Originally Posted by Ser Olmy
...but please use paragraphs next time to avoid the "Massive Block of Text" syndrome.
I'll think of that, but although i've never had any problems with spelling, i'm not very good at writing text, even in my native language.
Yes, i'm aware it's dynamically assigned, but it seems i get to keep the same ip as long as i don't change router, even at times when my modem and/or router have been disconnected for hours. My ISP doesn't offer fixed IP's on their *DSL services.
The strange thing here was that the m0n0wall box with the MAC address spoofed to the same one as on my old router and the RB750, doesn't get the same IP as the RB750/old router. Well, it did at first..
I've done some testing with m0n0wall. I connected an old notebook with two NIC's, running m0n0wall, to the Routerboard box so that m0n0wall gets it's WAN IP address assigned by RouterOS, which reports all details. Each time i changed settings in m0n0wall, i deleted the lease entry in RouterOS and rebooted m0n0wall. Here are the results:
1. MAC address in m0n0wall unchanged (using WAN NIC's physical address) - RouterOS reports the physical address, no hostname and no Active Client ID.
2. MAC address in m0n0wall set to 00:ef:cd:16:ab:74 (made up) - RouterOS reports 00:ef:cd:16:ab:74, no hostname, no Active Client ID.
3. MAC address in m0n0wall set to 00:ef:cd:16:ab:74, hostname set to "hitler" (just picked something
) - RouterOS reports 00:ef:cd:16:ab:74, "hitler" as hostname and 68:69:74:6c:65:72 as Active Client ID.
4. MAC address in m0n0wall set to 00:ef:cd:16:ab:74, hostname cleared - same as point 2.
5. (This is where it becomes funny) MAC address field in m0n0wall cleared (set to physical address), hostname set to "hitler" - m0n0wall reports the physical address under "Interfaces" (as it should be), however, RouterOS reports just as in point 3.
6. MAC address field in m0n0wall still cleared (set to physical address), hostname cleared - Now RouterOS reports as in point 1.
7. MAC address field in m0n0wall still cleared (set to physical address), hostname set to "hitler" again - Now RouterOS reports what you would expect in point 5, i.e. the physical address, "hitler" as hostname and 68:69:74:6c:65:72 as Active Client ID.
Seems to be some issues with m0n0wall that might explain the problem.
What is Active Client ID, and how is it obtained?