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Old 01-19-2007, 04:06 PM
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Unhappy Help!!Bad wireless network at home

Hi everyone,
I am in need of some help people. I have setup a wireless network at home. I am using DLink DWL-G700AP Access point connected to an SMC ADSL Barricade Router (SMC7401BRA). I have a stand alone machine with a Wireless Interface card SMCWPCI-G and a fewa laptops. The issues are

1. When multiple systems connect to the network at different times, and though it appears to everyone that their systems are connected to the network, no one can access the internet-even those who could access it before new systems added themselves to the network.
EXAMPLE:I may have net access now. But when my mom connects her laptop or my dad connects his laptop, I lose internet connection and so do others though we are alll on the network.
2. These days of late, even when there is only one computer on the network, accessing websites is a big problem as we need to try atleast 2 to 3 times to get the website.
3. People say that to confiure the access point specified above, we need to type but it does not seem to work with mine

Please help me out. I am facing too many issues with the wireless network at home

Thanking you

Akshaya Srivatsa
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Old 01-20-2007, 02:46 AM
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I think what's going on is that your DSL provider is only letting 1 device connect at a time. Which would be why you all can't be connected at once. Normally having a router on one end will fix that little problem, the fact that your DSl modem has a built-in router kinda throws a kink into the problem.

I've typed up several things, erased them and now recommending you find out more information.

1. You've got a DSL modem that has built in router functions. You need to connect to it and find out if that stuff is turned on or not. By default it is.

2. You've got an AP you can't connect to, which means that the DSL modem probably assigned it a different IP address, in which case, you need to disconnect the AP from the DSL modem and reset back to default settings so you can connect to it and find out what's going on with it's settings. Or you can open a command prompt window.. and type


I believe the address appearing under default gateway will be the wireless AP. Try putting that address into the web browser and see if you can log into it.
Password: (leave blank)

3. Download the DWl-700AP manual from D-Link | Welcome It has a nice tutorial for setting it up.

Let me know how it goes
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:10 AM
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No I have a router in STRICT sence. Its not a modem with router features. I have enabled DHCP on the router and not on the DLink access point. Hence may be I feel that the router is assigning a different IP address to the access point but the default gateway is still my SMC router, not the access point. Hence I see my SMC routers IP address as the default gateway( So trying the default gateway's IP address will only connect me to the SMC router and not the access point. But what I dont get is that why cant I access a website AT FIRST ATTEMPT?? And why does this happen whether one computer or many computers are on network?? The service providers say that its not the ADSL line problem. My router is fine. I checked its configuration. Somehow I feel its the DLink Access point.. But I am not able to connect to my router.

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Old 01-20-2007, 07:10 AM
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Default Got it working

Hi I found the IP address of the Access point. Now I am able to connect to it. But the internet isssues still remains unsolved. I cannot access the site in first attempt
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:19 AM
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What IP addresses are your computers getting when you try to connect?
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:27 AM
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This is from the datasheet for your router..

The Barricade ADSL supports two modes of operation. This modem can be configured to function as bridge to support a single computer, then as the network grows, it can be reconfigured as full featured Router to provide Internet access to multiple computers.

Here's a link to the Barricade Product Page router page. Try connecting to that thing and make sure the router functions are really enabled. Sounds like from the description their not, and your just getting your ip each time from the ISP.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:38 AM
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Here's some possibly helpful FAQs from SMC website..

What should be the IP address of the computers connected to the router? back
The IP address has to be 192.168.2.xx and the command to find out the IP address is ipconfig (Start -> Run -> "cmd" [enter] -> "ipconfig" [enter]).

What is the Command to check the connectivity of the router? back
The command to ping the router is ping Both are to be executed from a command prompt.

How do I clone the MAC address in a Router? back
In the routers web interface, click on login (password would be either blank or smcadmin) -> Advanced setup -> click on WAN -> Dynamic IP address -> click on clone MAC address and save the settings.

How do I power cycle the Modem and Router? back
Power OFF the Cable/DSL Modem, then the Router and wait for couple of minutes. Now power ON the Cable/DSL Modem First, after the modem gets initialized, Power ON the router.

How do I Login to the Router? back
Open a new browser window and in the address bar type in '' or '' or '' and press enter.
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