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Is It Safe To Clone Your Mac Address?


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#1 wh00pa

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:45 AM

my ISP only lets me connect one computer to a router, so i just cloned my mac address over to my other computer to fool the network that they are both the same. I did it so me and my friend can play halo pc together in my room :D. i noticed my download rate is kind of slow though but i dont mind. just wondering if it safe to be doin this

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 01:14 AM

You could just get a router and not have to bother with it.

I won't cause any damage, but in reality you shouldn't have much network connectivity while there are 2 MAC's the same on a network

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:28 AM

yea i know, i have a router buy my isp wants to charge more to have additional mac addresses for more computers, dont feel like paying really,

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 03:19 AM

if you use nat on the router it will only send 1 mac address to the isp and that will be the one assigned to the router. NAT is network address translation and it will send all data from the router with its credencials and then pass the data back to the correct machine's mac address that sent the request to it.
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