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Hi
I know than LAN Card have a MAC address
but Modems???
How I can look for MAC address on my modem?
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by:Otta
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You can look, but you won't find.

When you connect to your ISP, their equipment provides a MAC address, so that IP-packets received to that MAC address will be forwarded through your modem to your computer.
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Not quite right otta.

Modems does not have MAC adresses, thats true.

But it is YOUR machine that 'makes up' a MAC adress when connecting to your ISP, since a MAC is required by PPP, PPPoE. The first two words of the 'virtual MACadress' is derived from the maker of the protocol stack, the rest is randomly generated upon connect.
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by:pmarkov
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Hi

"Virtual MACAdress is randomly generated upon connect....." and is different every time when I connect to my ISP with Dial-Up???

 



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by:j2
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Yes.
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by:j2
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(atleast that is how it is handled on win95 / 98 / NT / Win2000 / Linux , if you are using another platform i cant really tell how it is done.)
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