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Re: [opensuse] Need Router Recommendation
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:56:12 -0500
  • Message-id: <45BA40BC.2040307@xxxxxxxxxx>
Anders Johansson wrote:
On Friday 26 January 2007 13:27, James Knott wrote:
And aren't you missing that point that what was described is
impossible? A MAC address has absolutely nothing to do with
performance. Other than it systems that filter on MACs, it should make
absolutely no difference what address is used.

Nevertheless, after following the advice given, the connection was faster. So the problem here is obviously not the advice given, but the recollection of it later.

Now, is it really worth arguing over something that is already solved?

The problem is that someone will pass that on as a "fix". Next, people who don't know what they're doing will attempt to "fix" something and in the process, may create more problems. I have seen this sort of thing happen over the many years I have been providing support. It sometimes takes a fair bit of effort to show someone that what they "know" is in fact wrong. It's better to stop that sort of nonsense, than to allow it to continue. I can just imagine someone now calling their ISP, complaining that their service is still slow, even though they've changed the MAC. It happens!

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