You’ve just purchased a wireless router from ASUS so that you can enjoy the convenience of your own private network. You’ve set up the router and connected it and everything is up and running. But now you need to configure it. Maybe you want to set up encryption to protect your privacy, or perhaps you need to unblock a port. Whatever you have to do, you’ll find that it’s a breeze thanks to your router’s graphical user interface (GUI).
The ASUS router GUI allows you to quickly and easily change settings on your connection. If you’re not a networking wiz, don’t worry. This interface was built with the average consumer in mind, not just power users. How do you access it? Follow these four easy steps:
- Open up a web browser. This can be Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or IE. Any browser will be fine.
- Look up your router’s default IP address. You can find this in the manual for your product. Type it into the address bar.
- Can’t find your router’s IP address? Just type http://router.asus.com into your URL bar and you can circumvent step 2. Otherwise you can try 192.168.1.1, an IP used by ASUS as a default IP for their routers.
- A security box will pop up in your browser requesting a username and password. If this is your first time logging in, simply enter in “admin” in both the username and password fields. If you wish to change these later to increase the security of your connection, you can once you are logged in.
At this point, the GUI will open and you will be able to configure your router and connection. Along the left-hand side, you will see a menu which allows you to navigate through general and advanced settings. You can change the settings in the middle of the page and also view your system status. At the top, you will find options to reboot or logout. Need to switch the language for the interface? You’ll find that option in a drop-down in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
Q: I can’t find my router IP/I accidentally changed my IP. How do I get back in?
A: Open the Command Prompt and type IPCONFIG. Scroll down a little till you see the Default Gateway. The string of numbers listed there is your ASUS router login IP. They should begin with 192.168….
Q: I forgot my router username and password?
A: Check your manual to locate the button to reset your router to factory specifications. Press it and hold it for about 30 seconds and your router will reset to factory defaults. Then you can try the default IP, username and password you’re your user’s manual.
Q: I’m still having trouble. What’s going on?
A: Make sure that you have disabled all web proxies. You may also need to check the ASUS website for firmware updates. Also take a look at your cables and make sure that everything is firmly connected. You can try pinging the router in the command prompt to check connectivity. If you get a response, your connections are good. If you don’t, one of your cables could be bad.
If you are still having problems even after taking the steps above, you will want to get in touch with the ASUS customer service team. Generally, getting into your router’s configuration interface should take just seconds!