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Changing MAC Address

By Coronas ยท 8 replies
Apr 19, 2007
  1. What is the safest was to permanently change my MAC address? I have an onboard Ethernet card, and I don't know if it is possible.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Take a look HERE and see if it helps. Scroll down to the Windows part.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Coronas

    Coronas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Im getting:

    "Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in /WebDrive/web/whatismyipaddress.com/geeklog/system/databases/mysql.class.php on line 112
    Cannnot connect to DB server"

    And also...what do I change it to? I dont know what the values mean, and I tried changing it before, but It wouldn't connect with it. It just tried finding a connection for a long time :S
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You cannot change a MAC address permanently - it is burned in the chip on your NIC. So unless you go and grab a soldering iron.. no way. Get a new network card?

    You can override the builtin MAC with software or NIC drivers of course, and that change may be applied every time you boot up your OS.

    Also, why do you have to do this?
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,845   +897

    This is clearly a problem in MySQL, not Windows OS (this forum) nor this
    thread (changing MAC address).

    Suggest you visit the MySQL site for their discussion groups :)
  6. Coronas

    Coronas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    What? no. im telling you the error I got when i visted that website.

    I was hardware banned from a game lol. Not for cheating (like anyone would say) but because I disallowed my ports, which the game needed. overtime i got banned...
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,845   +897

    The MySQL server has rejected the connection, and from your client side,
    you will not impact the result (ie get a connection) when the server is responding
    'Too many connections'. Your IP address,MAC address, or
    even your login on that server have nothing to do with the TOO MANY conditions.
    The server was configured, for example, 1000 connections, and at this moment
    they're all in use, so the server refuses any new connections until resource
    become available. This is a frequent issue for webserver configurations.
  8. Coronas

    Coronas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    no no no guys lol. i don't own that website. my question wasnt direct for the mysql thing lol.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,845   +897

    yes, your question was clear, but contrdictory to the symptom you cited.
    you appear to be addressing a symptom rather than the cause of the error message.
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