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How to use the rescue mode of router?


Launch rescue mode to check if you can enter the setting page
Official Download Site:
Step one:Download firmware, download and setup Utilities
1. Select product is “Wireless”, select series is “AP/Router”, select models is “RT-N16”, and then, click search.
2. Selecting the OS of set product at the pop-windows, download the latest version.
   And then, the web site will show the latest version of firmware and utilities for your product.
   Please download the latest version.

3. Saving firmware at your disk.

4. Select the utility to suite for firmware and download it.

5. Saving utility at your disk

6. After saving utility and firmware, please decompress them and setup utility.



7. Select the application「Setup.exe」, then install it.

8. Check if "ASUS Utility" has been installed successfully.

Step two:Set the network card
1. Connect with computer and Wireless Router as bellow picture – green line(LAN).

2. Click 「Start」→「Control panel」→ 「network and Internet」→「Network and Sharing Center」→「Change adapter settings」at left page

3. 「LAN」→right click「properties」→click「Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)」→click 「properties」at the bottom of page→modify the content as bellow

4. Use the following IP address,IP address:, subnet mask:  → click「OK」

Step three:Upload the firm wave at product
1. First, unplug the power core (DC IN) of Wireless Router.
2. Next, long-press the button “RESTORE” about 5 seconds and plug in DC IN behind the Wireless Router.

3. If the power is flashing-slow, the wireless router is on rescue mode.

4. click「Start」→「All programs」→「ASUS utility」→「RT-N13U.B1 Wireless Router」(according to the product)→「Firmware Restoration」

5. At the windows -「Firmware Restoration」, click 「browser」 and choose the latest firmware which you had downloaded at step one.

6. Click 「Upload」.

Please wait for 60 seconds.

7. Click「Close」when the message shows“system recovery succeeds! Please wait for system reboot.”

8. Steady power light indicates the setting procedure of rescue mode has been completed successfully.

※ Please choose “obtain an IP address automatically” after the procedure is completed.

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