[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets

Dominic Forrest dominic.forrest at ntlworld.com
Fri May 4 17:02:04 BST 2007

The ntl service provided by the Set Top Box (i.e. using the Ethernet 
port in the STB) required that MAC addresses be registered.  The ntl 
service provided using a separate, external cable modem did not.


Michael Erskine wrote:
> On Friday 04 May 2007 13:17:21 James Tait wrote:
>> I've documented the required process for both on LiveJournal (I can find
>> links if anyone's interested), but it boils down to this: when you first
>> connect your computer to the cable modem, you should get a private IP
>> address via DHCP.  You need to register your MAC address (along with
>> your account number and PIN I think), which is done via a web interface.
>>  Then you'll be told to reboot your computer, after which you get a
>> public IP address via DHCP.
> One thing to note here, and I only mention it because your post has reminded 
> me, MAC address changes don't seem to matter: I have quite happily changed 
> routers connected to my cable modem without any need to contact NTL.
> Regards,
> Michael Erskine.

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