Shyam Mani (fox2mike) wrote,
Shyam Mani

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Wheeeeee, MAC's back

Not the best of ways to do it... but thanks to kalyan & bluesmoon for the ideas. Gentoo doesn't have a ifcfg-eth0. They do funny things like having a config file /etc/conf.d/net & then set variables there, which are then called in /etc/init.d/net.eth0

I booted into FC 1, & played around to set HWADDR.... finally found out that its done using the ifconfig etho hw ether address command. Once that was done, she worked like a beauty :)

Back in Gentoo, since there isn't a ifcfg-eth0 per se, I just added a /sbin/ifconfig eth0 hw ether address to the /etc/init.d/net.eth0 script, so for now she's working fine here too.

You learn new things everyday. I never thought the MAC address could be set to one of your choice. I also have a few doubts... Should I continue using this card ? (Its a NetGear FA-311) Will there be further problems ? I could ask for a it really necessary & lastly, anyway you can specify the MAC address in Winblows ?

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