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Anonymous 15/06/25(Thu)04:54 No. 21807 ID: a38aee

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I got one of those shitbox ZOTAC Z-boxes from a friend and have just had it sitting around as I didn't really need it. Now my actual comp is in the shop and I started playing around with it.

Problem is I can't get it to connect to the net via the router - just directly plugged into the modem. The wireless can "see" the router but it needs to have the computers MAC address before I can even enter the password.
If I plug the cable into the router I can see (but not access ) my roommates computer (wired connection) but can't see the router or the net. In the Network Connections folder I can see a WAN Miniport (PPPOE) -disconnected the Local area connection Realtech controller which if enabled tries to identify a connection and the wireless one.


Anonymous 15/06/25(Thu)10:53 No. 21812 ID: 6e3068

I re-installed the drivers for both wired and non and also used the repair / instal and still no luck

Anonymous 15/06/25(Thu)22:20 No. 21813 ID: 4aec42

Can you connect to other wireless networks?

>The wireless can "see" the router but it needs to have the computers MAC address before I can even enter the password.
This issue is with the router, not the computer:
- Connect to the router via cable.
- Access the routers settings (duck it).
- Add the MAC address of your wireless adapter to the white list.
- Reconnect using wireless and log in.

Anonymous 15/06/25(Thu)23:04 No. 21814 ID: efd857

I can only see (and not connect) to the router via wireless. When it's plugged in to the router it can't see the router (but can see but also not connect to my roommates computer) otherwise I would have entered the MAC.

Anonymous 15/06/26(Fri)02:03 No. 21815 ID: 10d6c2

>it needs to have the computers MAC address
Disable MAC filtering on the router. It is an absolutely worthless security feature, since your MAC address is broadcast in the clear, for everyone within range to see. Anyone wanting to gain access to your network will just sniff MACs from data passing to/from the existing systems, clone one of their addresses onto their card, then use it to get onto your network. It will only stop 10 year olds and grandmothers, and maybe not even.

Disable this feature and you'll likely get a little further.

In case you're confused as to how to do that: use your roomate's computer for 30 seconds to configure the router.

When you plug in the Zotac over Ethernet, do you get an IP address? How about a default gateway? Subnet? If you disable IPv6 on the Zotac do you get any further?

Anonymous 15/06/26(Fri)19:21 No. 21817 ID: 10d6c2

Upon further reflection I'm going to take a wild guess and say that your router assigns good DHCP leases, with the correct default gateway, etc. to MACs it knows about and everyone else gets incorrect or partial information that doesn't let them get out to the internet.

You could have also enabled 802.1x authentication, but if you did I would hope that you would remember it, since that requires substantially more effort than simply checking a box.

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