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How do I set up a MAC Address on a Linksys Wireless Router?

I'm trying to find a way to setup a Wireless Lan in my house, but found out that Comcast Cable Internet restricts you to one MAC address per connection. So when I try to use the Internet with other machines than the first one I connected, it doesn't allow the connection to go thru. THen I learned that you can get around this by setting up a Router with a MAC address, and which fools the Comcast Internet connection to thinking its a single computer. Then somehow by cloning the MAC address - you can get other computers connected to the Router to share the Internet connection.

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  • janjakajan Aug 08, 2008

    THis is very detailed answer. Thank you!

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You just need to access the Linksys router setup using http://192.168.1.1 then use admin for the password leave the username blank, then you should see there a Setup tab then there's also a sub tab that says MAc address cloen , just enable it then click on the button that says clone PC mac then save the settings and thats it how you do the cloning on..

Hope that helps........

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Yes, this can be done easily.

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    Matt Jurach Aug 08, 2008

    There is less "fooling" involved than you may think.

    Routers always come with their own MAC address. This is the MAC address (and the *only* MAC address) which Comcast will see. All of the computers which you connect to the router (both wired and wireless) have their MACs hidden from Comcast. The router, true to its name, takes over the distribution of data between Comcast and all computers on your network.

    The only time you need to "clone" the MAC address on your router is if Comcast *already" has an authorized MAC for you. Which, in your case, they do--it is the MAC of the computer that you are currently using.

    You can either:


    1. Call Comcast and have them change the MAC address to that of your new router, or

    2. Tell the router to use the already-authorized MAC address from your computer. Comcast won't see the difference, and you are all set.
    Here are instructions for MAC cloning on the popular Linksys routers. It is very similar for other models as well.


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