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ASUS WL-500g Premium V2 Multi-Function Wireless Router - Setup and Installation

Would you like a simpler way to share printers and storage? ASUS may have the answer with the WL-500gP V2 Multi-Function Wireless Router.

By: | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 31, 2009 7:04 am
TweakTown Rating: 73%Manufacturer: ASUS

Setup and Installation


Setup of the ASUS WL-500g Premium V2 was very simple; after you connect your new router to your network you simply open your favourite browser and it will automatically direct you to the quick setup utility. The first part of this is an auto detection of your connection type (Static, Dynamic, PPPOE, etc).


ASUS WL-500g Premium V2 Multi-Function Wireless Router


If the WL-500g Premium V2 cannot figure out your connection type or you want to manually configure it, you will find that ASUS has added in some great flexibility. You have options for a wide selection of connection types including PPTP and L2TP.


ASUS WL-500g Premium V2 Multi-Function Wireless Router


After you have configured your connection type it will prompt you to setup your wireless as well as advanced settings (such as changing your user name and password). You can only choose one or the other for some reason. I chose the wireless setup but was not able to use the quick setup to configure advanced options. I had to adjust those later.


ASUS WL-500g Premium V2 Multi-Function Wireless Router


As you can see, the quick setup covers pretty much everything you need to get your wireless setup secured; you can choose the SSID (name) type of authentication and the strength/type. After that you are finished with the quick setup utility.


ASUS WL-500g Premium V2 Multi-Function Wireless Router


As far as setup goes, this is one of the better ones I have seen. If ASUS had only included a requirement to change the admin password and warning about UPnP in this setup, I would say it was the best one out.


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