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Old 09-10-2004, 12:23 AM   #1
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Should ifconfig work to change MAC for any ethernet card?


Or not?

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Old 09-10-2004, 01:09 AM   #2
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i don't see why it shouldn't...

 
Old 09-10-2004, 02:33 AM   #3
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I believe the MAC address for a ethernet or wifi card are hard coded into the actual card. This cannot be changed. Routers are able to spoof their MAC address, but that is a slightly different matter, those are built with that function.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 02:42 AM   #4
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While the MAC of ethernet cards are hardcoded, according to man ifconfig it is possible in some circumstances.

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Set the hardware address of this interface, if the device driver supports this operation.
 
  


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