How to Change a MAC Address in a Motorola Cable Modem

A Motorola cable modem comes preconfigured with a MAC address that is unique to your device. This MAC address is used to identify your modem as well as communicate with devices such as a router. If your Motorola cable modem fails to work with your router, you may have a communication problem due to a conflicting MAC address. Change the MAC address on your Motorola cable modem to ensure your router can communicate with your modem and Internet Service Provider.

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Launch any Web browser and navigate to the Motorola cable modem administrator console. The default address is “http://192.168.100.1.” Press “Enter.”

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Type your username and password and click “Log In.”

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Click the “Advanced” tab.

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Click the “MAC Address Clone” tab.

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Type the desired MAC address in the MAC address field.

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Click “Apply.”