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mac addresses are a unque identfyier or a networkind device such as a router, a switchport, a nic
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MAC addresses are most often assigned by the manufacturer of a network interface card (NIC) and are stored in its hardware, the card's read-only memory, or some other firmware mechanism. If assigned by the manufacturer, a MAC address usually encodes the manufacturer's registered identification number and may be referred to as the burned-in address. It may also be known as an Ethernet hardware address (EHA), hardware address or physical address.

and yes they can be spoofed smile.gif
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You have no reason to change your MAC.

Bans from websites have no idea what your MAC is as it does not leave the local broadcast area.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post

You have no reason to change your MAC.
Bans from websites have no idea what your MAC is as it does not leave the local broadcast area.

While that's slightly off topic, I am pretty much 99% certain that is incorrect.
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Yeah, I've never been able to literally change my MAC, but I've spoofed it over and over.
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Originally Posted by Chimeracaust View Post

While that's slightly off topic, I am pretty much 99% certain that is incorrect.

now im confused, i agree with Beers. I though Bans from websites were IP based or your account is suspended/closed.. but either Bans coming from your IP or MAC can easliy be circumvented.. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chimeracaust View Post

While that's slightly off topic, I am pretty much 99% certain that is incorrect.

How can you be certain when you make threads like this?

The source and destination MAC get changed in each hop. The one from your PC to your router changes as soon as the packet is destined for the WAN. The one from your router to your ISP gets changed as soon as the packet arrives on the other side of your line.

Thanks for the confidence, though.
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post #17 of 56
I must say though, isn't doing this against the ToS ?
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post #18 of 56
Just take our modem to comcast and tell them you keep getting disconnected and you want another modem. They have a box of them under the counter. Once you get home you will have to call them to have it set back up.
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post #19 of 56
Your WAN IP address is going to be changed based on the MAC address of the interface that connects to your cable modem.

If your PC connects directly to the Internet, throw in a cheap 10/100 card.

If you connect through your router, most (if not all) have the option to change the MAC Address on the WAN port - find a dead computer or an old one and use the MAC address off of that.


Edit ... I should try to explain better what I mean by the IP Address changing from a different MAC address ...

The lease from your ISP is going to be bound to a MAC, let's say de:ad:be:ef:ca:fe ... if you connect from a device with a different MAC address de:ad:be:ef:aa:fe, there's a good chance you're going to be assigned a different address depending on how much of the ISP's pool is being used / leased out.
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post #20 of 56
You understand you can go down to BestBuy and buy a modem... right? call up comcast and have them change the MAC to the new modem... DONE!

I have this one:

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/902317/Motorola-SURFboard-SB6121-Cable-Modem/?Channel=Google&mr:trackingCode=3C82D40C-870E-E111-BAE2-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Googlepla-_-Technology+Networking_Cables-_-902317&mr:adType=pla
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