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

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WiFi Hotspot MAC Address [closed]

Say I have a network consisting of multiple computers where (1) access to the network itself is regulated based on the MAC address and (2) access to the internet is protected by a proxy. Say now I ...
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Multiple mac address connections from the same device

My internet speed dropped from aobut 90Mb/s to 0.5-2Mb/s. Only one computer seemed affected. So I was been looking through the device list on my Linkysys Smart Wi-Fi router and came across something ...
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Spoof MAC without limitation in Windows 8?

I am able to change my MAC to anything in Kali Linux, but not in Windows? It needs to be changed to 50:b7:c3:3d:1c:b6. I tried using SMAC and no luck. I heard there were limits on what I can change it ...
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How can I change the MAC address of hosted network?

I am on a MAC-filterd network. I have a pc and a laptop. I started a hosted network on my laptop. The Laptop has Windows 8. I set up a hosted network on this laptop to connect a smartphone. So the ...
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Windows - MAC address whitelist on wired network?

In Windows (XP or 7), is it possible to configure either Windows, a software firewall, or network cards such that the computer will only communicate with specific known MAC addresses (e.g. the MAC ...
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Two wireless extenders with same mac address…How to assign IP address dhcp

I have two wireless extenders, and they both have the exact same mac address (same make and model) Now, they work fine in the network, I just wanted to know how can I assign them specific IP ...
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Spoofing Windows 7/8 Mac address with 00: manufacturer?

As I am sure everyone knows starting with Windows Vista, you are not able to spoof MAC address to something that starts with a 00: For a project I am doing I have to spoof it as starting with 00: I ...
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Can I track the MAC address of my stolen laptop by service tag number?

My Dell Vostro laptop was stolen five days back. Many valuable documents were on it, so how can I trace the MAC address of my stolen laptop? Can the MAC address be traced through the service tag ...
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Why would results differ from trying two different methods to get a MAC address?

While trying to find MAC addresses of networked machines, two different methods were used and different answers were received: Ping the machine name using the command nbtstat -a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (x ...
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Internet Connection Sharing bypassing MAC Filter in Ubuntu Linux

My university gives me an internet connection by Ethernet, DHCP but they have installed MAC Filtering to allow only using my PC. I have a wireless router TL-WR340GD. which has MAC address cloning ...
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MAC address based VLAN: How to get the MAC address of a newly attached device?

I am in a network that determines by the MAC address of attached devices to which VLAN the used switch port has to be set to. For regular devices that use DHCP the MAC address can be simply ...
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Spoof MAC address in Windows 7: Bypass

I am trying to spoof the MAC address of my new Win7 laptop. To do so I tried specifying an alternate value from the Device Manager which took no effect. I also tried from the registry, as per other ...
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What does modem MAC address mean?

I have a Motorola modem, and when I connect to 192.168.100.1 (modem IP) I see 5 MAC addresses: HFC MAC Address, CPE USB MAC Address, Known CPE MAC Addresses (4), of which one has status SELF and ...
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How can I telnet from Windows to my server by MAC address?

How can I telnet from Windows to my server by MAC address? C:\Users\Asep>telnet D4:CA:6D:46:C9:98 23 Connecting To D4:CA:6D:46:C9:98...Could not open connection to the host, on port 23: Connect ...
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What's the limit of a home router's MAC address table?

I am considering creating a large LAN (possibly greater than 255 computers) using home wireless routers such as Linksys WRT54G as switches (DHCP off). What, roughly, is the size or limit of the MAC ...
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How to display the mac address of known host by ssh

I want to know the MAC address of a machine that I don't have access to at the moment. However, I have a known_hosts file from ssh with a valid entry, and given that I get warnings about changing MAC ...
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What is this device?

I have a DSL modem with WiFi, and on the list of devices connecting to it, there is one device that is foreign to me (10.163.55.254 in the screenshot below). How can I track down what it is and where ...
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How do I find the MAC address of my laptop?

I tried to find out the MAC address in my notebook by Run → cmd → config /all but I didn't find it there. How do I find the MAC address of my laptop?
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Duplicate MAC but different IP on home router

Would it be possible to have duplicate MAC addresses but different IPs on a home router? My questions are listed below. I don't have computers with the same MAC. The second connection displays no ...
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How to find who is connected to my computer from MAC address?

When I type in the command netstat -an into cmd, I get information that one of my ports is opened from some MAC address. My qestion is how to close that port and how to find from the MAC address what ...
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Does a router have a unique MAC address? Is it detectable by a website? [duplicate]

I found somewhere on the internet that routers also have a MAC address. Is it true? If so, how can I make it undetectable?
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What is meant by MAC address “Spoofing”

Why is MAC address Spoofing called spoofing, rather than MAC address changing? If the network sees your MAC address as whatever you spoofed it to, doesn't that practically meant you have completely ...
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What will happen if a bridge got a wrong mac record?

Let's say there is host H1, H2, switch S1 S2, and S3, bridge B1, B2. It is connected like this: H1 - S1 - B1 - S2 - B2 - S3, | H2 H2 is sending frames to H1. Then, ...
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If I format a machine that's running Ubuntu and install Windows, will the physical network address change?

My ISP binds the access to the physical address of my computer. I bought a new one yesterday and I had to call them to tell them the new physical address. Will it change if I format the computer and ...
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How can a WiFi router recognize MAC address change of a connected device?

My teen son and I are playing a hacking game. I've installed an WiFi router with parental controls, MAC filtering, VPN, etc. I block Internet for him, he tries to break out of the cage (for now I'm ...
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Why do we need MAC address? [duplicate]

I have read that if we are using NAT, router knows where to send the incoming packets in the local network based on TCP/UDP port information. If this information can be used to uniquely identify each ...
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How to find IP address of a DNS server

I'm a CS student and currently taking a (basic) course in information security. I was given an assignment which required me to analyse a given .pcap file using Wireshark and obtain information on the ...
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Are the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi MAC addresses assigned in the same address space?

Are the MAC addresses of Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth devices assigned in the same address space? Or are MAC address unique irrespective of the physical layer? Is there a possibility of MAC address ...
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Can my SSH session be detected by sysadmin?

My friend gets faster internet in my university as he has some research scholar facilities.Our sysadmin has made sure this feature can be only accessed by a few machines with a particular MAC ...
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Mac spoofing for virtual machine to trick my university's IT system

I need help in setting up Oracle's VirtualBox port forwarding and/or mac spoofing. I feel it's important to add that my knowledge is very limited in this field and that my question could even be ...
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Vendor devices produce limitation by MAC address?

Maybe it is silly, but I wonder if the first 3 hexadecimal values in MAC address represent vendor id (in 01:23:45:ff:ff:ff it is 01:23:45), is there a limit of 16777215 (ff:ff:ff) devices per vendor?
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why do I get a different MAC address using arp and ifconfig?

# ifconfig eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:8c:10:xx:xx # arp Address HWtype HWaddress Flags Mask Iface 192.xxx.x.x ether 38:72:c0:cc:...
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Theory regarding MAC and IP address in network packet and frame content?

Okay, network theory and protocol questions for you guys: Assuming a router is using NAT, is a device's MAC address every actually exposed to the Internet? Or, does the router transmogrify (wow, ...
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Cannot change MAC address on notebook

I've tried to change MAC address on a notebook Toshiba Satellite A200-14E Windows Vista without success. I've tried to change it via Network settings - Adapter settings. I've set Network address ...
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How can I block a computer from my linksys router by IP or MAC address?

How can I block a computer (not on Wireless) from my linksys router by IP or MAC Address? I am using a linksys WAG200G.
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How do I find out the Mac Address Firefox submits for Geolocation?

I moved, but have the same router and cable box. Now when I visit Google Maps it still shows my old location. I went to the SkyhookWireless update page to update my Mac Address with my new location. ...
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How do you get the Mac-address of a Networking Card in Windows?

I'm running XP SP2 and need to get the MAC address of the card running on this machine. Where do I get that from?
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Find MAC address of a device on the other end of an Ethernet cable

Before anyone points it out, this is a different question to Check MAC address of a device on the other end of an Ethernet cable. I'm interested in an automated way (rather than Wireshark, etc) of ...
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Why is my MAC address invalid?

My macbook has this MAC address : 68:A8:6D:09:2A:D4 This page tells me that its invalid. This page correctly identifies the brand of the mac address. I have a MAC filter for my router and I ...
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Blacklisted MAC address for modem

I currently lease a router for High Speed Internet from Comcast. I have just purchased my own router online from Ebay to avoid monthly rental charge. The ebay-purchased router is the same make and ...
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Find MAC address of laptop of stolen laptop

Is there is any way to find MAC address of stolen laptop? I previously use my Facebook and email account on the machine. Can I extract my MAC address from email of Facebook account. Give me technical ...
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Can a website tell what device you're using? [duplicate]

If I were to visit a website on different occasions and from different IP addresses but from the same device, could a website potentially tell? If so, would deleting cookies prevent this?
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Router and Switch MAC Address

There is a MAC address for each router and switch interface. But, is there a MAC address that represents the whole device?
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Bridge-mode networking and virtual network adapters

Say I have physical network adapter eth0 on my host machine and VirtualBox virtual machine with bridged network. Host and virtual machine have different IP addresses in the same network. I can easily ...
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Why is the IP and host specified in the /etc/hosts not pinged as expected?

I have an entry in my /etc/hosts file which points to each host on my LAN. I've completed specified all my hosts and corresponding host mac addresses in my Time Warner supplied router. I've created ...
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How many bytes of a WLAN packet do I have to examine to extract MAC addresses?

How many bytes of a 802.11 (WLAN) packet do I have to examine to be able to extract source, destination, receiver and transmitter adress from the header? This image suggests the header length of a ...
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How to get an IP address from a MAC address? [duplicate]

I have an ipscanner, but not every device is showing up. If I know a device is on the LAN, and I know its MAC address, how can I get it's IP address?
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How to share network connection (without mentioned issues) between two computers with the same MAC address?

Well, I'm using a network connection where IPs are provided by DHCP locked with MAC addresses of the machines. As there are a lot of computer and other devices connected, there isn't enough addresses ...
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NAT on MAC-filtered network

My ISP (Hyperion S.A.) provides internet using a UTP cable with MAC filtering. I'm trying to set up a router so that I can connect multiple computers to the network. Most computers would connect ...
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Can the MAC address(es) of a Windows XP machine be found in a backup of C:\Documents and Settings\

I recently had a Windows XP laptop stolen I do not know its MAC addresses (wired or wireless) I have managed to retrieve its wireless MAC from the WiFi router it was attached to, but I have no ...