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University wired Network blocks use of wireless adapters

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#1 RoryBear


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:32 PM


I am a university student and at my halls of residence each room has a wired internet port by the desk. This can be very annoying if you want to either connect your laptop elsewhere in the room or if you want to connect a mobile device for example.

To overcome this I purchased a Sapido RB-1602 pocket 3-in-1 Router, Access point and Wireless Bridge. However when I connect it to the ethernet port in my room my laptop has no trouble connecting but the university network requires you to go through a registration IP check and security check. This happens but then a pop up appears saying that 'the host is already registered'.

I contacted my IT support service and they said 'It's not possible to connect routers to the student network. Your laptop has a live IP address, but the wireless router will be blocked by Campus Manager.' I don't really understand this as it goes a bit over my technical ability but does anyone know if there is any way to work around this because it would really help if I could get this thing working.

Thanks, Rory

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

Unfortunately we are unable to help you. The university has put security restrictions in place for a reason. Most likely to prevent bandwidth theft with unauthorized wireless use. The forum rules state:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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