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How to Change MAC Address on Windows

How to Change MAC Address on Windows

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Today we will learn How to Change MAC Address on Windows without using a tool. This tips and trick come after someone asking about How to Change MAC Address in Windows on our request tutorial page.

what is MAC address? Wikipedia says:

A media access control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment. MAC addresses are used as a network address for most IEEE 802 network technologies, including Ethernet. Logically, MAC addresses are used in the media access control protocol sublayer of the OSI reference model.

Requirement:

1. Windows OS (7, XP, etc)

Step by step How to Change MAC Address on Windows:

1. Open our command prompt (press windows key + R and type cmd).

type ipconfig /all to view our MAC address. On this picture is my MAC address.

How to Change MAC Address on Windows

2. Now the next step open run (press windows keyboard + R and type ncpa.cpl). When window pop up, right click your connection and choose properties.(see picture)

How to Change MAC Address on Windows

3. A connection window now will pop up. Click configure button.

How to Change MAC Address on Windows

mine was using a Local Area Connection, this depend on which connection you use (e.g: wireless connection).

3. Again… 😛 another window will pop up about the adapter properties. Click the advanced tab.

On the property column, choose and click Network Address. In the example picture below, I give the value 00-00-00-00-00-01.

How to Change MAC Address on Windows

click OK when you finished.

4. To check the changes, open the command prompt and check the new MAC address by typing ipconfig /all.

How to Change MAC Address on Windows

Conclusion:

1. This MAC change method is useful to do a hit and run. Network admin sometimes banned user from the MAC address, so we just need to change the MAC to bypass the ban :-D.

Hope its useful 🙂

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  • alibaba

    nice tuts ^^

  • very nice tips thanks admin really very good site

  • THANKS!

  • Ариофант Пирогов

    not working for MediaTek usb wifi