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Using Linksys router to add wireless to cable network

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Neon Samurai

It used to be much more popular for the ISP to record the client side MAC and only play nice with it. If the client side MAC suddenly changed, maybe they are "sharing" with a router or someone else popped there own machine on the network.

In the case of Rogers, MAC is recognized but I've never had to do anything more than turn the cable modem off for five minutes then back on. When I boot the client side machine, the modem sees that it is a new bootup and accepts the MAC.

Router's do usually offer the feature to display an assigned MAC so your router can apear to be the ligitimate computer your now placing inside your network.