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    Using the router at Student Halls

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      Using the router at Student Halls

      Id like to be acreate able to create a wireless connection within my flat but I'm not sure if it's even possible with the Sky Router. I've currently been supplied one IP address by my UNI and the way I connect is through a ethernet socket in my wall.

      I don't know where to begin with trying this out if its of course possible.

      I tried plugging one cable sirect from the wall into the router (port 1) and another ethernet cable form Port 2 to my laptop and i get an Interne connection but i cannot access my router through the 192.168.0.1 address.


      Any ideas?


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      Re: Using the router at Student Halls

      You won't get the router to do what you want it do in this case.

      The four Ethernet ports on the router are connected to an Ethernet switch chip. No routing or NAT function will ever happen between the four ports.

      Presumably because the uni has given you an IP address, you've had to type this into the network configuration of your PC. Let's say that that's something like 176.16.17.18 with a netmask of 255.255.0.0 and a default gateway of 176.16.1.1. In that situation, whenever your PC tries to communicate with any address outside the range 176.16.0.0 to 176.16.255.255 (for example your Sky router's address at 192.168.0.1), it will send the data to the default router which will then promptly dropped the data because it's an unroutable private address.

      I suggest you unplug the Sky router before you get into trouble for running an unauthorised DHCP server on the university network.

     

     

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