How do I get my router online?
September 30, 2010 11:33 AM Subscribe
My wireless router longs to throw off its university shackles. Help, MeFites!
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (16 answers total)
My university network apparently doesn't like wireless routers. Which is annoying, of course. I've got a WiFi-only iPad, so it's getting irritating having to go to the library whenever I need wireless access.
Here's the crux of the matter- PCs automatically connect to the university broadband network when they're connected via Ethernet cable, nearly instantly. No password, no authorisation. But when the router's connected, it powers on, providing a signal, but provides no connection to the Net.
Is there a way of tricking the network into treating the wireless router like a PC, or getting it to allow the router to connect? Could really use some help here- technical queries online have only led to tedious lectures by sysadmins about network security policies.