A MAC address is a unique identifier for network adapters or network interface cards.

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Can I find my stolen laptop if I only have its MAC address?

My laptop was stolen about 2 months ago. I have the MAC address. I have contacted the police, but they said they could not find the laptop if it is behind a ADSL modem or any NAT. Is there any way ...
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Change MAC address of a wireless network adapter

Okay, so I have officially tried every solution to an issue I can think of. I have even tried 3 distributions of LINUX, with still the same issue. [even bought Windows 7]. I have been trying to ...
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How to find MAC address of a mobile phone which is in range of my Wi-Fi network but not connected

It is clear that some big malls are tracking some Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones. How can it been done? I have the similar issue: How to get the MAC address of a mobile phone when it comes near to my ...
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Need more than 32 wireless mac filters

Are there any home or small business wireless routers that have more than 32 mac address filters? I'm currently using a Linksys WRT120N with a 32 address capacity and 32 is not enough.
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How can I change the MAC address of Microsoft Loopback Adapter?

I am trying to designate a MAC address for MS loopback adapter. Installation is fine. I see in device manager, the adapter and in advanced tab, I enter the mac address I desire. But when I do in cmd ...
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Does deauthenticating MACs on AP affect non-deauthenticated MACs on the same AP?

In my attempts to learn more about infosec, I have started a small initial project. greedy-mac on Github A linux shell script that continously deauthenticates all MACs on a given AP except for the ...
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Does a USB modem have its own MAC Address?

My USB modem is now showing its MAC address in ipconfig /all. So does that mean that a USB modem has its own MAC address?
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How do you change your Airport or Ethernet MAC address in Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MacBook Pro and would like to set a custom MAC address for either my Airport WiFi card, or Ethernet port. In older versions of Mac OS X, you could do it like this: $ sudo ifconfig en0 ether ...
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How to blacklist a problem Wi-Fi access point by MAC address in Mac OS X

So I am a small Mac-user cog in a larger Windows-based network machine. The network here works fine for most everyone else (on PCs), but I have random timeouts and issues with the Wi-Fi. Luckily, I ...
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Virtualize MAC addresses on a single physical network interface

Background: I am working with an application that runs on a host machine that mainly identifies clients via MAC addresses (something that I would not like to change). I am attempting to simulate ...
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In computer networks, when is a MAC address used and when is an IP Address used?

MAC address and IP address are used to uniquely identify a computer. When is an IP address used and when is a MAC address used?
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How can I find out my WiFi adapter's MAC address on Ubuntu Linux?

What command can I enter in a terminal to find out the MAC address of my WiFi adapter?
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Access Methods to a computer Using MAC Address

I have my own wifi network at home & recently when I checked the active clients on the wifi I found out the there is one active client. Router shows the MAC address of this client and I want to ...
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Is it possible to recognise hardware (router or network card) just by its MAC address?

Just wondering if that is possible. Are there any naming conventions that would allow one to deduce whether the MAC address belongs to a router (of a specific brand), or a network card, etc..
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Finding MAC addresses of devices previously plugged into a computer

Is it possible to bring up a list of all the MAC Addresses of devices previously plugged into a computer, such as phones and mobile hotspots? I don't need any other information, just the MACs to match-...
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How to find MAC address of a machine in my network

At work, we have a network with internal IP addresses given to machines. How can I find the MAC address of machines in my network whose IP address is known to me? Also how do I find the MAC address ...
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Shorthand MAC addresses

If I have a MAC represented as: 0:b:23:26:32:52 is that the same as: 00:0b:23:26:32:52 or: 00:bb:23:26:32:52 ?
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DHCP Reservation vs Mac address filtering. Are they the same security?

I am able to give an ip address to a wired/wireless device based on the mac address. Other automatic DHCP is turned off. Is this as effective as a security measure as MAC filtering? It just seems ...
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Knowing the MAC adress of a stolen laptop

Recently my HP 1000 laptop was stolen, is there any way to find its MAC address? I connected my laptop to a PTCL EVO (Pakistan) WiFi USB dongle, but in the device options there is nothing I could ...
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Easy way to get mac address of network card

I use a lot of scripts that involve the Mac addresses of my network cards. Is there a file I can read or a command that I can use to JUST get the Mac address? I don't want any headers or anything, ...
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MAC address spoofing in Windows 7 - 00 as first two digits?

I've followed this guide on MAC address spoofing. I'm trying to change the MAC address for my wireless adapter. I seem to be able to change it when doing the registry edit, but only if the second ...
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Permanently spoof MAC address on OSX

I'm changing my MAC address for my MacBook's AirPort because the list of devices my router can hold (only 25!) is full. Therefore, I used ifconfig and the tool ChangeMac. Everytime I restart the Mac ...
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Is personally identifying info on user hardware sent through internet?

I've read here that it's possible for a website to use cross site scripting to pull your router's MAC address without your permission. This can then be used to determine your location through Google ...
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How do the routers communicate with each other?

Let's say that i want make a request a to a web page which is hosted in Europe (i live in USA).My packets only consist the IP address of the web page, first the domain name to ip address ...
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What's the difference between wlan.sa, wlan.ra, wlan.ta and wlan.da?

Tshark/wireshark (CLI) has several fields to display for WLAN, including these four (+ description from manual): wlan.sa: Source address wlan.ra: Receiver address wlan.ta: Transmitter address ...
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Wifi password VS MACs filtering - in terms of speed vs security

Background First I need to say that I know about how better it is to secure the wifi network even with WEP , than to not secure it at all, and I know there is a thread asking a similar question like ...
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What does `Type: IP (0x0800)` in the Ethernet II part of a ping packet mean?

If I ping to another pc in my network I send a packet that consists out of an ICMP part, a IPv4 part and a Ethernet II part. I can see this using the packet analyser 'wireshark'. Now the Ethernet II ...
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A Utility to Spoof MAC addresses in OS X?

Is there a menu bar style tool, or maybe a GUI program that would allow me to switch / spoof MAC addresses for the Airport / WiFi connection on OS X?
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How to find the wireless MAC address (aka BSSID) of any wireless access point

I have aircrack-ng 1.2 beta 3 and I wanted to know how I can find the wireless MAC address (aka BSSID) of any wireless access point with aircrack-ng (or any other program). I am currently running ...
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Does a switch know the mac address of other port of a bridge?

Let's say we have switches A and B, they are connected by bridge C. Does A knows about the mac of nics connected to B? Is it true that every time when nic on A want to send a frame to nic on B, the ...
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How to get a Linux MAC address from a Windows machine?

i have a two systems, one Windows, one Linux. Both are connected to a local network. How can I get the Linux MAC address from Windows?
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MAC Address Convention

I need help understanding MAC address convention as described here. If I understand it correctly, then MAC address 00-27-C7-38-42-11: Has 00 as the most significant byte. Has 0 (zero) set in its ...
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What's wrong with my MAC address?

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U router, and exactly one computer on the network. For reasons of port forwarding I want to give my computer a static internal IP address, so that I don't take the chance of ...
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Spoof MAC address from IP command

I'm trying to spoof my MAC address on a modified version of Linux (Android). The main problem is that because it has been stripped down, the ifconfig command has been taken out, and I only can use the ...
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MAC address spoofing not working in Windows

In Windows 7 I tried setting my MAC address by changing it via adapter properties (Locally Administered MAC Address), but ipconfig /all still shows the old address, even after rebooting. Any hints?
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Monitor Internet Traffic Based on MAC Addresses

I have a limited ADSL connection in my house. I want to monitor how much traffic each device connected to my router is using. I use a D-Link DSL-2730U as router. As far as I know there is no custom ...
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Is the Modem's MAC Address Public? [duplicate]

Just reading about tracking and security. So far from resources I gather that the MAC address of my machine is known to the router and when the router communicates with the modem the MAC address of ...
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Is there something unique that identifies a computer from others?

I'm developing an application and I need to identify all computers that I encounter. Is there a certain technology to identify a computer? Is it the hard disk serial number?
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Will I experience any issues if I change my laptop's MAC address(es)?

I'm always worried about anonymity and privacy, and just now I realized that some programs have access to the MAC address (and actually do it), eg: Dropbox. So I was wondering if changing the MAC ...
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MySQL MAC Address Authentication with freeRadius

I have freeRadius up and running with the mysql extension. Currently I am authenticating devices using their mac-address which is stored in a text file (as per http://wiki.freeradius.org/Mac-Auth). I ...
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Do laptop docking stations have their own MAC addresses?

My laptop has an ethernet connection, and there's another on the docking station. Can I connect using both at the same time? Will they have different MAC addresses? I'm assuming the ethernet port ...
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Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too?

Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too? It probably is possible but I think the Virtual PC / VirtualBox / VMWare / Parallel, all probably won't support it as the mac address ...
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The same MAC address twice on network?

Recently the Wifi network at our small company was messed up in a strange way. When I did a arp -i en1 -a I did in fact see the same MAC address listed twice. When I inquired with a non-...
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No IP address given to router until after cloning MAC address from another computer

This problem had me occupied most of the day until I finally solved it just a little while ago. Unfortunately I still don't understand why the problem surfaced in the first place or why my final "...
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On a switched network, why do unicast packets not addressed to me reach my NIC when I'm in promiscuous mode?

When I'm connected to a switch, the switch knows which MAC address belongs to which port. So even when I'm in promiscuous mode, why do I receive unicast packets that are addressed to other MAC ...
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Linux software to query the Skyhook database

I'm a Ubuntu user. I'm looking for some software which will query the Skyhook database with the MAC addresses of all the Wi-Fi hotspots in range of my computer and display the results. I'm looking for ...
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Change MAC address for TEW-444UB wifi USB connector?

The free wifi networks in the public libraries where I live only allow 2h/day share. They use the MAC address to check if a user has used up his daily quota. To bypass this limitation, I'd like to ...
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Why does ConnMan report my MAC address as all zeros until I restart it?

ConnMan (Connection-Manager) reports my ethernet adapter's MAC address as 00:00:00:00:00:00. However, if I restart the ConnMan service using $ systemctl restart connman.service it subsequently ...
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How do MAC addresses get burned into devices during manufacturing?

I'm interested in the steps necessary to manufacture an IP-capable device - say an Ethernet card. Manufacturing the hardware is pretty straight forward since all of the devices are exactly the same ...
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A Printer that has multiple MAC Addresses?

I have a Lexmark printer that for some reason shows multiple MAC addresses when its connected to a switch. Thats so weird. Anybody had the same problem? How can I solve it and how come it has ...