ASUS Wireless Router [Guide] – Setting up ISP Profile for First Use

This tutorial solely made for Malaysian ISP’s, internet profile. The beauty of ASUS wireless routers is, their firmware was made globally and, no matter in which respective countries you’re, you can always follow this guide and set up your ASUS router.


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This tutorial can be used for both setting up for first use or, you’ve accidentally reset your wireless router.

In order to ease the setting up process, it is highly advisable to keep your ISP’s provided username and password. If you forget the username and password, either, you can log in to web UI of your current provided router/old router to get the username and password, or, you can directly hit up to your respective ISP’s customer service center to gain your credentials.

Browser Requirement

You can use any of this browser to set up the internet successfully:

  1. Google Chrome Incognito (Recommended)
  2. Microsoft Edge InPrivate Window
  3. Mozilla Firefox Private Window
  4. Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing

For this tutorial, I will be guiding on how to set up your UniFi profile on your ASUS wireless router. The wireless router I am going to use for this tutorial is ASUS AX88U.

Step 1: Key in 192.168.50.1 in your browser’s search bar.

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Instruction:

Click on “Create A New Network” button.

Step 2: The firmware will automatically detect your Connection Type.

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Instruction:

This will usually take less than a minute. If it takes a longer time, then, you can directly click on “Manual Setting” button.

Step 3:

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Instructions:

  1. If the firmware automatically detects your connection type, you can directly hit up the “Yes” option to go to the next process.
  2. If not, you can still opt to setup manually from the Step 2.

Step 4: Internet Connection Type

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Instruction:

Before pressing PPPoE connection type, it is highly advisable to tick the “Special Requirement from ISP” checkbox.

Step 5: ISP’s Credentials – Username and Password

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Instructions:

  1. Key in your ISP credentials, username and password. The password normally 13 characters long containing mixed alphabets.
  2. Always remember to check properly the entered credentials twice before proceed.
  3. If, all the entered credential matched with the given credentials, click on the “Next” button to proceed.

Step 6 [i]: If you’re home user, then select UniFi-Home profile.

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Instructions:

  1. If UniFi-Home profile was selected, remind you that, your LAN 4 port of your AX88U will be reserved for IPTV.
  2. For the home user, if you don’t really wish to customize the ports, you can proceed by clicking the “Next” button.

Step 6 [ii]: If you’re a business user, select UniFi-Business profile.

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Instructions:

  1. If you choose UniFi-Business profile, you still can use the internet, without IPTV support.
  2. This profile is not recommended for people who’re wishing to use their respective IPTV service.
  3. If selection has been made, proceed by clicking the “Next” button.

Step 6 [iii]: Manual Setting [For Customization]

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Instructions:

  1. This is a manual setting on your wireless router.
  2. You can manually configure the port on your wireless router, i.e. LAN 1 reserved for IPTV service etc.
  3. Once the credentials has been entered, proceed to the next process by clicking the “Next” button.

Step 7: Wireless Setting Credentials

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Instructions:

  1. Key in your custom wireless SSID (Doesn’t really need to put “@unifi” at the back of your SSID.
  2. For better separation of wireless bands, always tick “Separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz” checkbox to customize the SSID and password.
  3. For a better security, always use alphanumeric characters, and recommended to use between 15 or more characters.

Step 8: 802.11ax ready option

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Instruction:

Specifically for this router, it is highly recommended to enable the 802.11ax HE frame support feature.

Step 9: Login Credentials – Most important of securing your home router.

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Instructions:

  1. It is highly advisable to use your own custom username. Mind you that, you shouldn’t enter your ISP’s username here.
  2. Second, even though you’ve entered the custom username, your password strength plays a vital role of securing your home network from cyber criminals.
  3. Enter a string of alphanumeric password, and it is highly recommended to enter 13 or more characters, the more, the better.
  4. Confirm the entered password by re-entering in a confirmation box before proceeding to the final process of the setting up.

Reminder:

  1. Always remember your wireless router username and password.
  2. You will be needing this to enter to your wireless router Web UI later on.

Step 10: Summary of entered wireless SSID credentials

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Reminder:

  1. This is a summary page of your entered settings.
  2. You can’t change any of the settings, as the settings were being saved, the router will reboot (restart), and, it is highly advisable to not interrupt the process.

Final Step: ASUS Wireless Router Web UI [ASUS AX88U]

Once your wireless router has been successfully rebooted, you should be directed to login screen and key in your entered wireless router username and password [Step 9] to proceed to the Web UI of your wireless router.

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Reminder:

  1. To check if, you’ve successfully made the internet connection, your WAN IP will be displayed above with the status as, Connected.
  2. Now, you can proceed to customize the settings you preferred.

Instructions:

If you can’t get connected to the internet or accidentally missed the Step 4 (missed to tick the “Special requirement from ISP” checkbox), no worries as, you still can change the profiles here at LAN > IPTV > ISP Profile.

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If the profile selection doesn’t solve the issue, then, you can check your entered ISP username and password at WAN under Account Settings.

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Once the correct settings were done, it is highly recommended to reboot (restart) your wireless router by hitting the “Reboot” button in order for the new configuration (settings) to take place.

Conclusion:

Once you’ve successfully connected to the internet, it is advisable to visit to the ASUS AX88U official website to download the latest firmware to patch your current firmware to the latest patch for security purpose. However, if you’re opting to flash to the custom firmware, you can always hit Asus-Merlin website to download the latest ASUS AX88U [Merlin] firmware, but, in return, you will lose AiMesh feature.

If you’re using other models of ASUS wireless router, it is highly recommended to always keep your wireless router firmware up to date by browsing the latest patch from ASUS’s official website, and, if you’re wishing to flash your ASUS wireless router to custom firmware, you can always hit up to Asus-Merlin website to download the firmware according to the supported models by RMerlin.

If you need any support regarding ASUS’s networking product, you can always hit up to the official thread.

There you go, hope you enjoy your ASUS wireless router.

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