Want to change computer’s MAC address…

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Hi,

Is it possible to change the MAC address of my computer?

My system is windows.

If it is possible how can i change it?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #102829

Want to change computer’s MAC address…

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To change the MAC address in a Windows Operating System:

  • Click on Start
  • Choose Control Panel
  • Go to Network Connections
  • Right click on the active network which is connected to the network adapter you would like the MAC address change (this is also known as the Local Area Network or Wireless Network Connection
  • Click on Properties
  • Choose General tab
  • Click on Configure
  • Choose Advanced tab
  • Select Network Address or Locally Administered Address under the Property section
  • Click on Value to the right where the “Not Present” radio button is set as default
  • Type in your new MAC address
  • Click OK
  • To check if the changes on MAC address was successfully done, go to the command prompt and type in either ipconfig /all or net config rdr
  • Restart your computer

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Want to change computer’s MAC address…

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Yes, it is very possible to change the MAC address of your network interface card. The main possible reason why a user thinks of doing this usually is to bypass a sort of MAC address filter set on a modem. To change the MAC address of your network interface card if you are using Microsoft Windows XP, click Start, Control Panel, and then Network Connections.

Right-click on the connection where you want to change the MAC address then select Properties.

For users with Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher, go to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, and then click Manage Network Connections or “Change adapter settings”. After that, right-click on the network adapter then select Properties.

In General or Networking tab, click Configure.

Next, select Advanced tab. Under Property, select Locally Administered Address or Network Address.

Not Present is selected by default. To change the MAC address, select Value and enter a new MAC address. The MAC address is a combination of six pairs of numbers and letters. For example, 65-22-D9-13-B9-0C. Enter it without the hyphen or dash symbol like what the image is showing.

To verify if the change is successful, click Start, Run, and then type without quotes “cmd” then press Enter. In the command prompt, type without quotes “ipconfig /all” then press Enter. Restart the computer for the changes to take effect. The term MAC in MAC address is the short term for Media Access Control. It is a 6-byte, 12-digit hexadecimal number used to uniquely identify a host on a network.

A MAC address is also called Physical Address. All MAC addresses are hard-coded into the network card and can not be changed. However, changing it is possible from within the operating system.

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