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How to Update an ASUS RP-N12 WiFi Repeater

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Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to check if there is a firmware update available for your ASUS RP-N12 N300 Range Extender
  • How to update the firmware of your range extender.
You'll Need:
  • Your range extender to be already set up and working.
  • A computer to update the range extender's firmware.
Asus

1 Check for Update

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to repeater.asus.com and sign in with the administration login credentials of the range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.

    These credentials are different from the Wi-Fi credentials that you use to connect your devices to the range extender's Wi-Fi.

  3. Once signed in, click Administration in the left side menu.
    Administration option highlighted in range extender's web interface.
  4. The go to the Firmware Upgrade tab.
    Firmware Upgrade tab highlighted in range extender's administration web interface.
  5. Click Check next to the Firmware Version heading to see if there is a firmware update available for your range extender.
    Firmware version and Check button highlighted in range extender's firmware update web interface.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to check if there is a firmware update available for your ASUS RP-N12 N300 Range Extender
  • How to update the firmware of your range extender.
You'll Need:
  • Your range extender to be already set up and working.
  • A computer to update the range extender's firmware.
Asus
  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to repeater.asus.com and sign in with the administration login credentials of the range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.

    These credentials are different from the Wi-Fi credentials that you use to connect your devices to the range extender's Wi-Fi.

  3. Once signed in, click Administration in the left side menu.
    Administration option highlighted in range extender's web interface.
  4. The go to the Firmware Upgrade tab.
    Firmware Upgrade tab highlighted in range extender's administration web interface.
  5. Click Check next to the Firmware Version heading to see if there is a firmware update available for your range extender.
    Firmware version and Check button highlighted in range extender's firmware update web interface.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for personal computers currently available, Windows and macOS.

Windows
Windows runs on computers produced by multiple companies, such as Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, Acer, and Sony.Windows 10
macOS
Apple is the only company that makes macOS computers.macOS Mojave
  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to www.asus.com/us/Networking/RPN12/HelpDesk_BIOS where you'll find the latest firmware for your range extender.
    Browser address bar with address filled in and highlighted.
  3. Under the Firmware heading look for the latest version then click Download to the right.
    Download button highlighted on firmware update web page.
  4. Once the file is downloaded, click it to open it.
    Chrome file download bar with download highlighted.
  5. Select the TRX file inside the download, then click Extract at the top.
    Open archive in Explorer with TRX file and Extract button highlighted.
  6. Then select Extract All.
    Extract menu ribbon with Extract All highlighted.
  7. You'll be asked where you'd like to extract the file. To keep it simple you can leave it to the default location which is where the original file was downloaded. Click Extract at the bottom right.

    Make note of the exact location where the file is being extracted, as you will need this information later.

    Extract dialog with extraction location and Extract button highlighted.
  8. You'll be shown the folder where the file was extracted.

    You may want to leave this window open, to easily remind you where you extracted the file.

    Extracted file displayed in Explorer.
  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to repeater.asus.com and sign in with the administration login credentials of the range extender.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.

    These credentials are different from the Wi-Fi credentials that you use to connect your devices to the range extender's Wi-Fi.

  3. Once signed in, click Administration in the left side menu.
    Administration option highlighted in range extender's web interface.
  4. Go to the Firmware Upgrade tab.
    Firmware Upgrade tab highlighted in range extender's administration web interface.
  5. Click Browse and select the firmware update file you'd like to install.
    Browse button highlighted in range extender's  firmware update web interface.
  6. Click Upload to start the firmware update.
    Upload button highlighted in range extender's  firmware update web interface.
  7. Wait for about three minutes for the update to complete.
    Update complete message showing range extender's web interface.
  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to www.asus.com/us/Networking/RPN12/HelpDesk_BIOS where you'll find the latest firmware for your range extender.
    Safari browser with address entered and highlighted.
  3. Under the Firmware heading look for the latest version then click Download to the right.
    Download button highlighted on firmware update web page.
  4. Safari browser will automatically extract the file for you. Click Show Downloads, then click Show In Finder to the right of the extracted file.
    Safari with Show Downloads and Show in Finder highlighted.
  5. You'll be shown the folder where the file was extracted.

    You may want to leave this window open, to easily remind you where you extracted the file.

    Extracted file shown.