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Re: MAC Address and Ethx

On Monday 31 December 2001 14:59, Ray wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2001 at 06:36:17PM -0500, Bob Underwood wrote:
> > I had a phone call from my Cable ISP the other day, stating that I should
> > reconfigure my computer or risk losing connectivity.  The web site they
> > pointed me to is a windows site, basic config stuff.  Later phone call to
> > tech service (level one and level two) confirms they are going to start
> > checking the MAC addy of the modem as opposed to my previous @home
> > username, etc.  Level one actually told me that my choices are to either
> > find a new ISP or use windows.
> >
> > Is there a way to pass the modem MAC address along to the network in the
> > ifconfig?  If so, how would I do that?
> I take it this is an internal cable modem?  Do you have the option to
> switch to an external unit that connects to your system via a standard
> ethernet card?

It is an external modem.

Doesn't the modem pass the mac address along as part of the protocol?  
Someone suggested this to me in a mail that show up on the list.


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