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

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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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Changed MAC address of Wireless card being ignored?

I am attempting to spoof a MAC address on my wireless card (Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205) in Windows 7. Since the Driver Properties dialog doesn't have an option to change the address, I've ...
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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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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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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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How can I determine the MAC address for a NIC in CentOS without using ifconfig?

CentOS 5.5 One of my CenTOS systems recently booted with the following error: "Bringing up interface eth0: Device eth0 has difference MAC address than expected. ignoring." When I run ifconfig -a ...
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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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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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Can I create an Ethernet network without using IP

As I understand from the ISO-OSI model, MAC addresses operate on a different layer than IP addresses. This is clear to me. I can accept that Ethernet (LAN) just does not make use of IP addresses to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 wifi hotspots in range of my computer and display the results. I'm looking for ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Can an Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection be spoofed?

I need to tell someone my MAC address imminently so I can be added to their router, but I am not at my computer. My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6510, running Ubuntu 12.04 with an Intel 82577LM ethernet ...
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How to bind IP address to MAC address in Windows XP?

I want to bind IP address to MAC address on my computer, how to do it?
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Is my MAC address public when browsing the Internet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is your MAC address revealed when you hit up a website? Can anybody see my MAC address when I'm on the Internet? Also, where can I check my MAC address?
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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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Find some access point IP Adress from Access point Mac address on the internet?

Is there any router or database which can we access to put some access point or router MAC Address and get IP address? Or i just think the mac address changes when a packet leave a router on the ...
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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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Accessing the physical IP address of a computer on my network that is no longer available

I'm trying to find out how to access the IP address + MAC code of a computer (macbook pro) that I once had on my network at home. Does terminal store the 'connected' or 'linked' computer ID or IP of ...
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What's the MAC Address of my Ethernet adapter?

I have purchased a Dell Inspiron N5010 (with Windows 7). It works all fine but I need to know the MAC Address of the Ethernet adapter. I have tried IPconfig /all, but it does not show my Ethernet ...
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How to use the same internet connection over two machines with different MAC addresses?

My service provider does some binding to my Ethernet MAC address. So, I am not able to use the connection on a second machine that I need to use (I need to use both the machines, though not at the ...
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Finding the external (PPPoE, WAN) MAC address of an ADSL router

My ISP is Orange Internet, I have recently ditched my crummy "livebox" and moved to a more stable BT Business Hub with the firmware flashed back to the original SingTel ROM. The thing works great ...
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Is MAC compulsary for a NIC?

Is it possible for a NIC/ network adapter to communicate with internet if it is not assigned a MAC 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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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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Is there any harm in changing the mac address of my LAN adapter?

My internet provider has done static binding to thee MAC address of my adapter. Now I need to use the same internet connection on another machine also. So, I figure that one way of doing that is to ...
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How should I reserve IP addresses for my home LAN?

My Netgear router supports MAC-based IP reservation, and I'm setting up my very first home LAN where I want multiple Ubuntu servers to be given dedicated IP addresses. This is a consumer-grade router, ...
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What does `ec` mean in `HWaddr ec`?

When I do ifconfig on my laptop I get HWaddr ec and than an address, this is next to eth0. Note that my IPv4 address only appears next to eth1 so I assume my laptop uses the eth1 network interface. I ...
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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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Is the MAC address used on the DLL layer unique throughout the world for a device, lets say this computer?

Is the MAC address used on the DLL layer unique throughout the world for a device, lets say this computer?
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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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Is it possible to sync specific router settings across multiple routers?

I recently purchased a second Linksys wireless routers set up on the other side of my home and I am wondering if it is possible to somehow sync particular settings between the two? For instance what ...
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Layer 2 switching or Layer 3 forwarding?

I have a wireless router installed at my home (provided by ISP). Scenario: Router IP: 192.168.1.1 My Machine IP (X): 192.168.1.2 IP of machine Y: 192.168.1.3 Now when I ping Y from my ...
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Discover MAC address of wired computer

I would like to know the MAC address of a running computer which is directly connected to my own laptop with a wired cable (ethernet to ethernet). It has no DHCP server on it and I don't know its ...
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How do I get my original MAC address?

I am using Windows 7 Home Basic. My laptop's MAC address was changed by a hardware support person to facilitate my Internet connection. How can I get my original MAC address.
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How do I find the MAC address in Mac OS 9?

I've never used a Mac in my life – now I have to find out the MAC address of Mac OS 9. I can't even find terminal or console there.
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Discover MAC address

I've to setup a bunch of servers, and I need to discover their MAC addresses with the following setup: MacBookPro >----------< Server The Macbook Pro is directly connected (not behind a ...
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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 ...