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wildjon

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at school my labtop shows an excellent connection to the schools wireless network, but i cant connect to the internet. i have been on the network for a year now. but when i go home i can connect to my wireless network is fine. the school says its one of my settings, and they can't figure it out, well they dont really care. but could someone please help me.
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Wireless b notebook card Linksys.
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Dan

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Hi wildjon,

Do you have any software firewalls on your computer, and if so, have you either disabled them, or added your school's network to the 'Trusted Zone'?
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yes i have tried that i have even uninstalled them to no prevail. im connecting to the router but i cant get even farther
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Hello wildjon,

Im here to help out a bit. You stated " i have been on the network for a year now" What most likely is the cause for your lose of connection is added security. we can safely assume this because you can connect fine at home.

Most schools have now implemented the most basic Wireless security, which include WEP encryption, WPA encryption, or MAC Address filtering. All three of these basic securities must be setup by your schools IT Administrator. Some schools even use VPN Protocols to streamline and privatise their network for added security. I would be willing to bet that your school has probably had an open broadcast up until now and have just recently added one of these security measures to restrict access to thier network, not only from internal access (meaning students) but also form external access (an open router with no security has a Neon sign sign above it that says "Please Access me for free").

I would reccomend that you contact the schools IT Administrator and find out if you can be added to the network as a guest account or something similiar that may be setup for student access.
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