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Hi folks,

Im at uni and they dont allow wireless connections in halls of residents. We are allowed switches though to share our connection with other computers in our rooms. I broke my router so im using a spare netgear router (wireless with the nice flashing blue leds on top).

Disabled DHCP and this allows me to connect to the uni network going through the router. I enabled wireless on there and the computer gets an IP (of the same format as it should be. (10.3.x.x) but the wireless has no internet connection. Must be some way of getting around that problem!

Scott

EDIT: Here are the settings. The top dosent work, the bottom does. The only difference i can see is the MAC (Obviously) and the description.. Could the network somehow tell its a wireless device via this?

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: solent.ac.uk
Description: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address: 00-1F-3B-12-A6-19
DHCP Enabled: Yes
IPv4 IP Address: 10.3.7.100
IPv4 Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Lease Obtained: 08 March 2009 00:30:04
Lease Expires: 08 March 2009 00:32:04
IPv4 Default Gateway: 10.3.1.1
IPv4 DHCP Server: 193.63.197.246
IPv4 DNS Servers: 194.81.151.70, 194.81.151.71
IPv4 WINS Server: 193.63.197.246
NetBIOS over Tcpip Enabled: Yes

Connection-specific DNS Suffix: solent.ac.uk
Description: Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address: 00-1D-09-40-36-6B
DHCP Enabled: Yes
IPv4 IP Address: 10.3.3.165
IPv4 Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Lease Obtained: 08 March 2009 00:30:52
Lease Expires: 08 March 2009 01:30:51
IPv4 Default Gateways: 192.168.0.1, 10.3.1.1
IPv4 DHCP Server: 193.63.197.246
IPv4 DNS Servers: 194.81.151.70, 194.81.151.71
IPv4 WINS Server: 193.63.197.246
NetBIOS over Tcpip Enabled: Yes
 

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i'm not familiar with that firmware.. can you make the router's WAN MAC the same as your computers? no, your uni shouldn't be able to tell that it's a wireless router, unless they're doing more work then i'm sure they'd care to do.

my uni didn't allow the connections to be split at all-- no wireless, no switches, no routers. i used a router all the time, with wireless when i needed it. we had to register our mac address whenever a new device attempted to connect to the internet, but i don't know what your school does :-/

you could do some social engineering to see what's up-- hookup your wireless router, and play dumb as you call up your IT support number. tell them that you have a switch hooked up but that you can't reach the net. ask them if they can see whats connected to the port in your room.
 
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