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w9q 09-10-2004 01:23 AM

Should ifconfig work to change MAC for any ethernet card?
 
Or not?

win32sux 09-10-2004 02:09 AM

i don't see why it shouldn't...


SBing 09-10-2004 03:33 AM

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.

pave_spectre 09-10-2004 03:42 AM

While the MAC of ethernet cards are hardcoded, according to man ifconfig it is possible in some circumstances.

Quote:

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


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