Router hack (I know not iPhone)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by danskimanuk, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. danskimanuk macrumors newbie

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    Hi there.

    Am looking to 'borrow' my neighbours btvoyager 2110
    wifi router. Before anyone gets high and mighty on me, let
    Me start by saying, I'm an employed MA student in the middle of research
    Who has just split with his girl, and is now back with his folks (from today). Where I have no net access!

    I am in desperate need of net access to complete my research
    Due in iminantly, and would like to utilize the said neighbours
    Connection until I can afford my own.

    I have used the default password to connect to the
    Router, and osx tells me I have a connection under
    Network settings, icon in bar and using netstat with a router gateway of 192.168.1.1. However I cannot open any web pages and ping/dig results in 'cannot resolve' and 'unknown host'!

    Does this mean the router has MAC filtering, so I can't get through the firewall?

    Worth mentioning I can't even get the router page by
    Entering it's ip in a browser!

    Any help. Would be much appreciated.

    I know it's not right, but I need the access immediately
    In order to complete my paper!!!

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    We don't really care.

    "High and mighty" we are. We're not helping you hack someone's Internet connection.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    How about finding a Starbucks? What you're doing is illegal.
     
  4. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Virtues of a hypocrite

    Very pious indeed.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'd like you to show me in what way I'm being hypocritical, as I have never done this nonsense myself and don't plan to ever do so.

    And by "show", I mean, "let this thread die because you've already lost".
     
  6. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, that's the best advice you're going to get. How about you go for a wander round your neighbourhood looking for "free" wireless access points. I know a couple of my neighbours operate free wifi for everyone. But again, there is the Law to abide, so please don't break it!

    You could go explain yourself to your neighbour and ask permission. Im sure if your situation is that desperate they'd be happy to help. I would as long as they weren't downloading vast amounts of unsociable material.
     
  7. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your suggestion. I have no malicious intentions or in the mind
    To download and abuse the neighbours bandwidth, only to access research journals to read through online.

    Emmm. iPhone hack.... Does o2 approve of this method of accessing the net.
    Would they not be just a little bit peaved with your tinkering? And of course apple approve right?
     
  8. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    If you've got an iPhone, just use it. I know 3G isn't blinding fast but it works and is better than nothing. And with the O2 contracts you get free access to "the cloud" wifi hotspots http://www.thecloud.net/ , almost every pub in Britain has one, because those stupid it.box game machine things have it built in. And you can connect a laptop to these networks, put your phone number in and have access.

    BTW, what connection are you using to reply to this thread?
     
  9. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Certain places such as libraries and fast food restaurants now offer free wi-fi for their customers. That's your best bet. :)
     
  10. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am using an iPhone to access now. I would apply the
    iPhone hack using sources I have found on the web, to allow
    For a connection using the iPhone as a gateway for my mac,
    However the source states that this cannot be applied to firmware
    Version 2.2.1 that I have.

    I could downgrade to 2.2.0 to follow the confit process but i don't particularly
    Want to use the functionality due to some misc error!

    Free wifi is something I've looked for, but is not ideal
    When you are undertaking heavy research requiring many
    Continuos hours with silence to concentrate.

    I need to have the net access through a big screen
    For image content analsis etc, so just working
    At the iPhone scale is not practical.
     
  11. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    You can use pdanet with 2.2.1.
     
  12. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    And some libraries have a computer you can use, so if you havent got a laptop to take with you you can use that.

    When you say you need research to complete a paper, is that Higher Education (uni, school etc) or a job?? Either way, wouldnt they provide some sort of suite for internet access.
     
  13. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  14. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I am an MA student. My university is
    Very far from where I am.

    Libraries are ok, but for shear convienience and
    Productivity and access to non computer resources
    I need to operate from home.

    Can I get to use my iPhone with the firmware version of 2.2.1
    And how may I achieve this. Any instruction on how would be great!

    I really do appreciate the helpful feedback
     
  15. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    no, you'll need those files on your pc/mac
     
  16. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Just use PDA net. Not amazingly fast, but I have to use it at times (when I'm away from home, every couple of weekends).
     
  17. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry..... Just to clarify.

    Are we saying that if I manage to follow
    The process stated at 'thebigboss' downloading the necessary
    Files to my mac etc, I should be able to get a connection
    For my laptop with firmware 2.2.1?
     
  18. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    give up, swallow your pride and go ask your neighbour...
     
  19. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, however I really
    Only want to find out about the iPhone hack now.

    Just need to know if I apply the hack
    As outlined on 'thebigboss' website with a 2.2.1
    Firmware whether or not it will work
    And enable to use the iPhone as a gateway for
    My mac. It's obviously a handy utility to have
    When on travels as someone previously mentioned.

    Also interested in the apps such as copy/paste
    That I could use if I jailbreak the device.

    Thanks
    D
     
  20. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    If I'm reading this correctly, you have 2 issues to solve:

    1. Using your iPhone tethered to your mac as an internet modem

    2. Actually having a wi-fi connection to connect to

    Don't confuse the two, or you get confused answers.

    For 1, yes you can

    For 2, go ask your neighbour's permission or go for a walk to the local library/coffee shop/hotel/sports club with your macbook.

    Apologies if I have misunderstood
     
  21. danskimanuk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thankyou

    Answer 1 was what I was looking for!
     
  22. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    ask your neighbor, im sure he wouldn't care if you tell him your situation and you're polite about it
     
  23. lococo72 macrumors newbie

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    wow

    you have a macbook and iphone and you cannot even afford internet connection that's lame?
     

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