ASUS Router https Access Issue




If you changed the web access of your ASUS router to httpshttps://router.asus.com:8443” and you’re unable to access the web GUI after rebooting your router, you can get around it by deleting and adding back the router’s SSL Certificate in your web browser. The example below is for firefox but the same work around can be applied to Chrome and IE, just the location of the SSL Certificate is different in the browser’s options.

Here’s part of the ASUS web GUI message:
“…To access the settings of RT-AC68U, reconnect to the wireless network and use the updated IP address and port number.”
SettingsUpdated_RT-AC68U

To delete its Certificate:
Go to “Options” then “Advanced
Go to “Certificates” tab, then “View Certificates
Go “Servers” tab and delete the router.asus.com:8443 entry.
Next, go to “Authorities” tab and delete the IP address entry of your router.
DeleteCerticates_RT-AC68U

Also, remove the “Offline Web Content and User Data” under the “Network” tab.RemoveOfflineWebContent_RT-AC68U

 

Log back to the url https://router.asus.com:8443 and click “Add Exception
Add the certificate by clicking the “Confirm Security Exception
AddSecurityException

You should be able to get the ASUS GUI “SIGN IN” back under https.

To fix this issue permanently, you need to upload your custom self-sign certificate to the router’s nvram.


Published by

Ferdy Mañago

Portland, Oregon