ASUS router

These are the setup instructions for using a tested and recommended ASUS router in the PadNet.

The router should be configured using a cable connection between the computer and the router, since the wifi connection settings also need to be configured.

The wifi router has to be connected with the single (blue) WAN/Internet port to the network socket in your room. If you are using one of the LAN ports your network socket could be locked or the network connection will not work.

To set up your wifi router visit the configuration website. You will find the address on the back of the wifi router, in the manual or use the IP address you have chosen during previous setups.

The configuration website likely has one of the following addresses:

Use the login data printed on the back of the wifi router for access to the configuration website, if you have not already changed the login credentials (default user: admin, password: admin).

Setup Internet connection

The following things have to be configured:

  • in Advanced Setting → WAN select PPTP as WAN connection type
  • in User Name enter your PadNet user ID
  • in Password enter your password, which you choose at PadNet account registration
  • the address of the VPN server is: login.padnet.de

If you have lost your user name or password you can reset your account.


Save the setting with Apply.

The router should now connect to the network. If there are problems to establish a connection check User Name, Password and the address of the VPN server again.

On the devices connected to the wifi router, a dial-in using the Internet login is NOT NEEDED anymore. The wifi router will establish a connection automatically if one of the connected devices tries to connect to the Internet.

LAN network settings

In the next step change the IP address of the router under Advanced Settings → LAN to 172.16.1.1 and save with Apply:


The router should be rebooted now. Then open up the web interface again. It is now reachable at http://172.16.1.1.

Advanced settings / IPv6

Go to ASUS router - advanced settings / IPv6 for more information.