[AiMesh] How to setup two ASUS router as AiMesh in Access Point (AP)mode?

What is Operation mode for ASUS router?

    Some routers support a variety of operating modes to meet different requirements. 

Operation modeWireless router mode
Range extender mode (Repeater mode)
Access point mode
Media bridge mode

   Note: If it is not written in the specification table there is no support.



What is Access Point(AP) mode?

AiMesh Routers in AP mode connect to a wireless router through an Ethernet cable to extend the wireless signal to other network clients.

Note: In the firewall, IP sharing and NAT functions are disable by default.


How to setup 2 AX92U as AiMesh in Access point mode?

      The router's IP will be changed after setup as repeater, in order to find the router's IP address, please download and Install the Device Discovery Utility first. Please refer to [FAQ ASUS Device Discovery] to learn more.

Set Mesh router as AP mode, and make sure front router/modem do have DHCP server and working. Cause all IP address from mesh system should dispatch from the front router/modem

(May refer to pictures below step by step)

Step1: Connect your computer to the router via wired or WiFi connection and enter your router LAN IP or router URL https://www.asusrouter.com to the WEB GUI.


Note: Please refer to How to enter the router setting page(Web GUI) (ASUSWRT)? to learn more.


Step2: When you login to the Web GUI for the first time, you will be automatically directed to the Quick Internet Setup (QIS) page.

       Click [Advanced Settings]


Step3: Click [Choose operation mode]


Step4: Click [Access Point(AP) mode]


Step5: Click [Automatic IP]


Step6: click to setup SSID separately

Step7: For the first time, you'll need to set up your username and password for the login router. When typing is done, click [Next]. Access Point(AP) mode setting is finished.



How to enter the router's GUI in AP mode?

After AP mode setup done, you can check if 1st AX92U is well connected and getting an IP address from the front router or not.

Step1: Open the Asus Device Discovery utility and then connect your computer to the router via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable.

After connecting the computer to the router, you can click the Search button to find the IP address of your wireless router and then click IP address.


(1st AX92U is getting WAN IP from the front router)

Step2: Key in your router’s username and password on the login page and then click [Sign In].

Step3: Enter 1st AX92U (AP mode) setting page, click AiMesh icon to add 2nd AX92U as mesh node.

      Click [Search]

Step4: Click 2nd AX92U and then click Apply

Step5: Done.



1. Is UPNP enabled by default in AP mode?

  • If the router under AP mode, the UPNP should adjust in ther main router.
  • In AP mode, router connects to a wireless router through an Ethernet cable to extend the coverage of wireless signal to other network clients. In this mode, the firewall, IP sharing, and NAT functions are disabled by default.


2. Is link aggregation supported in AP mode?


3. How do I change the operation mode in the router?

  • Go to Administration -> Operation mode. Select Access Point(AP) mode and click Save to Apply.        



How to get the (Utility / Firmware)?

You can download the latest drivers, software, firmware and user manuals in the ASUS Download Center.

If you need more information about the ASUS Download Center, please refer this link.