20 Most Recent SMC Barricade g SMC2804WBRP-G Wireless Router Questions & Answers


Forgot password. want to reset it. Could not access to admin page.

Try this:

1) Unplug the power
2) Push and hold the reset button
3) Plug in power
4) Continue to hold the reset switch for 30 seconds

Plug your computer into one of the LAN ports, TCP/IP should be set to get it's settings from DHCP.

Open a DOS window and type IPCONFIG

Note the gateway address - open up a web browser and go to address http://GatewayAddress < Put the number there!

The default pasword for this router is smcadmin < All lower case
5/19/2019 12:55:03 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on May 19, 2019

Smc2804wbr router won't reset

Power-on the router. Push the button, and hold for ten seconds. Power-off the router. Push the button, and hold for ten seconds. One of the above should reset it.
2/5/2015 8:01:26 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Feb 05, 2015

How do I reset my SMC barricade g router?

hi Eric, To Reset the newer Barricade Router, use the RESET button on the Router. It is found on the rear panel (except 7004ABR/7008ABR, where it is found in the front). It's a small pinhole blue button. Use a paperclip / pen / pencil to hold in. Reset can be done in following ways. If you find Power LED blinking, then it indicates a successful RESET......Procedure 1 - Unplug all the cables except the power cord. While the Barricade is powered ON, Hold the RESET button for 30 seconds or as long as you find the Power LED blinks.Procedure 2 - 1 - Unplug all the cables except the power cord. 2 - While the Barricade is powered ON, Hold the RESET button for 5 seconds. 3- While holding the RESET, turn OFF the power to the Router. 4- Continue to hold it for 5 seconds, then turn ON the power to the Router. 5- Wait for another 5 seconds and then release the RESET button.Procedure 3 - 1 - Unplug all the cables except the power cord and Power ON the Router.2 - Hold the RESET button for 3 seconds.3 - Release the RESET button for 2 seconds.4 - Continue Steps 2 and 3 for Four more times.
8/27/2014 9:07:08 PM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Aug 27, 2014

Invisible network hard disk

well, if you can Ping it, then the firewall is not likely going to be blocking it. Regardless, which product do you have ? The Silver Stone 2-drive NAS ? If yes, you should be using the FNS Assistant (FNSA) The Freecom Network Storage Assistant helps you to locate your Freecom SilverStore 2-Drive NAS in your network. It can also be used to: - quickly open the SilverStore 2-Drive NAS configuration website. - configure the basic settings. - mount shared network folders. a) Start the FNS Assistant and select the device from the device list. b) Go to "Web interface of your Freecom Network Storage device" for initial configuration hope that helps.
4/14/2014 1:18:36 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Apr 14, 2014

Securing wireless network

Open your web-browser. Go to default password is smcadmin.Then I hope you will find your way. If not, download the user manual for instructions.Download
5/11/2012 9:32:52 PM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on May 11, 2012

Password for wireless network

normally the password is printed on the bottom of the router
5/11/2012 4:46:29 PM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on May 11, 2012


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.
4/17/2012 10:32:56 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Apr 17, 2012

How do i find the wep key on my smc2804wbrp-g

The WEP key is the key that you use to access the Internet through the router. If you use a laptop to get on the Internet, you are asked for a password before you can surf the Internet. That password you type in is the same you should type into your DS Lite.
If you don't know, then you can get a paper clip and push the reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds and that will erase the password.
4/7/2011 12:25:12 PM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Apr 07, 2011

Very poor and inconsistent wi

you can change the wifi channel or wifi band of your modem.
4/4/2011 2:42:35 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Apr 04, 2011

How do I secure?

WIRELESS To configure the Router as a wireless access point for wireless clients (either stationary or roaming), all you need to do is define the radio channel, the Service Set identifier (SSID), and security options.ADVANCED SETUP 47 Channel and SSID You must specify a common radio channel and SSID (Service Set ID) to be used by the Router and all of your wireless clients. Be sure you configure all of your clients to the same values. SSID: The Service Set ID. This should be set to the same value as the other wireless devices in your network. SSID Broadcast: Broadcasting the SSID on the wireless network for easy connection with client PCs. For security reasons, you should disable SSID broadcast. (Default: Enable) Note: The SSID is case sensitive and can consist of up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Wireless Mode: Set the communication mode for the Router. Default: Mixed (11b+11g)Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 48 Transmission Rate: Set the rate of data transmitted from the Router. The lower the data rate, the longer the transmission distance. (Default: Fully Automatic.) Channel: The radio channel through which the Router communicates with PCs in its BSS. (Default: 6) Note: The available channel settings are limited by local regulations. g Nitro: In a crowded 2.4 MHz frequency, the connection speed is much lower than the promised 54 Mbps. The g Nitro implemented by Intersil's Prism Nitro technology dramatically enhances your wireless network speeds. It provides up to 50% more throughput in 11g only environment, and improves network throughput by 3 times in mixed mode.ADVANCED SETUP 49 Security If you are transmitting sensitive data across radio channels, you should enable wireless security. Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 50 WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption requires you to use the same set of encryption/decryption keys for the Router and all of your wireless clients. WEP mode: You can choose disabled, 64-bit or 128-bit encryption. Key Provisioning: Select a key type of static key or dynamic key. Static WEP Key Setting You may manually enter the keys or automatically generate encryption keys. To manually configure the keys, enter 10 digits for each 64-bit key, or enter 26 digits for the single 128-bit key. (A hexadecimal digit is a number or letter in the range 0-9 or A-F.) For automatic 64-bit security, check the box of Passphrase, enter a passphrase and click SAVE SETTINGS. ADVANCED SETUP 51 Four keys will be generated. Choose a key ID (1-4) from the drop-down list or accept the default key. If you use encryption, configure the same keys used for the Router on each of your wireless clients. Note that Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protects data transmitted between wireless nodes, but does not protect any transmissions over your wired network or over the Internet. WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) combines Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and 802.1x mechanisms. It provides dynamic key encryption and 802.1x authentication service. With TKIP, WPA uses 48-bit initialization vectors, calculates an 8-byte message integrity code, and generates an encryption key periodically. For authentication, it allows you to use 802.1x authentication for an environment with a RADIUS server installed on your network. Selecting the Pre-shared Key enables WPA to use the pre-shared key in a SOHO network.Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 52 Field Default Parameter Description Cypher suite TKIP One of the security mechanism used by WPA for frame body and CRC frame encryption Authentication 802.1X Select the authentication mode. • 802.1X: It is for an enterprise network with a RADIUS server installed. • Pre-shared Key: It is for a SOHO network without any authentication server installed. Pre-shared key type Passphrase (8~63 characters) Select the key type as in pass-phrase or in 64-Hex characters Pre-shared Key none Specify in pass-phrase style or in 64-Hex characters. Group Key Re_Keying Disable The period of renewing broadcast/ multicast keyADVANCED SETUP 53 802.1X Management access will be checked against the authentication database stored on the Router. If an authentication RADIUS server is used, you must specify the secret key of the Message-Authenticator attribute, i.e., Message Digest-5 (MD5), and the corresponding parameters in the RADIUS Server Parameters field for the remote authentication protocol.Configuring the Wireless Barricade g Router 54 • General Parameters • RADIUS Server Parameters Field Default Parameter Description Enable 802.1X Yes Starts using 802.1x security control. Session Idle Timeout 300 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for which the connection is maintained during inactivity. Re-Authentication Period 3600 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for which the RADIUS server will dynamically re-assign a session key to a connected client station. Quiet Period 60 seconds Defines a maximum period of time for which the Router will wait between failed authentications. Server Type RADIUS Selects the authentication server type. Field Defaults Description Server IP The IP address of the RADIUS server. Server Port 1812 UDP port is used for RADIUS authentication messages. Secret Key none Defines a text string on both the RADIUS client and server to secure RADIUS traffic. The RADIUS server requires MD5 Message-Authenticator attribute for all access request messages. The 802.1x authentication scheme is supported by using the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) over the RADIUS server. NAS-ID none Defines the request identifier of the Network Access Server
Source: http://www.smc.com/files/AK/2804WBRP-G_MN.pdf
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3/10/2011 1:50:01 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Mar 10, 2011

I am having difficulty making my network a secure

Connect a LAN cable from your computer's LAN port to the SMC wireless router.
Open a browser and enter the SMC configuration URL.
The default PW = smcadmin

To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access,please click on this link and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
1/20/2011 4:45:05 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Jan 20, 2011

Can I Change from WPA to WEP key on my router?

Hi. Thanks for your question.
Please see my tutorial on how to change your password on your router------> http://www.fixya.com/support/r4695161-change_wireless_network_password_forgott
If you do know current password please skip the part about the cable and continue with wireless connection.
Thank You for using FixYa.
1/10/2011 6:16:28 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Jan 10, 2011


You dont need an exact replacement for your router to work, just check on radio shack for generic adaptors with the same specifications, they would work fine, make sure voltage is the same as well as wattage...thats all that matters, and obviously input being 120vac, Hope this helps..
10/25/2010 11:29:38 PM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Oct 25, 2010

How do i set the

Setting up a login password only protects your wireless router from someone changing your wireless settings.
To secure your wireless network from unauthotized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
9/21/2010 3:58:10 AM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Sep 21, 2010


Go to the SMC site and download the appropriate manual.

For Windows XP, it says:
"To access the Router’s management
interface, enter the Router IP address
in your web browser http:// Then click LOGIN.
(By default, the password is
smcadmin. The default is case

Once you are logged in, you may change your password under the System -> Password Settings section.

Please Approve of this answer if I answered your question.

7/21/2010 8:51:37 PM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Jul 21, 2010

Smc connection problem

I think that you may use one of these options

1. Use the below username and password to login to the GUI of the router as the administrator
User ID admin Password smcadmin
2. In case that this does not work, you may want to reset the router settings to factory default. To reset press and hold reset button on back panel for at least 30 seconds -- all front pannel LEDs will come on when unit is reset. Default router IP address is "" or "".

I think this should do the trick for you.
7/7/2010 1:43:12 PM • SMC Barricade g... • Answered on Jul 07, 2010
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