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Date:      Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:20:35 +0100
From:      Paul B Mahol <>
To:        John Levine <>
Subject:   Re: Changing the MAC address on a LAN adapter
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20110123023834.19098.qmail@joyce.lan>
References:  <20110123023834.19098.qmail@joyce.lan>

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On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 3:38 AM, John Levine <> wrote:
> My Lenovo laptop running 8.1 has two ordinary Intel network adapters,
> a wired PRO/1000 with the em driver and a WiFi PRO/Wireless 5300 with
> the iwn driver. =A0They work fine, but for either one if I use ifconfig
> to change the MAC address, the adapter won't actually work until I
> change the address back to the native one. =A0Typical symptoms are
> endless DHCP queries with no response.
> Is this a known problem? =A0As far as I know, it's supposed to work.

How you change MAC address? With "ether" command?

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