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Mark Lanctot
2005-12-17, 21:54
Which model SMC router is it?

--- stoobie-doo
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wrote:

>
> Liv Wrote:
> > Stoo
> >
> > Here a few thoughts...
> >
> > You've reset the device...
> > reentered the MAC...
> > reentered security keys...
> > run through and reset and reconfig...
> > checked current router setting and all is ok...
> > router is ok...
> >
> > Have you tried to connect from wired ethernet
> connection right to the
> > router?
> >
> > I feel the pain... hang in
> >
> > Liv
> I think it is the router, I get real flaky handling
> with this SMC
> router; some times i get DHCP on the first try,
> other times I have to
> reset the SB3 up to 3 times before it gets the magic
> IP. Now, it can't
> see my SlimServer (which is on network, but
> connected to a wifi
> repeater) - anyone using repeaters or range
> extenders successfully?
>
>
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stoobie-doo
2005-12-17, 22:12
SMCWBR14-G

There seems to be plenty of weirdness going on with this router.

I fixed the first issue of not connecting, it was a MAC address mess. However, I am having problems acquiring an IP address via DHCP (may take 2-3 SB3 resets) and am having problems maintaining connection to the SlimServer (Web interface reports Control Connection Fail at some point after streaming had been working).

Does these both sound like router problems, or something else?

The PC with the SlimServer has a BlackIce firewall, 3483 TCP/UDP and 9000 UDP have been configured on BlackIce (but not the SMC) to always be open.

Mark Lanctot
2005-12-18, 08:43
Well based on my experience with the
SMC2804WBRP-G, I would suspect the router.

There was nothing I could do to get an SB2 to
connect. MAC filtering disabled, encryption
disabled, SSID broadcast enabled, nothing. I
could see the SSID when I enabled broadcast but it
still couldn't connect.

The firmware for the 2804 is a horror show. There
are ~12 versions. Each one disabled something
different in the network. Based on the radically
different performance and problems I experienced
with each firmware version, I strongly suspected
it was poor firmware that just wouldn't allow the
2804 to connect.

Some firmware disabled fundamental networking
features like DHCP, DNS resolution, wired ports etc.

I swapped it out for a Linksys WRT54G. Worked
from first try with both stock firmware and DD-WRT
3rd party firmware. Unfortunately it doesn't have
the wireless speed the SMC did, but I'm willing to
give that up for the SB.

So try the latest firmware with the SMC, or play
whack-a-mole with the prior firmware versions, or
get another router.

stoobie-doo wrote:
> SMCWBR14-G
>
> There seems to be plenty of weirdness going on with
this router.
>
> I fixed the first issue of not connecting, it was a
MAC address mess.
> However, I am having problems acquiring an IP
address via DHCP (may
> take 2-3 SB3 resets) and am having problems
maintaining connection to
> the SlimServer (Web interface reports Control
Connection Fail at some
> point after streaming had been working).
>
> Does these both sound like router problems, or
something else?
>
> The PC with the SlimServer has a BlackIce firewall,
3483 TCP/UDP and
> 9000 UDP have been configured on BlackIce (but not
the SMC) to always
> be open.
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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stoobie-doo
2005-12-18, 20:46
Well based on my experience with the
SMC2804WBRP-G, I would suspect the router.

There was nothing I could do to get an SB2 to
connect. MAC filtering disabled, encryption
disabled, SSID broadcast enabled, nothing. I
could see the SSID when I enabled broadcast but it
still couldn't connect.

The firmware for the 2804 is a horror show. There
are ~12 versions. Each one disabled something
different in the network. Based on the radically
different performance and problems I experienced
with each firmware version, I strongly suspected
it was poor firmware that just wouldn't allow the
2804 to connect.

Some firmware disabled fundamental networking
features like DHCP, DNS resolution, wired ports etc.

I swapped it out for a Linksys WRT54G. Worked
from first try with both stock firmware and DD-WRT
3rd party firmware. Unfortunately it doesn't have
the wireless speed the SMC did, but I'm willing to
give that up for the SB.

So try the latest firmware with the SMC, or play
whack-a-mole with the prior firmware versions, or
get another router.

stoobie-doo wrote:
> SMCWBR14-G
>
> There seems to be plenty of weirdness going on with
this router.
>
> I fixed the first issue of not connecting, it was a
MAC address mess.
> However, I am having problems acquiring an IP
address via DHCP (may
> take 2-3 SB3 resets) and am having problems
maintaining connection to
> the SlimServer (Web interface reports Control
Connection Fail at some
> point after streaming had been working).
>
> Does these both sound like router problems, or
something else?
>
> The PC with the SlimServer has a BlackIce firewall,
3483 TCP/UDP and
> 9000 UDP have been configured on BlackIce (but not
the SMC) to always
> be open.
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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My experience so far has been different. The DHCP problems are intermittent, but 2-4 resets later I can get an address (and it always is the same address). Losing connection to the SlimServer though is harder to ascribe fault to, I have no idea if it is the PC that I have the sevrer on, or the router that would cause it to lose connection to the server and then regain it some 15-45 minutes later.