Using Your iPod in School

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  1. Faktor4

    Faktor4 Active Member

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    Hey, First off... let me start by saying i searched and didnt get any help,
    So, dont flame my thread.


    Now, when im in school, the wifi will not let me connect.

    Here is what happens when i try to load any site.

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  2. devenemy

    devenemy New Member

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    Well, seeing as you're connected to a school's wifi, you are only limited to browse what you're able to as if you were using one of their computers. Say my school blocks myspace and I try to access it through my ipod, it will still be blocked.
    Just a theory.
  3. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    That most likely means that it is trying to redirect your iPod to another website, but your iPod is unable to load it.

    I'd chalk that up to either (as the member above me said) a network wide block or more likely a MAC address filter (since you said that it happens with every website).
  4. tag009

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    my school blocks all internet sites starting with http://
    even google!
    so if this is the case with your school (looks like it) you can use a proxy starting with https://

    try this with your schools connection

    https://vtunnel.com/

    then enter whatever site you want to go to in the text box.

    if that doesnt work see if mobilemaps or any other online app works
  5. fr0z3nic3

    fr0z3nic3 New Member

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    Yea, and considering probably the tons of filters that is in the school boards firewall protection .. The chances of you accessing from there is slim to none.. No, its just none.. Lol,

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  6. Steaps

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    1. it's http:// not https://
    2. if http is blocked how would he use that address?
  7. hockeycraze12000

    hockeycraze12000 New Member

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    well check the connection settings, if there is no DNS number, that just means that the router is plugged in, but the connection is not plugged in to the wall outlet

    i have the same problem in school. have to wait for my computer teacher to plug it in so i can use the internet, LUCKILY its unprotected.
  8. Faktor4

    Faktor4 Active Member

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    https is a secured connection.

    ive actually used vtunnel for quite some time.

    If im on a school computer, i can get to anything i want.

    Its just the wifi from my touch, no matter what i put in, takes me to that proxy and stops.

    MAC filtering i guess.
  9. parak33t

    parak33t New Member

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    what software are you running? i couldnt connect while on 1.1.1
  10. Shade

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    hmk i have had the same problem and here is how to fix it! first off if you like the GUI interface of life go over to tuaw.com they recently just made a MAC address changer. If not and you can copy some crap into a terminal then
    1. open terminal
    2. log onto a school computer
    3. figure out the computers MAC address (both mac and windows have one)
    4. type on terminal ifconfig en0 lladdr "your MAC address without the quotes"
    (example ifconfig en0 lladdr 1c:20:4v:56:76
    Hope that helps!

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