Asus AX5400 Dual Band WiFi-6 Gaming Router

Routers that are generally used in offices and homes are low performance and low bandwidth. These may cause issues related to the signal quality, and coverage. For optimal wireless communication, it is always advised that you use high-performance routers like Asus RT-AX82U also known as the AX5400 Dual-band WiFI 6 gaming router. If you have recently purchased a new Asus gaming router setup, learning about the details of the setup and login becomes important. This blog will walk you through the steps to set up your Asus dual-band WiFi 6 gaming router.

Things to know

For optimal wireless signal transmission, it is advised that you place the wireless router in the centre area for a maximum wireless coverage. Also, make sure you keep the router away from metal obstructions and direct sunlight.

Moreover, you should also arrange for details like the default username and the password:

Default credentials for your Asus router

IP address:

Username: admin

Password: admin

IP address:

Username: admin

Password: password

IP address:

Username: root

Password: admin

IP address:

Username: –

Password: admin

Asus AX5400 Dual Band WiFi-6 Gaming Router Setup

To set up your wireless network, you’ll need a system that meets the following requirements:

  • Ethernet LAN port, installed TCP/IP service, web browser such as IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
  • Use a wired connection when setting up your wireless router so you can avoid possible setup issues.
  • Before setting up your Asus wireless router, disconnect any existing router from the network. Also, disconnect the cables and any wires from the existing modem setup.

Once you have done that, you can follow the steps as mentioned:

  • Plug your ASUS RT-AX82U wireless router into a power outlet and power it on. Connect the network cable from your computer to a LAN port on your router.
  • The web login wizard will launch automatically when you open a web browser. If it doesn’t, you can also use the web address or the IP address
  • From the navigation panel, go to General and then click on the Network Map.
  • On this screen, under the System Status section, you can configure the wireless security settings such as SSID, security level and encryption settings.
  • On the wireless name (SSID) field, key in a unique name for your wireless network.
  • From the WEP encryption dropdown list, select the encryption method WPA2PSK. Key in your security passkey and click on the “Apply” button once done.

The final setup page will show you a summary of the network settings you have just configured. Once you have reviewed the settings, you can proceed with closing the setup wizard. The ASUS Gaming Router Setup process is now complete and you can connect your devices to the router network.

Connecting to the ASUS RT-AX82U network

  • On your computer, click on the “network” icon in the notification area to display the available wireless networks.
  • Select the wireless network which you want to connect to and then click on the “Connect” button.
  • You can key in the network security key for the secured wireless network and then click on the OK button.

The computer will show you the status of the network connection in the task bar itself.

If you face any issues during the Asus setup process, you can follow the basic troubleshooting steps such as checking for the correctness of the web/IP address that you are using and if you are connected to the wireless router network in the first place. Also, check the wired cable connections for any discrepancies. Finally, if the issues still persist, you can reset your AX5400 Dual Band WiFi-6 Gaming Router using the following steps:

  • Locate the RESET button on the back panel of the router device. You’ll find it concealed inside a small hole.
  • Use a thin object like a pin or a paperclip to press and hold the RESET button for about 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, the LEDs on the front panel will flash and the router will initiate a reboot operation.
  • Allow the router to reboot itself and do not interrupt the process. Once the router has restarted, you’ll need to reconfigure the settings and save the changes.
  • Now, reconnect your devices to the router network and you can begin accessing seamless internet once again.

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