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2) Status indicators
PWR (Power)
Off
No power
On
System ready
Flashing-slow
Firmware upgrade failed
Flashing-quick
EZsetup processing
AIR (Wireless Network)
Off
No power
On
Wireless system ready
Flashing
Transmitting or receiving data (wireless)
WAN (Wide Area Network)
Off
No power or no physical connection
On
Has physical connection to an Ethernet network
Flashing
Transmitting or receiving data (through Ethernet cable)
LAN 1-4 (Local Area Network)
Off
No power or no physical connection
On
Has physical connection to an Ethernet network
Flashing
Transmitting or receiving data (through Ethernet cable)
3) Wall mount option
Out of the box, ASUS WL-500gP Wireless Router
is designed to sit on a raised flat surface like a
file cabinet or book shelf. The unit may also be
converted for mounting to a wall or ceiling.
Follow these steps to mount the ASUS Wireless
Router to a
wall:
1. Look on the underside for the two mounting
hooks.
2.
Mark two upper holes in a flat surface.
3.
Tighten two screws until only 1/4'' is showing.
4.
Latch the hooks of the ASUS Wireless Router onto the screws.
Note:
Re-adjust the screws if you cannot latch the ASUS Wireless Router onto the
screws or if it is too loose.
PWR
AIR
WAN
LAN
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The ASUS WL-500gP Wireless Router can meet various working scenarios with proper
configuration. The default settings of the wireless router may need change so as to meet your
individual needs. Therefore, before using the ASUS Wireless Router, check the basic settings to
make sure they all work in your environment.
ASUS provides a utility named EZSetup for fast wireless configuration. If you would like to use
EZSetup for your wireless network configuration, refer to chapter 6 for details.
Note:
Wired connection for initial configuration is recommended to avoid possible
setup problems due to wireless uncertainty.
1) Wired connection
The ASUS WL-500gP Wireless Router is supplied with an Ethernet cable in the package. Since
the ASUS Wireless Router has integrated auto-crossover function, therefore, you can use either
straight-through or crossover cable for wired connection. Plug one end of the cable to the LAN
port on the rear panel of the router and the other end to the Ethernet port on your PC.
2) Wireless Connection
For establishing wireless connection, you need an IEEE 802.11b/g compatible WLAN card. Refer
to your wireless adapter user manual for wireless connection procedures. By default, the
SSID of ASUS Wireless Router is “default” (in lower case), encryption is disabled and open
system authentication is used.
3) Setting IP address for wired or wireless client
To access WL-500gP Wireless Router, you must have correct TCP/IP settings on your wired or
wireless clients. Set the IP addresses of the clients within the same subnet of WL-500gP.
Getting IP address Automatically
The ASUS Wireless Router integrates DHCP server functions, therefore, you can make your
PC get IP address automatically from the ASUS Wirelesss Router.
Note:
Before rebooting your PC, switch ON the
wireless router and make sure the router is in ready
state.
Setting up IP address Manually
To set IP address manually, you need to know the default
settings of the ASUS Wireless Router:
• IP address 192.168.1.1
• Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
3. Getting started
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To set up the connection with a manually assigned
IP address, the address of your PC and the wireless
router must be within the same subnet:
• IP address: 192.168.1.xxx (xxx can be any
number between 2 and 254. Make sure the IP
address is not used by other device)
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (same as WL-
500gP)
Gateway: 192.168.1.1 (IP address of WL-500gP)
• DNS: 192.168.1.1 (WL-500gP), or assign a
known DNS server in your network.
4) Configuring the wireless router
Follow the steps below to enter the Web configuration interface of WL-500gP.
Defaults
User name:
admin
Password:
admin
Enter the following address in your
web browser: http://192.168.1.1
After logging in, you can see the ASUS Wireless Router home page.
The homepage displays quick links to configure the main features of the wireless router.
2
1
3
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1. Select your time zone and click
Next
.
5) Quick setup
To start quick setup, click
Next
to enter the “Quick Setup”
page. Follow the instructions to setup the ASUS Wireless
Router.
2. ASUS wireless router supports
five types of ISP services: cable,
PPPoE, PPTP, static WAN IP,
and Telstra BigPond.
Select your
connection type and click
Next
to
continue.
Cable or dynamic IP user
If you are using services provided by
cable ISP, select
Cable Modem or other
connection that gets IP automatically
.
If your ISP provides you hostname, MAC
address, and heartbeat server address,
fill these information into the boxes on
the setting page; if not, click
Next
to skip
this step.
PPPoE user
If you use PPPoE service, select
ADSL
connection that requires username
and password.
It is known as PPPoE.
You need to input the username and
password provided by your ISP. Click
Next
to continue.
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PPTP user
If you are using PPTP services, select
ADSL
connection that requires username,
password and IP address.
Fill in the
username, password and IP address
provided by your ISP into the fields. Click
Next
to continue.
Static IP user
If you are using ADSL or other connection
type that uses static IP address, select
ADSL
or other connection type that uses static
IP address
. Input the IP address, subnet
mask, and default gateway provided by your
ISP. You can specify DNS servers, or get
DNS information automatically.
3. After the connection type setting is
complete, you are to set up your
wireless interface. Specify to your
wireless router an SSID (Service Set
Identifier), which is a unique identifier
attached to packets sent over WLAN.
This identifier emulates a password
when a device attempts to communicate
with your wireless router via WLAN.
If you want to protect transmitted data, select a
Security Level
to enable encryption methods.
Medium:
Only users with the same WEP key settings can connect to your wireless router
and transmit data using 64bits or 128bits WEP key encryption.
High:
Only users with the same WPA pre-shared key settings can connect to your wireless
router and transmit data using TKIP encryption.

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