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Hello. I've got a SMC Barricade wireless router router (SMCWBR14-G2). I connect to the internet wia a PPPoE connection. Everything is okay for as long as i keep the wireless module disabled. Once i activate the wireless module, the router hangs, i can't connect to it anymore, and only a hard reset helps to get the router up again (but it's reseted to factory defaults). Normally the LEDs keep flashing but when it hangs, all leds (besides the WAN port) are lit but don't flash anymore. I also noticed that while the whole router was freezed (could not connect to it's default address -192.168.2.1 - ping not working also, the LAN ports were still operational, so i could actually see my other LAN computers. Another thing i saw was that the router always died ONLY after i make the settings for the PPPoE connection. Why can't i use PPoE to connect to the internet (via WAN) and wireless at the same time?  PS: I upgraded the firmware to the latest available (1.09) and the router still freezes when activating If anyone can help, i'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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Sounds defective. Disconnect it, flip it over and give it a smell. If you smell burnt wires or plastic (typically a faint smell, but a smell nonetheless) the router's toast.

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Op de SMCWBR14-G2 sttat geen reset toets op. Hoe kan ik deze router dan resetten?


Probeer:

Well, once reset you will need to login to the interface and resetup all the connection information. You can do that from the WEB interface just logon and reset. No special software (except a web browser) is needed.
I think the SMC default address is http://192.168.2.1 just log on and set it up. Resetting just restores the factory defaults, it does not erase the system.

Rarely does a router need software on a computer. Even the linksys that have a big sticker USE CD FIRST -- its only there for those who don't understand routers!

There is a good help forum for SMC at
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/smc/3.1_Th...

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We have used gtalk with static ip number. Sounds more like the port it uses isn't open. It could be that they block the port at your office. When using static ip numbers the gateway must be the number of the router in order for it to get out to the internet.

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Smc setup cannot be accessed but have network


login to your router and go to wifi and check for the mac address of your laptop, if its require to change anything do it according to it.
To know the mac address of your laptop go to command prompt and type --> getmac

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Maybe it is an electricity problem, or it's nearing the end of it's life. I bought 2 routers till now.each one worked fine for 2 years and then never worked.You should buy a new one or check if there's something with the electricity . Maybe a higher voltage

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Using Wireless + PPPoE at the same time kills router. SMCWBR14-G2


Hi,
From your description, I am assuming you have a direct ethernet connection from an RJ45 connection in a jack in the wall. If this is the case, then you would just need to purchase a wireless router (linksys, D-link, netgear, etc). Connect the ethernet connection from the wall to the routers internet or WAN port. You will need to access the routers firmware configuration and set it to connect with PPPoE, so get your username and password from your ISP if you are not sure what it is.

You will be able to continue to have the PC plugged into the router with an ethernet cable, and then run the laptop with a wireless connection, just be sure to configure the laptop with the security key if applicable.

If you were using a software PPPoE connection on your PC, quit using it. Just set your network adapters on both computers to DHCP, and you should be good to go.

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it seems that the router capability of both devices are conflicting with each other so below are the steps that you can try to setup the two devices to work with each other.

i assume that you are using pppoe connection from at&t and you are using a connection manager. if so, with the current setup that you have right, you need to disable the connection manager on your computer (network connection, disable at&t connection) and set the connection of your web browser to "never dial a connection". check now if you will be able to connect to the internet instead of being prompted for a password. if your problem is still the same, try the steps below.

configure the westell 327w the way it was before (when it works properly when hard wired to the computers but the wireless sucks) but disable the wireless capability. change now the ip address of the smc router from it's default (192.168.2.1) to an ip address which is on the same segment as the ip address of the westell 327w (ex. 192.168.1.2 if your westell 327w is using the ip address 192.168.1.1). disable the dhcp of the smc router (note:make sure that you have configured all the settings that you want to configure with the smc (i.e. wireless settings, port forwarding, etc). then connect the westell to one of the LAN ports of the smc (note: with this setup, the wan port of the smc should not be used) and power cycle everything and check if this setup will work.

hope this'll help you and just ask me if you have other concern.

ciao!



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