I am new to Linux (in fact just installed it last night). I am setting up my internet. I made a switch from Windows 7 to Linux in order to learn it.
On Windows 7 I was accessing the internet by spoofing my mac address with the mac Address of guy who use to live in my room before. When I changed my mac address all the settings were automatically configured (IP address, subnet mask, default gateway). I tried the same approach with Linux today. I changed the mac address of my ethernet card, but unfortunately it isn't working for some reason. When I checked the settings I found that although my IP address as well as my subnet mask were configured automatically, the same as were on Windows, for some reason my default gateway was 126.96.36.199 (on Windows it used to be 188.8.131.52).
Now since I am not a network expert I don't exactly know what the hell this means. I wonder if maybe Linux users are assigned a different Gateway than Windows users? (I don't even know if this Statement makes sense since I don't have any idea of networks)
What can I do to troubleshoot this?