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User Guide  RT-AC87U Dual Band 4x4 Wireless-AC 2400 Gigabit Router
Table of contents 1   Getting to know your wireless router  1.1 Welcome .....................................................
Table of contents 3.6   Using AiCloud.............................................................................. 43 3.6...
Table of contents 4.6.4  Network Services Filter........................................................79  4.7 Administra...
1   Getting to know your wireless router  1.1 Welcome  Thank you for purchasing an ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless Router  The ultr...
1.3  Your wireless router  LED  WiFi  USB 3.0  LED On Off button Press this button to turn on off the backlight LED on the...
USB 2.0 port Insert USB 2.0 devices such as USB hard disks or USB flash drives into this port. WPS button This button laun...
1.4  Positioning your router For the best wireless signal transmission between the wireless router and the network devices...
1.5  Setup Requirements To set up your wireless network, you need a computer that meets the following system requirements ...
1.6  Router Setup IMPORTANT       Use a wired connection when setting up your wireless router to avoid possible setup prob...
2.  Using the bundled network cable, connect your computer to your wireless router   s LAN port. IMPORTANT  Ensure that th...
3.  Insert your modem   s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet. 4.  Install an IEEE 802.11a b g n ac...
2   Getting started  2.1  Logging into the Web GUI Your ASUS wireless router comes with an intuitive web graphical user in...
2.2  Quick Internet Setup  QIS  with Autodetection The Quick Internet Setup  QIS  function guides you in quickly setting u...
2.  The wireless router automatically detects if your ISP connection type is Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Static IP....
  for Static IP  NOTES       The auto-detection of your ISP connection type takes place when you configure the wireless ro...
4.  Your Internet and wireless settings are displayed. Click Next to continue. 5.  Read the wireless network connection tu...
2.3  Connecting to your wireless network After setting up your wireless router via QIS, you can connect your computer or o...
3   Configuring the General settings  3.1  Using the Network Map Network Map allows you to configure your network   s secu...
3.1.1 Setting up the wireless security settings To protect your wireless network from unauthorized access, you need to con...
4.  From the Security Level dropdown list, select the encryption method for your wireless network. IMPORTANT   The IEEE 80...
3.1.3 Monitoring your USB device The ASUS wireless router provides two USB ports for connecting USB devices or USB printer...
IMPORTANT   You first need to create a share account and its permission  access rights to allow other network clients to a...
Safely removing the USB disk IMPORTANT  Incorrect removal of the USB disk may cause data corruption.  To safely remove the...
3.2  Creating a Guest Network The Guest Network provides temporary visitors with Internet connectivity via access to separ...
4.  To configure additional options, click Modify.  5. Click Yes on the Enable Guest Network screen. 6.  Assign a wireless...
3.3  Using the Traffic Manager 3.3.1 Managing QoS  Quality of Service  Bandwidth Quality of Service  QoS  allows you to se...
4.  On the user-defined QoS rules page, there are four default online service types     web surf, HTTPS and file transfers...
5.  On the User-defined Priority page, you can prioritize the network applications or devices into five levels from the us...
3.3.2  Monitoring Traffic The traffic monitor function allows you to access the bandwidth usage and speed of your Internet...
3.4  Setting up Parental Control Parental Control allows you to control the Internet access time. Users can set the time l...
3.5  Using the USB Application The USB Applications function provides AiDisk, Servers Center, Network Printer Server and D...
3.  Select the access rights that you want to assign to the clients accessing your shared data.  4.  Create your domain na...
3.5.2 Using Servers Center Servers Center allows you to share the media files from the USB disk via a Media Server directo...
To launch the Media Server setting page, go to General   USB application   Servers Center   Media Servers tab. Refer to th...
2.  Follow the steps below to add, delete, or modify an account.  To create a new account  a    Click to add new account. ...
3.  From the list of folders, select the type of access permission that you want to assign for specific folders       R W ...
To use FTP Share service  NOTE  Ensure that you have set up your FTP server through AiDisk. For more details, refer to the...
Miscellaneous setting Miscellaneous setting allows you to configure other settings for the USB disk, including the maximum...
     Work Group Assigns the name of the local RT-AC87U network as seen in Network Neighborhood. NOTE  For Device Name and ...
To set up 3G 4G internet access  1.  From the navigation panel, click General   USB application   3G 4G. 2.  In the Enable...
3.6  Using AiCloud AiCloud is a cloud service application that allows you to save, sync, share, and access your files.  To...
3.6.1 Cloud Disk To create a cloud disk  1.  Insert a USB storage device into the wireless router. 2.  Turn on Cloud Disk....
4.  You can now start accessing Cloud Disk files on devices connected to the network. NOTE  When accessing the devices tha...
3.6.2 Smart Access The Smart Access function allows you to easily access your home network via your router   s domain name...
3.6.3 Smart Sync  To use Smart Sync  1.  Launch AiCloud, click Smart Sync   Go. 2. Select ON to enable Smart Sync. 3. Clic...
4   Configuring the Advanced Settings  4.1 Wireless 4.1.1 General The General tab allows you to configure the basic wirele...
4.  In the Hide SSID field, select Yes to prevent wireless devices from detecting your SSID. When this function is enabled...
     WPA WPA2 Personal WPA Auto-Personal  This option provides strong security. You can use either WPA  with TKIP  or WPA2...
4.1.2 WPS WPS  Wi-Fi Protected Setup  is a wireless security standard that allows you to easily connect devices to a wirel...
NOTE  WPS supports authentication using Open System, WPA-Personal, and WPA2-Personal. WPS does not support a wireless netw...
4.1.3 Bridge Bridge or WDS  Wireless Distribution System  allows your ASUS wireless router to connect to another wireless ...
     HYBRID  Enables the Wireless Bridge feature and allows other wireless devices stations to connect to the router. NOTE...
4.1.4 Wireless MAC Filter Wireless MAC filter provides control over packets transmitted to a specified MAC  Media Access C...
4.1.5 RADIUS Setting RADIUS  Remote Authentication Dial In User Service  Setting provides an extra layer of security when ...
4.1.6 Professional The Professional screen provides advanced configuration options. NOTE  We recommend that you use the de...
     Date to Enable Radio  weekend   You can specify which days of the weekend wireless networking is enabled.      Time o...
     Wireless multicast forwarding  Select Enable to allow the wireless router to forward multicast traffic to other wirel...
To modify the LAN IP settings  1.  From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings   LAN   LAN IP tab. 2.  Modify the I...
3.  In the Domain Name text box, enter a domain name for the wireless router. 4.  In the IP Pool Starting Address field, k...
4.2.3 Route If your network makes use of more than one wireless router, you can configure a routing table to share the sam...
4.2.4 IPTV The wireless router supports connection to IPTV services through an ISP or a LAN. The IPTV tab provides the con...
4.3 WAN 4.3.1 Internet Connection The Internet Connection screen allows you to configure the settings of various WAN conne...
       Enable NAT  NAT  Network Address Translation  is a system where one public IP  WAN IP  is used to provide Internet ...
       MAC Address  MAC  Media Access Control  address is a unique identifier for your networking device. Some ISPs monito...
4.3.2  Port Trigger Port range triggering opens a predetermined incoming port for a limited period of time whenever a clie...
     Trigger Port  Specify a trigger port to open the incoming port.        Protocol  Select the protocol, TCP, or UDP.   ...
4.3.3 Virtual Server Port Forwarding Port forwarding is a method to direct network traffic from the Internet to a specific...
2.  Configure the following settings below. When done, click Apply.        Enable Port Forwarding  Choose Yes to enable Po...
       Local IP  Key in the client   s LAN IP address. NOTE  Use a static IP address for the local client to make port for...
4.3.4 DMZ Virtual DMZ exposes one client to the Internet, allowing this client to receive all inbound packets directed to ...
4.3.5 DDNS Setting up DDNS  Dynamic DNS  allows you to access the router from outside your network through the provided AS...
       Enable wildcard  Enable wildcard if your DDNS service requires one. NOTES  DDNS service will not work under these c...
4.4 IPv6 This wireless router supports IPv6 addressing, a system that supports more IP addresses. This standard is not yet...
4.5  VPN Server VPN  Virtual Private Network  provides a secure communication to a remote computer or remote network using...
4.6 Firewall The wireless router can serve as a hardware firewall for your network. NOTE  The Firewall feature is enabled ...
To set up a URL filter  1.  From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings   Firewall   URL Filter tab. 2.  On the Ena...
3.  Enter a word or phrase and click the Add button. 4. Click Apply. NOTES       The Keyword Filter is based on a DNS quer...
To set up a Network Service filter  1.  From the navigation panel, go to Advanced Settings   Firewall   Network Service Fi...
4.7 Administration 4.7.1 Operation Mode The Operation Mode page allows you to select the appropriate mode for your network...
4.7.2 System The System page allows you to configure your wireless router settings. To set up the System settings  1.  Fro...
4.7.3 Firmware Upgrade NOTE  Download the latest firmware from the ASUS website at http   www.asus.com  To upgrade the fir...
4.8  System Log System Log contains your recorded network activities. NOTE  System log resets when the router is rebooted ...
5 Utilities NOTES        Download and install the wireless router s utilities from the ASUS website           Device Disco...
5.2  Firmware Restoration Firmware Restoration is used on an ASUS Wireless Router that failed during its firmware upgradin...
3.  Set a static IP on your computer and use the following to set up your TCP IP settings    IP address  192.168.1.x   Sub...
NOTE  The print server function is supported on Windows   XP, Windows   Vista, and Windows   7.  To set up the EZ Printer ...
4.  Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your hardware, then click Next.  5.  Wait a few minutes for the initial set...
7.  Follow the Windows   OS instructions to install the printer driver.  8.  After the printer   s driver installation is ...
5.3.2 Using LPR to Share Printer You can share your printer with computers running on Windows   and MAC operating system u...
3. Select Create a new port then set Type of Port to Standard TCP IP Port. Click New Port.  4.  In the Hostname or IP addr...
5. Select Custom then click Settings.  6. Set Protocol to LPR. In the Queue Name field, key in LPRServer then click OK to ...
7. Click Next to finish setting up the standard TCP IP port.  8.  Install the printer driver from the vendor-model list. I...
9. Click Next to accept the default name for the printer.  10. Click Finish to complete the installation.  95
5.4  Download Master Download Master is a utility that helps you download files even while your laptops or other devices a...
5.  Use the navigation panel to configure the advanced settings.  5.4.1 Configuring Bit Torrent download settings  To conf...
5.4.2 NZB settings You can set up a USENET server to download NZB files. After entering USENET settings, Apply.  98
6 Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions for issues you may encounter with your router. If you encounter problems...
Restart your network in the following sequence  1.  Turn off the modem. 2.  Unplug the modem. 3.  Turn off the router and ...
     Some cable modem service providers require you to use the MAC address of the computer initially registered on the acc...
6.2  Frequently Asked Questions  FAQs  I cannot access the router GUI using a web browser      If your computer is wired, ...
The client cannot establish a wireless connection with the router. NOTE  If you are having issues connecting to 5Ghz netwo...
     SSID has been hidden. If your device can find SSIDs from other routers but cannot find your router   s SSID, go to Ad...
Internet is not accessible.      Check if your router can connect to your ISP   s WAN IP address. To do this, launch the w...
     If there is still no Internet access, try to reboot your computer and verify the network   s IP address and gateway a...
Firmware upgrade failed. Launch the rescue mode and run the Firmware Restoration utility. Refer to section 5.2 Firmware Re...
Cannot access Web GUI Before configuring your wireless router, do the steps described in this section for your host comput...
MAC OS 1.  From your Safari browser, click Safari   Preferences   Advanced   Change Settings... 2.  From the Network scree...
3.  To obtain the IPv4 IP settings automatically, tick Obtain an IP address automatically.   To obtain the IPv6 IP setting...
C.   Disable the dial-up connection, if enabled.  Windows   7 1.  Click Start   Internet Explorer to launch the browser. 2...
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This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with th...
Prohibition of Co-location This device and its antenna s  must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any othe...
This equipment may be operated in AT, BE, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, ES, SE, ...
WARNING       Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an antenna of a type and ma...
WARNING       For product available in the USA Canada market, only channel 1 11 can be operated. Selection of other channe...
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