ASUS Router Setup
It’s a fact that whenever the router is first purchased, it isn’t considered completely secured before you actually change the default configuration. Here we have listed the know abouts in detail about how you can easily access and ASUS router setup:
Things that are required: You should have the router installed and switched on A PC and an Ethernet cable
Step 1: You should connect to the modem using a cable/wire First and foremost, it is essential to connect your router to a modem for offering the local network with an internet connection. Get your hands on the Ethernet cable and then take one end of the cable and plug into the Internet (WAN) port found on the rear of the router. The port is either blue or grey in colour. One end of the cables should be plugged into the available Ethernet (LAN) port on the rear of the modem. These ports are generally yellow. Generally this is all that is required for connecting the router to a wired connection.
Step 2: Connect Power Make sure that the power adapter that came with the router is being used. You should locate the power cable and draw a connection to a power source like an outlet or surge protector. One end of the power cable should be plugged to the router’s power input that is found in the rear side. It is essential that the power of the router should be on.
Step 3: You should Log into your ASUS Router login or asus router setup: Or this, you should launch the internet browser and then type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar. Now, after this, type the device’s username and passphrase in the required boxes. I’m sure you will be able to access the router’s configuration page or our support team provide you informative instructions for Asus router setup.
Step 4: The router’s login Credentials should be changed: Now that you have logged into the router’ configurations, you should click on Administration under the Advanced settings. Then the system tab should be clicked to change the router’s login credentials. After this, you should type your new asus router login name and new password. Finally, confirm the password by typing the new one. Click on apply to save the changes. Finally, the default username and passphrase you see are the ones that should be used to log in to the router’s settings page and not the SSID and passphrase that is used to connect to the router wirelessly.
Step 5: The SSID should be changed: Well, the network name is also known as the SSID. This network name usually appears on nearby devices. Once logged in you will notice your router’s configuration and the Wi-Fi network details on the right side. Under the column of SSID wireless name, you should type the new name for the wireless network. Finally, click the 5GHz tab for filling the wireless name for the 5GHz network. Note that it is better if the name is unique. Last, click apply to the save all the settings.
Step 6: A passphrase should be selected: Whenever possible, we advise you to pick a passphrase that is difficult and unique and is resistant to brute-force attacks. Also, numerous devices or systems never allow special characters as they have their own requirements.
Step 7: Now change the Wi-Fi passphrase: You will see the network map, and from there you can easily spot the Wi-Fi network details on the right side. Now, under the Authentication method, you should click the drop down button and select the WPA2-Personal. Type your new passphrase under the WPA-PSK key and then click apply to save all the settings. Take a deep breath! Your wireless security settings have been updated.
● Whenever your wireless security settings have been changed, you will need to reconnect the wireless device again.
● If the router is a dual band one (if it has 2.4 and 5 GHz network you will be required to repeat the steps that have been listed above for the network as every network is often controlled individually.
● When in case, your router has a guest network, the steps should be repeated for the guest network as well as it is controlled individually.
Step 8: Ensure that the passphrase is kept secured: Here are a number of things that can be followed to keep the passphrase safe:
● Don’t use your master passphrase everywhere. (the passphrase used everywhere)
● Don’t share the passphrase randomly
● Be cautious while typing your passphrase. Make sure no one is watching.
● Also, a number of devices remember passphrases. Be careful while using those devices.
● Every 180 days, it is advised that the passphrase should be changed.
Step 9: Decide on when do you want to update: Whenever you update the router, it offers you new security features and helps in fixing the vulnerabilities and other enhancements such as performance upgrades. It is advised to update the router at regular intervals in order to get your hands on the best possible security. Generally depending on the model, an internet connection is needed along with access to the computer and a formatted USB flash drive for updating.