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Re: [opensuse] Need Router Recommendation
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:15:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <45B90FE3.7030407@xxxxxxxxxx>
Greg Wallace wrote:
On Thursday, January 25, 2007 @ 5:46 AM, Billie Erin Walsh wrote:

James Knott wrote:
That simply doesn't make sense. The purpose of the MAC address is to
enable devices to communicate over the local network and nothing
more.

I'm just shooting in the dark here, but....................

When you "clone the MAC Address" what are you actually doing?

I thought I had all of this stuff figured out, but now I'm not so sure.
However, that being said, I think that simply means you're taking the mac
address of some other device and pretending to be that device.

That is exactly what you're doing, to avoid configuring the cable modem to recongize the new device.

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