Finding MAC Addresses: Consoles, PCs & More

Finding MAC Addresses: The Talk In the first part of this three part series, we discussed MAC (Media Access Control) addresses.  We learned that computers are full of address information.  We learned that the MAC address can be thought of as the hardware address of a computer, gaming console, phone or tablet. In fact, just about every device that can communicate on a network has a MAC address. We learned that a MAC address consists of twelve characters (hexadecimal numbers) from 0 to 9 and A to F. These twelve characters are represented as six pairs. Each pair is traditionally [...]

2017-09-06T21:06:18-04:00By |

MAC Address: It Isn’t 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino

MAC Addresses: The Talk Computer systems are full of addresses.  Some of them look like regular numbers to the human eye ( and some of them look a little more complex (2bb1:db8:85a3::8a2e:fa53:7b3c).  There are others less complex ( 7255: F13B) but still just as meaningless to the average eye. Our computer systems need these addresses for the same reason humans need addresses: to find things.  We use addresses daily to find work, home, friends' houses and school. Having a street name and a number associated with a city and zip code helps us find our way. We also use addresses within the [...]

2013-08-23T11:10:16-04:00By |

Comcast Internet Down: You’re Not Alone: How to Talk to Tech Support

If you're a Comcast customer and come home to find yourself without Internet, you're not alone. Quite a few customers have learned that they have Comcast Internet down on this lovely day. According to the Comcast  statements, an inventory audit was recently performed which resulted in some customers' equipment being deleted from their databases.  Since Comcast secures their networks in part by assigning a device (one very specific cable modem) to a port (a very specific address), if yours isn't on file you can't connect - even though all the lights on your cable modem, wireless access points and other [...]

2017-09-09T15:08:05-04:00By |
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