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How to assign static ip address to AP

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June 3, 2014 2:59:29 PM

Hi there, let me cut it short.
I'd been using internet via ethernet cable which was connected to my university's network. It was on the bridge mode. So it was assigning internal ips like this: 10.129.10.13 for my mac, 10.129.10.14 for my smartphone 10.129.10.15 for my ipad and so on. But with the latest update to the network i started having issues. If i connect my ethernet cable directly to my laptop then there's no problem. Everything's great and i have an internet access. But if i connect my ethernet cable to my router then try to connect my wireless network, nothing works. Even though i configure ip and subnetmask etc manually, there's no internet connection. My university told me that they've blocked the devices which automatically assign ips for other devices.
But here's the problem. If i connect the cable via ethernet to my macbook, and enable internet sharing everything works perfectly. My ipad and smartphone obtain ip addresses are like this: 192.168.2.2 192.168.2.3 and my macbook's ip:10.129.10.13
I just want to learn that if it's possible that i can do the same thing to my router. I mean can i assign an internal ip(10.129.10.x) to my router and different 192.168.2.x ips for other devices via the router. I guess this is the only way to connect to the internet wirelessly via the router.
I'm using a TP-LINK TD-W8951ND by the way.
Have a great day!

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June 3, 2014 3:06:26 PM

with the laptop connected to the router (and not the external network), most routers allow you to "clone" the mac addres of a system. Clone the MAC address of the laptop (which connects to the U's network), then shut down the router, connect it to the U's network and power it up.

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June 3, 2014 3:16:56 PM

corroded said:
with the laptop connected to the router (and not the external network), most routers allow you to "clone" the mac addres of a system. Clone the MAC address of the laptop (which connects to the U's network), then shut down the router, connect it to the U's network and power it up.

What do you get?

well i've checked it twice and was not able to find such a thing about mac cloning
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June 3, 2014 3:20:15 PM

First problem is that you are trying to do this with an ADSL router.
If you had a normal router you shoudl be able to clone the mac and then let it create its own IPs.

You could also try configuring the router as an access point and that would allow the schools managed switches to still assign IPs. You would need to dissable dhcp and nat on your router, and hopefully the firmware allows you to configure it this way and have a dynamic IP (once again it being a ADSL modem caues potential issues). The school could still have this method blocked, it is easy to set port security so that it only assigns one IP address per physical port.
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