University of Michigan network configuration
I'm running Libranet Linux v.2.8.1 on an Inspiron 8000. It properly recognized my ethernet card and auto configured back at home. At home I was using a cable connection split using a router. Now, I'm at the University of Michigan (UM) and I tried to do an autoconfiguration but I can't seem to get on the network. UM basically requires you to register on a web site, and it records the card's MAC address. Based on that it gives you access.
On a Windows machine, trying to go to a web site instead loads up the UM registration page (if not already registered). I e-mailed UM tech support, but they say it's not Linux supported. This sounds like BS to me. Why couldn't I just do a network configuration and register using Linux? There is NO OS specific software to install to get on the network. Can anyone help me? Thanks any advance for any assistance.