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Ooh, my machine is SO much faster than yours... Oh, wait, that might be a bit of a problem...

BinkyTheMagicPaperclip Silver badge

Re: Silly NIC games ...

It's happened a small number of times by crap clone manufacturers, as Jake says. MAC addresses are supposed to be unique, but if your manufacturing is sub par this is not the case.

That's just one of the more egregious cases of poor kit, you really shouldn't look at the number of pieces of hardware that don't follow specifications unless you want nightmares. My favourite is probably the DVD drive that re-used a commonly used ATAPI sense command to mean 'upload firmware' and bricked the device (covered a few years back on elReg).

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