Advantage of the MAC address cloning?

What is the advantage of the MAC address cloning?

There is no "advantage" to clone the MAC address. The only benefit would be to have internet or not.

In many cases, it is absolutely useless to use the clone MAC address. If you have an internet connection through your router, then there is no need to use the MAC address cloning feature.

Only when you find that you have a working internet connection on a computer directly on your modem, but not when you connect through the router (or another computer directly into the modem) then it is necessary to use the MAC address cloning feature.

Usually, this is only the case with cable TV ISP. They allow you to have an active internet connection single at any time. They do this by remembering the MAC address which connects via a specific modem. If you connect first a computer for testing directly to your modem, you will have an internet connection. Now if you connect a different device to your modem it does not work is because the ISP has always blocked the internet connection, the MAC address of the first computer.

How to remove the lock depends on the ISP and the modem. Sometimes just reset the modem or to turn everything off. Sometimes you turn off everything for a few hours and after that the first connection device is the one with the internet connection (i.e. make sure you connect the router then...) If you want to know exactly how your ISP to do this, you need to ask...

The simple solution is to use the MAC address cloning feature. The router "clones" the MAC address of the first computer, i.e. it basically pretends to this computer. The MAC address is accepted by the ISP and is immediately authorized to the network. You have a working internet connection on the first computer, either through the router directly because both use the same MAC address. (This is no problem on the router because the MAC address is used on the internet port only...).

Of course, remember all this. If at some point later, you connect another computer directly to the modem (for example you have connection problems and want to know what is wrong) you can "lock" in a different MAC address for your connection and you will have to wait to find the connection to a different device.

But once again: there is absolutely no need to use the clone if you have an internet connection through your router.

Tags: Linksys Routers

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