Asus RP-AC53 manual

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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Access Point
  • Model/name: RP-AC53
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Quick Start Guide
RP-AC53
Dual-band Wireless Repeater
E11934
Second Edition
August 2016
1.	 Power LED
	 On: 
RP-AC53 is plugged to a power outlet and
powered on.
	 Off: 
RP-AC53 is unplugged from a power
outlet or powered off.
2.	 Etherenet LED
	On: Ethernet is connected.
	Off: Ethernet cable is disconnected.
3.	 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi LED
	 Green : Best 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi Repeater
connection with parent AP.
	Orange: Good 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi repeater
connection with parent AP.
	Red: Poor 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi Repeater
connection with parent AP.
	Off: Disconnected from parent AP.
Quick Setup with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
For router/Access Point(AP) with WPS support
3 Place in an ideal location
After placing your RP-AC53 in an ideal location, RP-AC53 connects to your router/AP in about one (1) minute.
NOTES:
•	 
Place your RP-AC53 between your
router/AP and wireless device to get
the best extender performance.
• 	 
Place your RP-AC53 in a location
where you can get green or orange
Wi-Fi LED.
IMPORTANT!	 
We recommend that you place your RP-AC53 in open or spacious location.
Enjoy!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1:	What should I do if my router does not support WPS?
A1:	 You can use Method Two to set up RP-AC53.
Q2:	How do I reset RP-AC53?
A2:	 Press the RESET button on the side of RP-AC53 for about five (5) sec-
onds until the LEDs blink slowly.
Q2:	What should I do when only one band Wi-Fi LED is on?
A2:	 When you are connecting to a dual-band router but only 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi
LED is on, press the WPS button on both the router and the RP-AC53 again and
check that both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi LEDs are on.
Q4:	What should I do if RP-AC53 web interface is not accessible?
A4:	 You can do any of the following:
	 •   
Connect your computer and RP-AC53 using an Ethernet cable, and
connect to RP-AC53’s SSID or network name.	
	 •   
Set up your computer to obtain an IP address automatically.
	 •   
On a web browser, ensure that you correctly enter the web address
http://repeater.asus.com
Method One
Your RP-AC53’s wireless network name (SSID) chang-
es to your existing Wi-Fi network name, ending with
_RPT or _RPT5G and shares your router/AP’s Wireless
Password.
Power On
Place your RP-AC53 near your router/AP and plug it to a
power outlet.
Press the power switch to ON. Wait
until the power LED turns solid green
and Wi-Fi LEDs stop blinking, indicating
that RP-AC53 is ready to connect to the
parent AP.
Connect via WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
1.	
Press the WPS button on your
Router/AP.
2.	
Press the WPS button on your RP-AC53 for
more than five (5) seconds until the LEDs
start to blink.
NOTE: Ensure that your router/AP supports WPS. Otherwise, use Method TWO.
The LEDs flash about two
(2) minutes and turn solid
green. The color of the
LED indicates the Wi-Fi
signal strength.
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Set up using your web browser
Method Two
Login
Disconnect your Ethernet connection. On your
Wi-Fi enabled device, such as your desktop PC/
notebook/tablet, find the default network name of
your RP-AC53 and click or tap Connect.
NOTE: The screenshot below is from a desktopPC.
On a web browser, enter http://repeater.asus.com
to access RP-AC53 web GUI (graphical user inter-
face). Enter admin as the username and password.
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ASUS_RPAC53
ASUS_RPAC53_5G
3 Configure RP-AC53
1.	 
On a web browser, enter http://repeater.asus.com.
2.	
Connect to a Wi-Fi network and when prompted, enter the security key.
If your Wi-Fi network is hidden, click Manual setting.
3.	
You can either tick Copy AP SSID/Password , Use the default setting or enter the SSID
and security key/password for your extended network. When done, click Connect.
4.	
Connect your wireless devices to the new Extender network.
Enjoy!
Your RP-AC53’s wireless network name (SSID) changes to your existing Wi-Fi network name,
ending with _RPT or _RPT5G and shares your router/AP’s Wireless Password.
Connect your wireless devices to the new Extender network and then start to surf the Internet.
NOTE: 
If you have renamed your extended network name in step 3, your RP-AC53’s SSID will change
accordingly.
Media Bridge
(Ethernet Adapter)
Set up RP-AC53 via Method One or Method Two, then you can
use it as a wireless adapter to connect Ethernet devices such as
Blu-ray player, game console, DVR, or smart TV. Desktop Game Console Smart TV
Ethemet
Connection
Wireless
Connection
IMPORTANT!   For the best Wi-Fi extender performance, place your RP-AC53 in an ideal location. Refer to Step 3 in Method One
NOTE: When you have ticked Use the default setting, your RP-AC53’s wireless network name
(SSID) changes to your existing Wi-Fi network name, ending with _RPT or _RPT5G and shares your
router/AP’s Wireless Password.
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Power On
Place your RP-AC53 near your router/AP and plug it
to a power outlet.
Wait until the power LED turns
solid green and Wi-fi LEDs stop
blinking, indicating that RP-AC53
is ready to connect to parent AP.
Place in an ideal location
After placing your RP-AC53 in an ideal location, RP-AC53 connects to your router/AP in about one (1) minute.
NOTES:
•	 
Place your RP-AC53 between your router/AP and wireless device to get the best extender performance.
• 	 
Place your RP-AC53 in a location where you can get green or orange Wi-Fi LED.
IMPORTANT!	
We recommend that you place your RP-AC53 in open or spacious location.
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