MacBook Pro Morphing Airport Express MAC Address

isal

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So my university internet (ResNet) does not permit wireless routers. I need to use more than one computer so I was looking to set my my Airport Express.

But registering the Airport Express directly as-it-is does no successfuly go through. Is there a way I can trick the ResNet router to recognize the Express as a computer?

Will morphing the MAC Address of my MacBook Pro to the Express' MAC Address?

The ResNet uses a "Network Card Address" to recognize, I think. Is it the same as MAC Address.

Any insights would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

acosmichippo

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no, not the same as a MAC address. How are you limited to only one computer with your school's setup? Only one ethernet port or something? Is "ResNet" not wireless?
 

isal

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Yes there is only one Ethernet port and it only let's me register one computer.

That's why i wanted the router to think that the express is a computer.

Is there a way to do that?
 

acosmichippo

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The first thing i would recommend is setting up your Airport express as a wireless Bridge as opposed to a router (default settings). What this will do is allow your school's router to do its thing, but it will basically repeat the signal wirelessly in your room.



There are ways your school can prevent you from doing this, but without knowing much about how they have it set up, this is the first thing i'd try.