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4. Networking

This section is for all things related to your network... LAN/WAN, wired or wireless....

by Greywolf See Profile

on smc SMC2755W access point and SMC2735W nic tried to select mac access control, shared, and 128bit. couldn't connect. went thru several layers of support at smc who first thought it was a driver problem, but then told me you have to choose "open" if you use mac control.

(btw, then called linksys about their wap 11 and wpc11 ver 1, and they confirmed that same deal: cant have "shared" w "mac" . they thought that was better security than "shared" without mac.

by lenraphaelcpa See Profile edited by Greywolf See Profile
last modified: 2002-07-22 12:21:00

What is a wireless LAN? A local area network that transmits over the air typically in an unlicensed frequency such as the 2.4GHz band. A wireless LAN does not require lining up devices for line of sight transmission like IrDA. Wireless access points (base stations) are connected to an Ethernet hub or server and transmit a radio frequency over an area of several hundred to a thousand feet which can penetrate walls and other non-metal barriers. Roaming users can be handed off from one access point to another like a cellular phone system. Laptops use wireless network cards that plug into an existing pcmcia slot or that are self contained on PC cards, while stand-alone desktops and servers use plug-in cards (ISA, PCI, etc.).

by Greywolf See Profile

Configuring the New SMC Router as Primary

[Modem]-----[New SMC Router]----------[old Router]

1. Before you disconnect the Old Router, from the Modem. Disable the DHCP on the OLD Router.
2. Change the LAN IP address of the Old Router to be in the same range of the New SMC Router. As the default IP address of SMC Router is 192.168.2.1, it is preferred to change the Old Router IP to 192.168.2.2 (any such IP which is away from the default DHCP scope)
3. Disconnect the Old Router from the Modem. Then connect the New SMC Router to the Modem.
4. Connect the Main Computer to the SMC Router, and configure the Router using the Installation CD or by Web Management Screen using Internet Explorer. (As mentioned above, default IP Address to logon is 192.168.2.1)
5. Then connect both the Routers using LAN Ports. DO NOT Use the WAN Port of the Old Router. Some time you may require a cross-over cable to connect these ports.



Configuring the New SMC Router behind the Main Router

[Modem]---------[old Router]-----------[New SMC Router]

1. Before you connect the SMC Router to the network, Connect a Wired Computer to the SMC Router.
2. Logon to the Router's Web Management Screen. (Default IP to logon is 192.168.2.1)
3. Under the "LAN Settings", disable the DHCP Option.
4. Change the LAN IP address to be in the same range of the Old Main Router. For e.g, if you have a Netgear Router with IP as 192.168.0.1, then change the LAN IP of the New SMC Router as 192.168.0.2 (any such IP which is away from the DHCP scope) A list of default IP addresses of some SOHO Router are provided below for your reference
5. The Router would reboot with new IP address. Then connect both the Routers using LAN Ports. DO NOT Use the WAN Port of the SMC Router. Some time you may require a cross-over cable to connect these ports.

List of default IP addresses of some SOHO Routers
SMC 192.168.2.1
Linksys 192.168.1.1
Netgear 192.168.0.1
Dlink 192.168.0.1
Belkin 192.168.2.1
Zyxel 192.168.1.1
Westell 192.168.1.1

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Hi to all. I hope I am lucky to discover this forum. In fact, I have a philips adsl router SNV6520/18 with SMC router (firmware 2.15). I desperately try to connect it behind my ISP router to use my sip account. I have tried and tried but never went on line. Can anyone help me please? Here are my settings: ISP gateway: 192.168.0.1 Philips admin IP: 192.168.0.2 I even tried with a crossover cable but still can't go on line. thanks. Jean Laurent. kamjelau@hotmail.fr

    2011-12-11 12:49:40

  • Hi to all. I hope I am lucky to discover this forum. In fact, I have a philips adsl router SNV6520/18 with SMC router (firmware 2.15). I desperately try to connect it behind my ISP router to use my sip account. I have tried and tried but never went on line. Can anyone help me please? Here are my settings: ISP gateway: 192.168.0.1 Philips admin IP: 192.168.0.2 I even tried with a crossover cable but still can't go on line. thanks.

    2011-12-11 12:47:52



by inmuck See Profile
last modified: 2005-05-11 09:34:31

This article applies to SMC7004AWBR, SMC7004VWBR, SMC2404WBR, SMC2804WBR and SMC2804WBR-PG

1. Connect a Computer to the Router (preferably use LAN to connect)
2. Logon to the SMC Router and Disable the DHCP under the LAN Settings.
3. Change the LAN IP address to be in the same range as the main Router. For e.g., if you use another SMC Router as main Router with IP as 192.168.2.1, then change this Wireless Router to be 192.168.2.2. This would ensure you to manage the Wireless Router without any problem.
4. Connect this Wireless Router with the Main Router using LAN ports. Check if the LED for the LAN port connected to the Main Router is lit, if not try with a Cross over cable.

Place the Router in appropriate place, and get a seamless wireless connection.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Hai, I succesfully configure 2 smc router (support WDS - SMC7904wbrA2 Repeater) & SMCwbr14-N2 (main router). Actually it so eazy only 5 minute everything complete compare i had spent 2 week (8 hours a day) in order to configure the router till my wife ask me to sleep outside the house.Let follow my instruction Just coppy from privious (every boddy knew to setup) Connect a Computer to the Router (preferably use LAN to connect) 2. Logon to the SMC Router and Disable the DHCP under the LAN Settings. 3. Change the LAN IP address to be in the same range as the main Router. For e.g., if you use another SMC Router as main Router with IP as 192.168.2.1, then change this Wireless Router to be 192.168.2.2. This would ensure you to manage the Wireless Router without any problem. 4. Connect this Wireless Router with the Main Router using LAN ports. Check if the LED for the LAN port connected to the Main Router is lit, if not try with a Cross over cable. Now follow my discovery : 1. Specify which router gonna be main router. (I'm choose SMC WBR14-N2 as a main router) 2. Configure the wireless part :Wireless - Enable - Specify the channel -Exp- Channel 11 -and other setup as usuall. But (very importan) don't enable WDS. Leave it disable. It is the main problem. Most forum ask to enable it. (please don't do it). If your turn it on (WDS) it will act as AP ,no longer main router. -No need to key in mac addr of other AP. Believe me!!! Half is done. (only 2 1/2 minutes) Just need to configure it as wireless router. 2. Let choose Smc7904 as repeater. How to configure. So simple. Go to wireless setting, enable WDS and press rescan icon and automatically MAC addr of main router (SMCwbr14-N2) detected and save . Importand: Once WDS enable, SMC7904 no longer work as a router and even don,t "understand" signal from the wired LAN. At that moment internet will disconnected. Don't worry. Disconnect any cable from repeater and now it's only ready to capture signal from main router wirelessly and broadcast to the air. Complete. Another 2 1/2 minutes is done. Note : WDS is enble only on the exist repeater not for the main router. This is the main problem faced by all of us. I,m very happy today feel free to share with others. Any problems mail me , matrixc2@yahoo.com fell free to assist. good luck.

    2009-01-13 09:45:58 (heri1 See Profile)

  • Hai, I succesfully configure 2 smc router (support WDS - SMC7904wbrA2 Repeater) & SMCwbr14-N2 (main router). Actually it so eazy only 5 minute everything complete compare i had spent 2 week (8 hours a day) in order to configure the router till my wife ask me to sleep outside the house.Let follow my instruction Just coppy from privious (every boddy knew to setup) Connect a Computer to the Router (preferably use LAN to connect) 2. Logon to the SMC Router and Disable the DHCP under the LAN Settings. 3. Change the LAN IP address to be in the same range as the main Router. For e.g., if you use another SMC Router as main Router with IP as 192.168.2.1, then change this Wireless Router to be 192.168.2.2. This would ensure you to manage the Wireless Router without any problem. 4. Connect this Wireless Router with the Main Router using LAN ports. Check if the LED for the LAN port connected to the Main Router is lit, if not try with a Cross over cable. Now follow my discovery : 1. Specify which router gonna be main router. (I'm choose SMC WBR14-N2 as a main router) 2. Configure the wireless part :Wireless - Enable - Specify the channel -Exp- Channel 11 -and other setup as usuall. But (very importan) don't enable WDS. Leave it disable. It is the main problem. Most forum ask to enable it. (please don't do it). If your turn it on (WDS) it will act as AP ,no longer main router. -No need to key in mac addr of other AP. Believe me!!! Half is done. (only 2 1/2 minutes) Just need to configure it as wireless router. 2. Let choose Smc7904 as repeater. How to configure. So simple. Go to wireless setting, enable WDS and press rescan icon and automatically MAC addr of main router (SMCwbr14-N2) detected and save . Importand: Once WDS enable, SMC7904 no longer work as a router and even don,t "understand" signal from the wired LAN. At that moment internet will disconnected. Don't worry. Disconnect any cable from repeater and now it's only ready to capture signal from main router wirelessly and broadcast to the air. Complete. Another 2 1/2 minutes is done. Note : WDS is enble only on the exist repeater not for the main router. This is the main problem faced by all of us. I,m very happy today feel free to share with others. Any problems mail me , matrixc2@yahoo.com fell free to assist. good luck.

    2009-01-13 09:45:47 (heri1 See Profile)

  • hai, can it work on smc7904 and smcwbr14n

    2009-01-07 22:34:14 (heri1 See Profile)



by inmuck See Profile
last modified: 2005-05-04 09:11:25