On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Rony <gnulinuxist(a)gmail.com> wrote:
They bind your ethernet MAC id. So if you are already using their
windows box you need to set your windows mac in linux.
Please guide me on this part (setting the windows MAC).
Mac ids are in the hardware not OS. It is the same in all OSs unless it is
cloned from another device in a particular OS.
I thought he is using the internet connection from another system.
Changing MAC address of a machine is called _spoofing_ a MAC address or
_faking_ a MAC address.
These are some use cases where you might think of changing the MAC address
of your machine.
- For privacy: For instance when you are connecting to a Wi-Fi hotspot.
-To ensure interoperability: Some internet service providers bind their
service to a specific MAC address; if the user then changes their network
card or intends to install a router, the service won't work anymore.
Changing the MAC address of the new interface will solve the problem. (
re-read this thread )