SMC Computers & Internet - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
MBP8,1 late 2011 new battery not working
You realize people reading this have no idea what this mumbo-jumbo means. Brett has no idea and he is the master of all masters in lateral thinking!
'make model (what it is)', plus a detailed description of the issue!
Wat is the smc networks use for
SMC Networks serves up networking equipment, with or without wires. The company makes wireless local area network (LAN) devices designed for use in homes and businesses.
Forgot password. want to reset it. Could not access to admin page.
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
How to solve USB device not recognized ?
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.
How to reset a SMCFS8
Gave me the manual. The product you listed is an unmanaged switch not a router. Thus, it doesn't have an web interface. You can try unplugging the device for a while and then retrying to connect to your firewall/router/local network. Also check if your computer will connect to the network without the switch. If you can connect directly without the switch, check if your product is still under warranty.
I have installed a SMC2862W-G
You need to install the driver disk that came with the USB adapter. Your PC correctly pointed out that the internal WI-FI adapter is not working but the USB adapter should be showing on the taskbar of the driver is installed correctly.
When trying to use the
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.
Downloaded and installed the drivers
Basic question but have you tried restarting the computer? Some networking issues are resolved by a simple restart.
Otherwise can you open a command prompt (click the Start button and type cmd) and run the following command:
You should see an IPv4 or IP address in the list. Can you confirm that it starts with 192.168.x.x? Most home IP addresses will have this format. Do not provide your full IP address as this could be a security risk.
My wireless connection keeps disconnecting and
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.
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