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I need help setting up the SMC2870W to my gaming system...

I got the SMC device to connect my xbox game console to the internet without getting the 50 ft long ethernet cable... and i'm completly lost on how to set it up...

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You need to run the software provided with the unit. Connect the unit using the provided "crossover" network cable to a PC, this is wired slightly different to a standard network cable so make sure you have the right one - there are many sites that will explain crossover cables and give wiring diagrams.
Go through the setup program and choose the option to use the device as a bridge.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Daniel Bakewell Feb 02, 2009

    hmmmm. Just had some trouble proving this method because it had been previously used as an access point. It needs a few more steps.
    1. Plug in the smc2870w.
    2. Connect to router using normal network cable
    3. Run software on another computer connected to router & select when option appears, change to bridge mode. The Unit will swap to the bridge firmware, (takes a few minutes) then it will restart and you can go through setup again.
    4. set it up in infrastructure, DCHP mode and enter the SSID of your router. now you are ready to connect it to the device you wish to become wirelessly connected.
    5. Remove the smc2870w from the router and connect it to the device to be bridged using the crossover cable.
    If it doesn't work straight away try powering down the devices and restarting them to allow the network to reset.


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The easiest way to update your console software is to connect to Xbox LIVE. To update your console by using Xbox LIVE, all you need is an Internet connection.
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  2. On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
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If her system says that she needs an update then likely her connection should be getting to Live. You might need to clear her cache first and then try the steps above. Here is how you will clear your cache:


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