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HI. I have a problem with my rtl8169. When I change its MAC with macchanger or simply using ifconfig eth0 hw ether NEW_MAC it doesn't work. I mean RTL8169 accepts ...
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    changing mac in rtl8169


    HI.

    I have a problem with my rtl8169. When I change its MAC with macchanger or simply using ifconfig eth0 hw ether NEW_MAC it doesn't work. I mean RTL8169 accepts the new MAC address and uses it to transmit packages, but it does not listen to packages sent to the new MAC address. To my surprise this trick works fine with windows. Is it some kind of bug in the kernel drivers or maybe.... I don't know. How can I fix it?

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    Try following these instructions. Basically, you de-activate the device first and then activate it again once the mac has changed.

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    ok, there's only one problem i don't have /etc/sysconfig directory in my gentoo

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    Yes, you're right, those instructions are written for Red Hat. I've come across some Gentoo-specific stuff here. (look to the middle of the page)

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    ok, it was all about patching ethernet card driver. now it works fine

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