March, 2008

MAC address strangeness

Today I upgraded my BIOS in the hope to solve various issues. When I rebooted the machine, it didn’t get an IP address through DHCP: the Ethernet MAC address has been changed by the BIOS upgrade. Now compare the old and the new Ethernet MAC addresses: old address: 0:1a:4d:60:72:e0 new address: e0:72:60:4d:1a:0 Time to laugh…

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