Need Help With Barricade Broadband Router (SMC7008ABR)

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Does anyone know if a driver(s) is needed for the Barricade Broadband
Router (SMC7008ABR)?  My friend has a second-hand one he bought off
EBay a while back and wants to use it to network his 5 systems and
several printers, including a big office-type CAT5-connected printer
(Xerox DocuPrint N17 as network printer )

He says he can't get the router to work with the printer.  So he
figgers that he needs a driver(s).  In fact, I'm not sure he has the
router working with just his systems.  The router does 'fire up', he
says.  The router reports link as active, however status LEDs for
10/100M and FDX/COL are off.

Any have experience with this router and can pass along some helps?



Re: Need Help With Barricade Broadband Router (SMC7008ABR)

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I have the SMC Barricade 7404WBRA which also has a print server and they
require a specific procedure to set-up. The manual on SMCs website here
explains it (for Win 2k and XP only - a special "driver" is normally needed
for Win 9x/ME clients - I had to search several SMC websites to find one
that matches mine):
. (pdf approx
215 kb) There is also a comprehensive manual on SMCs website. I've found
mine works well with older printers (including my Kyocera FS-1500A Laser)
but wont work properly with some of the modern ones needing bi-directional
communication - but then that's also the same with my Intel Print Server and
many others.


Re: Re: Need Help With Barricade Broadband Router (SMC7008ABR)

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 21:35:35 -0000, "Paul Murphy"

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Thank you Paul

I forwarded it as well as the pdf file to my friend.

Let's hope he can work with it.


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