ASUS RT-AC56U Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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RT-AC56U
Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
User Guide
The ultra-thin and stylish RT-AC56U 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.
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E8556
Second Edition
August 2013
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Table of contents
1
Getting to know your wireless router
1.1
Welcome!
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6
1.2
Package contents
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6
1.3
Your wireless router
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7
1.4
Positioning your router
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9
Mounting to the stand
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10
1.5
Setup Requirements
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11
1.6
Router Setup
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12
1.6.1
Wired connection
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12
1.6.2
Wireless connection
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13
2
Getting started
2.1
Logging into the Web GUI
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15
2.2
Quick Internet Setup (QIS) with Auto-detection
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16
2.3
Connecting to your wireless network
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20
3
Configuring the General settings
3.1
Using the Network Map
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21
3.1.1
Setting up the wireless security settings
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22
3.1.2
Managing your network clients
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23
3.1.3
Monitoring your USB device
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24
3.2
Creating a Guest Network
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27
3.3
Using the Traffic Manager
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29
3.3.1
Managing QoS (Quality of Service) Bandwidth
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29
3.3.2
Monitoring Traffic
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32
3.4
Setting up Parental Control
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33
3.5
Using the USB Application
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34
3.5.1 Using AiDisk
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34
3.5.2
Using Servers Center
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36
3.5.3
3G/4G
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42
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3.6
Using AiCloud
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44
3.6.1
Cloud Disk
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45
3.6.2
Smart Access
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47
3.6.3
Smart Sync
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48
4
Configuring the Advanced Settings
4.1
Wireless
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49
4.1.1
General
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49
4.1.2
WPS
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52
4.1.3
Bridge
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54
4.1.4
Wireless MAC Filter
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56
4.1.5
RADIUS Setting
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57
4.1.6
Professional
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58
4.2
LAN
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60
4.2.1
LAN IP
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60
4.2.2
DHCP Server
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61
4.2.3
Route
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63
4.2.4 IPTV
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64
4.3
WAN
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65
4.3.1
Internet Connection
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65
4.3.2
Port Trigger
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68
4.3.3
Virtual Server/Port Forwarding
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70
4.3.4
DMZ
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73
4.3.5
DDNS
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74
4.3.6
NAT Passthrough
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75
4.4
IPv6
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76
4.5
VPN Server
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77
4.6
Firewall
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78
4.6.1
General
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78
4.6.2
URL Filter
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78
4.6.3
Keyword filter
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4.6.4
Network Services Filter
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4.7
Administration
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82
4.7.1
Operation Mode
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82
4.7.2
System
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83
4.7.3
Firmware Upgrade
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84
4.7.4
Restore/Save/Upload Setting
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84
4.8
System Log
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85
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Utilities
5.1
Device Discovery
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86
5.2
Firmware Restoration
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87
5.3
Setting up your printer server
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88
5.3.1
ASUS EZ Printer Sharing
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88
5.3.2
Using LPR to Share Printer
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92
5.4
Download Master
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97
5.4.1
Configuring Bit Torrent download settings
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98
5.4.2
NZB settings
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99
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Troubleshooting
6.1
Basic Troubleshooting
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100
6.2
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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103
Appendices
Notices
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113
ASUS Contact information
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127
Networks Global Hotline Information
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