20 Most Recent SMC (SMCWBR14-G2) Router Questions & Answers

There are no defaults for this, but 2 ways to go about.

A. When you have a device like an Android phone which is already able to connect to the wifi network, download WiFi Key Recovery on the Google Play store.

B. Set a new key on the router (this will affect all wireless devices connected to this wifi network)

  1. Connect your computer/ laptop with a network cable directly to your SMC router.
  2. Open your browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and type "" (without quotes) in the addressbar.
  3. A password is required to login. The default is smcadmin.
  4. Open Security from the menu on the left, click Wireless.
  5. You will be able to set a new WEP or WPA key. Use WPA for better security.

SMC... | Answered on Nov 10, 2013

Maybe it is an electricity problem, or it's nearing the end of it's life. I bought 2 routers till now.each one worked fine for 2 years and then never worked.You should buy a new one or check if there's something with the electricity . Maybe a higher voltage

SMC... | Answered on Feb 28, 2013

Look in settings for Energy saving, set to no. take a look at this Apple forum: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2419274?start=45&tstart=0

SMC... | Answered on Feb 01, 2013

For that you need to know the password of router. Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. or or or If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. If you are still not able to access router with above ip then you need to RESET it for that press RESET button for 10 seconds it is in back side of router then all settings defaults..Then you can access it with above method. . Then click on wireless->wireless security->WEP security there is code password note down it or enter new password then save setting s and restart router. then you can connect wireless with new password. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

SMC... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011

You have to get into the routers configuration. You will need to know your ip address and if you don't know it then follow these instructions:
1. On your PC enter this in the search box(for older windows click on run and then enter) cmd.
2. At the DOS prompt type in ipconfig. The default gateway is your ip address. If you can't access it that way try one of these ip addresses
Some SMC routers use

3. once you are in the main SMC screen you will want to go to the wireless security category or the wireless setup category. In one of those you will find how to rename and set up fo a WEP,WPA,etc.....

SMC... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011

Open a new browser window and in the address bar type in '' or '' or '' and press enter. The password would be blank/admin/smcadmin by default. Blank password implies that you need to click on login without giving any input.

But, if you have set a password on your own and not able to recollect it, try resetting the router

SMC... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011


The reset button is at the backside of the box ( near to the wireless antenna).
That tiny black button more over looks like a black dot.

Best Regards

SMC... | Answered on Nov 06, 2010

if you have the network key then ( you either know the key or you don't )
1. type it in a word pad , Word or note pad to see if you have it correct usually the
caps lock is on and everything is in caps.
2. the only other things is to set the router back to default settings and write and save a ne
new network key profile.
I hope this helps. Have a great day!

SMC... | Answered on Oct 05, 2010

Manual for WBR14-G2 router [6.2 MB] in pdf format:

Keeping others from connecting to your router:
1. Have an "wired only" router login access or for this router "change and disable your SSID". This way you avoid that others can login to
to the router changing your settings: See page 48 of the manual.
1.1 Wireless Network Name (SSID): change the default name SMC
to "any private name" ( and remember for later login )
1.2 Broadcast Wireless Network Name: change from default ENABLE

2. Make a secure wireless encryption key for your connection:
see page 87.
2.1 For most secure key select WPA / WPA2 only and SAVE SETTINGS .
2.2 See page 91 for entering and saving your secure key: the password
that must be entered to get access to the router.

SMC... | Answered on Sep 19, 2009

From your description, I am assuming you have a direct ethernet connection from an RJ45 connection in a jack in the wall. If this is the case, then you would just need to purchase a wireless router (linksys, D-link, netgear, etc). Connect the ethernet connection from the wall to the routers internet or WAN port. You will need to access the routers firmware configuration and set it to connect with PPPoE, so get your username and password from your ISP if you are not sure what it is.

You will be able to continue to have the PC plugged into the router with an ethernet cable, and then run the laptop with a wireless connection, just be sure to configure the laptop with the security key if applicable.

If you were using a software PPPoE connection on your PC, quit using it. Just set your network adapters on both computers to DHCP, and you should be good to go.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

SMC... | Answered on Jan 14, 2009

There suppose to be a reset button on it mainly on the back of it

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Apr 23, 2019

different USB port. There are usually 3 or 4 of them. If you can, format the USB drive (if you have nothing on it or already have copies of what is on it). It will take 10 seconds, but will wipe all data. It should be recognized then.

SMC Computers &... | Answered on Apr 11, 2019

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