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flwpwr

@comcast.net
reply to kara

Re: [Connectivity] MAC Address Scam?

The mac address is coded onto a hardware chip, it might be possible to eeprom it, or solder on a new chip, but I think the people claiming to do it are talking about routers which allow you to LOG in and change their mac, and in the case of a gateway you can still change the router half, but not the actual modem half, even if you could, the first firmware update and its back to defaults, the cable company has more control over the modem than you do locally without specialized tools.

It used to be part of cable modem hacking a LONG time ago.

Short answer, possible, yes probably no unless you work for some industrial espionage type job, where your job is to spy on the world.