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Changing Port MAC addresses

wfrederi
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Changing Port MAC addresses

I am using a GSM7328S switch and an XSM7224S switch. Both switches appear to have the same MAC address configured for each port (in GUI via Switching->Ports->Port Description). Is there a way to change the port MAC addresses to make them unique for each port?

Model: XSM7224S|ProSAFE 24-port Managed 10G Stackable fiber Switch
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Hopchen
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Re: Changing Port MAC addresses

Hi,

 

I don't think that you can on a Netgear switch, officially. I would suggest that you contact support and ask them if there is a way to do that.

 

 

Cheers

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JohnC_V
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: Changing Port MAC addresses

Hi wfrederi,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

MAC Address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces. There is no way that these 2 switches have the same mac address on each port. We cannot modify these information on our switches.

 

Regards,

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wfrederi
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Re: Changing Port MAC addresses

I'm not saying that the MAC address is the same between the switches. I'm saying each port on the switches is the same MAC address in the Port Description table (e.g. Port 1 MAC Address is 12:34:56:78:90:ab, Port 2 MAC Address is 12:34:56:78:90:ab, Port 3 MAC Address is 12:34:56:78:90:ab, etc. - obviously, these aren't the actual MAC addresses; the point is that they are all the same). Having the same MAC address on each port complicates things for the RSTP protocol. If there is, however, no way to change these addresses (or to somehow make the RSTP protocol traffic to identify a different source MAC address for each port), then I guess that's that.
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JohnC_V
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: Changing Port MAC addresses

@wfrederi,

 

By default, the one showing is the MAC address of the switch itself. Once you connect a device to it, it will automatically learn the MAC address and it will show it on the specific port. Unfortunately, there is no way that we can modify it. Were you having problems on enabling RSTP?

 

Regards,

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