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Problems connecting to university internet connection

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#1 i3izkit12


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:55 AM

Hi everyone, I'm completely new, a first time poster, and normally I would take the time to post in the introductions section and get to know people before I start mooching off of knowledge but I'm a little short on time so please forgive my rudeness.

*** Please note that I know almost nothing about computers/networking/thingsusefulinthisforum Therefore it would extremely appreciated if any advice is given in layman's terms and step by step if possible. ***

My girlfriend just got hired as a professor at Far East University in South Korea and has moved into the dorms. They don't offer wireless connectivity so I brought her a router. The router is an iptime router model# N704M. So when I got here I found out that even with the ethernet cable the internet would only work by setting a static ip address(?) They gave me a paper with a default gateway, default dns server, and ip address that I had to enter in the adapter settings. When I hooked up my router I did the same to the adapter settings on the network and the wireless works fine on her laptop. I changed the ip adress by one number on each computer connected to the wireless network and they all seem to have a fine connection.


1. I can't seem to get any other wireless devices to connect to the network. Phones, tablets, mp3 players nothing. I actually rooted her phone a long time ago so it even has the advanced settings where you can enter the above values and no matter how much I fidget with it I can't get it to stay connected or it connects but has no internet access.

2. I read somewhere that I can connect the devices by adding a DHCP (?) that corresponds to each devices specific MAC address. This leads into my second problem which is that I can't seem to get into the router's settings. I tried typing in the default address, the new static address I inputted, and everything else I can think of and I can't get it to work.

If anyone could please lend me some wisdom I would really appreciate it.

I apologize for the wall of text and hope that someone is willing to go through it.

Thanks in advance,


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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:20 AM

I would contact the schools IT Department.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:37 PM

Many schools don't approve hooking up a router in the dorms (for security reasons). Does the router still have an internet connection? They may have locked the address if they don't approve it. Work with the campus IT department - you're going to have to work within their network, which may mean setting static IP address for each of your devices, if they let you use the router at all.

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