dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
567
share rss forum feed


Howie

@usdoj.gov

[Equipment] Getting a new router: any MAC address concerns?

I am about to replace my old router (Netgear WNR2000) with a new ASUS RT-N66U router. I will not be changing the cable modem. Do I need to worry about the MAC address of the new router, e.g., by informing RCN of the new router or changing the MAC address of the new router to be the same as the old one? Many thanks.



clock

join:2007-05-02
Roslindale, MA

You wont have to contact RCN to change your router. All you'll have to do is power cycle the modem once you connect the new router and you're all set.



Howie

@usdoj.gov

Thank you.



cchhat01
Dr. Zoidberg

join:2001-05-01
Elmhurst, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·RCN CABLE
·Earthlink Cable ..
reply to clock

said by clock:

You wont have to contact RCN to change your router. All you'll have to do is power cycle the modem once you connect the new router and you're all set.

Probably won't require a power cycle either, but to be safe you should.
I know this because I've changed devices left and right in trying to get my SB6121 to work. And once connected, it generally assigns a new DHCP address if you switch out the connected router/PC, etc.

BTW: Great choice on the router. Hope it works out well for you.

Kthxbye
--
"Look at me, I'm Dr. Zoidberg, homeowner."


Howie

@rcn.com

I'll let you know. I plan to swap it this weekend.