Author Topic: Flushing connected PC ARP table when just changing MAC but not IP of UTasker  (Read 3794 times)

Offline thamanjd

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This may be a no brainer but it fooled me for a bit.

I was trying to change (via HTTP) the MAC address but leaving the default IP as it was.
 After pressing the save button i couldn't load the page again to validate the saved changes.

If I change both the MAC address and the IP at the same time i guess this is a new, very different entry in my PC's ARP table and i have no trouble reconnecting to validate the changes.

But to just change the MAC without changing the default IP, i had to flush my PC's ARP table at the command prompt:

netsh interface ip delete arpcache

(had to do this after "save changes" but before reloading the page to be able to press "modify")

I guess my PC gets muddled if it tries to add a second MAC for the one IP?

Offline mhoneywill

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Just try typing "arp -d" this will flush the ARP Cache too.

Yes the problem is that the PC has already allocated the MAC address to an IP so you do need to flush it.

Cheers

Martin

Offline mark

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John

Yes, this can catch people out, but it is very rare that one actually changes the MAC address.
See also step 10 in the uTasker tutorial:
http://www.utasker.com/docs/NE64/uTaskerV1.2-Tutorial.PDF (page 4/24)
where this is also discussed.

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Mark


Offline thamanjd

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ouch. i guess the real lesson here is to read the bloody manual   :)