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Old 02-06-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Using someone elses internet?

Currently on vacation at my parents house. I have a laptop and want to access the internet with it. Everytime i try to feed off of my parents internet connection (cable modem, no wireless) it says limmited or no connectivity. Just curious as to what steps i have to take to get this working. Any help is greatly appreciated...Thanks
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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someone?? anyone?? Please, this is driving me nuts!!!
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:54 AM   #3
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Do you have a router?
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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are you connected directly to the cabl modem?

on the cable modem that I have, (telewest in the UK) when you first setup the connection that MAC addresss of the connecting machine is registered, this makes it difficult to change hardware in future.

now that I have a router attached to the that actual cable modem I have to use mac spoofing to make the router tell the modem that it has the same MAC address as the computer did when the computer was plugged straight into the modem...


limited or no connectivity implies that there is no IP address recieved,
if you don't have a DHCP serer try setting the IP address manually.

you may want to look at the instruction manual for the router to get an idea of what the settings should be though.
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Try and power-cycle the modem. This usually works with cable modems in the US. Once the cable modem sees a MAC address, it will only communicate with that MAC. If you hook something else up to it, it has a different MAC, and the modem will not communicate with it until you power-cycle the modem. Worth a try.
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