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Having Multiple Connections Through A One Active Connection ISP

Last response: in Networking
July 2, 2013 5:35:57 AM

Currently I'm deployed in the middle east, the ISP we have access to only allows one active connection at a time. You have to sign in on the system you want to use, and if you want to use another, have to sign off then back on using the device you want connected. I have a router, cheap thing of ill repute, forget the name, but it allows me to login to my pc, and every other system uses the credentials and will have connectivity. The problem is that, more often then not, it will log off from the laptop, leaving me with no connectivity anywhere until i log back in.

So my request is this, what settings on a router, in general, may help with this issue? Also, are there any other solutions that may work out better? Being able to connect to my laptop, cell phone, and ps3 shouldn't be a pipe dream.

July 2, 2013 5:50:01 AM

What do your local network guys say?
July 2, 2013 7:00:46 AM

wireless router sounds like something to think about.

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August 16, 2013 2:35:54 AM

Yes, a wireless router is a start, but that is not his problem....I am in Afghanistan and probably have the same provide. They only allow one user on at a time with your login. They do this through an HTTP authentication, much like a hotel would do. They grab your MAC address at the same time and only allow one connection for that username at any one time. They even give you an http address to logout so that you can log in with another device.

I have tried everything I can think of to defeat this, including using a VPN, MAC Spoofing, etc. I have not been able, and have an open post on this forum with detailed information about what I have tried. Still looking for an answer because the monopoly they have here is outrageous. We pay $90/month for 128k speeds...
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