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Intermitent signal strength

I have an SMC Barricade 7004VWBR Wireless Router and am experiencing oscillating signal strength including dropping of the signal all together. This has worked fine for a long time and the problem has just begun. I have reinstalled the firmware (same version that I already had) to no affect. is there anything that I can be doing or is my router kaput now?

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Re: Intermitent signal strength

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.

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I have forgotten my password on my smc 7004vwbr and need help to reset

I assume this is your wireless KEY
The user manual is here
you can choose the exact model from here
You should be able to see how to view or reset the wireless password.
Connect your PC to the Router with a LAN cable:- You will need to login to your router- you do this by typing a number into a web browser, Internet explorer, is best as some routers do not work with other browsers The way to log into the router is usually to use the IP address, thats a number which will be in the manual - Page 29 on the manual (33 on pdf screen) To access the Wireless Barricade’s management interface, enter the Wireless Barricade IP address in your Web browser Then click LOGIN. (By default, there is no password.) Goto the wireless section - secruity and you should be able to see the KEY - IF its all * - the you can type in a newone
I would also remove the wireless profile from your PC - to do this have a read of this link. Remove the wireless profiles from your PC

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Need password for log in to SMC Barricade 7004 VWBR Router

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Lost passcode 4 wireless connection

If its the password for the wireless than that is also stored on the router so that if you access the router you can see what it is there.

If you mean the password for the router then use the routers "RESET" switch on the back to reset the router to the factory default password which is in your manual.

You may have to hold the reset for up to 10 seconds while it is switched on before releasing it

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I will advise you to configure the WEP encryption using your router before connecting using your IPOD.

Note: IPOD support WEP encryption. Check the network connection if the Internet is working properly.

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check if this problem is with both wired and wireless computers, if not with the wired..only wireless has problems, check if you have any other wireless device operating in the same frequency of the router..if s, turn off other devices and check b.cos that me interfere your w/ls connection, if wired is having the same problem, connect modem straight to the pc and observe the connection, so that you can isolate problem..

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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.

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