VERY VERY VERY VERY STRANGE

akshea

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May 21, 2005
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At 5:00am this morning smthing strange, very very strange, happened to my Mac. I lost all the itunes, bookmarks, widgets, documents. Just half an hour ago everything was still there. All I did was removing the MAC address for my G5 and added a new MAC for my PC, so that I can use my PC go online and download smthing on it. Since the minute after I changed the MAC address all the things that I downloaded and setups were gone. Everything I did in the pass 10 hrs were just gone. The songs that I downloaded were gone, the bookmarks that I saved were gone.. everything were gone. The trash bin didn't show anything that was deleted. I am now having hard time to figure out wat went wrong. Does anyone of you know or at least have a clue of wat happened? I believe it just went back to the stage when I last restarted. Anyway I can restore all the files back on to my computer? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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What do you mean you removed the MAC address on your Mac...?

Did you manually change the IP in TCP/IP, switch network cards, use some hack that spoof your MAC address to conceive your real "online identity" or something else altogether...?
 

akshea

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May 21, 2005
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Nvm, I just figured wat happened. I was being stupid renamed the "Home" on the side bar to smthing else. So that everything just moved to a new folder under the HardDrive. I now have to figure out how to put everything back where it suppose to be.

for the MAC address I dun think that's the cause of it.

I guess nothing is strange. Strange thing only happens when people made mistakes and didn't even notice.
 

cube

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May 10, 2004
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Let's make this clear: you cannot change the MAC address. It's the IP adress that you can change.
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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cube said:
Let's make this clear: you cannot change the MAC address. It's the IP adress that you can change.
I'd read the post with the impression that he'd been mucking with a router and access profiles, not changing IP addresses on the Mac.
 

akshea

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May 21, 2005
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Let me try to make it clear. In order for me to access the internet, I have to provide my ISP the MAC address. I wanted registered a new MAC address but I can only have 2 MAC address register at the same time. The problem is that I have 3 computers. Thus, I have to replace one of the MAC address so that I can access Internet from the 3rd computer. That was wat I meant by DEL. the MAC address. Sorry for the misleading post. :p
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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Andover, MA
akshea said:
Let me try to make it clear. In order for me to access the internet, I have to provide my ISP the MAC address. I wanted registered a new MAC address but I can only have 2 MAC address register at the same time. The problem is that I have 3 computers. Thus, I have to replace one of the MAC address so that I can access Internet from the 3rd computer. That was wat I meant by DEL. the MAC address. Sorry for the misleading post. :p
You could get a US$60 LinkSys WRT54G (or similar), use that to spoof the MAC address of one of your computers, and then you could connect as many at once as you wanted.
 

7on

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Nov 9, 2003
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jsw said:
You could get a US$60 LinkSys WRT54G (or similar), use that to spoof the MAC address of one of your computers, and then you could connect as many at once as you wanted.
or a $12 DI-514 D-Link :D
though Tiger-Direct seems to have stopped offering them.
 

Flynnstone

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Feb 25, 2003
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Avoid changing the MAC address. This can lead to some very strange behaviour.
On Ethernet, computers talk MAC to MAC. So ...
There is an assumption that MAC addresses are unique.