The Asus RT-N16 router is designed specifically for high-performance data transmission of up to 300Mbps. The router has a single operating frequency of 2.4 GHz along with five ports (4 LAN and 1 WAN). The multi-function router also works well with 3rd party and open-source firmware.The Asus RT-N16 router comes with three antennas, a WPS button, a Restore button, and a USB 2.0 interface.
Inside the Asus router box, you will find the following:
Let us now proceed with the actual setup for the Asus RT-N16 router.
There are two ways in which you can perform the router setup.
(NOTE: We recommend that you choose the wired setup during the initial configuration so that you can avoid issues due to wireless signal loss.)
Place the router next to your modem.
Connect an Ethernet cable between the modem and the router.
Have an extra Ethernet cable and connect it between your computer’s LAN port and one of the four ports in the router.
(Note: The Asus router has a web Graphics User Interface allowing you to configure the router using the computer’s web browser)
Open the default browser on your computer.
Since we have the cable attached between the computer and the router, the Asus login page will open automatically.
You will see the router IP address in the address bar, and on the page, you will find the fields to fill in the username and the password.
Enter admin for both username and password and click the OK button.
You can use the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) to configure the internet connection for your router easily.
Click on the Network Map tab on the left side of the router page.
In the Internet Status section, click the GO button for the Quick Internet Setup option.
Choose the connection type from the options: Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP.
You will now come across a screen which asks you to add a unique name (SSID) and a network key.
Enter the SSID and the network key.
Click the Apply button.
Once done, the internet connection and the wireless settings will be displayed.
Click the Next button and then click Finish.
You have now seen the steps for the Asus RT-N16 router setup.