About the Orinoco driver GOOD ADVICE

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Thu Apr 18 08:55:45 EST 2002

> Can I do anything about the MAC address? The server seems to not

ifconfig eth1 hw ether 01:23:45:67:89:ab

This only works when the interface is down.

> see my PC at all. It almost seems like it can not get a fix on
> my MAC address for some odd reason. I honestly think the ISP
> has the fault, not me. But, can you think of any reason why
> windows PCs can work on it but NOT Linux running the same
> exact Orinoco card?

Maybe it thinks that it's another computer and it doesn't allow the 
"second" computer to use the connection.

This maybe a very hard problem to figure out, especially without 
cooperation from the ISP.  If you trace all the data, you can probably 
spot the difference.

Maybe you should use dhcpcd and specify parameters "vendorClassID" and 
"clientID" (see "man dhcpcd" for details).

Anyway, I don't think I can help you with this problem.

Pavel Roskin

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