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Review of the SMC Barricade™ SMC7004BR
4-port 10/100 Mbps Broadband Router
Last updated: 12 September, 2000

"The Barricade™ is an ideal all-in-one networking solution for home and small business users. This protocol independent multi-functional broadband router is combined with a 4-port 10/100 Mbps dual-speed switch, and incorporates both a built-in print server and an Internet firewall for security against hackers and other unauthorized users.

The Barricade™ provides a WAN port as well as Network Address Translation (NAT), which extends simultaneous Internet access for up to 253 PCs on the LAN. The new broadband router also allows the connection of multiple users to the Internet using a single WAN/IP address. LAN and IP addresses are auto- assigned and easily managed, and the IP routing supports a range of popular applications.

This new device is a complete networking solution for PC or Mac users, and is backed by SMC’s limited lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support."

Ports
. Four 10Base-T/100BaseTX RJ-45 ports
. One 10Base-T Broadband WAN port
. One DB-9 port for PSTN/ISDN connection
. One DB-25 printer port

Internet Sharing Methods
Static IP, Dynamic IP, PPPoE, Dial-up networking

Protocols
TCP/IP, RIP1, RIP2, PPTP (VPN)

Cabling Type
. 10Base-T: UTP/STP Category 3 or 5
. 100Base-TX: UTP/STP Category 5 or better

Topology
Star

Speed
WAN router:
. 10 Mbps (10Base-T Ethernet)
LAN:
. 10 Mbps (10Base-T Ethernet) or
. 100 Mbps (100Base-TX Fast Ethernet)

LEDs
WAN & LAN ports:
. Power
. Ready/test
. Link
. Activity
LAN ports only
. Partition & collision

Print Server
Supports Win 95/98/NT, UNIX LPR

Configuration & Management
. Web-based
. Win AP monitoring

Maximum Users
NAT: 253 PCs

Features
DHCP server, VPN

Standards
. IEEE 802.3
. IEEE 802.3u

Certifications
FCC Class B

Size
6.4" x 4.0" x 1.1"

Weight
1 lb.

Operating Temperature
+5C to + 55C
+41F to +131 F
Humidity
10% - 90%

Warranty
Limited lifetime

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