02-02-2010, 11:56 AM
| | Re: Creating a WIFI network when DSL modem doesn't work well with a router
On Tue, 2 Feb 2010 02:08:53 -0600, "ps56k"
>"Jeff Liebermann" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:11:57 -0800 (PST), techman41973
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>A friend of mine has DSL service. The modem that came with the service
>>>for some reason does'nt work when connected to a home router.
>> Make and model of DSL modem.
>> Make and model of home router (presumably a wireless router).
>> Numbers are a good thing to know.
>>>So its currently connected via ethernet to a desktop PC.
>> Name of ISP? Do they authenticate by MAC address? Some do, which
>> will require "registering" the new MAC address (of the router) with
>> the ISP.
>as Jeff said - it could be that the MAC of the computer
>is being used as the ONLY address the ISP will accept.
>The router MAC would either have to be registered (however that happens)
>with the ISP,
>or some routers can "clone" a MAC address for this specific purpose.
For instance, with the COMCAST modem/router, the "learned" MAC address
becomes the only one it will service. This can be changed if the new device
(router) is plugged into the modem, then the modem is RESET (li'l button in
the back), not power cycled (that doesn't change anything, just a reboot in
the old config). After that, the COMCAST modem/router services the new
device just fine.
Some other ISPs have purported to "burn in" that registered MAC... haven't
vcome across one, though.