I am confused when useing the smc as to where the ethernet cable goes in. I had it configured before but now it seems not to work. I have the ethernet cable from my belkin router but where do I put it? Port 1 or port 16? What is daisy chain and should it be switched to the cross or parallel lines? Any help much appreciated.
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Looks to me like they never implemented the serial port. The used unit I just obtained has no signal on the serial console pins and no SMC documentation beyond plugging it in appears to exist. Likewise with TELNET access.
However you can reset the switch to factory defaults with the following procedure from a pop-up window off the login page. It worked for me.
If you have forgotten the administration password you can return the Switch to its factory default state by doing the following:
1) Remove the power cord from the back of the Switch.
2) Remove all cables from the front-panel ports.
3) Connect port 1 to port 2, on the front panel, using a standard network cable.
4) Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the Switch.
5) Wait at least 40 seconds before disconnecting port 1 from port 2.
After completing this procedure, the password will be 'smcadmin' and the network address will be returned to the default; 192.168.2.10/24.
The thing is that this is not a router as I know. It has to be a switch. As I know. You still need a router to connect to the internet and do the routing. First check that. To configure the network, you have to connect 3 PCs to your switch. Connect the switch to a router. Use router's uplink or auto sense ports. Connect both the ports with a straight through cable. If you don't have such port in the new router (when you buy, check it first), use a standard ethernet port. But you have to use a cross-over cable. Then go to router's login page and log in. Set the dhcp. It will assign adresses to your switch and PCs also. Make sure you don't have static configurations in you machines which may confuse by duplication. To use dhcp, set you machines' IP settings to obtain IP and DNS automatically. Set the default gateway IP as the router's IP. Then open a command prompt and ping the router. Then ping the switch(first do that). Then ping other PCs. After verifying the connectivity, plug the cable(internet) and your router has to have such a port. Go to WAN settings and do any other configuration. Cable internet (if its adsl instead of TV cables), you will required to provide authentication information with other settings. For cable internet instead of ADSL, the configurations might be different and I don't have experties on that (cable TV used as a medium to access the internet). So hopefully this will do your task. If this solution is able to solve ur problem, please rate it. Thanks and Good Luck. :)