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Blocked Ethernet wire help

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#1 Vyel8ers


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:16 PM

Hello everyone. I am trying to put wifi in our little office at work and when I hook up the router,that I tested at home so I know it works, it gets no internet. Same if you would use the Ethernet to your laptop. I work for a "government agency"(USPS) and assume it's some safety feature. The Ethernet wire will only give internet to the office computers. P.s. Not trying to hack into any system or anything, just trying to save on data for myself and a few coworkers
Thanks in advance

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:11 PM

Since you do not own the network, and it appears there are security controls in place. According to the forum rules we can't help you.

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I would suggest you contact the network administrator and ask them if what you're doing is permissible and how to proceed.

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 02:33 PM

As Animal pointed out, we really can't help you with this matter due to forum rules. It would be best for you to contact your IT team.


Just as a general rule and a FYI - IT usually does not allow a "rouge" router on the network. It is a security risk and I would advise NO ONE to ever do this. It is a weak point in the network for attackers. Again contact your IT team and find out about wireless in your office space.


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