ASUS router

These are the setup instructions for using a tested and recommended ASUS router in the StudNet.

Configure the router by using a cable connection between the computer and the router, since the wifi connection settings also need to be configured.

The wifi router has to be connected with the single (blue) WAN/Internet port to the network socket in your room. If you are using one of the LAN ports your network socket could be locked or the network connection will not work.

Initial installation

Open the router's configuration website. The address is printed on the back of router or can be found in the manual. The configuration website likely has one of the following addresses:

If the wifi router was set up before, please restore the factory default. Instructions on how to do that can be found in the manual.

Skip setup wizard

Skip the setup wizard by opening the following link in your browser:

Set wifi password

Below GeneralNetwork MapSystem Status set the password for 2.4 and 5 GHz

  • as Authentication Method select WPA2-Personal
  • set a WPA-PSK key
  • save the settings with Apply

The selected WPA-PSK key will be your wifi password for connecting other devices with the router!


Setup Internet connection

Go to Advanced SettingsWAN.

Select the following below Internet Connection:

  • WAN Connection Type: PPTP
  • Get the WAN IP automatically: Yes
  • Connect to DNS Server automatically: Yes
  • PPP Username: enter your StudNet account user ID
  • Password: enter your StudNet account password, which you choose at account registration
  • Disconnect after time of inactivity (in seconds): 600
  • PPP Options: No Encryption
  • VPN Server: vpn.stw-bonn.de

Save the setting with Apply.

If you have lost your user name or password you can reset your account.



The router should now connect to the network.

If there are problems to establish a connection check the above settings, especially PPP Username, Password and the address of the VPN Server again.

On the devices connected to the wifi router, a dial-in using the Internet login is NOT NEEDED anymore. The wifi router will establish a connection automatically if one of the connected devices tries to connect to the Internet.

LAN network settings

Go to Advanced SettingsLANLAN IP

  • change the IP Address to 172.16.1.1
  • save with Apply
  • reboot the router

To open the web interface/configuration website again you will now have to go to http://172.16.1.1


Advanced settings / IPv6