I travel all over North America and often, to my dismay, find myself in a place where Tengonet is managing the internet. I have installed a PepWave Surf 400 and treat it as a WAN input for my Cradlepoint MBR 1400 router. The router has three Cell Modems that I use primarily. I would like to be able to load balance in the Surf 400 as one of the WANs. I have five computers on board and rout through the MBR1400 or I can go direct to the Surf 400.
My problem is that Tengonet will not allow me to use all of my computers at the same time. They seem to sense the MAC (or something) address of each computer and when one tries to connect, it brings up a Tengonet internet page that requires that we switch manually to the computer that is calling the internet. Each computer on board calls the internet all the time, so this is a huge problem.
Looking at the admin screen for the Surf 400, there appears to be a way to manually set a MAC address. So,
- Will this solve my problem and make the Surf 400 look like a single computer to Tengonet?
- If yes, what address should I put in the fields that are available?
- If no, is there another solution?
Thanks for any insight or help!