game List field, select the popular game that you want to access. This item lists the port required for your selected popular online game to work properly.

5. On the Port Forwarding List table, key in the following information: 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).

NOTES:

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.

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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.

6. Click the Add to enter the port trigger information to the list. Click the Delete button to remove a port trigger entry from the list.

7. When done, click Apply.

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.

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4.3.5 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.

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4.3.6 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

Apply.

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.asuscomm.com (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.

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

NOTES:

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. TheroutermaybeonanetworkthatusesmultipleNATtables.

4.3.7 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.

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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.

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4.5 VPN Server VPN (Virtual Private Network) provides a secure communication to a remote computer or remote network using a public network such as the Internet.

NOTE: Before setting up a VPN connection, you would need the IP address or domain name of the VPN server you are trying to access.

To set up access to a VPN server: 1. From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings > VPN

Server. 2. On the Enable VPN Server field, select Yes. 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.

4. On the Network Place (Samba) Support field, select Yes. 5. Enter the user name and password for accessing the VPN

server. Click the button. 6. Click Apply.

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

NOTE: The Firewall feature is enabled by default.

4.6.1 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.

4.6.2 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 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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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.

4.6.3 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.

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

NOTES:

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.

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

4.6.4 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.

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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.

4.6.5 IPv6 Firewall

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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4.7 Administration

4.7.1 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 (AP) mode: In this mode, the router creates a new wireless network on an existing network.

Media Bridge: This setup requires two wireless routers. The second router serves as a media bridge where multiple devices such as Smart TVs and gaming consoles can be connected via Ethernet.

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3. Click Apply.

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

4.7.2 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.

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.

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Allow only specified IP address: 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.

4.7.3 Firmware Upgrade

NOTE: Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http://www.asus.com

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.

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4.7.4 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.

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4.8 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

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5 Utilities NOTES:

Downloadandinstallthewirelessrouter'sutilitiesfromtheASUS website:

DeviceDiscoveryv1.4.7.1athttp://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/ LiveUpdate/Release/Wireless/Discovery.zip

FirmwareRestorationv1.9.0.4athttp://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ ASUS/LiveUpdate/Release/Wireless/Rescue.zip

WindowsPrinterUtilityv1.0.5.5athttp://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ ASUS/LiveUpdate/Release/Wireless/Printer.zip

TheutilitiesarenotsupportedonMACOS.

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 > BRT-AC828 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.

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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.

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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: 255.255.255.0 4. From your computers desktop, click

Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility BRT-AC828 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.

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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: http://support.asus.com/ 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 http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/ BRTAC828/#download 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.

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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.

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6.2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I cannot access the router GUI using a web browser

Ifyourcomputeriswired,checktheEthernetcable connection 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.

Deletethecookiesandfilesin your web browser. For Internet 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.

NOTES:

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.

EnsurethatyouuseCAT5eorCAT6ethernetcables.

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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. Trytoadjustantennasoftheroutertothebestdirection

as 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.

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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.Ifnot,adjustthechannel,channelbandwidth, and wireless mode.

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

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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.

ThedevicehasbeenblockedviatheParentalControl function. Go to General > Parental Control and see if the device is in the list. If the device is listed under Client Name, remove the device using the DeletebuttonoradjusttheTime 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.

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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) Login address: http://router.asus.com Domain Name: (Blank) Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 DNS Server 1: 192.168.1.1 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Appendices Notices

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.

REACH

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 http://csr.asus.com/english/index.aspx

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subjecttothefollowingtwoconditions: 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 Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorientorrelocatethereceivingantenna. Increasetheseparationbetweentheequipmentandreceiver. Connecttheequipmentintoanoutletonacircuitdifferent

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

help.

FCC Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.

IMPORTANT! This device is going to be operated in 5.15~5.25GHz frequency range, it is restricted in indoor environment only.

WARNING!

Anychangesormodificationsnotexpresslyapprovedbytheparty responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.

Usersmustnotmodifythisdevice.Modificationsbyanyoneother than the party responsible for compliance with the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may void the authority granted under FCC regulations to operate this device.

ForproductavailableintheUSA/Canadamarket,onlychannel1~11 can be operated. Selection of other channels is not possible.

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Prohibition of Co-location

This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating inconjunctionwithanyotherantennaortransmitterexceptin accordance with FCC multi-transmitter product procedures.

Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC

Essential requirements Article 3 Protection requirements for health and safety Article 3.1a Testing for electric safety according to EN 60950-1 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility Article 3.1b Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 301 489-1 and EN 301 489-17 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Effective use of the radio spectrum Article 3.2 Testing for radio test suites according to EN 300 328 & EN 301 893 have been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Operate the device in 5150-5250 MHz frequency band for indoor use only.

CE Mark Warning

This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. This equipment may be operated in AT, BE, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, ES, SE, GB, IS, LI, NO, CH, BG, RO, RT.

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Canada, Industry Canada (IC) Notices

This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operationissubjecttothefollowingtwoconditions:(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. Operationissubjecttothefollowingtwoconditions:(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.

Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information

This equipment complies with IC RSS-102 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. Cet quipement est conforme aux limites dexposition aux rayonnements IC tablies pour un environnement non contrl. Cet quipement doit tre install et utilis avec un minimum de 20 cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps.

Canada, avis dIndustry Canada (IC)

Le prsent appareil est conforme aux CNR dIndustrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. Lexploitation est autorise aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) lappareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) lutilisateur de lappareil doit accepter tout brouillage radiolectrique subi, mme si le brouillage est susceptible den compromettre le fonctionnement.

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WARNING!

Thisradiotransmitter(3568A-RT0V00)hasbeenapprovedby Industry Canada to operate with the antenna types listed below with the maximum permissible gain and required antenna impedance for each antenna type indicated. Antenna types not included in this list, having a gain greater than the maximum gain indicated for that type, are strictly prohibited for use with this device.

Leprsentmetteurradio(3568A-RT0V00)atapprouvpar Industrie Canada pour fonctionner avec les types d'antenne numrs ci-dessous et ayant un gain admissible maximal et l'impdance requise pour chaque type d'antenne. Les types d'antenne non inclus dans cette liste, ou dont le gain est suprieur au gain maximal indiqu, sont strictement interdits pour l'exploitation de l'metteur.

ForproductavailableintheUSA/Canadamarket,onlychannel1~11 can be operated. Selection of other channels is not possible.

Pourlesproduitsdisponiblesauxtats-Unis/Canadadumarch, seul le canal 1 11 peuvent tre exploits. Slection d'autres canaux n'est pas possible.

Thisdeviceandit'santennas(s)mustnotbeco-locatedoroperating inconjunctionwithanyotherantennaortransmitterexceptin accordance with IC multi-transmitter product procedures.

Cetappareiletsonantenne(s)nedoitpastreco-localiss ou fonctionnement en association avec une autre antenne ou transmetteur.

Thedevicefortheband5150-5250MHzisonlyforindoorusage to reduce potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems.

Lesdispositifsfonctionnantdanslabande5150-5250MHzsont rservs uniquement pour une utilisation lintrieur afin de rduire lesrisquesdebrouillageprjudiciableauxsystmesdesatellites mobiles utilisant les mmes canaux.

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NCC

GNU General Public License

Licensing information

This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Please see The GNU General Public License for the exact terms and conditions of this license. All future firmware updates will also be accompanied with their respective source code. Please visit our web site for updated information. Note that we do not offer direct support for the distribution.

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For Turkey only

AEEE Ynetmeliine Uygundur.

Authorised distributors in Turkey:

BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Tel. No.: +90 212 3311000 Address: AYAZAGA MAH. KEMERBURGAZ CAD. NO.10

AYAZAGA/ISTANBUL

CIZGI Elektronik San. Tic. Ltd. Sti. Tel. No.: +90 212 3567070 Address: CEMAL SURURI CD. HALIM MERIC IS MERKEZI

No: 15/C D:5-6 34394 MECIDIYEKOY/ ISTANBUL

KOYUNCU ELEKTRONiK BiLGi iSLEM SiST. SAN. VE DIS TIC. A.S. Tel. No.: +90 216 5288888 Address: EMEK MAH.ORDU CAD. NO:18, SARIGAZi,

SANCAKTEPE ISTANBUL

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ASUS Contact Information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Address 4F, No. 150, Li-Te Rd., Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 Fax +886-2-2890-7798 Web site www.asus.com/

Technical Support Telephone +86-21-38429911 Fax +86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101# Online support http://qr.asus.com/techserv

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +1-510-739-3777 Fax +1-510-608-4555 Web site http://www.asus.com/us/

Technical Support Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Online support http://qr.asus.com/techserv

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Europe

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