Originally Posted by nickmv
yes it has a built in 4 port switch. a guy at the dsl reports forums gave me this as a response:
Your university maybe using the same subnet network range as your router is configured to use. Try using another network subnet instead of 192.168.0.x. try 10.0.x.x subnet.
Sounds like a basic TCP/IP configuration issue.
I don't understand exactly what he's talking about. I need to leave the subnet addy (255.255.255.0 as detected by my comp when connected straight in) alone. I noticed a setting under LAN that allowed me to change the LAN subnet, which was set to 255.255.255.0. I changed it to 10.0.0.1 and then tried accessing the net with and without DHCP server activated on the router and I still get nothing. And there's definitely no way that they can stop me from running this router. I've picked up a few wifi routers with WEP on them here, so I know you can do it.
Certain IP addresses are best used for internal networks, because routers will not let traffic between them leave the network. Thus, they're called unroutable addresses:
172.16.x.x - 172.32.x.x
where x is between 0 and 255. None of those addresses will cross a router (at least out, not sure about in...but it wouldn't make sense for those addresses to be coming in anyway).
However, if your University is handing out IP addresses of 192.168.x.x and so is your router, then there could be a TCP/IP conflict, which is causing your stuff not to work. To me, that seems like fishing for an answer...your router has two network address: the IP address for your network, and the IP address of the outer network, which it routes to and from. I can't imagine there's a conflict there.