Connecting To Your Content
How to Connect to an ASUS Router
Note: The following assumes that you have already successfully installed an ASUS router. For help installing an ASUS router, please refer to your user manual or click this link https://www.asus.com/us/ASUS-Router-App/. ASUS has also produced a video help guide that you can access here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXp89GzGkyI.
Step 1: Install the FileFlex Connector on the ASUS Router.
- Insert a USB stick/drive into the router’s USB slot.
Note: The FileFlex Connector will run from this USB drive. If the USB used in this step is later removed, remote access to the router’s attached storage or the router’s networked devices via FileFlex will cease. If you later decide to use a different USB in this slot, you can install the FileFlex connector to the new USB.
- Log in to the ASUS router’s user interface (GUI).
- Make sure your computer is connected to the same network as the ASUS router and can access the Internet.
- Open a web browser and navigate to your device’s configuration page by typing wireless router’s default IP address (http://192.168.1.1 or http://router.asus.com) into the address bar. This will launch the GUI.
- Enter your SSIS and password and log in to the router’s GUI. (This is the SSID and password that you created at your first login to the router.).
- In the router’s GUI, look at the left-hand navigation bar and select USB Application.
- In the list of applications, select FileFlex.
- When the FileFlex application box appears, select Install.
- Select the USB drive that inserted in step 1 and then the connector will be installed on the USB drive.
Step 2: Create your FileFlex account
- Clicking the Go button from the router GUI will take you to your FileFlex account creation page. Alternatively, you can go to this page by typing https://asus.fileflex.com/ and then click the Create Account link.
- Fill in the form and click the Create FileFlex Account button. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address.
- Open your email and confirm your account. That email will have instructions to install FileFlex on your PCs and mobile devices. Install FileFlex according to your device and operating system from this email. FileFlex will launch when the installation is complete. You can find the clients for additional smart phones, tablets and computers you might own at https://fileflex.com/support/downloads/download-fileflex/. You can install FileFlex on as many devices as you wish. You can also open FileFlex by entering https://asus.fileflex.com/ from any web browser.
Step 3: Link your FileFlex account to the ASUS router.
NOTE: PC should be connected to the router over the same network.
- Next, you must link your FileFlex account to your ASUS router. From your PC or mobile device with FileFlex already installed and connected to the router over the same network whether via LAN or Wi-Fi, open FileFlex.
- Select the menu icon in the Global Application bar. In the dropdown, select Add Content Source.
- Select the ASUS router icon and run the setup wizard.
Note: You must be on the same network of the ASUS router being added, via either LAN or Wi-Fi. After you have added the router as a content source, it can be accessed over the internet.
- FileFlex will search your network to find the ASUS router connector. Choose the connector from the search results. You can also manually tell FileFlex where the connector is by clicking the link labelled ‘manually’. To connect manually, you will have to tell FileFlex the IP address of your router. The default IP address will be: http://192.168.1.1
When you choose the connector, you will have the option to edit the following settings by clicking the edit device settings link:
- Network settings
- Proxy settings to access the Internet
- Anti-virus settings
To edit these or to define which antivirus software on the host machine will be used to scan files uploaded to it, please refer to the section Device Settings.
Note: The antivirus software must already be installed and running with a valid license on the host machine.
- An activation page will appear that will link your ASUS router to your FileFlex account. You will need to enter the following login credentials.
Username - This is the SSID you used to open the router’s GUI in Step 1.
Password - This is the password of the credentials you use to open the router’s GUI in Step 1.
Domain (Optional if not part of a domain) - If your router is on a company or corporate domain, you will need to enter the domain that your server belongs to. Leave this blank if you are not sure or contact your IT department for your domain name.
Activation Code - This code is entered automatically for you. For security reasons the code is time limited and will time-out if not used shortly. If the code does time-out, you will need to start again at Step 1.
After you have entered your user credentials, click Activate.
Congratulations - You have connected FileFlex to your ASUS router. You can now remotely access any of the storage that is attached to that router or that is on the router’s network. To do so, using FileFlex, open the ASUS repository that you just created, navigate to the files and folders that you wish to access, then save it to your Favorites directory for easy future access.
You should continue connecting FileFlex to all your repositories by selecting Add More. If finished, click Done.