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    1. SMC8516T 16-Port 10/100/1000 Layer
    $57.99 $54.99 list()
    2. SMC2532W-B EliteConnect 2.4GHz
    $86.99 $79.99 list($99.99)
    3. SMC7008ABR Barricade Cable/DSL
    $101.64 list()
    4. SMC Networks SMC2870W EZ Connect
    $107.99 $106.95 list()
    5. SMC EZ-Stream Wireless Audio Adapter.
    $74.99 list()
    6. SMC Networks SMC2536W-AG EliteConnect
    $75.99 $60.00 list($110.00)
    7. SMC SMC7004ABR Barricade Cable/DSL
    $55.09 $42.86 list()
    8. SMC Networks SMC2802W EZ Connect
    $164.99 list()
    9. SMC2304WBR-AG EZ-Stream Universal
    $39.99 list($99.99)
    10. SMC2662W 802.11b 11Mbps Wireless
    $26.99 $26.39 list($35.00)
    11. SMC Networks SMC2208USB/ETH EZ
    $29.99 $28.50 list()
    12. SMC SMCHMANT-6 Antenna 6DBI Indr
    $48.99 list()
    13. SMC Networks SMC-SMCHP1D-ETH EZ
    $82.99 $73.60 list()
    14. SMC Networks SMC2336W-AG EZ-Stream
    15. SMC Barricade g 2.4GHz 54Mbps
    $83.99 list()
    16. SMC Networks SMC2621W-P EZ Connect
    $25.99 $20.99 list()
    17. SMC SMCHMANT-4 Antenna 4DBI Indr
    $26.99 $18.00 list($35.00)
    18. SMC Networks SMC8041TX EZ Card
    $15.00 list($129.99)
    19. SMC Networks SMC2735W EZ Connect
    $52.99 $34.00 list($69.99)
    20. SMC7004VWBR Barricade Cable/DSL

    1. SMC8516T 16-Port 10/100/1000 Layer 2 Gigabit Switch

    our price: $286.99
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    Asin: B00019JGUU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 38070
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    • Auto MDI/MDI-X on each port to simplify integration into a network
    • Support to handle Jumbo Packets up to 9K bytes packet
    • Features Store-and-Forward mode with wire-speed filtering and forwarding rates
    • Ports can be configured to 10/100Mbps half or full-duplex, or to 1000Mbps full-duplex mode to maintain network stability
    • Automatic Source Address Learning and Aging to ensure superior delivery of data.

    2. SMC2532W-B EliteConnect 2.4GHz 802.11b High-Power Wireless PC Card

    our price: $57.99
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    Asin: B000099671
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 3251
    Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
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    • High transmit power delivers superior range and performance
    • EZ Installation Wizard ensures simple and easy setup
    • High performance and reliable wireless networking - up to 10 times the performance of the widely-used 802.11b WLAN
    • Automatic data rate and channel selection features
    • Operates in the license free 2.4GHz frequency spectrum

    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars MUCH Better! "HIGH-PWR" is RIGHT!!
    I bought this card to use with a CompUSA brand wireless router on my home network. Both computers on the network are using WinXP Home Edition.

    I've tried Netgear, a lesser SMC card, and Trendware wireless cards with my Sony PCG-FX290 laptop (1GHz,256MB,40GB) and while they all worked, they were very inconsistant in their signal strength and worked only in select areas of my home. THIS CARD WORKS OUTSIDE MY HOUSE!!

    Install the drivers first, reboot with the card in the PCMCIA slot. The signal strength may be non-existant until you double click on the signal icon and check the status and configuration. I clicked 'RESTORE DEFAULTS' and rebooted my machine... now it's up and running. About a 10 minute or less setup, strong signal and XP recognized it just fine. XP may ask you during installation if you want to use 'unathorized or unverified' certificates... say OK... and move on.

    So far... so good. Don't hesitate to buy this card if you want easy setup with an excellent signal right out of the box.

    5-0 out of 5 stars No problems (now) with Windows XP
    I've had a wireless network for over a year but the signal strength of my connection has always been poor once I get very far from my router so I thought I'd try this card.

    It's great.

    I did have some initial problems with it and my router despite following all the directions in their manual. I called SMC's technical support line though and got great help.

    Turns out that with my Windows XP SP 1 system, despite directions and suggestions to the contrary, the High Power Utility software that comes with the card caused problems. On my system. While I could see that I had a strong connection between the card and the router the card could not reliably get an IP address back from the router. After uninstalling everything - the utility and driver, and then just installing the driver - no High Power Utility - my Internet connection started working! Reliably.

    I can go all over our house and yard and get a good strong signal. It's amazing.

    The card works and the support I got from SMC, while I wish I had not needed it, was wonderful.

    5 stars!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Too bad to boast
    I had Netgear WT511 card, it worked well in the house but not far from outside the house. Then I read a lot about SMC high power card and bought one, you know what I cannot connect even from within house. Then I checked the signal intensity, Netgear has 50% but SMC only has only 30%. What a terrible card!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional performance!
    Great card with good range. I've been using it for four months now and have had no problems so far.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the extra $30
    I bought this card after reading the favorable reviews here. Installation was, as observed, uneventful. The same couldn't be said for my old SMC2635W. The stronger signal seems to make a real difference when it comes to stability of the connection. Gone are the occasional hiccups during streaming video.

    There's one annoying thing I've encountered though. The stronger signal manages to get through my laptop's shielding so that whenever there's heavy data transfer, the speakers give out this little scratching noise. Well, at least I can HEAR I'm getting my money's worth! ... Read more

    3. SMC7008ABR Barricade Cable/DSL router with 8-port 10/100Mbps switch and Integrated Print Server
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $86.99
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    Asin: B000063V09
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 12791
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    • 8-Port 10/100Mbps Switch
    • Rack-mountable
    • Built-in Firewall
    • Built-in Print Server
    • VPN Support

    Reviews (9)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible out of box security
    Be careful when you setup this router! Out of the box, it has remote administration enabled *by default* on its port 1900 on the WAN side of it meaning ANY arbitrary person can login and do what they want with your router, including making any internal machines that you think are "protected" by the router vulnerable! An oversight like this indicates lack of quality assurance/control by SMC. SMC of course denies this, but anyone with this SMC router who never touched their advanced settings to enable the firewall or forward port 1900 to a non-existent internal IP address can visit where "" would be your external (internet side) IP address and simply hitting "login" lets you login without a password (since setting one is an "advanced" option)

    1-0 out of 5 stars It is *NOT* platform independent!!
    Although SMC deceptively states that this product is "platform independent" you will not find any Macintosh software to configure the print server.

    BOTTOM LINE ... Unless you play on a PC the integrated print server will be useless - a real waste of your hard earned money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Once again SMC does it right
    This is simply a great product for the price. As a network engineer I am particular about what devices I use to protect my home network and I like the Barricade for several reasons:

    1. Ease of setup. Setup on this router is a no-brainer.
    2. Reliability. I have not had to reboot it or had it lock up in the 3 months it has been protecting my home network.
    3. Features. The Barricade has features that you would expect in a much more expensive solution.

    I would recommend this device to anyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to use: plug it in, run the wizard and forget it.......
    I have used a few routers/switches in the past. I will say that this SMC is the easiest to set-up and manage. Easier than a Linksys by far. You don't need a degree to manage it and the online help is the best that I have ever seen for a router.
    My .$02 :Don't mess with a wireless router combo. Spend the extra cash and get you an access point AND this switch. You can then place the AP (via ethernet cable) where you wish, not where the router decides because of the physical properties.
    I have 2 diff models (Linksys and D-Link)of the wireless router combos: both are back in their boxes.
    Anyway, you can't go wrong with this SMC and it has a lifetime warranty: something unheard of these days.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Enough for the Network Newbie & Good Enough for the Pro
    For those of you that are just starting out, or who want something of high quality, with a very straight-forward set-up, and want a good value to boot, then this is what you need. I bought this to set up my first home network because it came highly recommended by my local techie. (He has it personally and also installed it for my office peer-to-peer network.) My level of computing knowledge is a high average: I can build my own computers, but I'm self-taught and don't always know about the "latest and greatest" without researching it. I used the printer-server, which was a nice bonus and I'm currently using it with 5 computers. I've had the unit for at least six months and have had no problems whatsoever and don't expect any. Don't hesitate on this one. If you can set up your own network, then this is almost too easy! ... Read more

    4. SMC Networks SMC2870W EZ Connect g Wireless Ethernet Bridge (54 Mbps)

    our price: $101.64
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    Asin: B00012PS86
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 10807
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    • High Performance 54Mbps is extremely fast and can handle streaming video, multimedia and all other bandwidth-intensive applications
    • Advanced security through 64-bit/128-bit WEP encryption, 802.1x authentication, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), disable SSID broadcast and MAC address filtering to protect your information and to ensure secure data transmissions
    • Extends the range of your existing wireless network while overcoming obstacles that block wireless signals such as walls and doors
    • Instant access for any Ethernet network device, such as a gaming console, printer, set-top box, desktop or laptop computer to obtain shared information without the need to plug in
    • Simple and easy installation by using the convenient Web or Windows-based (Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP) configuration utility. Supports configuration via a Telnet interface

    5. SMC EZ-Stream Wireless Audio Adapter. ( SMCWAA-B )

    our price: $107.99
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    Asin: B0001YXWIC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 11812
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    • EZ Installation Wizard easily installs Musicmatch┬« software on your PC
    • Easily access music and Internet radio directly from your home entertainment center
    • Playback MP3 and WMA songs stored on your computer.
    • Built-in Site Survey tool included for easy wireless network selection
    • Universal Plug-and-Play compliance allows multiple SMCWAA-B units on one network

    Reviews (1)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Cheap and Cheerful Wireless Digital
    After rsearching for several weeks various of the wireless digital devices, I focused on the SMC SMCWAA-B EZ Stream. Looking soley for a device to 'pull' my music (no video, etc) to my living room from my PC, I wanted something inexpensive, compact, WMA (version 9) capable, and able to stream internet radio. Though there are no reviews of the EZ Stream, I spotted one on Ebay and in two days (a first) held in both hands a slightly used EzStream (for $59 including shipping; they seem to be available new for around $110.)

    The only other unit I might have considered would have been a Apple Airport Express, which requires iTunes and can't play (but will import) WMA's.

    Happily after an hour of only mildly tedious configuration, the Ez Stream began delivering music to my living room stereo under the control of a handy but fairly small-buttoned remote.

    I'm very satisfied with just a few niggles. SMC has great product and if they take care of a few things, they'll have a home run.

    The device itself has a cheezy feel and look. Think 'cheap and cheerful' and you'll have the right picture. While the 'Steam would look fine next to most pieces of office computer equipment, it looks strangely cheap and out of place in a living room. The unit has a blue screen that also looks a tad down-market, though it's the case itself that could use the most attention.

    More seriously, the manual is poorly organized and rather light on instruction. If you aren't technically savvy, I'd forget about the EZ Stream. Then again, what technically impaired person would be interested in such a device?

    I use a wireless network with WEP enabled and this proved tedious to resolve. Along with Musicmatch the unit ships with a "utility" for the device itself. The setup didn't mention when to use the utiltiy -- in fact it would have made configuring the WEP security much easier. Either way, I had to guess at whether my WEP key was HEX or ASCII and whether it was 64 or 128 bit. I was able to deduce which setting was correct only because my KEY is 26 digits and so is the HEX 128 setting.

    And then there's Musicmatch... I really wish the unit could use Windows Media Player. I've submitted to now having yet another music management software on my computer. Specifically I also own an iRiver IHP120 which allows music to be stored and accessed by folder. I consider this by far the easiest way to access music. And while Musicmatch will allow you to browse your music by folder while on the PC, the EZ Stream only uses the Artist, Album, Genre modality -- which leaves me in TAG HELL. The only other device that could handle folder based music organization was the CD30 C series -- but that presently won't work with WMA9's.

    I have the unit set up probably less than 20 feet from the AP and every now and then it cuts out. For some reason the signal strength isn't that great and may have more to do with the construction of our house and the Linksys AP than the SMC.

    I'd also love to have several EZ Streams set up through the house, which you can do -- however I don't think there's a way to synchronize them and emulate 'whole house audio.'

    And lastly, SMC seems to exist ephemerally: their web site isn't very up to date, and you can't download a copy of the manual before buying. Also, there's no user forum -- always the best support a product can have. And oddly, as of July, 2004 there isn't a single review by say PC Magazine or any of the tech web sites; the device was announced in January 2004!

    The digital audio receiver market is in its infancy. No doubt this market will mature significantly in the next few years. In the meantime, the SMC Ez Stream does what it's intended to do with little fanfare and at a low price. ... Read more

    6. SMC Networks SMC2536W-AG EliteConnect Universal Wireless Cardbus Adapter

    our price: $74.99
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    Asin: B0000DBMJ1
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 15049
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    • High transmit power delivers superior range and performance
    • Robust enterprise class security and RADIUS authentication enabled by 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption,Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), 802.1x, EAP-MD5, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-PEAP and LEAP
    • ┬┐ IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless standards compliance ensures seamless interoperability among multiple vendors
    • Automatic data rate and channel selection features ensure optimal performance and connection to any available 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g Wireless Access Point on the network
    • Supports Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP

    7. SMC SMC7004ABR Barricade Cable/DSL router with 4-port 10/100Mbps switch and Integrated Print Server
    list price: $110.00
    our price: $75.99
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    Asin: B00005NBR6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 10075
    Average Customer Review: 4.04 out of 5 stars
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    • 4-Port 10/100Mbps Switch
    • 56k External Modem Port
    • 4 auto-MDIX/MDI ports
    • Built-in Firewall/Print Server
    • VPN Support

    Reviews (123)

    5-0 out of 5 stars SMC Barricade 7004ABR
    There are several items that set this SOHO router apart from its peers:

    1. Support:
    SMC actually tries to solve problems with the product in an expeditions manner.

    2. Flexibility:
    The 7004ABR can be used with a serial modem, a serial ISDN TA, or any Ethernet-based broadband interface. It can also be configured to AUTOMATICALLY switch from the broadband interface to the serial interface if the broadband loses its connection, and automatically switch back when the broadband problem clears up.

    The unit also includes a print server so PC/linux users can convert that old parallel-port printer into a network printer. I can't meaningfully comment on that feature, as I don't use it.

    3. Security:
    Stateful Packet Inspection, and logging of attack attempts. This unit _could_ be sold as a firewall, not just a SOHO router.
    Unit can be configured to be totally stealthed on the WAN side. (good)
    Client filtering can be used to selectively control internet access based on client IP, and date/time.

    4. Convenience and Reliability:
    Changing settings does _not_ require rebooting the router. This is a unique feature among SOHO routers that I have tried.
    Only operation requiring router reboot is a firmware upgrade, which is, btw, extremely easy from any modern web browser.
    As a result, it is easy to achieve just about 100% network uptime reliability with this product, even when making changes in the configuration. Very cool feature.

    This unit is a class act, and at (dollar amount), an absolute steal.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Router with power
    This piece of hardware is a must if you wish to share your Internet access coming in from DSL or Cable modem. Your PC is mostly secure behind this router - don't rely on the hardware security alone, use firewall software to supplement your protection! The ease of use is high. Out of the box it's three connections and you're nearly ready to rock and roll (power, modem, and your PC). Launch your browser, visit the default IP address for the router and set some information about your modem and your done.

    I would give the unit 5 stars, except that I haven't seen the unit run flawlessly from the first power up. There have been a couple occasions where I have had to reset the router - and I have no ideas why. So, aside from the peculiar behavior where I'd no longer have access to the "outside" but all the lights looked good, this is a great unit to have.

    I have a wireless access point connected to it for an 802.11 (no B or A) network. Prior to that, I ran a WAP for the old Digital ROAMAbout wireless network. All worked great. I haven't had the chance to check out the external modem back up feature for it yet - don't know if I ever will.

    I recommend this unit.

    3-0 out of 5 stars DHCP Server has some problems
    All in all, the SMC router is a good bang for the buck compared to Linksys routers. Its internal firewall had no problems yet and compatible with a lot of service provider's protocols. I've had no-name brands of routers before and had that fail me (email couldn't work through the router). I've had this router for about 2-3 months and the same problem comes. The router would kick off anybody connected while using the DHCP function. For example, one person is surfing the internet and another turns on their computer to log on. The latter person would have the connection halted while the other computer gets an IP address. The firmware is fully updated and the only solution is to hit the reset button. I gave it 3 stars for the price and functionality but DHCP addresses....look out!

    5-0 out of 5 stars it goes strong after 3 years of use
    I have nothing much to say about this little hard-wired router
    SMC should keep producing this product
    the most impressed part is stability
    almost no disconnect/hanging with verizon DSL
    the print server works fine as well
    the only gripe is a little bit slow with UDP, no big deal
    SMC has made some masterpieces
    this router
    SMC 2804WBR (grey version, not silver one), this one REALLY HAS SUPER RANGE with appropriate antenna, better than MS MN700, both "624" so-called Super G

    hoorah, SMC!

    5-0 out of 5 stars SMC X 3
    Bought the 7004 ABR when an ISP promised that they would supply a broadband connection. Well that was 18 months ago and it didn't happen. Just got cable so I hook-up the router, it came out of the box DOA. Called customer support they shipped out a new one...although I purchased it 18 months prior the replacement was "no-charge". Customer support was easy to contact. The replacement router with print server work great. Nice doing business with companies that stand behind their products. ... Read more

    8. SMC Networks SMC2802W EZ Connect g Wireless PCI Card (54 Mbps)

    our price: $55.09
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    Asin: B00008V9EU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 11942
    Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (4)

    1-0 out of 5 stars ATTN: Crap for Sell !
    SMC makes the sorriest cards I've ever used. I bought a wireless card for my PC and one for my laptop. They worked fine at first, but after months of heavy use both of the cards stop working. I'll never buy a SMC product again.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Flaky connection when used with XP
    I purchased this card and an SCM router as a package. I got home installed the router and all was great. I then installed the PCI card into my wife's computer running XP SP2. I used the default drivers that came on the driver disk. The card worked pretty well, but it kept loosing the connection to the router. The router is on the 2nd floor about 30 feet away, if you go through the floor. One evening I downloaded the drivers to update the card from SMC's web site. I ran the install util and updated the drivers. After that XP networking died. I could ping devices, but I could not connect to them. I was not able to surf the web, check email or anything related to the internet. My other computer could connect and surf just fine so I know it was not the router having problems. To make along story short I had to use XP restore to get the machine back. After several emails with SMC tech support they informed me that they SMC utility that you use to configure the card is not totally compatible with XP. I was told to use the built in XP wireless config util. I did this and it did work but the problem with the wireless card dropping out continued. It got to the point so being so bad that I went back to using a hardwired cable running from up stairs to down stairs. At this point I am going to pull the card out and sell it. I have check SMC's website hoping for an update, but as of today no other updates have been posted.

    1-0 out of 5 stars It's terrible
    Save yourself and don't buy this card. Either the card or it's software messed up my brand new Dell. The card had a hard time keeping a connection less than 15 feet.

    4-0 out of 5 stars easy setup, easy to use
    My install was on par with the best wired NICs I've used, including 3Com's. (I can't compare to wireless cards because this is my first) The included systray icon seems to do a good job at scanning for networks in both ad hoc and full network mode, and Netstumbler seems to see it as well.

    The included antenna is short but very sturdy, and stays out of the way. The connector is reverse-SMA, but third-party antenna cables are readily available to adapt to the standard N-connector used with external antennas.

    If you get this card, make sure you update the drivers! The SMC website has newer "Nitro" drivers, promising a much faster burst mode in mixed environments. ... Read more

    9. SMC2304WBR-AG EZ-Stream Universal Wireless Broadband Router

    our price: $164.99
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    Asin: B0001G6Q24
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 24147
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    • Universal Wireless Support: Compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g.
    • High-Speed Wireless Data rates up to 108Mpbs-- Supports both Turbo A and Super G modes
    • Wireless Security features with 64-/128-bit WEP Encryption, Disable SSID Broadcast, and WPA support.
    • Advanced Feature set including, Access Rules, Client Application Filtering, MAC Address Filtering, and support for 8 DMZ Hosts
    • Integrated DDNS feature for automatic updating of your WAN IP.

    10. SMC2662W 802.11b 11Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
    list price: $99.99
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    Asin: B00005ML59
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 16310
    Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
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    • Convenient Wireless Connectivity via USB Port
    • 802.11b High Speed Wireless Lan connection
    • Plug and Play Configuration
    • 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption
    • Transmission range up to 1800 feet

    Reviews (22)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Effortless Wireless Network
    I've got the complete SMC system- wireless router, this USB adapter for my desktop, and wireless card for my laptop. All perform flawlessly and were a snap to install. A friend bought the same system. He had one problem with installation which tech support at SMC cleared up in 3 minutes. This is a quality company.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Great for people who love having a very unstable connection
    About a year ago, I purchased 2 cheap generic USB WiFi adapters, not expecting much. They did the job, albeit they weren't fantastic.
    So when I bought the SMC2662W for quite a bit more money, I was expecting a superb product. I was quite wrong. This thing has given me nothing but headaches. On the startup of the computer, it will connect to the network (router is in a basement, adapter is on the 2nd floor, well within the range SMC preaches about), with excellent signal strength. Then a few minutes later, the connection will drop for no reason. It then begins searching for a network to connect to. However, until I unplug the adapter from the cord, and plug it back in, it won't find any networks. In fact, until I disabled some Windows services and installed some 3rd party software, the only way to reconnect to the network was to reboot the computer. I know my network is fine, and it's the adapter that's junk. Do yourself a favour, spend a little more money and get something decent.

    4-0 out of 5 stars works great
    I had the V.2 version for 1+ year connecting to a Barricade SMC7004AWBR. Easy install and works with both my Laptop (Win2K Pro) and my desk top (XP Home). Good reception if place on top of table (minimal obstruction), bad reception if placed in PC cabinet. I get 80% reception 20ft away w/ one wall in-between.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Does not work
    Bought together with a router and a wireless laptop card. The USB adapter simply does not work. Software had problems with both Win2000 and XP. After downloading the latest version still no luck. Even though my PCs recognize the card, the utility that comes with it, does not find it! I guess you get what you pay for....

    1-0 out of 5 stars DISASTER
    Do not ever buy a product from SMC. This adapter has been a nightmare from Day 1. I tried to use it on a laptop and it didn't work. Technical support could not help me fix the problem. (By the way, expect to wait at least 30 minutes before you get to talk to a useless person.) I'm now trying to install the driver software onto a friend's laptop. Same problem -- it doesn't work. Why is this company allowed to sell this product when apparently all it is is a plastic box with lights and antenna? And if you try going to the website, you'll get the drivers for another product. I have a product from Netgear and it works flawlessly... but I think any company would rate better. ... Read more

    11. SMC Networks SMC2208USB/ETH EZ Connect USB Ethernet Adapter (10/100)
    list price: $35.00
    our price: $26.99
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    Asin: B000063V08
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 4678
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    • Hot swappable and Plug and Play supportable
    • Solid all-in-one design with no moving part to break
    • No cables to tangle
    • USB specification for 1.0 and 1.1
    • Low power consumption for minimal impact on units

    12. SMC SMCHMANT-6 Antenna 6DBI Indr Directional

    our price: $29.99
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    Asin: B0001F1XO6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 4133
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    • Directional Antenna design provides a focused wireless signal with 80 degree spread.
    • Innovative Design with mounting kit included so you can hang this antenna on a wall or use the stand and place it on your desktop.
    • No configuration required, works with any 2.4 GHz network device that has a removable antenna with SMA connector including wireless Routers, Access Points, and wireless PCI Adapters.
    • With 6dBi of output power, you can extend your wireless signal into hard to reach places, such as backyards, other floors and basements.

    13. SMC Networks SMC-SMCHP1D-ETH EZ Connect Powerline to Ethernet Adapter (14 Mbps)

    our price: $48.99
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    Asin: B0001W2Y38
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 15120
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    • EZ Install Wizard for easy setup and configuration
    • EZ Configuration Manager makes installation a breeze
    • Uses existing wiring in your home
    • Data transfer rates up to 14 Mbps
    • 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES)

    14. SMC Networks SMC2336W-AG EZ-Stream Universal Wireless Cardbus Adapter

    our price: $82.99
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    Asin: B00008V9ER
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 20288
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    • EZ Installation Wizard
    • IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g compliant
    • 64-bit, 128-bit or 152-bit WEP encryption in 802.11a mode; 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption in 802.11b and 802.11g modes, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), 802.1x and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in all 802.11a/b/g
    • Site survey utility
    • Supports Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP

    Reviews (1)

    1-0 out of 5 stars SMC UNIVERSAL 2.4GHZ/5GHZ WIRELESS ( SMC2336W-AG )
    Tech support was difficult they recommended by return the product my feeling is the g standard isn't really ready. Stay away from this item for Windows X P. ... Read more

    15. SMC Barricade g 2.4GHz 54Mbps Wireless Router with built in USB Printer Server

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    Asin: B000117DBW
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 4204
    Average Customer Review: 2.31 out of 5 stars
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    • Built-in USB Print Server
    • EZ 3-Click Installation Wizard
    • Universal Plug and Play support
    • Connects to a Cable/xDSL modem
    • Built-in Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)

    Reviews (13)

    2-0 out of 5 stars SMC2804WBRP-G a bit better if you turn off the Timeout
    Unfortunately, the reviews below are spot on... I have the same complaint for the SMC2804WBRP-G -- the print server does not work well (I bought it for the print server). Per the recommendation below, I changed the Idle Time Out to 0 (in the SMC SYSTEM Password Settings page). Some improvement printing to my HP LaserJet, though inconsistent and it depends on the size/complexity of the file. The print server is VERY, VERY slow, hence the time out issue. The router will suddenly drop the internet connection sometimes when trying to print. Annoying. Customer service is quick to answer, helpful, though sometimes it is a challenge to effectively understand each other.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worked fine, easy and fast setup, including print server
    After reading the reviews of this router, I was a little nervous purchasing it for a friend of mine. He specifically wanted printer server capabilities and many of the reviewers stated they had problems with getting the print server to work correctly and/or reliably. Other routers with print servers were $50-$100 more expensive (and reviews also indicated various problems printing), so we decided to purchase this one from Fry's electronics, confident that we could return if it had problems. I have one of SMC's original routers (the 7004WBR - with a parallel port print server) and it's worked reliably for the last 3.5 years ( I paid ~$299 for it back then, the price of early adoption).

    My friend also wanted to go wireless with 2 notebook PC's, so we also purchased two SMC wireless cards. One of the notebook PC's was a relatively new Dell Inspiron, while the other was an old IBM A20 with just 128M RAM, 10G HD and a ~500 MHz CPU. Both the Dell and amazingly, the IBM had Windows XP running.

    Installation of the router was fast and easy. Per the quick start manual, I installed the software from the CD, then checked the "wired" capability to the Dell. I was able to log into the router and check the settings. I did not change anything from the default (including security) before installing the wireless cards. Those too went quick. I was surprised there were no real problems with either PC. One reboot later and both notebook were wireless. I enabled some of the security features (WPA, discard pings from WAN, MAC Address filtering) and left the rest untouched.

    The last task to do was to install and configure the print server. I had to pull up the full manual for this as I remember the process was involved for my old SMC router. This is not in the quick start guide. Following the instructions word for word, I set up the print server. Several "wizards" and related windows come up during the process, but manual is pretty easy to follow. My friend had a HP deskjet 940c, which was on of the many HP printers on the list. In fact, the list of "configurable" printers seemed very comprehensive. We printed a few documents without problems. The printer seems to print the last page first now, but otherwise worked fine. I set up both computers to print to the SMC print server and tested several documents. No problems.

    Some reviews have mentioned reliability and the need for reboots as a problem. Well I cannot say one way or another as I just installed it, however my older SMC 7004 WBR has lasted almost 4 years with no reliability problems.

    I gave it 5 stars because after only about 1 hour of setup I had both computers wireless and using the SMC print server without any problems at all. My friend was very impressed. I showed him some "cool" multimedia links ( and we watched a few movie trailers wirelessly from the kitchen. He was impressed and very thankful.

    I'll update the review if I get a "support" call from him.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Same Printing Problems
    Strangely, printing seemed to work OK for me for a couple months. Then it died. Now, it prints about the top 2" of any documents and then printing stops. Sometimes the router needs to be rebooted to regain Internet access, but sometimes not.

    I've tried upgrading firmware, to no avail -- even including some of the beta firmware versions floating around.

    Otherwise, seems to be an OK router. But don't count on this baby as a print server.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great speed and distance
    I decided to purchase this product even though the reviews were not that great. I previously owned a SMC7004AWBR and had no problems, so with that it seemed logical that I would buy SMC again. I think most people that have complained are just regular complainers or just don't know how to properly configure a router.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless, even if they pay you to take it.
    This is the worst wireless product I've ever used. SMC is clearly clueless about networking.

    It was configured with NAT/firewall, etc. off, and used as a simple wireless bridge by ignoring the "WAN" interface and connecting a LAN port to the existing net. All WEP keys were set identical to to AP it is supposed to replace.

    1) The WEP/WPA setting is worthless. It's supposed to allow both types of clients to connect. It doesn't. Had to set it to WEP only to get a client to connect properly.

    2) Some buffoon at SMC decided that all networks have 24 bit masks, so this is unconfigurable.

    3) No way to set a default route except out the WAN port.

    4) Can't connect a Macintosh using any of the WEP keys. I get link, but the SMC won't forward packets. No DHCP, no connection even with a static address. It worked fine with the old AP.

    5) NTP can only be configured to talk to a server from a preset list. No way to set it to talk to an existing server.

    6) Dynamic DNS is also crippled. Unless you use TZO or DynDNS, you're out of luck. No way to get it to update BIND.

    7) It's impossible to update code if you use the Opera browser. It just resets immediately. SMC script kiddies think IE is HTML.

    8) It's scary to consider what potential problems lurk with NAT/Firewall and print server functionality, or even basic RF problems as others have mentioned.

    How do these people stay in business, selling scat like this? ... Read more

    16. SMC Networks SMC2621W-P EZ Connect Wireless Parallel Print Server

    our price: $83.99
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    Asin: B0001H9L7K
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 12872
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    • Print via the Wireless network or the builtin Ethernet Port. Over the wireless, both Infrastructure and Adhoc configurations are supported
    • SMC's Wireless Print Servers provide versatileOS support, including Windows 95, 98, Me,NT, 2000, XP, Macintosh, Unix and Linux
    • Configure your Wireless Print Server viayour web browser
    • Supports printing via Appletalk (Ethertalk)
    • Protect your sensitive data through 64/128-bit WEP encryption

    17. SMC SMCHMANT-4 Antenna 4DBI Indr Omni

    our price: $25.99
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    Asin: B0001F22P0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 13100
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    • Omni-Directional Antenna designprovides 360 degrees of boosted wireless signal.
    • Innovative Design with mounting kit included so you can hang this antenna on a wall or use the stand and place it on your desktop.
    • No configuration required, works with any 2.4 GHz network device that has a removable antenna with SMA connector including wireless Routers, Access Points, and wireless PCI Adapters.
    • With 4dBi of output power, you can extend your wireless signal into hard to reach places, such as backyards, other floors and basements.

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy
    product will not plug into any of the popular network cards with jack provided or with adapters provided. Manufacturer's customer service has a long hold time and totally unhelpful "customer service" representatives. Could not find usable adapter at any supply house. Returned product. Save yourself the trouble and avoid this product. ... Read more

    18. SMC Networks SMC8041TX EZ Card Fast Ethernet PC Adapter (10/100)
    list price: $35.00
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    Asin: B00005T6HL
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 15536
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    • The ideal solution for connecting laptops to high speed LANs
    • Delivers high-speed 16-bit PCI bus performance
    • Plug-and-play with no configuration needed
    • Innovative 10/100 fixed-port (dongle-less) design
    • Low power consumption for minimal impact on and battery

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    4-0 out of 5 stars inexpensive and great performance
    I have used this with my ThinkPad for several months now and it has been flawless. ... Read more

    19. SMC Networks SMC2735W EZ Connect Wireless CardBus Adapter (802.11a)
    list price: $129.99
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    Asin: B000063V0F
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 21694
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    • 802.11a High Speed Wireless Lan connection
    • Operates in 5Ghz UNI Frequency Spectrum
    • 64-bit/128-bit WEP Encryption
    • Plug-and-Play Configuration
    • Supports Major Windows Operating Systems

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    4-0 out of 5 stars No problems - mostly
    Configuration was a little opaque until I actually read the instructions. I use two of these with a Symbol Technologies WS5000 and Hydra a/b access port, I get 54Mbps a few yards from the port and still a reasonable rate of about 12Mbps 100 feet away through a couple of walls. Way more than my cable modem can support anyway. I have yet to see any 802.11 gear meet the published range specifications anywhere except a parking lot with a direct line of sight. 5GHz doesn't go through walls well, especially metal walls, no surprise there. This is one case where bigger numbers isn't better, but I haven't had a problem relating to this product. For me an advantage of 11a is that most people don't have it, and will go for 11g, so I'm unlikely to find anyone hacking my (WEP secured) network.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Use 802.11g
    I have access to an 802.11A+G network, and read a little about connecting before I decided to go out and get the 802.11A card (Less interferance, same speed as G). After purchasing this, I found that the higher bandwidth is more a disadvantage than an advantage. the 802.11A frequency has lower "punch-through" of walls, meaning that through barriers it looses more of its strength than the 802.11G Frequency. I returned this card, and picked up an 802.11G card, and have had much more success connecting to the network from anywhere.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Fast , But Some Issues
    In our office, we have a network with four of these and the associated access point (SMC SMC2755W EZ Connect 802.11a). It is very fast and works great for most applications including accessing data and file server with no speed issues. Occasionally the most remote users loose their connection to the access point and that can be frustrating, but they are over 60 feet away and separated by three interior walls.
    Is the extra speed necessary for internet access - no, but for heavier file and data sharing applications, it helps. The rated speed is 72 MBPS, but it does degrade over distance, through barriers, and during other random times.
    We are happy with this network solution - it was easy to install and configure, and saved us the cost of installing a wired network in someone else's building. ... Read more

    20. SMC7004VWBR Barricade Cable/DSL router w/ 4-port 10/100Mbps and 802.11b 11 Mbps Access Point
    list price: $69.99
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    Asin: B00006HMR3
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: SMC
    Sales Rank: 11588
    Average Customer Review: 2.97 out of 5 stars
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    The Barricade wireless cable/DSL broadband router (SMC7004VWBR) is a platform-independent multifunctional router that combines a 4-port 10/100 Mbps dual-speed switch, an 802.11b wireless access point, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall security, network management, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through support in one convenient device.

    The wireless Barricade router is the first router in its class to offer an integrated SPI firewall. This firewall provides protection against hacker invasions--such as Denial of Service attacks--by analyzing individual data packets as they pass through the Barricade, to ensure that only authorized packets are allowed access to the network. To control network access, parents or business owners can block certain Web sites by entering either a URL or just a keyword of a Web site. In addition to these incredible features, this addition to the Barricade family provides hacker prevention and logging functionalities; for example, when a hacker attempts to access your network, the Barricade can alert you via e-mail so you can take appropriate action.

    The wireless Barricade provides a 10/100 Mbps WAN port for high-speed integration into your network. Supporting NAT, the Barricade can provide simultaneous Internet access for up to 253 PCs using a single, purchased IP address. To manage these connections, the Barricade has a built-in DHCP server to auto assign IP addresses to devices on your network. To install this device, simply place the EZ 3-Click Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive and in minutes you will be surfing the Web. Using the Web-based management system you can configure this router to handle IP routing and port forwarding through the virtual server option. For additional management, this router also has a full-featured access control option. The integrated feature allows you to filter traffic through your network based on IP and MAC address.

    For wireless connectivity, the wireless Barricade supports 802.11b communication at data rates of 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps. To secure this wireless connection, the Barricade supports MAC address filtering and both 64- and 128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). This integrated wireless technology allows you to connect to your network from up to 1,000 feet away.

    SMC's Barricade wireless cable/DSL broadband router is a comprehensive networking solution for PC, Mac, and Linux users, and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Combine all of these features, functionality, and affordability with SMC's award-winning technical support and service, and you have the perfect network device for any situation. ... Read more


    • Share your Cable/DSL connection
    • 802.11b High Speed Wireless Lan connection
    • 4 port 10/100 Mbps switch
    • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) Firewall
    • 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption and MAC address filtering

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent wired router, so-so wireless...
    I was upgrading from a three year old NetGear RT311 Cable/DSL wired Router because I wanted wireless 802.11b capability. The main reason I bought the SMC Barricade SMC7004VWBR over other wireless routers was the low price.

    In comparision with my previous router's wired ethernet capabilitues, the SMC Barricade was slightly easier to setup and the web-based setup and maintenance menu is certainly a great improvement.

    Besides that, it offers a lot of features for the money - DHCP, NAT, Firewall, 64 and 128 bit WEP (Wireless Encription), Status log, etc.

    Wireless capability for me was a convenience and not a must-have, because my laptop at home is mostly connected via Ethernet. Only with my Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 PDA (with Linksys WCF12 WiFi CompactFlash card) did I really need wireless.

    Using the SMC EZ Connect Wireless PC Card on my Dell Inspiron (running Windows 2000) I noticed the signal strength was nearly 100% upto 20' away from the router. When I took the laptop to my bedroom, about 30' away from the router and separated by two dry walls, the signal strength dropped to 50%, but with no loss in connection. The Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 PDA with Linksys card similarly had no loss of connection.

    The only time I did notice a problem was when one morning the wireless network suddenly stopped functioning (whereas the wired ethernet network continued without a problem). I had to do a reset of the router (using the web menu) and then the wireless began functioning again.

    My bottomline recommendation is to get this router if wired ethernet is essential and wireless is not so critical.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great value
    I've had this SMC7004VWBR running for over a year on my home network. I share a DSL broadband connection with several home PC's. The Windows XP and Windows 98 PC's have worked very well connecting thru the router.

    This is not a perfect product but the value and features it offers for the price is hard to beat. I am impressed with the ability to configure the firewall. I use the browser based console to disable my son's internet access by time of day. I also use the URL blocking feature to filter out domains that I don't want access to. The time-of-day feature could be beefed-up to provide more flexibility, but again, this is a feature that use to be in firewalls a few years ago that cost thousands of dollars.

    Make sure you upgrade to the latest version of the firmware before you spend any time configuring the device. Generally speaking I can go months without having to reset the router. I haven't had problems with the wireless range or interference from cordless phones, but YMMV.

    If I were to purchase a new wireless router I would consider the "g" version since that gives you Wifi Protected Access (WPA) as opposed to WEP (which can be hacked). If you are very concerned about security and someone stealing your bandwith or hacking onto your network, then you want a product that offers WPA. Then restrict access to the MAC address of your PC's and you'll be virtually hack-proof.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Makes a nice space heater!
    I have now tried two SMC wireless Barricades (this unit and it's newer version, and both have "crapped out" after a few months.
    Unfortunately, I also had problems with their older, wired router. Although I have ensured that there is adequate air circulation, and the ambient temperature never exceeds 70 degrees, it appears that these units are prone to overheating. (...)I found that my internet access was getting slower and slower, and my FTPs were aborting more and more frequently.

    Also, be aware that if you upgrade the firmware, you WILL lose all your settings (you [cannot] read the old .bin file back in!)
    [Be sure] to write down ALL your current settings [before] doing an upgrade!

    It's too bad, since I have been a proponent of SMC ever since they marketed one of the first high speed UARTs many years ago!

    5-0 out of 5 stars No problem with installation
    I was concerned with some of the comments, but decided to take the risk with the low price. I was able to set it up with little knowledge. It has been about a week and have had no problem. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get set up with a wireless router.

    1-0 out of 5 stars horrible wireless, try Belkin or Lynxssys
    It's cheap and you get what you pay for. The setup was easy. That's the end of the praise. If you don't use encryption on your wireless link it seems to work fine. But with encryption enabled it won't keep the link. It continually drops the link and the re-init time kills your connection. Even with excellent signal strength. My wireless card, SMC EZconnect 2635, works great with other networks, but this SMC 7004 WiFi AP stinks.
    SMC EZconnect card seems to work fine, not great, but acceptable. ... Read more

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