How to disguise/hide router from Uni network

January 8, 2011 at 13:39:09
Specs: Windows Vista
(I am posting this question as I have just worked out the answer to similar questions on this board that are too old for me to reply to)

My problem is that my University network lets laptops/PCs register automatically at the start of term but it recognises router and bans them from connecting to the internet as it reads the MAC address of the router and knows it isn't a computer one.

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January 8, 2011 at 13:46:55
After hours of scouring google....

To work around this I plugged my laptop directly into the network, registered my laptop (and thus it's MAC address), noted the MAC address by going into network settings>status, then disconnected and connected to my router ONLY.
You then go into the settings of the router by typing its IP address or setings web page (which was underneath my router) into a web browser.
You then need to find the MAC address settings of the router and change them so they match the MAC address on your laptop.

Now plug the router into the internet and it should work as it thinks the router is now your laptop :D

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January 8, 2011 at 14:17:04
I hope you enjoy your short time at Uni, as the System Admins are smarter than you !!

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January 8, 2011 at 14:17:25
And you believe the University network administrators have never heard of cloning the mac address? You will be caught. I suggest you read the conditions of use. I'm sure your parents would be pleased to see you booted from uni accommodation for stupidity. Not

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