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DJ DeGaetano 09-15-2004 07:31 PM

Ibook for school...
[Edit] Im sorry.. I posted this in the wrong section.. this isnt a hardware problem.[/edit]


I was issued an Ibook for school, by my school. Everybody has them, and there is a huge wireless network at school that goes through a proxy. Well heres getting to the question.

I have a wireless network at home, cable internet with a linksys router. The thing Is I want to connect my ibook to my network and get to the internet. What happens is my ibook will connect to my router, but it can not reach the internet because it is still configured to access the internet through the proxy IP of 10. bla. bla. bla and I do not have admin privilages to change/delete the proxy IP. So.. is there a way I can configure my ibook, or maybe my router (I heard somthig before ablut setting up a gateway.. what is that and will it work?) Or maybe there is a program I can get so I can access the internet and or ftp at home by bypassing this proxy.
Oh btw.. mac OSX 10.3 and it is a linksys wrt54g router

Thanks alot!

m1k 09-15-2004 08:28 PM

OK, see your router manual. It should tell you to connect to an IP address that looks something like this: or something like that (the x's are numbers). Connect to that, and you should be able to modify whatever you need to, maybe permissions or security or something like that. I have a Netgear wireless router and I had to do that at the start.

Also, you may want to try unplugging everything and then resetting everything up following the Linksys manual. When I first set up my Netgear, I plugged in everything wrong because I didn't read the manual. That might be your problem.

Or, the problem might be Safari on your Mac. Go to Safari Preferences->Advanced->Proxies (Change Settings). You'll be taken to System Preferences, where you'll be taken to the proxy settings. Try unchecking all the boxes and playing around with the proxies, that might be the problem.

Good luck, I hope one of these works!

DJ DeGaetano 09-15-2004 10:31 PM

Yea.. I know about the router config.

And the whole thing with the system prefs and proxy config is that, I dont have admin privilages. The school has all that blocked.. I was wondering if anybody knew a way around it.

m1k 09-15-2004 11:59 PM

Well, you have admin privelages at home, don't you? It's your iBook and you're logged in as the iBook owner, so you should have admin privelages at home at least.

If you don't, I don't really know what to do, sorry.

Wapa18 09-16-2004 12:19 AM

no he doesn't have admin privileges. it's not his ibook, it's his school's ibook. issued to him by his school.

firsteggprez 09-16-2004 12:47 AM

why don't you ask the i.t. department at your school and ask them if they will give you the privlages that you need to connect over your wireless.

Aptmunich 09-16-2004 12:56 PM

I'm not sure if you need admin privileges to do this, but you can set up multiple network locations for your mac to operate in, i.e. you could set up one location 'school', configured to connect through a proxy and one location 'home' configured for a direct connect.

If your school won't give you admin priveleges maybe they'll at least set up a new network location for you, based on the settings you tell them for your home.

Btw, a quick way to access the different network locations is through the shortcut in the Apple Menu...

DJ DeGaetano 09-16-2004 07:26 PM

Yea.. I know about locations.. I can't get to them. The school wont set up another network as reassurance that nothing happens to their precious ibooks. So much for the way around it. D'oh.. if I only had that highly gaurded admin password lol

Aptmunich 09-17-2004 04:32 AM

Well try reformatting the iBook and reinstalling OS X with fresh root password etc.?

vuschejan 09-17-2004 06:27 AM


Originally Posted by Aptmunich
Well try reformatting the iBook and reinstalling OS X with fresh root password etc.?

I dont think he's allowed to do that :)

rallyracerx86 10-19-2004 10:12 AM

If you have not figured it out by now what you do is download firefox from go to your wired setting and just plug an ethernet cable in to your laptop. I also have a school ibook.

bograt69 10-27-2004 08:13 PM

or you could try giving yourself admin privileges like so...


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