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RE: [opensuse] Need Router Recommendation
On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 @ 2:48 PM, Patrick Shanahan wrote:

>* Greg Wallace <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx> [01-24-07 14:57]:
> [...]
>> I can hook up a new device to my modem with no problem, as long as I
>> power cycle the modem first. Apparently, from some of the notes I'm
>> reading, some ISPs lock you in to a single mac address, as you're
>> describing. Not the case with my ISP or, apparently, with James
>> Knott's.

>To further obfuscate the situation, my roadrunner uses the modem's mac
>address. If I change modems, I have to landline roadrunner and report
>the new mac address from the modem. Changing routers requires nothing,
>not even rebooting the modem.

Interesting. If you were using a modem like mine, would you have the worst
of both worlds, or is your router somehow able to overcome the fact that the
modem would normally only talk to a single router?

Greg W.

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