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

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How can I connect to a router through a switched ethernet network?

I have a computer and a router connected at different positions to a switched ethernet network. I want to connect them as if I had plugged my computer directly into the router. As I understand it, ...
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How does a router find the MAC address of next hop router?

I know that in an Ethernet LAN, the ARP protocol is used to get a MAC address from an IP address. How does my router get the MAC address of another router on an external network if ARP is not ...
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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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/etc/ethers is not being read by dnsmasq

I recently configured dnsmasq on Raspbian, and everything was working perfectly except that /etc/ethers wasn't being read (yes, I did uncomment read-ethers and remember to restart dnsmasq) - the ...
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Multiple MAC addresses on a single network interface

Since the other question about this (Multiple network interfaces on a single NIC in Windows) only asks about different routing, I'm going to ask this again: Is there any way to create multiple ...
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How to block the MAC Address in Huawei HG532e wireless router?

I am using a Huawei HG532e wireless router and I would like to block some of the smart phones of some of the workers who are no more working with us. Please help me to do this work as early as ...
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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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Know the MAC address in the network without touching the router

I'm new to network programming and I don't know if this is the right place where to ask. I have a small router with a proprietary control panel (= no openwrt or similar). I'd like to know ...
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Can a MAC address be traced?

Can the MAC address of a computer be traced to the serial number of a computer? I have the MAC address that is trying to break into my wireless router. Knowing the serial number of the computer would ...
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Why is MAC-based authentication insecure?

Most wireless routers can use MAC-based authentication as part of their overall security scheme. It seems like a good idea, but I've heard that it is very ineffective, because it's easy to spoof MAC ...
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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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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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Why would my router have different MAC addresses for IP and IPv6 transactions?

Today I was using tcpdump and I noticed my computer was having IPv6 traffic with a particular MAC address that I could not match with an IP using nmap or arping. After looking at the tcpdump logs a ...
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PPPoE in Linux Mint 16

I use a broadband connection in windows 7 to connect to internet. I use a spoofed MAC id on the same Windows 7 laptop because my internet is MAC binded to my desktop computer. Now I am trying to ...
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Do MAC addresses on virtual machines mean anything?

MAC addresses on virtual installations such as VirtualBox are not connected to hardware. Do they have any absolute meaning, and are they registered somewhere, the way hardware MAC addresses are ...
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How to change the MAC address in Win 8 to spoof a Roku Player through a WiFi splash page?

My Linux laptop died yesterday and now I can't watch TV. Let me explain. I use a Roku Player to stream Netflix shows to my television; and a year or two ago, the Internet Service provided in my ...
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Is looking for Wi-Fi access points purely passive?

Say I carry a Wi-Fi enabled phone or laptop through an area where there are WAPs. Assuming that I don't actively try to connect to them or otherwise interact with them, is it possible for the owner ...
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What happens when two computers on the same network have the same MAC address?

I was reading an article on WEP cracking, which said that filtering MAC addresses was not enough, since there are tools to change what the computer reports as its MAC address. This made me wonder ...
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Use multiple devices with an ISP with captive portal

Here are the facts that will help you understand the scenario: The ISP provides wireless broadband. It gives a device(installed on the roof) from which a LAN wires runs to your computer. The ISP ...
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Make router report MAC address when device connects/disconnects - preferably by HTTP POST

I want my router to report (preferably by making a php POST containing MAC address) every time a device connects/disconnects. I currently have a Netgear router (which is able to run dd-wrt), but I'm ...
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How to best configure virtual machine network

Background: I have the following setup: Mac (OSX 10.8.5); Bootcamp partition; Virtual Machine, VM, (using Parallels Desktop) that runs from the physical Bootcamp drive; I have some Cross-platform ...
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Why is IP to MAC address translation needed?

On networks that use the TCP/IP protocol, why is the IP address translated into a MAC address? I mean, when every device knows its IP, why further use the MAC address and not use the IP number as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Issues with IP address when changing MAC address

Whenever I spoof my MAC address the WiFi fails to acquire IP automatically and I have to set it manually. My original MAC address is blocked on the network. Please help me, I'm facing IP address ...
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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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IP Address vs MAC addresses

why do we need ip addresses if mac address is enough to identify the machine???
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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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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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Query MAC address of Powerline Ethernet Adapter

I have a computer connect to the Internet using Powerline Ethernet adapters in this fashion: {Internet} --- [Router] --- [Powerline Adapter A] +++ [Powerline Adapter B] --- COMPUTER Where --- is an ...
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iPad and Wifi Access point on a MAC restricted network

I'm trying to help my sister get her iPad online in her university halls of residence. She has one ethernet port in her room and there is no wireless provided. I got her a wireless router (which is ...
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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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Is is possible to change MAC address of a WiMAX USB adapter?

Wondering if it is possible to change the MAC address of a WiMAX USB adapter (read WiMAX, not Wi-Fi) manufactured by Motorola, ZTE, Intel etc. I've tried a few tools that did changed the MAC address ...
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CE interface in Solaris 10 drops mac address (per ifconfig)

I recently installed Solaris 10 1/13 and proprietary TCP PEP software on a new hard drive within an old Sun v210. When the PEP software starts, the Sun's CE0 interface loses its "ether" address, ...
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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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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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Does a network bridge maintain the topo a bridged lan?

As the title suggest. Let's say we have switch A, B, C and A connect to B with bridge D, and B to C with E. A <--> D <--> B <--> E <--> C Does D know the mac of nics ...
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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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Bypass MAC Address Filtering

I live in an apartment building that provides internet to it's patrons as an amenity. This internet is limited to 3 devices per tenant and the devices are registered by MAC Address. As you may have ...
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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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WIndows firewall rule to receive nbtstat information

I'm using nbtstat.exe to gather MAC-Addresses of machines in my domain. I'm only able to get a result, if the firewall is turned off on the clients! Output if firewall is turned on: Microsoft ...
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How to limit internet access time per mac address

I want to be able to limit the amount of time some devices can connect to the internet to one hour per day. As an added bonus, I would like to restrict some sites (or categories of sites) per MAC ...
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Packet count per mac address on wireless network

I'd like to get to know how many packets get transferred to a certain MAC address in my wireless network, protected with WPA2. I'm not at all interested in the contents of the packets, I'd just need a ...