How to clone a MAC address
On any home network, each network device has a unique MAC (Media Access Control) address.Some ISPs register the MAC address of the device (usually a router or a computer) connected directly to the modem.If your computer’s MAC address is registered with your ISP and you do not want to re-register the MAC address, then you can clone the address (assign the registered MAC address of your previous device to your new router).If you want to use the MAC address from an old router that you are replacing with your new router, you should first determine the MAC address of your old router, then manually enter it into your new router.
For many ISPs that provide dynamic IP addresses automatically, the stored MAC address in the modem is reset each time you reset the modem.If you are installing this router for the first time, reset your modem before connecting the router to your modem.To reset your modem, disconnect power for about one minute, then reconnect power.
To clone a MAC address from your computer:
Setup > MAC Address Clone
- Log into the browser-based utility (see “How to open the browser-based utility” on page 21).
- Click the Setup tab, then click the MAC Address Clone page.
- Click Enabled.
- Click either Clone My PC’s MAC or enter the 12-digit MAC address of your old router.
- Click Save Settings.
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