[nSLUG] MAC-address/router question
mspencer at tallships.ca
Fri Dec 9 00:11:34 AST 2005
My router's web-based admin interface says its MAC address is
I have a laptop talking to it by wireless. iwconfig on that machine
says "Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:20". If I start tcpdump, I see "arp
reply <router-name is-at xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:20.
The x's all match correctly. The router isn't connected to the
outside net, just to 1 to 4 local machines and a printer. Everything
seems to be working fine. (And out here in the boonies, it's extremely
unlikely that anyone is piggy-backing on my wireless and messing with
it.) All Slack 10.1 and 2.4 kernel.
What explains the off-by-one MAC address discrepancy? I though MAC
addresses were fixed.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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