Setup WiFi on the Asus DSL-N55U

Thumbnail image of Setup Router Staff
Setup Router Staff
(Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

The Asus DSL-N55U router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

Other Asus DSL-N55U Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Asus DSL-N55U. We also have the following guides for the same router:

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.


You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The Asus DSL-N55U

To get started configuring the Asus DSL-N55U WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Asus DSL-N55U, follow our Asus DSL-N55U Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Asus DSL-N55U

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Asus DSL-N55U router.

This guide begins on the Network Map page of the Asus DSL-N55U router. To configure your WiFi settings, click the option of Wireless on the left hand side of the page. Then, near the top of the page, click the General tab.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Asus DSL-N55U

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your Asus DSL-N55U router.

You should now be on the page you see above.

The first thing you should change is the SSID. This is your wireless or network name. This is the name that identifies your network from the others around you. Enter a new name here, but avoid using personal information in this name. We have a great guide on the topic, click the link of Wireless names.

Directly below that is Hide SSID. By default No is chosen. This means your network is visible to the neighboring networks. If you decide to choose Yes it will hide your network from your neighbors, but not necessarily from a hacker. They have all the tools needed to check for hidden networks.

Now, skip down to Control Channel. You are able to change the channel you transmit your data on if you wish. In the United States there are only 11 channels you can pick from. Of these 11 channels there is only room in the spectrum for three channels that don't overlap each other, channels 1,6, and 11. You need to choose one of these three channels for your network. For more information on why you should only be using these three channels, check out our guide on the topic, WiFi channels.

Down a little farther is the Authentication Method. There are several different security choices. WEP vs. WPA is a great guide on the subject. We recommend choosing WPA2-Personal. This is the most secure for home networks.

Under that is the WPA Encryption. There are two different choices you can pick from. TKIP which is a little older and flaws have been found or AES which has yet to be cracked. We recommend using AES.

The last thing that needs to be changed is the WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is a very important step. Your password should be strong, at least 20 characters long. Avoid using any personal information in this password. Avoid using words that can be found in a dictionary. We do suggest using symbols, numbers, and some capital letters. Creating a strong password can be fun, check out our guide titled How to choose a strong password.

That's all that needs to be changed to have a more secure WiFi connection. Go ahead and click the Apply button when you are finished.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

Other Asus DSL-N55U Info

Don't forget about our other Asus DSL-N55U info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Asus DSL-N55U. We also have the following guides for the same router: