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PPPoE in Linux Mint 16

I use a broadband connection in windows 7 to connect to internet. I use a spoofed MAC id on the same Windows 7 laptop because my internet is MAC binded to my desktop computer. Now I am trying to ...
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How can I connect to a router through a switched ethernet network?

I have a computer and a router connected at different positions to a switched ethernet network. I want to connect them as if I had plugged my computer directly into the router. As I understand it, ...
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Can I create an Ethernet network without using IP

As I understand from the ISO-OSI model, MAC addresses operate on a different layer than IP addresses. This is clear to me. I can accept that Ethernet (LAN) just does not make use of IP addresses to ...
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How do we get the router's MAC address without ARP?

How can a host that does not support Internet Protocol (it runs on layer 2 only) get the router's MAC address so that it can send Ethernet packets over?
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Why are not all MAC addresses randomly assigned?

At 48 bits, this would seem reasonably safe: you would need 751 devices on a network to have a 1/1 billion probability of a collision, and 751 devices with entirely layer 2 connections are rare -- ...
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If my router has a MAC filter, does that mean that a laptop with its wireless address registered cannot connect via Ethernet?

Here is the situation: I have a router that has been hijacked/hacked recently and we're attempting to up the security. Whilst I know MAC address filtering can easily bypassed, I'd like to clarify one ...
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What does `ec` mean in `HWaddr ec`?

When I do ifconfig on my laptop I get HWaddr ec and than an address, this is next to eth0. Note that my IPv4 address only appears next to eth1 so I assume my laptop uses the eth1 network interface. I ...
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Create a virtual network interface using the iproute2 “ip link” command with a spoofed MAC address

How can I create a virtual interface similar to the following ifconfig command? $ sudo ifconfig eth1 hw ether 00:01:02:aa:bb:cc SIOCSIFHWADDR: No such device This does not work. I want to set ...
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Do MAC addresses on virtual machines mean anything?

MAC addresses on virtual installations such as VirtualBox are not connected to hardware. Do they have any absolute meaning, and are they registered somewhere, the way hardware MAC addresses are ...
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Onboard Ethernet suddenly stopped working to router

Yesterday I had a sudden problem with my Ethernet connection to my router. My computer is a Pentium 4 with Windows XP SP3 running on it and it was working fine earlier in the day, but yesterday night ...
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How to use the same internet connection over two machines with different MAC addresses?

My service provider does some binding to my Ethernet MAC address. So, I am not able to use the connection on a second machine that I need to use (I need to use both the machines, though not at the ...
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Is there any harm in changing the mac address of my LAN adapter?

My internet provider has done static binding to thee MAC address of my adapter. Now I need to use the same internet connection on another machine also. So, I figure that one way of doing that is to ...
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Do laptop docking stations have their own MAC addresses?

My laptop has an ethernet connection, and there's another on the docking station. Can I connect using both at the same time? Will they have different MAC addresses? I'm assuming the ethernet port ...