[Cialug] Noob needs help.

Dave Hala Jr dave at 58ghz.net
Mon Aug 17 10:22:16 CDT 2009

Years ago, they used to have an area on what they called their support
site where you could change the mac address of the device that was
assigned your public address.

On Mon, 2009-08-17 at 10:16 -0500, albus wrote:
> I don't know about you, but I get tired of talking to ID10TS.
> So if you spoof it, it's a done deal. No more calling Mediacom.
> Until they have a major systems FUBAR.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Matthew Nuzum" <newz at bearfruit.org>
> To: "Central Iowa Linux Users Group" <cialug at cialug.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 10:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [Cialug] Noob needs help.
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM, Todd Walton<tdwalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 9:24 AM, albus<albus at iowaconnect.com> wrote:
> >> No one as yet has told you yet, but you need the MAC of the system that
> >> works yet. Maybe you already know you need that and maybe not.
> >> Either way you will need it to set the MAC in the router to spoof back to
> >> Mediacom. Otherwise you won't have Internet until you spoof
> >> the MAC or call them to re-register the router.
> >
> > I've never needed my MAC address. This is one point where I'd be on
> > the phone complaining without relent to Mediacom, if they somehow put
> > me in a situation where I had to use it just to get service. Just
> > because *I'm* tech savvy doesn't mean everyone is.
> >
> > But like I said, I've never actually needed my MAC.
> >
> When I was a mediacom customer I had to call in a few times to get
> them to reset the modem to work with a change in router or etc.
> Initial computer setup was w/out a router so when I hooked up my
> router it wouldn't work. Called them and they fixed it in 1 minute.
> Then router died and switched to desktop. Call again, fixed in 1 min.
> Tried making my own router out of a linux server. Call again. Gave up
> and switched to new router. Call again.
> I think if you're patient and just wait overnight with the router and
> modem unplugged it works OK. I'm not usually patient enough for that
> though. Mediacom is not the only company that does it like this.

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