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[ProgSoc] Made in Taiwan
Bedtime story for Network gUrUs ...
My flatmate (Brad) and I had set up an Ethernet LAN at home (under Win98).
Brad went and bought another card yesterday because his old one is fkd.
Anyway, we couldnt get things to work, so we ran the diagnostic s/w we got
with the card. Apparently our Ethernet addresses are identical (not to
mention decidedly dodgy-looking).
We both have an Ethernet address of "A5A5A5A5A5A5". He swears blind his
was a normal looking address a few minutes earlier =)
So I was wondering how this could happen. Thru the diag we can change some
settings in the EEPROM (like full-duplex, media type, etc), so I'm
thinking that maybe the EEPROM just got dumped upon and screwed the
Ethernet address. But why is an address that is supposedly unique
world-wide stored in EEPROM?
Not surprisingly, the devices refuse to communicate under Windows. =)
BUT, the diag test (run under DOS) proves that packets are being exchanged
Soooo, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas whatsoever about what's
going on, and what to do.
And they all lived happily ever after.
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