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Wireless router SMC7401BRA

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Wireless router SMC7401BRA

I am considering buying a wireless router SMC7401BRA. Has anyone had any experience with this product or any others similar? It seems to be a bargain at £105 from Micro Warehouse. Unfortunatly there is no corresponding reviews on the above product at http://www.practicallynetworked.com/

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RE: Wireless router SMC7401BRA

> I am considering buying a wireless router SMC7401BRA. Has anyone had any experience with this product or any others similar? It seems to be a bargain at £105 from Micro Warehouse. Unfortunatly there is no corresponding reviews on the above product at http://www.practicallynetworked.com/
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I think you may be slightly confused. The SMC7401BRA is not a wireless router. It is an ADSL Modem/Router. The wireless router is the SMC7004AWBR.

I have both of these. The wireless router works fine - I have it driving a dial-up connection. I haven't managed to get the ADSL Modem to work yet but my ADSL line was only activated today.

One general observation I will make is that both of them arrived with out of date firmware so I had to download the latest and update them.

Dave.
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RE: Wireless router SMC7401BRA

Just a quick follow up - the SMC7401BRA now works fine.

Dave.
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Glad to hear you got your SMC Wireless router working. I have the same one and cannot get it to work. I had a D-link hub attached to a Conexant ADSL modem. All that worked fine.

I bought the SMC in order to go wireless.
I assumed that once I configure the SMC box for WAN, then I could replace the D-link hub and go wireless.

Sandy, did you do anything other than set the WAN type to PPP over ethernet (PPPoE) and supply an account and password ? I thought that plusNETs encapsulation was slightly different (PPPoA Mux)?
Does that matter?

Did you upgrade the firmware by any chance?
I'm stumped?!
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RE: Wireless router SMC7401BRA

> Just a quick follow up - the SMC7401BRA now works fine.
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> Dave.

Hi Dave. I also have an SMC7401BRA, now it's (finally!) getting a sync but I am not able to brouse any web page. The diagnostic test it's a Pass. Couldn't you by any chance post here your wan settings (or email me at dandi@dandi.plus.com)?

Thank you

Dante
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Sorry I've not answered before. I didn't notice there were any follow-ups to my last message.

First of all the settings for the SMC7004AWBR wireless router:

I am running with R1.94a2 firmware. The WAN type is set to Dynamic IP address. The SMC7401BRA modem does all the clever stuff so everything else is pure IP. I don't need to set up PPPoE or user name etc. as this is all in the modem. I am running DHCP in the modem otherwise I would have used Static IP address.

Now the settings for the SMC7401BRA modem:

I am running with 1.08 firmware. Most settings are set to the default. The WAN Configuration page is set as follows:

WAN Configuration

System Wide Settings
Default Gateway 0.0.0.0

Per VC Settings
Enabled Yes
VPI 0
VCI 38
Static IP address 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

MAC Spoofing
Mac Spoofing Disable
Mac Address 00:00:00:00:00:00

ATM
Service Category UBR
Bandwidth 0

Encapsulation PPPoA VC-Mux
Bridge Disabled
IGMP Disabled

PPP
Service Name (blank)
Username dsgodfrey@plus.net
Password (MyPassword)
Disconnect Timeout 0
Authentication CHAP
Automatic Reconnect (ticked)

DHCP
DHCP Client Enable (not ticked)
Host Name (blank)

Virtual Circuit 0

If you are having problems you could post some entries from the System Log which might assist in tracking down any misconfigured items. This is what my log says after the modem is powered on:

1/1/1970 0:0:0> Ethernet Device 0 Detected
1/1/1970 0:0:0> ATM: Detected
1/1/1970 0:0:0> ATM: Setting up vcc0, VPI=0, VCI=38
1/1/1970 0:0:0> NAPT is enabled
1/1/1970 0:0:0> Client Filtering is enabled
1/1/1970 0:0:14> ATM Connected
1/1/1970 0:0:14> ATM layer is up, cell delineation achieved
1/1/1970 0:0:14> ADSL connected
1/1/1970 0:0:20> AdslAutoConfig: started.
1/1/1970 0:0:23> AdslAutoConfig: encapsulation PPPoA VC-Mux detected for Vpi=0,Vci=38.
1/1/1970 0:0:23> AdslAutoConfig: completed.
1/1/1970 0:0:23> PPP1 PPPoA Connected
1/1/1970 0:0:45> PPP CHAP Authentication success
1/1/1970 0:0:46> PPP1: PPP IP address is 212.159.78.149
1/1/1970 0:0:46> PPP1: PPP Gateway IP address is 217.41.128.201
1/1/1970 0:0:46> PPP1: DNS Primary IP address is 212.159.11.150
1/1/1970 0:0:46> PPP1: DNS Secondary IP address is 212.159.13.150
1/1/1970 0:0:46> NAT/NAPT Session Start: VC# 0, WAN IP is 212.159.78.149
1/1/1970 0:0:46> Initialized NAPT.
1/1/1970 0:0:46> NAPT: many-to-one default session is up.
1/1/1970 0:0:46> PPP1 Session is up.
8/11/2002 6:48:53> Received time from Time Server 128.138.140.44

Hope that helps.

Dave.