I've been using my SMC Barricade SMC7004AWBR at home for years. A few days ago, the signal became extremely weak. The network still shows up on the list of available networks, but I can no longer establish a wireless connection, even when I set my laptop next to the router. My wireless card still works fine with other wireless networks.
Turning off my cordless telephone transmitter does not make any difference, and we have not brought any new electronics into the house recently. Is it time to buy a new router? I'd rather not do that right now.
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Re: SMC signal suddenly extremely weak
Login with ur router and change the channels>and use channel 11>1 and check with antena weather its straight looking the roof>and if its not works down grade or upgrade firm ware or use with out any security like wap or wep rate me solved if its help full thx
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login to your router and go to wifi and check for the mac address of your laptop, if its require to change anything do it according to it. To know the mac address of your laptop go to command prompt and type --> getmac
It appears the SMC router is faulty. The router is getting an IP address from the IPS because they can can PING your router and get a reply BUT the router's PPoE/DSL light is not on, it means it is not connecting with the ISP's WEB server and therefore you cannot get into the Internet.
Sounds like the router is about to die. I had the same issue with a wireless router a few years ago. It would broadcast but I would not be able to get onto the wireless no matter what I did but plugging straight into the modem and it worked just fine. If you've done a hard reset and it is still not connecting or staying connected, it is about time to replace the router.
It sounds like what you want to do is have your web browser display a page when you open it... this is called setting your home page...
If you use MS Internet Explorer then
1) Go to the tools menu
2) Go to internet options
3) at the top set your home page
4) Press apply and ok
5) Now press the home button - this is the page Internet Explorer will display whenever you open it
IF this helped you then please help me and vote kindly.
just a few things that can be checked, firstly in the routers settings look at the transfer speed of the router(not the connection speed) and see if it's set at 108MBPS, if so your wireless network cards on your pc's may only be able to connect at a maximum speed of 54MBPS, unless you have the latest 108 or 125MBPS g type cards.
Secondly you should be able to check the wireless signal strength by the icon in your task bar or software you use, as if you have thick walls or objects in the line of the signal from router to pc's, the strength drops and can read low and therefore cause you to lose internet connection entirely.
You can also try changing the channel at which the router runs, normally this is channel 2, but trying channel 11, which is the farthest away from appliance interference may give you better results, but both router and network card channel numbers will have to be changed.