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Old 01-24-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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At a fitness club (ACAC) where my dad goes every day, they have no wireless network. I go there with my dad every day (but I'm not a member; I can't work out). Unfortunately, there is no wireless network that I can use my laptop with; they don't trust their employees not to use Wi-Fi while working or something like that. Anyway, if i directly connect my laptop to one of the ethernet slots they have in the wall, it says that I have "limited or no connectivity." I'm not sure if they installed some kind of software on their computers allowing them to get on that network, or if it's because I don't have XP Professional...does anyone know how I could fix it where I could connect it via ethernet? By the way, I plugged the laptop into the same slot where one of their computers has working internet access. I would use their computers, but they are terribly old, all they have is the internet, you can't use Windows at all, so no word processing or anything but a bad internet browser. Thanks a lot for your help.
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It's just signal strength. Obviously, the place that you plugged in was a bad spot. Did you try other spots? Is it ethernet or dial up? Just to make sure, you know. I'm betting it's ethernet. Anyways, I wouldn't try and get into anything yet. If I were you, I would talk to the people. I know the IT guys downstairs at my college can and do monitor everything that goes on... I'd be careful.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:00 PM   #3
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The only time I seen that is when you get only access the network with not ethernet.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #4
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It's just signal strength. Obviously, the place that you plugged in was a bad spot. Did you try other spots? Is it ethernet or dial up? Just to make sure, you know. I'm betting it's ethernet. Anyways, I wouldn't try and get into anything yet. If I were you, I would talk to the people. I know the IT guys downstairs at my college can and do monitor everything that goes on... I'd be careful.
It was a spot that another one of their computers was working fine with; there are computers for members to use, and I unplugged one from the internet, and plugged my own cable into it, and it didn't work; I know it's not dialup.
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Was the spot active at that time. What mean is did you see some one use it that day?
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:59 AM   #6
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I got that problem to when i take my laptop to a job site and hook up to ethernet i usually have to assign a static ip to my computer in order for it to work. So you may need the IP address of the place itself.
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:25 PM   #7
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Nevermind..I emailed the IT department guy again, and apparently they don't even give their employees internet access. I guess they really don't trust their employees or something
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maybe its still blocked with a network key.
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I think if you found the IP address of the computer that you unplugged then assigned your computer that IP address i don't see any reason why it wouldn't work.
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Old 01-26-2006, 04:27 PM   #10
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It's not the laptop, like I said, the employees don't even have internet access on their network, so even if I connected to their network I wouldn't have internet
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