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    Hi,

    > Believe it or not, I once found a PCMCIA Ethernet card which seems to
    > pick an Ethernet address by probing the net or similar; it would
    > usually pick 00:00:00:00:00:00 or 00:00:00:00:00:01 or something
    > equivalent... needless to say, I banned the bloody thing from my net
    > immediately...

    I can't believe someone really makes such an effort. Rather I suppose
    that just the card's NVRAM containing the Ethernet address has never
    been initilalized at factory or been overwritten. I had this problem
    with the RM200 which SNI generously loaned me for porting Linux/MIPS to.
    Solution for that machine was to reprogram the EEPROM using a utility
    available (but undocumented ...) in the firmware. A funny utility
    because it allows you even to change serial numbers and more ...

    Ralf

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