I have two working PCs with the same MAC address! How do the packets figure out which computer to go to?
I have been travelling with two computers for weeks now staying at some German hotels whose wireless ISP sync with the MAC address of the wireless cards on my computers so I used MacMakeUp to make both computers have the same MAC address as I get my home email on my home PC and I get my work email on my work PC. Up until today, I was careful to boot only one computer at a time.
I'm currently in a hotel in the UK which has free wireless to any MAC address and I forgot to reset the MAC address on the second PC back to the original. Both computers seem to be working wirelessly.
How can that be?
How can I have two working PCs with the same MAC address? Why don't the packets get confused as to which computer to go to?