Well, I'm using a network connection where IPs are provided by DHCP locked with MAC addresses of the machines. As there are a lot of computer and other devices connected, there isn't enough addresses for all of them, so all 256 addresses from 192.168.1.XXX are already reserved for the 256 machines that used network before available addresses finished... Then, when we need to connect another device, we have to clone MAC address of and turn off an old machine to get its IP.
But someday I forgot to turn off the old machine I cloned MAC, so I could connect the new machine and I could navigate on internet in both computers! But there are some issues with that:
- You cannot navigate on internet (or do similar network task, as copying files from network shares of other computers) at the same time on both computers. If you do it, both or one of them will not load correctly the page accessed;
- You cannot share folders or printer between the machines with the same MAC.
Is it possible to share that internet connection using the same MAC and IP addresses on two or more computers in that way, and fixing issues 1 and 2, using some kind of software or configuring something on computer settings?
Using the same MAC address on more than one machine at same network can damage hardware of them?
PS: I know it is possible to change the network server properties to allow more machines to connect and that I can use a router to share connection between computers on a subnet. I'm asking for a way to do that thing on same situation, because it can be easier to only change MAC addresses on new networks and/or I would like to know how to do it on a superuser way...