20 Most Recent SMC Barricade 7004VWBR Wireless Router Questions & Answers


My wireless connection keeps disconnecting and

Try this.... First, make sure your laptop is 'not' connected to the modem/router via an Ethernet cable and follow the steps: 1. Go to "Control Panel". 2. Next go to "Network and Internet" and then "Network and Sharing". 3. Now click on "Manage Wireless Networks". 4. On this screen, remove all wireless connections by "right clicking" on it and select "Remove network" from the drop down menu. 5. After doing this, close the oepn windows and reboot the computer. 6. Once the computer is fully reloaded, scan for the "Wi-Fi networks". 7. Click on the available network that you want to access and select "connect". 8. It takes a moment, but then you will be asked to give a password for your Wi-Fi connection. Type in the password and click the "connect" button. It should now be connected. NOTE: If this doesn't work, you may want to reset your modem/router, and then once it is fully loaded again, repeat the above steps. If this doesn't work, test seeing if your laptop will connect via Ethernet. If so, then your WiFi card may be going. You can either look to replace it/have it replaced, or get an external (plugs in via USB) WiFi card.
2/5/2018 2:48:49 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Feb 05, 2018

Connections fails and I have to constantly reboot the router

We have satellite Internet. They say everything is OK, but every few days I have to unplug my modem from the satellite, reboot, and everything is OK again. So I put a timer on mine, and it reboots every morning about 3.
12/23/2017 12:37:44 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Dec 23, 2017

My wii can't find my router

I believe your router has two antennas. Try moving one horizontal and the other vertical. If that doesn't work move the equipment closer to each other to see if it is a distance problem. OR if you have a laptop, see if the laptop connects to the router from the Wii location. If it has the same problem, the router may not be transmitting a strong enough signal.
9/13/2017 1:38:00 PM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Sep 13, 2017

Wont let me play on PS3, NAT = failed during

There might be a problem with the internet connection. Run this tool on you computer it might point you in the right direction http://netalyzr.icsi.berkeley.edu/
2/28/2011 6:07:39 PM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Hi I have an SMC

Try to unplug the power cable of your router for a minute or 2 to re-establish its connection to server. Then try reconnecting to your home network.
Hope this helps
12/9/2010 11:15:17 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Dec 09, 2010

How do i set a


Are you wanting to know how to set the password for the device its self or are you waanting rto setup a password for the wireless access for the the router.

The link below is on how to setup WEP security on another SMC device but in most cases the options are the same.

How to setup WEP on an SMCD3GN Wireless Cable Modem Gateway

If they are not the same or you are wanting the steps to set the device password let me know

11/6/2010 1:48:48 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Nov 06, 2010

Yeah i need to get

could u read the manual of that and see the default IP for your  router  ,I assume the  IP  is : you need to go to your PC tcp/IP configuration use the same  range of IP address .

like below


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11/4/2010 10:57:39 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Nov 04, 2010

Barricade 7004VWBR Wireless Router: how can I configure my router to secure wirelee co...

You need to log into the wireless router either by a computer that successfully connects wirelessly or by physically connecting with an ethernet cable. Once connected, log into the router by open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari), and typing the router's address (usually or into the Address (or URL) line. The default usernameand password is usually "admin" & "admin" or "admin" & "password". Once successfully logged in, look for a tab or link that says "Wireless" or "Security". You'll be able to change whether security is enabled or disabled, and the password associated with it. Your security options are WEP or WPA (or WPA-PSK). WPA-PSK is the most secure, but WEP is also an acceptable choice. Select the security option of your choice and either enter text into the passphrase generator or choose your own password and type it into one of the security key text fields. If you use a password that is not a plain english combination of letters and numbers, be sure to write it down so that you can enter it as needed on other wireless devices that need to access your router (ie-pda phones, game consoles, laptops, desktops, etc). Be sure to save changes so that the security settings and password is saved.
Let me know how you make out.
9/6/2010 4:08:02 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010

I cannot do the set-up of my router

Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. or or or If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Then click on WAN settings and configure as your internet service provider settings then click on wireless settings enable wireless .If you want to secure wifi then click on wireless security then enable WEP then enter password it is your password to connect wifi. . Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
8/18/2010 3:53:35 PM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Aug 18, 2010

How to secure my internet connection via smc

If you plan to have a wireless network, you should set it up so that only people you choose can access it. Here are a few options for wireless network security.

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
WEP is a widely used network security method. When you enable WEP, you set up a network security key. This key encrypts the information that one computer sends to another computer across your network. The receiving computer needs the key to decode the information so that it's difficult for someone on another computer to get onto your network and access files without your permission.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
WPA was created to improve the security of WEP. Like WEP, WPA encrypts information, but it also checks to make sure that the network security key has not been modified. WPA also authenticates users to help ensure that only authorized people can access the network. If your networking hardware works with both WEP and WPA security, we recommend that you use WPA.

There are two types of WPA authentication: WPA and WPA2. WPA is designed to work with all wireless network adapters, but it might not work with older routers or access points. WPA2 is more secure than WPA, but it will not work with some older network adapters. WPA is designed to be used with an 802.1X authentication server, which distributes different keys to each user. This is referred to as WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise. It can also be used in a pre-shared key (PSK) mode, where every user is given the same passphrase. This is referred to as WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal.

802.1X authentication
802.1X authentication can help enhance security for 802.11 wireless networks and wired Ethernet networks. 802.1X uses an authentication server to validate users and provide network access. On wireless networks, 802.1X can work with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) keys. This type of authentication is typically used when connecting to a workplace network.


Wireless network security recommendations
If you have a wireless network, there are some additional security precautions that you should take.

Use a network security key
If you have a wireless network, you should set up a network security key, which turns on encryption. With encryption, people can't connect to your network without the security key. Also, any information that is sent across your network is encrypted so that only computers that have the key to decrypt the information can read it. This can help avert attempts to access your network and files without your permission. Common wireless network encryption methods are Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA-2.

Change the default administrator name and password on your router or access point
If you have a router or access point, you probably used a default name and password to set up the equipment. Most manufacturers use the same default name and password for all of their equipment, which someone could use to access your router or access point without you knowing it. To avoid that risk, change the default administrator user name and password for your router. Check the information that came with your device for instructions about how to change the name and password.

Change the default SSID
Routers and access points use a wireless network name called a service set identifier (SSID). Most manufacturers use the same SSID for all of their routers and access points. We recommend that you change the default SSID to keep your wireless network from overlapping with other wireless networks that might be using the default SSID. It makes it easier for you to identify which wireless network is yours, if there is more than one nearby, because the SSID is typically shown in the list of available networks. Check the information that came with your device for instructions about how to change the default SSID.

Position your router or access point carefully
Wireless signals can transmit a few hundred feet, so the signal from your network could be broadcast outside of your home. You can help limit the area that your wireless signal reaches by positioning your router or access point close to the center of your home rather than near an outside wall or window.
8/3/2010 10:43:01 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Aug 03, 2010

SMC Barricade SMC7004VWBR not found by Wifi toys

good day,
hope this link below will solve your problem.

7/30/2010 4:34:16 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Jul 30, 2010

I have forgotten my password

I assume this is your wireless KEY
The user manual is here http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?event=downloads.doSearchCriteria&localeCode=EN_GBR&knowsPartNumber=false&productCategory=1&modelNumber=955&partNumber=3552&downloadType=8&os=0
you can choose the exact model from here http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?event=downloads.searchCriteria&localeCode=EN_GBR&knowsPartNumber=false&productCategory=1&downloadType=0&os=0
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 http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm

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3/25/2010 5:25:04 PM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Mar 25, 2010

Forgot password. I reset the

To restore the factory default configuration settings, use the Default Reset button on the rear panel of the router.
  1. Use a sharp object like a pen or a paper clip to press and hold the default reset button for about 20 seconds, until the test light on the front turns on.
  2. Release the reset button and wait for the router to reboot.
  3. This works for mine, hopefully it will for yours too.
3/20/2010 10:17:28 PM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Mar 20, 2010

No connection, cant install the software

You said that when you connect the computer to the modem, you get limited or no connectivity. make sure that your computer will be able to go online when you connect it the modem directly.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem
Then you need to connect the computer to the router ad the modem to the router.
open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.
Click Here for step by step by instructions
2/8/2010 2:52:01 AM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Feb 08, 2010

Need password for log in to SMC Barricade 7004 VWBR Router

The username could be: admin
and the password could be: passoword
username could be: admin
the password could be: admin
1/1/2010 8:15:23 PM • SMC Barricade... • Answered on Jan 01, 2010
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