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Actiontex gt704wg mac cloning

I'm trying to work out how to clone the mac address of my pc so that I can share my internet connection with another computer without brighthouse ripping me off for $14.95 a month. I cant see anywhere on the administrator page where it allows the mac address to be changed. Any ideas?

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If Actiontec doesn't have your answer, then you'll want to get a separate hub or router to connect both computers.

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You may need to clone your MAC address, a unique address is for each device connected to a network. Some internet service provider (ISP) modems quit working if the MAC address of the device connected to its Ethernet or LAN jack (i.e., your computer) changes from the one used when it was first set up. So when you hook up a new router to share the connection, you run into the problem you have.

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Using the main computer, open your Internet Explorer and on the Address Bar type

It will prompt your for username and password. By default leave it blank on username and type admin on the password

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Click on ENABLE and click the button CLONE YOUR PC's MAC then click on SAVE SETTINGS at the bottom.

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