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Here is the riddle:
There is a SIS 900 PCI Ethernet Adapter. Its physical address is 00-00-00-00-00-00 and still there is an internet connection.
What is more, on a similar PC with the identical network card
sometimes there is connection and sometimes not (depending on ISP).

???

thanks a lot
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Commented:
windose XP. Before changing anything I want to understand how the connection works with MAC address = 0x0
any ideas?
Top Expert 2004

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see if this helps
http://ciscoacad.pku.edu.cn/cisco/glossary/m.html

and this (it's for unix, but is the same in windows)
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/UAU/networking/ipno.html

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Commented:
I think I've found the answer:
http://resnet.albany.edu/kb/print.php?qstId=51
I reinstalled the driver and MAC reappeared.

I guess, I'll give 50 points to stevenlewis for being so responsive. What about the rest - can I give it to myself?
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Just go here and ask for a PAQ/refund
put a link to this in the body of that one
Glad you got it :-)

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go where?
put the link to what in the body of what?

that was a nice comment, i should give you 100 points now... (still don't know how to do that though)
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LOL, helps to include the link
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/
ask a question there (zero points) and include a link to here in the body of that one
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I'm cool with that, or even a PAQ/refund (since I didn't solve it, really don't want points for the effort, only if I solve)
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Now it they want to help me pay for the new nike irons I just bought (just kidding *grin*)
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Thanks to both of you!!
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