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SMC2802W loses configuration and connection

I am having a problem with my SMC2802W,. When I enable WPA-PSK on my Linksys 300N router the SMC loses the configuration that I just entered. I will not hold the connection to the router. If I revert to no security on the Linksys then it works like a charm. I am not using the SMC software to control, I am using Windows XP Home.
Anyone have any thoughts on what is up.

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Hi, i had a big problem with connecting to my network with SMC2808W. The solution for me was to download the driver for Version1, and the WHQL driver for version2. and copy all the lines containing PRISM into the ini file that came with the WHQL driver, and installed the version2 driver manually with the edited ini file. Then it worked.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

Try to dl new update for that rought ever 2 weeks new updates coming for n model ok still drops u call them change ch and hertz settings ok

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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You can find information on configuring your WBR router for WEP here

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the WBR series router into the address bar (default is

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click on OK.

Step 3: Click on the Setup tab at the top and then click on Wireless Settings on the left-hand side.


Step 4: Select the type of WPA encryption you would like to use with your wireless adapter from the Security Mode drop down menu. For WPA-PSK select Enable WPA- Personal Wireless Security (enhanced).

Note: All wireless products on the wireless network must have the same level of security to connect to the network.

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