How To Perform The Asus RT-N18U Router Setup?

Asus RT-N18U Router Setup

Asus RT-N18U is a wireless router that uses TurboQAM technology. It has a USB 3.0 port and its speed is up to 600 Mbit/s. Now, let’s look into the Asus RT-N18U router setup in detail.

Checking The Components

First, check whether all of the following components are available in the router box:

  • The Asus RT-N18U router
  • The Network cable (RJ-45)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty card and Power adapter

Once you have checked all the contents in the box, move on to the instructions for positioning your router.

Positioning The Router

The following tips and instructions will aid you in getting the best wireless signal transmission between your router and the network devices that are connected to it:

  • Keep the router in a centralized region to achieve maximum wireless coverage.
  • Place it in a location that is far away from direct sunlight and metal obstructions.
  • Keep it away from other devices, like your computer peripherals, Bluetooth devices, and cordless phones.
  • You have now completed the initial stage in the   setup.

Basic Setup Requirements

For setting up a wireless network, you will need a computer with the requirements given here:

  • An Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN) port
  • A TCP/IP service
  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless capability
  • Any standard web browser

Wired Or Wireless Connection

To avoid setup issues, use a wired connection to configure your wireless Asus router. However, we shall look into both the wired and wireless connections on this page. Prior to starting with the actual setup, make sure that you follow these steps:

  • In case you are replacing an existing router, you first need to disconnect the same from your network.
  • Disconnect all the wires and cables from the existing modem setup. In case the modem contains a backup battery, remove that as well.
  • It is highly recommended that you reboot your modem and your router.
  • You have now seen the basic requirements of the router setup.

First, let’s look into the wired connection in detail.

For A Wired Connection

To set up a wired connection, make use of either a crossover cable or a straight-through cable.

  • Insert one end of the router’s AC adapter into the DC-IN port. Plug the other end of this AC adapter into an electrical socket.
  • Now, connect the computer to the LAN port of the router using the bundled network cable. Confirm that the LAN LED is blinking.
  • Next, connect the modem to the WAN port of your router by utilizing another network cable.
  • Insert one end of the modem’s AC adapter into the DC-IN port. Plug the other end of this AC adapter into an electrical socket.
  • You have now performed the router setup using a wired connection.

For a Wireless Connection:

  • Insert one end of the router’s AC adapter into the DC-IN port. Plug the other end of this AC adapter into an electrical socket.
  • Next, use the bundled network cable to connect your modem to the wireless router's WAN port.
  • Insert one end of the modem’s AC adapter into the DC-IN port. Plug the other end of the AC adapter into an electrical socket.   
  • Now, turn your attention to the computer. Install an IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN adapter on it.Now, connect the computer to the default SSID of your router.
  • You have now performed the setup using a wireless connection.

Logging Into The Router

The Asus RT-N18U router comes equipped with an intuitive GUI. So, you can conveniently configure the various settings of the router using any standard web browser, like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer. To do the same, the detailed instructions are given here:

Asus Rt-n18u Setup
  • Open a browser on your computer. In the browser’s address bar, type 168.1.1.This is the default IP address of your Asus router.
  • You will now be taken to the router’s login page. Enter the default credentials to log into it.

NOTE: The default username is admin. The The default password is admin..

  • Now, you can start using the router’s GUI to configure the various settings of the router.
  • You have now completed the Asus RT-N18U router setup.