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Who provides MAC addresses

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JPLamb, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. JPLamb

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    Hi all,

    A question came up yesterday in a training course when we were discussing MAC addresses and what role they play in networking. the question was

    'Who provides the manufacturer with the Mac addresses that they can assign to a wireless chip / device?'

    Does anybody have any ideas, had a look on Google but did not get to far.

    Cheers

    JPL


    PS Sorry if this should be in a different section, was not sure were to put it.
     
  2. gyclone

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  3. JPLamb

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    Thank you for the reply, it came up and nobody was sure on the answer.

    cheers
     
  4. rickmamo

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    My guess is "UL" (underwriters lab) has a regional coding system and assigns a bunch to each manufacturer for them to assign to thier devices... I have no idea it's just my guess.
     
  5. rickmamo

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    the article does not say who issues the OUI to the manufacturers' administrators to then be assigned to the devices though
     
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