Why do i have 2 mac addresses?

March 5, 2011 at 08:37:05
Specs: Linux i686
I do not have two mac addresses, one of my wireless clients do, check it

thisisme Wireless 192.168.1.101 thesame:07:CE Connected
thisistheproblem Wireless 192.168.1.103 thesame:28:12 Connected
thisistheproblem Wireless 192.168.1.105 00:**:**:6*:33:** Connected

if you look above here is the deal, i am connected as "thisisme",
someone in my house is connected as "thisistheproblem" and "thisistheproblem" when he turns on his computer
He is connected two times with 2 different mac addresses
Could this be signs of a virus on his computer, because also when he gets online (i use ubuntu maverick, he uses windows) i see in my firewall logs his computer tries several ports on my pc to see if they can get in.


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#1
March 5, 2011 at 08:46:11
For a mac address to be the same it has to have ALL numbers and letters the same.

What you have identified as the "same" is the manufacturers code which is the first part of the mac address.

Concerning the your pc ports access this could just be network discovery taking place on bootup which is a normal operation.

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#2
March 5, 2011 at 09:13:05
wont be a virus and if its doing the scan during the start up as wanderer said.

i wounder if his/her wireless card has multiple interfaces?

best have a snoop. if you dont know here is what to do

go to windows menu then run
then type in cmd, click ok
then a dos prompt will open up
type in ipconig -a, and hit return.
have a little look at the diffrent interfaces.

it will dump out something and have a scan for the physical adresses that are there and see if they match up with what you are seeing.

when finished type exit and hit return

also post you findings im interested to find out is this the case and what the card is.

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google it! wasnt the answer to the question i asked so dont be dense and give me that repl


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#3
March 5, 2011 at 12:12:58
the correct command would be ipconfig /all

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#4
March 6, 2011 at 08:30:28
cheers wanderer.
typed it in a hurry and for some reason keep getting the syntax wrong. must have unix on the brain

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