Wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Telp, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Ok, so my school has a free wifi network. I found out after about a month that the wifi network only works for the school sites. Is there a way to get around that?
     
  2. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Do you mean you can only reach web sites that are in the school's domain? If so, probably no way around it. You can try going to an external website using ip address instead of domain name (e.g.: http://74.125.19.103 instead of http://www.google.com) and see if all they are doing is preventing the DNS server from translating external addresses.
     
  3. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    I will most certainly try that. However, how do i get these IP addresses for other specific sites?
     
  4. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Well, assuming the ip addresses work (which is no sure bet), you can go to the terminal (on a mac) or command line (start-run "cmd" on windows) and type:

    ping www.google.com (for example)
     
  5. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Well it doesnt work, but thanks, i would not have thought to try that. Guess ill have to continue using EDGE =[
     

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