Mentawl wrote:Most educational establishments have a MAC-address-based lockdown on network ports, which means that only devices that are "permitted" to be on the network will work when plugged in. Optionally the "unused" ports may not actually be physically connected to anything at the other end, although this is unlikely.
If you're working at said school, chances are they'll allow your machine to connect if you just ask them. There's no real way to do it without asking though .
notfred wrote:There's all kinds of things it could be, including ports not hooked up, 802.1x Port Based Network Access Control, MAC address locking, authenticated proxies etc etc etc.
You need to go ask as the others have said.
Jness wrote:Should someone want to answer me: Please dumb it down, I only speak idiot
Captain Ned wrote:Jness wrote:Should someone want to answer me: Please dumb it down, I only speak idiot
When you plug the Ethernet cable into your lappy, do you get link lights showing/blinking on the lappy's Ethernet jack (required by Ethernet standards)? If yes, it's an access control problem. If no, it's an air gap (unconnected wall jack) problem.
Xylker wrote:Hey, how about a static IP assigned to the NIC in the laptop?
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