Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 19:40 Post subject: ASUS N13U B1 - LAN/WAN MAC ID changes
I have been trying to use 1 router and 2 APs on a network. Both the APs are N13U B1s on DDWRT. Both the APs won't co-exist on the same network because of LAN/WAN Mac ID clashes. However their WLAN Mac ids are different.
I have tried the mac clone options
1) The display doesn't change.
2) On checking the actual mac id of the device, neither does the mac id in the mac clone area is shown.
Does any one know how to ensure that two or more DDWRT N13Us can peacefully co-exist on a network? Any help with changing their MAC ids for good?
I’m betting *everybody* w/ this Ralink chipset has the same WAN and LAN MAC addresses (but the WLAN remains unique). And I don’t believe it’s a dd-wrt thing either. Someone responded that they reinstalled the OEM/stock firmware and found the MAC addresses remained the same.
This is the kind of crap that just drives you crazy and why I hate Ralink chipsets in routers. It appears Ralink did this purposely on the assumption no one would have more than one such router sharing the same LAN. I suppose that’s the price you pay for a cheap consumer router. Networking is hard enough w/o manufacturers violating specs to save a few bucks.
Can’t say whether any of these techniques (several are mentioned) will work. You’ll just have to experiment.