SMC Ethernet Bridge-Free

Discussion in 'Technical' started by stg58, Jan 1, 2016.


  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I ended up with a few new sealed in the box SMC webt-g Ethernet bridges.
    Up for grabs two totally free I pay the first 48 postage cheapest way pony express if that is the cheapest way look over the manual and specs if you want one IM me with your address. If you like it maybe send Melbo $5.00.
    If it is cheap enough to ship them I may offer more.

    As they say no warranty expressed or implied if it works great it is brand new but if it does not sorry.
    SMC SMCWEBT-G Wireless Access Point

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    SMC SMCWEBT-G
    details: 2.4GHz 108 Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge and Access Point
    hardware type: Wireless Access Point
    date added: 2006-03-18
    updated: 2014-09-15

    The SMCWEBT-G Access Point can convert any ethernet device, such as a gaming console, printer, set-top box, pos terminal, desktop/laptop computer into a wireless network device. It can act as a Wireless Ethernet Bridge and Access Point with built-in repeater support via WDS (Wireless Distribution System).

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    Led Indicators - Smc Networks SMCWEBT-G User Manual [Page 17]
     
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Where were you in November, when I was looking for that type of Box... Ended up with a TP-Link that connects my 4G Box to my wired network... Oh, well, maybe some else can use them...
     
  3. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    @Motomom34 has a use for a pair of these as a router + repeater.
    A handful of these would make a beauty mesh-network too.

    Good on ya stg58 for your generosity.

    MG
     
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  4. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Great, glad someone can use them....
     
  6. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    If u got 2 to spare - i'll walk her or her lad through the setup.
    Had a look at the manual - these things are plug and play to talk to each other....
    It'll be "fun" to see how well they work together.
    Her wifi is 'ok' but drops a fair bit due to range.
    Changing wifi channels helps a bit but isnt a permanent solution.

    Come to think of it.... is it @techsar that sometimes has to go out to his truck to use the net well... How many of these things u got? I'm sure we can work something out for $loot to make a project out of it.

    Or if you need anything from the great white north that you can't get in your AO - let me know.

    :)

    MG
     
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  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++



    Generous offer @stg58. Pardon my lack of electronic knowledge. Is that a gadget that could extend the range of my wi-fi signal? Is that what that thing is?
     
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    @Mindgrinder will this help the drop signal issue that I have? If so @stg58 I would love one. Very generous offer. @techsar did you see this??
     
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  9. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Yes, @Motomom34 , I did...thank you!
    I only go outside to use the net because I want to, not need to. Outside is nice ;)
     
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  10. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    2 of them would allow you to use 1 as the wifi router and the other as a repeater.
    If nothing else - it would improve the coverage in your house and hopefully stop the intermittent drops on wifi.
     
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  11. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    In pairs these routers have the firmware to talk to each other - like HAM repeaters except 2-way and not 1 way. If i had 10 of these and some way to power them off grid....motorcycle battery on solar maybe...i could get wifi to a tent in the woods on my 10 acres. :)
    If you have no wifi signal in the garden behind your house....these are what you want in a daisy chain.

    @BTPost
    @sec_monkey
    @Brokor
    @DarkLight
    Agreed?
     
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  12. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    The only issue I might have (and I say might because I haven't looked at the specs) is the bi-directional speed between the repeater and base router. It's entirely possible that they can work full bandwidth/full duplex since they are the same brand/firmware. When you cross brands though, you almost invariably take almost a 50% hit on bandwidth.

    On a side note, it is possible (depending on the brand) to use two different frequencies, one for send, another for receive between router (hub) and repeater (spoke), but that isn't always possible and in some cases still cuts the bandwidth due to CPU limitations on the device to encode/decode the signal.

    You would be "full speed" to the local repeater but potentially take a hit on the repeater to hub segment. Then again, depending on your Internet speed, that might be completely irrelevant: A) if your Internet speed is slower than your max wifi speed, even a 50% hit may not be noticeable, B) if your internet speed is faster than your wifi speed, you are already taking a wifi speed hit to get to the Internet and, C) Unless you are actively downloading something from somewhere that can saturate your incoming pipe, you probably won't really notice even a 50% wifi speed hit. Even streaming Netflix, Amazon or Hulu doesn't use more than a couple Mbps (Mega bits per second) as opposed to the 20-100 Mbps that is becoming more and more common.
     
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  13. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    100% accurate. As it is now - @Motomom34 has a single band 2.4 wifi/modem router. Netgear if i remember correctly. She has a fairly large house and where she has her laptop is fringe on the wifi....she gets intermittent drops - especially when she's on teamspeak.
    The goal here would be to bridge her existing modem/router so that acts as a modem and dishes out a DHCP address instead of a 192 so that we can use the 2 routers as a small mesh network.
    Admittedly - it's 2.4 so it sucks....but is still workable.
    I wont deny a desire to pull a "white knight" here and it would be a fun project for her smart kid.
    (us Christians stick together....fear us u athiest heathen! JK)
    Her available speeds are crappy DSL near the end of the loop...no docsis 3 cable.
     
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  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Can you use vlans with these to run a couple different SSIDs on the same AP? I run 2 LANs to have an internal network and a guest network on two subnets. Currently researching APs but am pretty happy with Ubiquiti so may try their UAP AC Pros.
     
  15. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Apologies for offering these without authorization.
     
  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    No worries @stg58, the expansion on the group buy 'heads up' wasn't retroactive :)

    My question stands though :)
     
  17. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    @Mindgrinder Maybe you can answer Melbo because I have no clue what he wrote.
     
  18. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    They are EOL I still have 10 of them but never used one.
    @melbo
    ...............................
    COMPATIBILITY
    • IEEE 802.3, 802.3u
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • Platform independent
    • Installation wizard for Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
    SPECIFICATIONS
    • IEEE802.3u
    • IEEE802.11b
    • IEEE802.11g
    LAN PORT
    • One 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN port
    RESET BUTTON
    • Soft Reset and Reset to factory defaults. The reset button acts as:
    • Reboot: by pushing 2 second.
    • Back to factory default settings: by pushing 8 seconds
    CONFIGURATION SWITCH
    Optional hardware switch to select among 3 different modes:
    • Access Point Mode
    • Repeater Mode
    • Ethernet Client Mode
    ANTENNA
    • One internal antenna and one external removable antenna
    REPEATER FEATURES
    • WDS
    • Security
    • WEP64/128/152 bit encryption over WDS
    • WPA-PSK over WDS
    ETHERNET CLIENT FEATURES
    • Site survey
    • Security
    • WEP64/128/152 bit encryption
    • WPA-PSK
    MANAGEMENT

    EZ Installation Wizard EZ Installation Wizard ensures simple and easy setup of the new
    802.11g 108Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter High Performance 108Mbps
    is extremely fast and can handle streaming video, multimedia
    and all other band width-intensive applications advanced
    security through 64/128-bit WEP encryption, Wi-Fi Protected
    access (WPA), 802.1x to authenticate appropriate personnel to
    access network resources
    IEEE 802.11g and 802.11b compliant
    Backward compatibility to existing 802.11b standard means that
    you can use the new Wireless PCI Card at home, office and even
    at hotspots where the popular 2.4GHz wireless networks are deployed
    High data rates at up to 108 Mbps The new improved SMCPCIT-G significantly increases the
    performance of mixed-mode (802.11b and 802.11 g) networks
    and 802.11g-only networks - up to 3x more throughput in mixed-mode
    networks and up to 50% throughput improvement in 802.11g-only
    networks
    2.4GHz frequency band It also increases the range and provides extended coverage in your
    home or office
    Uses Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Orthogonal Profile management lets you create and save multiple profiles for
    different wireless network settings
    Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology Site survey utility scans for all available Access Points on the
    wireless network
    Supports major Windows operating systems Supports Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    Ad-hoc or Infrastructure mode
    64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption, Wi-Fi Protected Access
    (WPA), 802.1x for authenticationSite survey utility
    Ability to define multiple Profile settings
    • Web based configuration
    • Firmware upgradeable
    • SNMP v2c (or v3) – 802.11, 802.1x, User Session MIBs
    • Telnet
    • TFTP
    NON-OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS
    • Ambient temperature: -40°C to +70°C
    • Relative humidity: 5-95%.
    OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS
    • Supply voltage of external power supply: input 110 VAC
    (optional 220V), 50/60 Hz; output 6VDC,1A
    • Ambient temperature: 0°C to +40°C
    • Relative humidity: 95% max
    POWER SUPPLY
    • 5V, 1.0A
    OUTPUT POWER
    • 802.11b: 20dBm (typical)
    • 802.11g: 19dBm
    RECEIVE SENSITIVITY
    • 802.11b: -90dBm
    • 802.11g: -88dBm @6Mbps, -70dBm@54Mbps
    FLASH
    • 2MB (common design with 1MB, 4MB and 8MB)
    • SDRAM
    • 8MB (common design with 4MB, 32MB)
    SUPPORTED MODES
    • AP
    • Repeater
    • Ethernet Client
    AP FEATURES
    • Extended range
    • MAC Cloning
    • Security
    • WEP 64/128 bit encryption
    • WPA -802.1x
    • WPA2 (TKIP/AES)
    • MAC Address Filtering MAC Address Filtering
    • Supports Hidden SSID
     
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