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SMC Barricade Router, Surfboard SB2100D Cable Modem, Internet, LAN Status
lbyard Sep-02-01 07:33 PM
In a thread dated Apr-17-01, 03:48 PM, which has been archived and cannot be modified or posted to (it can be read in the archive), I stated:

“My dial-up will drop overnight and drops a 2-3 times each day, but I think that is the phone line/provider. It also happens when the cable MODEM is connected directly to my PC; so it isn’t the router. I still think it is rather close to a miracle that the darn thing works at all, considering all of the players, communications, and equipment involved in a one-way system. They are presently installing fiber optics for two-way service in my little town in Maine, which I can hardly wait for. Larry”

This was with a Surfboard SB2100D cable MODEM (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Modems/cable/sb2100D.htm) and an SMC7004BR 4-port 10/100 Mbps Broadband Router (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm), and a one-way cable system. A one-way cable Internet connection is hybrid service that uses a 33.6 dial-up MODEM to send stuff to the Internet and the cable to receive it.

On 8/21/01 our cable system was upgrade to a 2-way service (see http://duxcw.com/about/2waycab.htm for details). Although I had a couple of problems the day it was converted and a MODEM error two days later, which was corrected by power cycling the MODEM and router, both the MDOEM and router have been up 24-hours-a-day ever since. That is, the local network and the Internet connection have been up solid and operational without a problem or requiring any kind intervention for the last nine days. Larry


1. smc router
shorhen Sep-05-01 01:33 AM
In response to message 0
I have been useing the 4 port router for quite some time now. It has worked very well, at first we had to reboot it several times, than less and less, and I can't rember the last time I had reboot it. I had to do more work to the computers as well as take one back, plug a different computer in put the roadrunner software in and away it goes. fool around with the network properties and I'm sharing files between computers also, slick!!!!! Bill
p.s. do the other routers work as well and as easy to set up????? the smc at compusa was the most expensive and they were the only ones to have it. Could not even find it at the shows.

2. RE: smc router
lbyard Sep-05-01 05:49 AM
In response to message 1
The last I heard the SMC Barricade was widely available for about $100. It is worth every penny of it in my opinion. I would not buy anything at a show/fair (http://duxcw.com/digest/guides/buymb/intro.htm).

Status update: the whole system has remained up solid until this afternoon (13 days in all) when we had a thunderstorm. There was momentarily loss of power—longer than a flicker. When I went back out to my office and powered-up my computer, the network was working and the cable was up. Both the cable MODEM and router must have lost power and both apparently came back up and reconnected, etc. on their own. Larry


3. RE: SMC Barricade Router, Surfboard SB2100D Cable Modem, Internet, LAN Status
TooEarly Sep-05-01 11:28 AM
In response to message 0
I had this problem before all i did was update the firmware. Go to www.smc.com to get the latest updates on the router and that should solve your problem. I hope this helps!


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