Setting up your ASUS RT-AX3000

Your ASUS RT-AX300 is purpose built to offer the full potential of fibre. Check out the below guide on how to get it all setup.

Please note that the ASUS RT-AX3000 doesn't work on VDSL connections, however it could be used as an AP.

Before you begin

  • You should have received a text message from MyRepublic informing you when you'll be connected.
  • If a technician is required (usually when it's a new fibre install) please have the router available for them.
  • If your services are just being activated (when you already have fibre installed) use this guide to get you connected.

Plugging in Your Router

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  1. Plug one end of the power pack/power cable into an electrical outlet, and the other end into the ASUS’s power port.
  2. Connect one end of the supplied black Ethernet cable to the Blue INTERNET port on the back of the ASUS and the other end to Port 1 on the ONT installed by your technician.
  3. Once everything is connected, power on the ASUS by pressing the black switch on the back of the router.

Setting up Your Router

The quickest way to setup your new ASUS is through the ASUS Router app or by typing router.asus.com into your browser URL bar.

  • The setup page should automatically detect the connection, however if it doesn’t, select ‘No’ when asked if the connection needs a username and password, and then ‘Automatic IP’ when asked for the connection type.
  • On the Wireless settings page, select ‘Separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz’, then enter in a new WiFi name and password of your choosing.
  • Finally, enter a Username and Password for the Router Login (this is different to your WiFi details, and can be used to make changes to your router in the future).
  • If you still require assistance, find our detailed guide below.

Getting connected: Landline

On MyRepublic Fibre, your home phone connects to the Fibre ONT (Optical Network Terminal). In some cases, your phone may work through your existing wall jacks. Please visit this guide for more information.

Getting connected: Devices

Ethernet

To get the most out of fibre, we recommend connecting your devices (like laptops and TVs) via an ethernet cable directly to the router. This ensures you get maximum performance to your device.

This can be done by plugging one end of an ethernet cable into the YELLOW port on the back of the router, and the other end into your device.

WiFi

If ethernet isn’t an option, WiFi is the next best thing. If you selected "Separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz' during setup, you will find two Wireless networks.

  • We recommend connecting to the network labelled with '5G' at the end. This provides superior performance when nearby the router.
  • If you are looking for more range, connect to the non-5G network. This provides good performance to more areas of your house.

If you would like to change your Wireless settings, visit this guide.

 

Your device should now be up and running, if you have any issues simply reboot the device and wait for it to power on. If you are still having issues, we suggest taking a look at this guide.

 

Setting up Your Router - Detailed Guide

You can setup your ASUS RT-AX3000 either through the app, or through your browser. We recommend the App, as it guides you through the process along the way.

You can download the app for your phone (either Android or iPhone) here.

Alternatively, visit router.asus.com on your browser's URL Bar

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Select the option you have chosen to setup your router:

Using the App

Using the Browser

Using the App

1. When you open the app, tap on "Setup a new router"

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2. Select "ASUS Wireless Router"

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3. Select the ASUS router from the list.

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4. Wait for the app to connect to the router

(If a notification pops up advising no internet access, make sure you tick "Connect Anway" so your phone can connect to the network)

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5. Click "Start"

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6. If you haven't done so already, make sure you have an ethernet cable connected to the blue port on the back of your router. If for some reason your router isn't picking up a connection, you may see the following 3 screens. If you see "Wireless Settings" click here.

If you see the screen below, click "Automatic IP (DHCP)"

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7. Click Next.

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8. Leave "Special Requirement from ISP" Unticked and click Next.

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9.  Tick "Separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz", and then enter in your own WiFi name and Password. It will automatically fill the 5GHz section for you. Click Next.

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10. Now enter a Login Name, and a new password. This will allow you to log-in to your router to make changes in the future. Click Next

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11.  Wait a few moments, once done, you may see a few pop-up messages. You can dismiss these. You should now be connected!

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Using the browser

1. Visit router.asus.com on your browser and press enter.

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2. Click "Create A New Network"

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3. If you haven't done so already, make sure you have an ethernet cable connected to the blue port on the back of your router. If for some reason your router isn't picking up a connection, you may see the following 3 screens. If you see "Wireless Settings" click here.

If you see the screen below, click "Manual Settings"

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4. Click "No"

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5. Click "Automatic IP"

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6. Tick "Separate 2.4GHz and 5GHz", and then enter in your own WiFi name and Password. It will automatically fill the 5GHz section for you. Click Apply.

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7. Click "Next"

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8. Now enter a Login Name, and a new password. This will allow you to log-in to your router to make changes in the future. Click Next

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