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1. SMC2532W-B EliteConnect 2.4GHz
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2. SMC Networks SMC2870W EZ Connect
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3. SMC Networks SMC2536W-AG EliteConnect
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4. SMC EZ-Stream Wireless Audio Adapter.
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5. SMC Networks SMC2802W EZ Connect
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6. SMC2662W 802.11b 11Mbps Wireless
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7. SMC SMCHMANT-6 Antenna 6DBI Indr
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8. SMC Networks SMC2621W-P EZ Connect
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9. SMC Networks SMC2336W-AG EZ-Stream
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10. SMC SMCHMANT-4 Antenna 4DBI Indr
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11. SMC Networks SMC2735W EZ Connect
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12. SMC SMC2635W 802.11b Mbps Wireless
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13. SMC7004VWBR Barricade Cable/DSL
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14. SMC SMC2602W 802.11b 11 Mbps Wireless
$75.00
15. SMC Networks SMC2670W EZ Connect
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16. SMC Networks SMC2621W-U EZ Connect
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17. SMC Networks SMC2512W-B EliteConnect
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18. USB ADAPTER 802.11G 54MPBS
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19. SMC Networks SMC2512W-AG EliteConnect
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20. SMCAMP-500 500mW Power over Ethernet

1. 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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Features

  • 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


2. 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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Features

  • 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

3. 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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Features

  • 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

4. 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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Features

  • 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


5. 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


6. 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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Features

  • 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


7. 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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Features

  • 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.

8. 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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Features

  • 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

9. 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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Features

  • 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


10. 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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Features

  • 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.

Reviews (1)

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


11. 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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Features

  • 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

Reviews (3)

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


12. SMC SMC2635W 802.11b Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter

our price: $23.99
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Asin: B00009L7MO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
Sales Rank: 5292
Average Customer Review: 2.36 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • High Trasmit Power up to 100mW (20dBm)
  • 802.11b Wi-Fi certified with High Data rates at up to 11 Mbps
  • Ability to define multiple Profile settings
  • Site Survey Utility
  • Ability to select different countries and available channels in each regulatory domain

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars How to Set it up in compaq notebook with XP system
First, you should install smc utility software. The driver files locate in the smc utility dir.(for example:C:\Program Files\SMC\SMC2635W Wireless Cardbus Adapter Utility\drivers\WINXP). You need locate it to windows installer so that XP could find hardware driver.

3-0 out of 5 stars Works well, but no WPA. Good tech support.
Unlike some others here and elsewhere, I've had great success with this card, which was inexpensive, easy to install, and worked fine immediately. I have a Version 2 card. However, in spite of the description here, in spite of the description on the box, and in spite of the description on the datasheet at SMC's site, this card does NOT support WPA. A driver update was supposed to have available (according to SMC literature) in Q2, 2004. But there is no such driver yet, and no one I've talked to at SMC will predict when it will be. So it this kind of security is important to you in the predictable future, choose another product.

On a plus note, the telephone support from SMC has been terrific. I would deal with this company again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Windows XP Home on a Compaq laptop
I can't get this PC Card to even be recognized as a network card on the Compaq. I tried sticking it in an old Toshiba laptop running Windows 98SE and it worked! The Compaq keeps looking for a network controller not an adapter. This may not be the fault of the card, but rather teh computer itself. Good luck if you buy one of these. Their tech support knew less than I did.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product
This is a great card, absolutely no problems. I'm running XP Pro and I haven't had any of the connection problems that others have mentioned. I can surf while streaming music for hours and never get disconnected. Easy install and was running in minutes.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disconnect also occurs with XP Home
Some report that XP Home does not have a disconnect problem with this card. My experience of over a year's usage is that on a Toshiba laptop (Satellite 3005) with XP Home this card disconnects every ten or so minutes, then eventually (about 30-60 seconds later) reconnects without intervention. Because of this flaw it is frustrating and annoying to use this card; I do not recommend it. ... Read more


13. SMC7004VWBR Barricade Cable/DSL router w/ 4-port 10/100Mbps and 802.11b 11 Mbps Access Point
list price: $69.99
our price: $52.99
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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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Amazon.com Product Description

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

Features

  • 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

Reviews (70)

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


14. SMC SMC2602W 802.11b 11 Mbps Wireless PCI Card
list price: $110.00
our price: $49.99
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Asin: B00005RD83
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
Sales Rank: 16599
Average Customer Review: 3.17 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • EZ installation using built-in Installation Wizard
  • 2.4 Ghz frequency band;up to 11 Mbps wireless LAN connection
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
  • AD-Hoc mode (Peer-to-Peer) or Infrastructure mode (Communication to Wired Network via an Access Point)
  • Ability to create and save multiple profiles for different wireless LAN settings

Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay But Not Okay
I bought this adapter to get a wireless connection for an old Windows XP Gateway desktop in my basement, thinking that the nice external antenna would help my odds.

PRO:

The card installed perfectly, connection comes up as "excellent" every time and I was into my network and Internet connection within 5 minutes. SMC has 24/7 toll-free tech support.

CON:
The drivers are not certified for Windows XP and the so-called setup utility crashes itself. It's in the "Add/Remove Programs" area but won't uninstall. Don't try to use the utility if using XP... allow XP to manage the network settings and you'll be fine. SMC even recommends it after calling them. The useless utility is there and I leave it alone and use XP to manage settings.

Bottom Line:

Decent wireless adapter if you're running "b" and it does great with my D-Link 614+ router but don't pay much for this adapter. It's worth $25-$30 but not the $58 that I paid for it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work under BSD/Linux, config utility crashes Win2k
I bought this card for a FreeBSD box in my test lab at home because it is one of the few wireless PCI cards on the hardware compatibility list. So my surprise was complete when it arrived and I found that SMC had, like many other annoying vendors, changed the chipset and not mentioned that anywhere or changed the product number. So it didn't work in FBSD....

I decided to repartition that test boxes hard drive and install Win2k so as to get *some* use from this card while waiting for the BSD driver wizards to put something out. The card installs fine but then when I launch the configuration utility the box freezes completely and I have to manually power it off, then boot into safe mode and take the utility out of startup to avoid a cycle of freezes. SMC's web site was useless as there is no updated config utility; I couldn't even find the version that came with the card, leaving me to wonder what I would do if I lost the CD. I guess WinXP people could still use this card but I'm not upgrading my OS just so I can use this card.

My win2k box is service pack 4 with a million hotfixes, and there was no anti-virus or any other weird software on the box at the time (it was a test box!). This product is useless and I feel very much deceived by the chipset switch-a-roo. I will never buy SMC again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy set up, Great connection
A while back we baught a refurbished computer, which needed internet. We had my Apple laptop connected to our 'SMC Barricade 4-Port 11 Mbps Wireless Broadband Router' basestation by AirPort Xtreme card. Now my task was to connect the basestation to our other computer.

Installing Card: The hardest part was getting the case open! After that I screwed in the new card in a few seconds, put the case back on, and was ready to go.

Installing Software: I put the CD in, clicked a few times, and I was done. All I did is follow the on-screen instructions. After about 2 or 3 minutes I was getting a signal from the basestation.

This card is great! Extremely easy to install, and the connection is way faster than on my laptop. We have a steady, fast connection across the house and through a bunch of walls. A great card at a great value.

4-0 out of 5 stars Need to get the new firmware and patches
I got this PCI card because I got the SMC wireless router at the same time. I figured that the same brand name would make the WLAN work seamlessly. The installation of the card was very easy on my Dell Dimension 4550. After installation, the only problem I had with the card was the connectively problem that the previous reviewer spoke about. Then I went to the SMC website to download the fireware and patches for the WLAN monitoring software, it worked flawlessly.

Conclusion: With any hardware/software you buy, it's a good idea to install it and check to see if there are updates and security patches available.

1-0 out of 5 stars skip it
Set it up along with smc router. No connection from 15 feet away, one floor down. Got a connection with the netgear fm114p , though link quality was poor and barely adaquate speeds.

Check for pci cards with external antenna that can be positioned away from the body of the pc or pci cards with removable antenna, so that it can be upgraded with a higher gain antenna. ... Read more


15. SMC Networks SMC2670W EZ Connect Wireless Ethernet Adapter (11 Mbps)

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Asin: B0000721YZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
Sales Rank: 23921
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Instantly convert any Ethernet device to wireless
  • IEEE 802.11b-Compliant, 11Mbps High Speed Wireless LAN connection
  • EZ installation with Plug-and-Play support
  • Supports secure wireless connections
  • Simple Creation or Extension of a Wireless Network

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this.
SMCs 2670 bridge will configure ok if you use an SMC wireless router. Any attempt to use DHCP in any different way fails. Unfortunately, my attempt at using this with my ReplayTV with ethernet jack failed miserably. Get a D-Link or Linksys. SMC might have an improved version out by now, but stay away from this one!

4-0 out of 5 stars Does *almost* everything I want
I bought this device about a year ago to hook up my TiVo to my wireless network. I had an SMC wireless router, so it seemed a logical fit. The performance was just "OK", but nothing to rave about.

A month ago, I upgraded my router to a Linksys WRT54G v2 router, and the change was amazing and immediate. All performance issues have vanished and were (obviously) due to the router signal and not the SMC2670W. Very happy now.

The only downside is with firmware upgrades... you (I) can't upgrade wirelessly so I was forced to remove the device (from TiVo) and upgrade it via a cross-connect cable attached to my host PC. This is no small feat, mind you, since the SMC2670W power supply is connected behind my entertainment center. SMC has not supplied a new FW update in a while, so hopefully this will not be an issue again.

3-0 out of 5 stars Infrastructure mode only
It's not immediately obvious that this device works only in 802.11b infrastructure mode. If you not using an access point, and are using 802.11b ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) mode, this device is useless.

You might also want to look at the Linksys WET11, which is very reliable and does not suffer this limitation.

2-0 out of 5 stars constantly loosing connection
I have an SMC network at home and I was very happy with it. I recently tried to connect my Xbox to the network. The first 2670 would loose connection after a few hours. I sent it back and replaced it with one that does the same thing only after a little longer. Since my laptop can get steady connection from virutally the same spot, it is not the location (I used the SMC 2632). Also the 2670 does not allow you to do MAC translation - for those who may need it for gaming beware. The only way to reboot is to unplug the freaky little cable at the back - which in my case is on top of the Xbox in a narrow shelf and it is not easily accessible.
Regarding their other masterpice, the 2435 cardbus adapter - I tried to replace the 2632 with the 2435 - DONT. The Wireless Manager does not detect the card. I saw a similar review on epinions.com and I did not believe the guy...well its true!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great!
I plugged it in, set it up with the web interface and had my SLIMP3 network MP3 player wireless in 5 minutes. It's small and reliable and has a power adaptor that doesn't take up more than one outlet. Highly recommended. ... Read more


16. SMC Networks SMC2621W-U EZ Connect Wireless USB Print Server

our price: $81.99
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Asin: B0001HM48S
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
Sales Rank: 9193
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 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 versatile OS support, including Windows 95, 98, Me,NT, 2000, XP, Macintosh, Unix and Linux
  • Configure your Wireless Print Server via your web browser
  • Supports printing via Appletalk (Ethertalk)
  • Protect your sensitive data through 64/128-bit WEP encryption

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Needs networking pro standing by!!!
Good for WiFi/Ethernet hoockup. Product is basic, compact-- one port. Everything seemed fairly easy until the documents would go to cue but not print. I eneded up on the phone with tech support (which was very responsive) for hours that, after exhausting every other caveat, told me that the problem was with getting the right IP from the print server. NOWHERE in the enclosed instruction or the CD-ROM manual is there a note of the little resessed button labeled "Diag" on the server which, once pressed, prints out the damn IP address. Once I had that, everything worked fine. So four stars for the product and tech support. BIG ZERO for the manual. ... Read more


17. SMC Networks SMC2512W-B EliteConnect Universal Wireless PCI Card

our price: $90.99
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Asin: B0001G6Q1U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
Sales Rank: 32771
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Features

  • Transmit power up to 100 mW (20 dB)
  • IEEE 802.11 compliant
  • Detachable antenna with 2 MMCX connectors
  • Advanced enterprise level security and RADIUS authentication
  • EZ Installation Wizard for quick and easy setup

18. USB ADAPTER 802.11G 54MPBS

our price: $78.99
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Asin: B0001XX0QM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
Sales Rank: 33143
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not good at all
I am using SMC products since last 1.5 years,I was satisfied with all other SMC products,but not this.
Reason:
- Its just running @ 2MPBS speed, thought my router is supporting 11 MPBS.
- I called customer support, they are confuse too, asking all networking stuff to do again & again,but no luck. (SMC customer support is always better than N'gear & D'link)
- I dont know what to do with this 65 USD baby?
-also the size in the pictures look small,but its not real, size is larger than thumb drive.

Otherwise, i hv good exp. with SMC products only this makes me crazy, but thats OK ... Read more


19. SMC Networks SMC2512W-AG EliteConnect Universal High Power Wireless PCI Card

our price: $101.64
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Asin: B0001FUAIG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
Sales Rank: 22580
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Features

  • 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

20. SMCAMP-500 500mW Power over Ethernet Amplifier

our price: $462.99
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Asin: B00007L3MN
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SMC
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Features

  • Freq Range:2400-2.500 MHz
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) Compatible
  • 500mW
  • Operating Mode: Bi-directional TDD
  • Receiver Gain: 18 dB Typical

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