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I fixed my own problem the other day with the web site I could not get to. I changed the Mac address on my Linksys router (laugh).

The common though is these are permanent. When anyone asks I say it is like a Vin number on a car or physical address. That does not change unless the equipment is changed. The key word is physical. My thinking is how do I change my vin number or physical address without buying a new car or moving not going to happen. I understand pppoe and Isps that want the Mac address in a database. Also radius products (steel belted radius) might need this. Could this have changed. Is there an IEEE doc or 802 thing. Thanks you guys are great.

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Posted · Hidden by badbass, April 27, 2012 - wrong
Hidden by badbass, April 27, 2012 - wrong

Okay I was right with the analogy that it is locked in physical like a cars vin number or the address of a building technically. There are a few exceptions. This is like a card that has a burned mac address. A router is like the hull identification number on a boat which can be changed I think.

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