Backup Adapter

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May 21st, 2009
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Is it possible to have a backup adapter with the same MAC ID as my current adapter? Concerned that my adapter has a hardware failure, I would then lose my line for a couple days while my provider sends out another adapter with a different MAC ID, which would require them to port the lines over to the new MAC ID.

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paolo bevilacqua Thu, 05/21/2009 - 09:36
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Which adapter are you talking about ?

What have lines have to do with MAC ?


randy_drummer Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:20
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Qwest has the service. When they ported my land lines over, they associated the phone # with the MAC ID from the adapter. They screwed up and had one of my #'s associated with the wrong MAC ID. So it took a couple days to get it over to the MAC ID on my adapter and then the line started working.

randy_drummer Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:20
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SPA2102-R This is VOIP.

Qwest has the service. When they ported my land lines over, they associated the phone # with the MAC ID from the adapter. They screwed up and had one of my #'s associated with the wrong MAC ID. So it took a couple days to get it over to the MAC ID on my adapter and then the line started working.

paolo bevilacqua Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:27
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No, you cannot ever have a device with the same MAC of another. Guess you'll have to deal with the fault if it happens. Hopefully it doesn't.

randy_drummer Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:29
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What do businesses do as a backup? I assume they utilize the same hardware setup, obviously with more function/capabilities.

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