|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