wifi hacker vs the tech guy.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by steampunk, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. steampunk macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    Alright, first of all, thanks for wandering over here.
    Here's the problem.
    I got my school's wireless password from a guy who knows a guy,
    and so I was able to use the wifi on my itouch for a while.
    For some reason, I can't get in anymore.
    I know the password and the name of the network,
    what's preventing me from getting on?

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  3. Dino451 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2006
    Yup, probably mac address filtering.
  4. ashxf macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2008
    Baton Rouge
    PLUS if your school is anything like my university, the password changes every 60 days or so to prevent this very thing. And they'll change it if they know students have been accessing the network unauthorized. This is easily determined when the person in charge of the tech and network has a look at the IP addresses that have been accessing the network. Most places do this fairly regularly to keep people from using the school's network to download stuff illegally and to monitor Internet activity.

    That password was probably only good for a little while anyway.



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