Setup WiFi on the Asus RT-N65R

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The Asus RT-N65R 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Asus RT-N65R.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 RT-N65R

To get started configuring the Asus RT-N65R 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 RT-N65R, follow our Asus RT-N65R Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Asus RT-N65R

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

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This is the setup page from your Asus router.

After the Asus RT-N65R router login you should see the page above.

To change the WiFi settings click the option of Wireless under the heading of Advanced Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Asus RT-N65R

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This is the wifi setup page from your Asus router.

On the new page that appears make sure the tab labeled General is selected.

The first setting that should be changed is the SSID. This is the network name and should be unique so you can recognize it later on. Go ahead and create a name but avoid personal information or router specific information. Learn more in our guide titled How to Change your Wireless Name.

If you want to change your Channel that is the next setting that can be changed. Open up the drop down menu labeled Control Channel and select the new channel you want to use. I recommend using channels 1,6 or 11 only. Interested in learning why? Read my WiFi Channels guide.

The next setting you may want to change is the Authentication Method. This is part of the security for your network. My recommendation is the use of WPA2-Personal. Find out what this is in our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Go ahead and set the WPA Encryption to AES. This is newer and stronger than TKIP.

Finally enter in a new WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is the key to your network and Internet. You can have the strongest form of encryption and authentication but if you have a screwdriver for a key anyone can open it up. Make this key or password strong. Use a minimum of 14 characters. If possible make this password as random as possible using numbers, letters and symbols. Learn more in our guide titled Choosing a Strong Password.

That's it, simply 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 RT-N65R Info

Don't forget about our other Asus RT-N65R info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Asus RT-N65R.We also have the following guides for the same router: