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Re: [opensuse] Need Router Recommendation
  • From: Jim Cunning <jcunning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 22:46:30 -0800
  • Message-id: <200701232246.30732.jcunning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 23 January 2007 22:24, Greg Wallace wrote:
[...]
> > This feature of most routers is essential, however,
> >when an ISP requires that packets arriving at the cable modem be from some
> >known (to them) MAC address, often one registered with them when signing
> > up
> >
> >for their service. This way it looks like the original computer NIC is
>
> still
>
> >connected directly to the modem, even though there's a router between the
>
> two.
>
> So that would be when you'd choose Use This Mac Address and key in the one
> provided by the ISP, right?
If they provided one. More likely you would have provided them with the MAC
address of your computer, and then you'd only need to use "Use Computer MAC
Address".

Jim
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