[Gllug] PCI ADSL2+ Cards

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Tue Jan 18 00:07:14 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:57:47PM +0000, general_email at technicalbloke.com wrote:
> On 17/01/11 00:27, John Edwards wrote:
>> For that you would need to know the MAC address of the router.
>> Hopefully printed on the device, but not always.
> That's why I suggested they run sudo lshw -class network, that should
> list both the logical name and mac address of the device.

That only works for devices that are connected to the host by a
hardware bus (eg PCI or USB).

In the case it looks like only the NIC is connected to the PCI bus,
but the router itself is not. You can even set a jumper to disable
the NIC and use an external RJ45 socket instead.

Router - Virtual Ethernet - NIC - PCI bus - OS

I can not be sure that this is completely true as I do not have one of
these devices, but have investigated them a bit as they looked useful
in a custom firewall for some clients.

If anyone finds a source of good English documentation for them I
would be very interested.

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
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