[Dclug] connecting an eee pc to verizon dsl
hawson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 2 13:41:46 EDT 2008
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 13:25, Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com> wrote:
> my friend's mac has died and i'm loaning her my eee pc laptop so she can get
> online with the verizon dsl service she has at home. she doesn't have a wireless
> router and is having trouble establishing a connection to the verizon dsl modem.
> anyone happen to have any tips or suggestions? do we need to tell verizon
> the MAC address of the eee pc?
Assuming that Verizon only listens to specific MAC addresses, it's
probably easier to have the EeePC spoof the MAC address of the old
Mac. It should be possible to find the MAC address of the Mac's NIC
through BIOS somewhere. Failing that, there's probably a sticker on
the case or card somewhere.
Once the situation has "settled" (e.g. the Mac is repaired, replaced,
or a router is dropped in-between, *then* call Verizon to tell them
things have changed.
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