SMC EZ Switch SMC-8024L2 24-Port Gigabit - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

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;

SMC EZ Switch... | Answered on Aug 14, 2013 | 4,482 views

There suppose to be a reset button on it mainly on the back of it

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Apr 23, 2019 | 82 views

different USB port. There are usually 3 or 4 of them. If you can, format the USB drive (if you have nothing on it or already have copies of what is on it). It will take 10 seconds, but will wipe all data. It should be recognized then.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Apr 11, 2019 | 27 views

look for a windows xp driver file on the included program compact disc that may need to be installed before you use the included program.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Mar 05, 2018 | 66 views

Call your ISP and have them approve the new device.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Aug 10, 2018 | 123 views

Ask a question.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Mar 09, 2015 | 93 views

The question doesn't make sense but I'll assume you mean,
How fast is it.
It's set by the IEEE standards.
Look for eg. 802.11n
The letter at the end will give you an idea of it's speed.
N is current standard
AC is the most up to date
a & b are old standards



SMC Computers &... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014 | 61 views


U need to isolate the problem first.
Check if the wireless drops on all devices or only on one particular device.
If it occurs on only one particular device,the problem is with the wireless adapter of that advice..

If it happens on all the devices then the problem is with wireless router

For that
Check for the wireless interference . Avoid having cordless phone base near the router.
Also try changing the wireless channel of the router To 1,6,11

U can do this by logging on to the router set up page of your router

To Find the address of your router,type ipconfig /all in the command prompt.Look for the Default gateway address and type it in the address bar.U will find your Router set up page..and u can change the wireless channel there

SMC Computers &... | Answered on May 14, 2014 | 56 views

Why is this posted in Networking? Solaris 4x4 650 cc quad bike. Tune up specs are required has nothing to do with Computers/NETWORKING

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SMC Computers &... | Answered on May 11, 2014 | 139 views


Your new Laptop is capable of Wireless N theoretical transfer rate of 300 mbps with two antennas. Your router is wireless G at max. theoretical transfer rate of 54 mbps. I would recommend replacing your router with one that has wireless N. I use a Motorola Surfboard SBG6580. With some routers you can go into your settings and disable the firewall which will help with the speed. Firewalls can sometimes be redundant if you have a firewall in your operating system (windows) anyway. Before you run out and get a new router I would hardwire your laptop to the router (cat5E cable) you have now just to make sure you don't have a bottleneck somewhere else. Then do a speed test using your Vuze program. You may need to Port Forward your router, not always necessary..... you can get lots of info at on your specific router. Depending on your speed that you are paying for from Time Warner you want to make sure you have the right router as well. Here is a list Buy Your Modem Time Warner Cable . If you reach your desired speeds hardwired to your laptop then I would get the new Wireless N router. Good Luck.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Mar 10, 2014 | 353 views

Communication restraints are relative to authorizations necessitated when setting passwords. Review the detailed data provided by the Modem/Router/Extender supplied to you when you obtained the hardware. Full instructions were given to you at that time on the procedures to set and reset communication authorization and codes. If you cannot follow the instructions, the OEM (equipment mfg.) will be happy to walk you through the process of completing and new link to your devices.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Jan 28, 2014 | 41 views

Easy put all settings on dhcp and reboot system

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Dec 31, 2013 | 50 views

Printed on the label on the bottom of the unit. If that doesn't work, do a factory reset with a paper clip in the reset hole.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Sep 11, 2013 | 44 views

You can use TELNET from the command prompt in Windows, but you need the name / IP address and login credentials.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Feb 05, 2013 | 149 views

There are a few things that can 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 the wireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locate the wireless router higher up. 2. Have you secured your wireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change the default password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID, and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC address filtering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s to connect to your wireless router. 3. You could be getting interference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders, washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers and computers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, better still connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). 4. Check the channels of the wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcast channel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currently used but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interference with your wireless router from other wireless routers and access points in your area.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012 | 311 views

What model of router do you have? Try this link

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Sep 11, 2012 | 72 views

You can't change or add mac address. The problem is your router having some setting , that is need to change. Your playstation. Is OK.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Apr 14, 2012 | 168 views

first you must have an ISP Internet Service provider contract which will provide you with a modem and leads you can choose either a dial up usb or

an ethernet connection to connect to the internet or
if you have a laptop you can choose a wireless usb modem
which can work on a desktop aswell once you recieve the modem just insert the disk provided and follow the prompts to set up your new internet connection

during the setup process you will be asked for a password I suggest you make a log of all pass words used outside of your computer incase of memory lapses
if you already have an internet provider

you will have to open up your network connections

click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a red X or a yellow exclamation or question mark ! ?
you will need to update or install the driver or it could be firewalled

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to network adapters should see a yellow question mark? right click install drivers
the driver might be on the disc supplied by your ISP internet service provider
or the motherboard disc or you might download one if you dont have on a disk
Make sure you Ethernet is enabled in bios restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to intergrated peripherals look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press enter make sure its enabledi

hope it helps

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Apr 01, 2012 | 226 views

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