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I am a Resident Assistant at the SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics. I moved in yesterday, and when I tried to set up my computer, I found that I cannot access the internet. Right now, I have circumvented it by connecting to wifi from my smartphone and then tethering it to the desktop.

Is there anything I can do? The ethernet port is in the wall, there is no router around.
post #2 of 9
I would assume there would be some sort of tech support there running the system

If there is they would know best about the setup of the system and how to fix any potential problems.
post #3 of 9
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They won't be here until tomorrow. Is there any way they could have done this? Like I need to log onto their network or something?
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They won't be here until tomorrow. Is there any way they could have done this? Like I need to log onto their network or something?

It's entirely possible they have restrictions in place, only they will be able to advise you on this.

in the meantime...

Is the lan adaptor in your laptop using DHCP?
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Its a desktop, not a laptop. I have wifi access, just not lan
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Its a desktop, not a laptop. I have wifi access, just not lan

I would imagine like others have said it's restricted, you would need to talk to the tech folk running that network.
 
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Its a desktop, not a laptop. I have wifi access, just not lan

Ah my bad.. so then is the lan adaptor in your DESKTOP using dhcp?
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post #8 of 9
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That's a little annoying. Found out yesterday that there are blocks on the internet, they use opendns. We have separate wireless connections for RA's and students, so I don't understand really why they have blocks on our internet as well. Slightly annoyed
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That's a little annoying. Found out yesterday that there are blocks on the internet, they use opendns. We have separate wireless connections for RA's and students, so I don't understand really why they have blocks on our internet as well. Slightly annoyed
If you mean blocks to certain websites

You could always use something like Freegate/Ultrasurf. In my experience using it, the service is very stable and fast. I used it in high school and of course their most IP:port or web proxies ended up not working or only working on certain sites. With the programs mentioned I was able to get onto YouTube or other sites.

It's made for people to access YouTube or twitter,etc from locations where these sites are blocked like Iran or China, but the program is available for other countries too. I haven't used it for a while, but it's supposed to work with OpenDNS. Sometimes there restrictions on what sites you can go on, namely adult or sharing websites. But it's faster than a free proxy and free, and more effective.

http://forums.internetfreedom.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=13c65d00aa8a1b8717b2f9084aacdaae&board=2.0
http://forums.internetfreedom.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=13c65d00aa8a1b8717b2f9084aacdaae&board=8.0

It's not in english but google translate works to find links to the newest versions of both programs. Also there in the stickies at the top
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