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Helping would be aginst the Tos And this thread should be locked, isnt it our account that is banned anyway? not the access to ebay? i mean what about collage ranges?

What are you actualy trying to do by changing your mac i think it has nothing to do with ebay rolleyes.gif

And what do you mean listing as books as veey good but having mylar covers? isnt mylar the plastic sheating?
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That is false. I have no idea where you got that information. I run and manage a website and I have yet to ban someone using the MAC Address. You need a new IP address, not MAC.
The reason is simple, an IP address does not identify a single computer, but rather a network. If they banned you by MAC then its just a ban for a single computer and not the entire network.
Banning by MAC is just plain stupid.

Interesting. I read a bunch of different sites on the topic, and it seemed like this is what I needed to do. However I just checked and my roommate and I have different mac addresses, which leaves me to believe you are correct.

I do have a new ip, router and completely new computer. Are you saying that my cable modem does not leave any traceable address what so ever? Like I said I live with a bunch of people, my gf and I rent out 3 rooms and I really don't want our tennets to be getting bans because of a cable modem.
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A MAC address is hard coded per NIC... period. while it can be changed it isn't easy.

A IP address on the other hand is very simply to change.

You are being block via IP address.... the reason they cant block you forever is because it will changed over time. but if it changes they can just block it again wink.gif
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Yes, exactly. A mac address is assinged to a single NIC in your computer, on your local network.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address


Correct. As I explained a few posts ago - a different MAC address on his WAN interface / PC (if directly connected) is likely to yield a different IP address from the ISP's DHCP server as the DHCP server still has the old address leased out to the old MAC.
    
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Helping would be aginst the Tos And this thread should be locked, isnt it our account that is banned anyway? not the access to ebay? i mean what about collage ranges?
What are you actualy trying to do by changing your mac i think it has nothing to do with ebay rolleyes.gif
And what do you mean listing as books as veey good but having mylar covers? isnt mylar the plastic sheating?
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A MAC address is hard coded per NIC... period. while it can be changed it isn't easy.
A IP address on the other hand is very simply to change.
You are being block via IP address.... the reason they cant block you forever is because it will changed over time. but if it changes they can just block it again wink.gif

You'll have to bear with me, I don't know what a nic is.
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You'll have to bear with me, I don't know what a nic is.

A network interface card also known as a network interface controller , network adapter, LAN adapter ...
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Often abbreviated as NIC, an expansion board you insert into a computer so the computer can be connected to a network. Most NICs are designed for a particular type of network, protocol, and media, although some can serve multiple networks.

its basiclly the network controller that you plug your network cable in I.E the RJ45 cable thumb.gif
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A network interface card also known as a network interface controller , network adapter, LAN adapter ...
its basiclly the network controller that you plug your network cable in I.E the RJ45 cable thumb.gif

So my wifi card?
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So my wifi card?

is known as a Wireless NIC smile.gif
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is known as a Wireless NIC smile.gif

Did not know that, thanks smile.gif So to be clear, because I am a little slow, the mac is in my wifi card, NOT my cable modem?
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Im glad to see that someone(beers) called that its not a MAC ban.
That would only work on a small network, and would have to be done on the Router/Switch to block outgoing and incoming traffic.
A website cant determine an origin MAC address.

You are IP Banned.
you either need to find a way to change your external IP, or you need to wait for your ISP to reassign them.
Chances are its a Dynamic IP, meaning it will be re-assigned periodically.


EDIT
The MAC address is tied to hardware.
Your wireless card has a unique MAC address that your modem uses like the post office uses street addresses.
sort of...thats the VERY simple version...
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