it’s been a long and challenging 24 hours as I got back from Vacation to find my internet connection cut off from a ‘known outage’… And after all that fun, and actually walking thru some techsupport hell from Charter I found out two fun things….
Charter doesn’t like Belkin routers, and will mac filter them from time to time.. But it is easily fixed when they have you put in the MAC of a PC to connect, then just clone the thing. Â TheÂ paranoidÂ in me cannot help but think that they want to associate some MAC address with me, for some weird reason…
The other being that I could *NOT* remember my WAP password to save my life after having to disassociate myself from my wifi network.
Luckily there isÂ Nirsoft’s “wireless_key”
Oh well such is life, I’m just glad I took an extra vacation day (like it matters….) but hell it sucks when the teleco is down hard.
So why would my ISP want to know a MAC of an inside machine? Â I sure hope me running YaCy for a full 24 hours wasn’t some kind of driving reason behind this….