> 1.Connect the Modem to the WAN port on the router.
> 2.Make sure the WAN light is ON
> 3.Connect the System to one of your LAN port on the router.
> 4.Check the IP address on the system.
> 5.The IP address should be of the range 192.168.2.XXX ( go to 9)
> 6.If you are getting a auto config IP 169.xxx.xxx.xxx
> 7.Reduce the link speed on you NIC card to 10Full mode.
> 8.Check the IP address again now you will have an IP 192.168.2.XXX
> 9.Open your browser and type 192.168.2.1 on the address bar.
> 10.You will see SMC login screen, Click login.
> 11.If you get a password error try "smcadmin"
> 12.select advanced setup
> 13.select WAN, select Dynamic IP address, click on more config
> 14.Click on clone MAC address, click on APPLY.
> 15.Select "status"
> 16.If it is disconnected, clear the security log.
> 17.Logout of the router.
> 18.Power off the router and Modem.
> 19.Power ON the Modem first, Wait for the modem to boot.
> 20.Power on the Router, Wait for 2min and check if you are able to go
> If you still have problem connecting to COX, Let me know the make of
> the MODEM which you are using, the RUN time code version on the router
> (you will find that under the "status" page on the router) and the
> PART number of your router (750.XXXX or 720.XXXX or 751.XXXX)
Many thanks. I haven't tried this because I have already swapped
routers. The Linksys worked "out of the box" with Cox Cable, and the
Barricade worked "out of the box" with BellSouth DSL. Therefore my
problem is solved (I'm connected), although I never did get the
Barricade working with Cox. However, this is great for the Google
record, and should help the next person having the trouble I had.
Thanks for taking the time to lay it all out like you did.
> > I just subscribed to Cox Cable following a move. The connection to the
> > internet works fine if I plug the ethernet cable from the cable modem
> > (Toshiba PCX2600) directly to the NIC in my PC. However, I would like
> > to make the connection from behind my router (SMC Barricade
> > SMC7004VWBR), so that I can have internet connectivity for both my PC
> > and laptop (via wireless). This has not worked so far.
> > The LAN and WLAN parts of the router work fine, ie. the PC can see the
> > laptop and vice versa. However, the router's status report for the WAN
> > connection to the internet resolutely says "DISCONNECTED". I have
> > tried both DHCP and Static IP settings for the WAN connection (the
> > latter using the IP assigned earlier to the DHCP connection which
> > worked with the direct connection sans router). Neither has worked.
> > I guess my first question is: Does Cox Cable have some way of
> > detecting the use of a router, and denying connectivity if a router is
> > detected? Be that as it may, my second question is in any case how to
> > get the router working with the cable modem.
> > Any help would be much appreciated.
> > Cheers,
> > Sidney