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Old 01-13-2007, 06:17 PM
Daniel
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Default SMC router WEP setup

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone else has the SMC Barricade SMCWBR14-G2 router. I'm
trying to set up the basic WEP encryption, and have been running into much
confusion trying to create a WEP Key. I put my info into the "passphrase"
box, but can never find what key is created by that action. Are things
suppose to be so confusing, or is this a job security thingy for Network
professionals :-) Ha ha. I have been able to set up my router to only
permit my Dell laptop MAC address to be allowed, so I am not a total dummy.
Maybe there is a Website somewhere that could help, because the SMC website,
and the CD help, are totally useless.

Thanks,
Dan



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Old 01-13-2007, 06:23 PM
Adair Witner
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"Daniel" <dcxdanATyahooDOTcom> wrote in message
> Hi,
> Just wondering if anyone else has the SMC Barricade SMCWBR14-G2 router.
> I'm trying to set up the basic WEP encryption, and have been running into
> much confusion trying to create a WEP Key. I put my info into the
> "passphrase" box, but can never find what key is created by that action.
> Are things suppose to be so confusing, or is this a job security thingy
> for Network professionals :-) Ha ha. I have been able to set up my router
> to only permit my Dell laptop MAC address to be allowed, so I am not a
> total dummy. Maybe there is a Website somewhere that could help, because
> the SMC website, and the CD help, are totally useless.


Don't use WEP use WPA.

Adair



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Old 01-14-2007, 05:12 AM
Ian
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Daniel wrote:
> Hi,
> Just wondering if anyone else has the SMC Barricade SMCWBR14-G2 router. I'm
> trying to set up the basic WEP encryption, and have been running into much
> confusion trying to create a WEP Key. I put my info into the "passphrase"
> box, but can never find what key is created by that action. Are things
> suppose to be so confusing, or is this a job security thingy for Network
> professionals :-) Ha ha. I have been able to set up my router to only
> permit my Dell laptop MAC address to be allowed, so I am not a total dummy.
> Maybe there is a Website somewhere that could help, because the SMC website,
> and the CD help, are totally useless.
>
> Thanks,
> Dan
>
>

I just worked on a SMC - not sure of the model number. Leave the
passphrase area blank. Under the passphrase section you will see a place
to enter key 1, key 2 etc. You can enter a key of your own choosing in
that section. It is confusing because they are separated into groups of
2 characters and you can't see what you have typed. just start on the
left side and enter your key.

Ian

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Old 01-15-2007, 01:12 AM
Daniel
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Default Re: SMC router WEP setup

Yes, I have seen those boxes for key 1, key 2 up to key 4. Only thing is,
all the boxes have some type of passwords in them listed as ************.
Guess I will have to play around some more. Oh.... I have been accessing my
router settings through my desk top computer that is hardwired to my router.
Should I be trying to set up the WEP (or WPA) through my wireless connection
on my laptop? That thought came to me the other day after I posting my first
question.

Dan

"Ian" <ian_agerskov@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:tZiqh.152110$hn.84289@edtnps82...
> Daniel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Just wondering if anyone else has the SMC Barricade SMCWBR14-G2 router.
>> I'm trying to set up the basic WEP encryption, and have been running into
>> much confusion trying to create a WEP Key. I put my info into the
>> "passphrase" box, but can never find what key is created by that action.
>> Are things suppose to be so confusing, or is this a job security thingy
>> for Network professionals :-) Ha ha. I have been able to set up my
>> router to only permit my Dell laptop MAC address to be allowed, so I am
>> not a total dummy. Maybe there is a Website somewhere that could help,
>> because the SMC website, and the CD help, are totally useless.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Dan

> I just worked on a SMC - not sure of the model number. Leave the
> passphrase area blank. Under the passphrase section you will see a place
> to enter key 1, key 2 etc. You can enter a key of your own choosing in
> that section. It is confusing because they are separated into groups of 2
> characters and you can't see what you have typed. just start on the left
> side and enter your key.
>
> Ian




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Old 01-15-2007, 04:02 AM
Ian
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"Daniel" <dcxdanATyahooDOTcom> wrote in message
news:F_ydne8c-ct4STfYnZ2dnUVZ_h63nZ2d@wideopenwest.com...
> Yes, I have seen those boxes for key 1, key 2 up to key 4. Only thing is,
> all the boxes have some type of passwords in them listed as ************.
> Guess I will have to play around some more. Oh.... I have been accessing
> my router settings through my desk top computer that is hardwired to my
> router. Should I be trying to set up the WEP (or WPA) through my wireless
> connection on my laptop? That thought came to me the other day after I
> posting my first question.
>
> Dan
>

I would use the wired connection. I don't recall exactly but I think I just
put the curser in the boxes and typed over them or backspaced them all out
first and as I typed it moved from box to box. I also have a vague memory
that I had trouble with hex and entered ascii instead.

Ian



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