I'm trying to help my sister get her iPad online in her university halls of residence. She has one ethernet port in her room and there is no wireless provided.
I got her a wireless router (which is set up to not broadcast SSID and get an IP address via DHCP) which is connected to the wall socket to the WAN port of the router. We tested this set up at our parents house after christmas and it all worked.
She is now back at Uni (and myself back home so we are 500 miles apart) and things aren't going according to plan. She asked around and found out that she needed to provide the MAC address of the device connecting to the network. I told her to provide the MAC address of the wireless adapter but this is not working.
A friend down the corridor was able to get online with their laptop using my system ethernet socket.
Should I tell her to provide the network administrator with the MAC address of her iPad instead?
I would be really appreciative if someone could explain a little about how MAC address blocked works in this kind of set up from a network admins point of view?