Counterfit said:I'm pretty sure websites don't block access based on MAC address.
see skunk's post...unless you do the router/cloning thing, you can't change a MAC address. It's specific to the hardware and set at the factory.charlestrippy said:***UPDATE***
so this is weird - if I unplug the internet cable from the router and directly plug it into the computer - the site loads fine...it's got to be a "mac address issue" - how do I edit it so I can change the mac address or something so I don't have to unplug from the router every time? any ideas?
beatsme said:see skunk's post...unless you do the router/cloning thing, you can't change a MAC address. It's specific to the hardware and set at the factory.
it may be that you were able to access the website without the router because your ISP issued you a new IP address. When websites block access, they typically block either a specific IP address or a specific domain.
What makes you think that your router's IP address is the same as your Macs?charlestrippy said:but if I am on the same ip but I just bypass the router and plug directly to my computer - the site will work...
it just doesn't work when running through my router...which is what is weird...
that's weird there is no way to change a mac address or anything.. i thought there had to been some way
if the machine supports it, which (at least as far as Apple goes) in many cases it does not, unless you modify the kernel. It's a pandora's box that's best left alone...IMHOknome said:you can change the mac address from terminal using if config.
I'd change it again =)skunk said:
Pretty extremely unlikely; given that there are 2 to the power of 48 different MAC addresses out there, and the two computers would have to be in the same network to cause problems.skunk said: