Setup WiFi on the Asus WL520GU

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The Asus WL520GU 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 WL520GU. 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 WL520GU

To get started configuring the Asus WL520GU 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 WL520GU, follow our Asus WL520GU Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Asus WL520GU

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

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This is the status page from your Asus WL520GU router.

This guide begins on the Wireless Home Gateway page of the Asus WL520GU router. To configure the WiFi settings click the link in the purple sidebar labeled Wireless. Then under that, choose Interface.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Asus WL520GU

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This is the wifi setup page from your Asus WL520GU router.

First, you should change the SSID. This is referring to the network name you use to differentiate your network from the others around you. Create an original name but avoid using personal information here. Wireless names is a great guide on the topic if you want to learn more.

Second is the Channel. You should be on either channel 1,6, or 11. The United States allows for 11 channels. Of these 11 channels there is only room in the spectrum for three channels that do not overlap each other, channels 1,6, and 11. Overlapping your channel with a neighbors will cause interference. If you completely share a channel this won't happen. For more information on why you should only be using these three channels, check out our guide titled WiFi channels.

The next thing you should change is the Authentication Method. This is the security you are going to use when transmitting your data over the airwaves. WEP vs. WPA is a great guide on the differences between the security options offered. The best choice is WPA2-Personal.

Now that you have chosen a strong security for your network you need to decide what type of encryption you want to use. In the drop down box next to WPA Encryption choose either TKIP or AES. TKIP is a little older and some pretty big flaws have been discovered. We recommend using AES. AES is much newer and is extremely more secure.

Next is the WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is a fancy way of saying password. This is the password you are going to use to access your network. You need to create a strong password, at least 20 characters. Avoid using any personal information. Avoid using any words that can be found in a dictionary. We do recommend using some symbols, numbers, and capital letters within the password somewhere. For more help on this subject, check out our guide titled How to choose a strong password.

Don't change anything else on this page, the only thing left to do is click the Apply button in the lower right corner of the screen.

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 WL520GU Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Asus WL520GU. We also have the following guides for the same router: