Verizon DSL: MAC Addresses?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by (PeteCresswell), Jul 13, 2010.

  1. I keep reading that part of setting up a router to work with
    Verizon DSL involves cloning the user's PC MAC address into the
    router.

    But the sit I'm trying to set the router up on is used by several
    people - each with their own laptop.

    They *claim* that all they do is plug an Ethernet cable from
    their PC to Verizon's DSL box.

    If that is true, it seems to conflict with the MAC address thing:
    i.e each person's PC has it's own MAC address and there's no
    problem... so why should the router's MAC address need changing?

    Can anybody explain?

    FWIW I am 99.9% sure that this site does not have a static IP
    address.
    --
    PeteCresswell
    (PeteCresswell), Jul 13, 2010
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  2. Per (PeteCresswell):
    >I keep reading that part of setting up a router to work with
    >Verizon DSL involves cloning the user's PC MAC address into the
    >router.
    >
    >But the sit I'm trying to set the router up on is used by several
    >people - each with their own laptop.
    >
    >They *claim* that all they do is plug an Ethernet cable from
    >their PC to Verizon's DSL box.


    I finally figured it out. FIOS and DSL need different
    connections to the router.

    FIOS: The Verizon box looks like "The Internet"

    Router|Internet ==> FIOS box


    DSL: The Verizon box looks like a router or switch

    Router|Ports 1-4 ==> DSL box.
    --
    PeteCresswell
    (PeteCresswell), Jul 14, 2010
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