SMC SMC2870W Wireless Bridge

Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 20 May 2007. Page 1 of 2. Add A Comment

We don't normally publish reviews on networking hardware and other peripherals unless we have thoroughly tested the product internally for some time and find it to be truly great or a product that is simply a disaster. Today we have the SMC SMC2870W 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge. This wireless bridge is capable of turning any wired networking device into a wireless node and can also act as an Internet Access Point along with a built-in 802.11b/g repeater. What category of righteousness does this product fall into? Well, for Linux users, the SMC bridge is falling down.


· 802.11b, 802.11g support
· 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
· WiFi Protected Access (WPA)
· 802.1x authentication
· Disable SSID Broadcast
· MAC Address Filtering
· Two external dipole antennas


Included with the SMC SMC2870W were an ethernet cable, SMC CD, EZ-Connect installation guide, power adapter, and the wireless bridge itself with two external dipole antennas. Everything had arrived safely and we had no complaints on the product packaging or design.

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