I've been using my SMC Barricade SMC7004AWBR at home for years. A few days ago, the signal became extremely weak. The network still shows up on the list of available networks, but I can no longer establish a wireless connection, even when I set my laptop next to the router. My wireless card still works fine with other wireless networks.
Turning off my cordless telephone transmitter does not make any difference, and we have not brought any new electronics into the house recently. Is it time to buy a new router? I'd rather not do that right now.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.
Re: SMC signal suddenly extremely weak
Login with ur router and change the channels>and use channel 11>1 and check with antena weather its straight looking the roof>and if its not works down grade or upgrade firm ware or use with out any security like wap or wep rate me solved if its help full thx
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones). click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Good luck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
There are a few things thatcan cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.1. Weak signal strength,check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move thewireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locatethe wireless router higher up.2. Have you secured yourwireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change thedefault password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID,and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC addressfiltering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s toconnect to your wireless router.3. You could be gettinginterference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders,washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers andcomputers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, betterstill connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted PowerSupply). 4. Check the channels ofthe wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcastchannel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currentlyused but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interferencewith your wireless router from other wireless routers and accesspoints in your area.
It appears the SMC router is faulty. The router is getting an IP address from the IPS because they can can PING your router and get a reply BUT the router's PPoE/DSL light is not on, it means it is not connecting with the ISP's WEB server and therefore you cannot get into the Internet.
Sounds like the router is about to die. I had the same issue with a wireless router a few years ago. It would broadcast but I would not be able to get onto the wireless no matter what I did but plugging straight into the modem and it worked just fine. If you've done a hard reset and it is still not connecting or staying connected, it is about time to replace the router.
It sounds like what you want to do is have your web browser display a page when you open it... this is called setting your home page...
If you use MS Internet Explorer then
1) Go to the tools menu
2) Go to internet options
3) at the top set your home page
4) Press apply and ok
5) Now press the home button - this is the page Internet Explorer will display whenever you open it
IF this helped you then please help me and vote kindly.
It is not unusual for the radio transmitters to fail in wireless routers after a year or two of use, especially if they're used in a location with poor ventilation or dust buildup. "Kaput" is probably a good term for it, but it would be worth finding someone with another laptop to try connecting through your router...just to verify that it's really a problem in the router and not in the wireless adapter in your computer.
just a few things that can be checked, firstly in the routers settings look at the transfer speed of the router(not the connection speed) and see if it's set at 108MBPS, if so your wireless network cards on your pc's may only be able to connect at a maximum speed of 54MBPS, unless you have the latest 108 or 125MBPS g type cards.
Secondly you should be able to check the wireless signal strength by the icon in your task bar or software you use, as if you have thick walls or objects in the line of the signal from router to pc's, the strength drops and can read low and therefore cause you to lose internet connection entirely.
You can also try changing the channel at which the router runs, normally this is channel 2, but trying channel 11, which is the farthest away from appliance interference may give you better results, but both router and network card channel numbers will have to be changed.