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Ok, so recently, my mom started a new job.

She works for a kind of branch of the government in healthcare, and some of the info she works with is confidential.

So basically, heres my problem.

When she got the job, the tech guy from their office came in and changed our router and locked it down without asking anyone, assuming that everyone in the house was a tech noob.

Anyways, he switched the router from an old Linksys WRT54G (No easy setup button.) To a new one, with a button.

Anyways, the authentication is WPA-PSK, and the encryption is AES.



Now today, I tried to play BF2 over LAN with my brother, it didn't work.
I know BF2 isn't the problem because AOE 2 doesn't work either.

Any suggestions on playing LAN?
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post #2 of 10
switch back to your old router and tell the tech guy to screw off
    
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post #3 of 10
This is on an internal LAN?

The wrt54g has no real options to affect any internal LAN connections.

Trying pinging your brothers PC and go from there. Did you have static 192.168.1.* addresses before hand?
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post #4 of 10
How about using the second router you got to connect only you and your brother on it? Then connect it to the first router to get a connection to the Net.
You can have your own little private network
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post #5 of 10
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So the router doesn't have to be plugged into cable modem for it to be used for LAN gaming?
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You guys on the same subnet? (192.168.x.wyz, x must be the same for both).
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you could try Hamachi
    
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No, the router doesnt have to be plugged into the cable modem for Internal LAN gaming.
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On the back of the router there's a button for resetting the router.

Press it.

Put back the security but this time you can set your own passwords and everything.
    
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Turnoz View Post
On the back of the router there's a button for resetting the router.

Press it.

Put back the security but this time you can set your own passwords and everything.
I was going to suggest that as well...but I was thinking what if he's on DSL and his family uses Router PPPoE?

Only do it if you know the correct PPPoE login information!
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