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Re: [opensuse] Need Router Recommendation
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 07:19:48 -0500
  • Message-id: <45B74EE4.6050608@xxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 January 2007 17:07, Greg Wallace wrote:
>>> Thanks,
>>> Greg Wallace
>> I've been doing some googling on this and I'm still a bit confused. When
>> you choose, for example, "Use This Mac Address", if that's not the mac
>> address that the modem picked earlier (from, say, a different router) will
>> it be accepted, or wouldn't you still have to re-boot the modem to get it to
>> use that new address? Or am I still not understanding this process?
> First before you worry about this make sure your cable provider actually
> imposes a requirement to use a specific mac address. If they don't,
> and you never remember giving them a mac address before then just
> don't worry about it.
> If for some reason you must provide a mac address, turn over your old
> router and read the mac address off the bottom and key it in and select
> use THIS mac address, which means the netgear is to pretend its mac
> address was what you keyed in rather than what is burned in silicon inside.
> Really, this is very seldom necessary, unless you had a static IP or something.
Many systems, including the one I'm on, will only work with one MAC.
However, changing it only requires turning the modem off for a few
minutes and then on again.

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