Using an Airport Extreme on University network - Need Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Garywoo, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Garywoo macrumors newbie

    Garywoo

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    UK
    #1
    My university says the ethernet network that they supply in uni halls of accomodation does not allow wireless devices, surely they can't make it so that you cant use an airport extreme or some other device to make the wired network in to a wireless one. The connection is through a proxy and uses PEAP. They also use 802.11X authentication. How can i use my airport extreme in my room so i can use my laptop wirelessly?

    Thanks
     
  2. jimmypopjr macrumors regular

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    I work at the helpdesk at a University. Most colleges definitely have network policies that 100% prohibit you from creating your own wireless network. It's a matter of security on their part, as they are providing network for students and faculty, not the public. Broadcast your own SSID, secure or not, and that could possibly open up the network for anyone.

    Pain in the butt, yeah, but look at it from the network admin side of the picture and it's obvious why such policies are in place.
     
  3. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    Try setting the Airport Ex to NOT/uncheck "Distribute IP addresses."
     

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