This guide will help you setup the ASUS RT-N12 N450 wireless router for the first time.
How To Setup ASUS RT-N12
- Plug in a LAN ethernet cable from your modem (there is only one port that will fit) to the blue Internet port on the router.
- Plug in the power and wait for it to boot up (you may have to press the power button to turn it on)
- Connect to the router’s LAN (yellow port) or WiFi
- The router should automatically open your browser with the administrator interface for you. If it doesn’t, visit router.asus.com in your browser
- Click the GO button
- Leave the admin name as admin (change it if you want)
- Enter your chosen password twice (this is NOT for WiFi. This is your admin password!)
- Click Next
- Select Automatic IP (DHCP), click Next
- When it tells you to turn off your Cable/DSL modem, you really shouldn’t need to. Just click Next.
- Click Detect Again
- You may be successful connecting to the internet, or you may not be successful. Click Wireless Setting.
- You can leave the network name as the default ASUS, or change it if you like.
- The Network Key you create here will be your new WiFi password.
- Click Apply. Then click Finish.
If all is well with your internet service provider, you should be able to get online at this point. If you are having issues getting online, you may be able to use MAC cloning (aka MAC spoofing) to get online. If this MAC cloning process does not work, you will need to contact your ISP to have them help you get online.
How To Configure MAC Cloning On RT-N12
- Login to your router’s administrative interface
- On the left side, under Advanced Settings, click WAN
- All the way at the bottom, under Special Requirement from ISP, you’ll see a MAC Address box. DO NOT CLICK THE MAC CLONE BUTTON
- Enter the MAC address from your previous router that was online in the format XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX DO NOT CLICK THE MAC CLONE BUTTON
- Click Apply
How To Connect To ASUS RT-N12
Via physical LAN cable:
- Plug an ethernet cable into a yellow LAN port on the back of the router and the other end into your computer.
- Visit router.asus.com to access the router’s administrative interface.
- The default network name is “ASUS” without the quotes. You have the option to change it when you set up the router for the first time.
- There is no default WiFi password. You created this when you set the router up for the first time.
Default Passwords For TP-Link TL-WR940N
For the administrative interface, default username is admin and password is created by you when you set the router up.
For WiFi, the default password is created by you when you first set the router up. Connect to the router via physical LAN cable to change it if you forgot the password (or reset the router settings to factory default and start over).