Linksys WAP54G spontaneously changes MAC

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Allen Kistler, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. So today my Linksys (Cisco) WAP started acting flaky. My Fedora laptop
    had low throughput and lots of dropped connections from about 20 ft away
    with an SNR of about 40db. What the heck, the WAP has been on
    continuously for probably a year. It could be time for a reboot. ...
    and so the adventure began.

    I'll leave out the click-by-click trek, but for some reason the WAP MAC
    address had spontaneously changed from 00:16:b6:55:17:53 (a Cisco MAC)
    to 00:90:4c:91:00:01, which IEEE says is

    00-90-4C (hex) EPIGRAM, INC.
    00904C (base 16) EPIGRAM, INC.
    SUNNYVALE CA 94086

    Seem a bit freaky? Apparently I have some (but not much) company.

    If you avoided going to the URL, let me summarize. Several Linksys
    WAP54G WAPs have changed their MAC to (very specifically)
    00:90:4c:91:00:01. The discussion volume appears to be quite low (like
    nothing on USENET that I found), so either people are just throwing
    these things away or I'm right behind the cutting edge.

    Are others seeing a similar effect on their WAP54Gs? I've lost a bit of
    confidence in my WAP, but after a "factory reset," going through the
    setup, and adjusting my DHCP reservation for the WAP, it seems to be
    working OK again.

    Thoughts, anyone?
    Allen Kistler, Apr 7, 2007
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    Rod Dorman Guest

    I've got a WAP54G v2 currently running
    Firmware Version: v3.04, Oct 31, 2005

    Its still got the same MAC as on the label.
    Rod Dorman, Apr 8, 2007
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  3. FWIW, mine is v3.1 with the same firmware.
    It came out of the box with that firmware.
    Allen Kistler, Apr 8, 2007
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    Alex Buell Guest

    Visit and see for yourself how your Linksys unit can be
    Alex Buell, Apr 8, 2007
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