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

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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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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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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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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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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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How do I change my MAC address on GNU/Linux?

I'm trying using macchanger (ip link set wls1 down, macchanger -r wls1 and ip link set wls1 up) but it doesn't work. When I try to connect to my wifi the MAC address is set to the default value... It'...
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How many MAC addresses can a single PC have?

Each NIC (wired, wireless, etc) on a computer has a different MAC address. Given that a computer can have more than one Ethernet card (or whatnot), and ignoring the fact that some devices can modify ...
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wireless adapter mac address changewhen there is no 'Network address' option on 'Advanced' tab

How can I change the wireless adapter mac address when there is no 'Network address' option on 'Advanced' tab. I have followed the steps Device manager-> Network adapters -> properties -> Advanced ...
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Strange MAC address on Wireshark screen

I trying to see Wi-Fi (802.11) packets through Wireshark. Here's information of my wireless interface: $ ifconfig wlan1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c0:f8:da:21:ce:68 # and so on blahblah ...
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Hyper-V physical NIC MAC and virtual switch MAC

Can this situation lead to a conflict of MAC addresses? I used before Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 to setup VM environments several times already, but now I'm doing it by hand (meaning Powershell), ...
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Get users Mac address if connected to WiFi network (MikroTik)

I would like to log the users Mac address to a database hosted on a web server. I was wondering if there is a variable I can use like for example $mac-address which will replace it with the users mac ...
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NIC MAC address is different than it should be

I have cheap Tenda W150M router that is working as a WLAN card in Client+AP mode. The router MAC Address and WLAN BSSID are xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:68(those are listed in the router admin page). Now on my main ...
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Can I restrict access to the tplink wifi network to anyone except specified set of Mac addresses?

I have the router TP-Link N750 (TL-WDR4300). I'm familiar with the Mac addresses filtering but I need to restrict all user from joining the network not from Internet after joining the network, so ...
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How can I filter my home network?

I live in an apartment with one roomate. They have a monopoly, as the complex actually has it's own special ISP they offer...and they restrict other, better providers like Verizon, Charter, and so on. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Not able to spoof Mac Address in Kali Linux

I tried the following to spoof my mac address:- ifconfig wlan0 down macchanger -a wlan0 ifconfig wlan0 up (Even tried to stop and start network-manager with the above command) I also changed ...
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Can't connect after changing my wireless card mac address

I've tried to change my wireless card's mac address but it's not working. I did it using TMACv6 (Technitium), MacMakeUp and the registry by following this tutorial but I always have the same issue(s) :...
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Router reports different MAC address than iwconfig

The address returned by iwconfig is nearly the same - the first number is off by 2 and the last by 1. Does anyone know why I'm getting a different result depending on where I look? I happen to know ...
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internet disconnects after cloning MAC in Ubuntu 14.10

Whenever I connect the LAN cable to my new laptop, there is connection, but the web is not accessible due to MAC mismatch (my old laptop's MAC is registered with my ISP). When I spoof the MAC address ...
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getmac ERROR: Invalid class

When trying to run getmac from the Windows Command Prompt, I am getting ERROR: Invalid class. As a Windows utility, I'm not entirely sure why it's broken or how to go about fixing it. Can anyone ...
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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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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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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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OSX - Automatically spoof Mac Address when disabling-enabling Wi-fi

I'm running OS X El Capitan. I set up a script at system startup that automatically spoofs the mac address. The thing that I actually want is a background process that automatically changes the mac ...
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Obtain MAC Address from network printer via CMD

I'm trying to find the MAC address for my network printer using cmd. I've tried using nbtstat -a (ipaddress) and it says host not found. But the IP works when I ping it. Is there another command ...
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how to solve confusion mac address due to USB Ethernet on system

I am using a packet analysis solution program that licensing certification based on Mac address. When I insert USB Ethernet card, licensing certification often breaks off. So.. I think that the ...
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Changing MAC address on Virtual Machine

Running linux on virtual box with Windows 10 as a host. I want to edit the mac address on linux and was wondering if a network admin would see the spoofed linux mac or my Windows one? Would I have to ...
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how can I have my bash script detect mac filtering

I have my own hacking lab with old computers and routers. I hooked up my tp link mr3040 openwrt router via ethernet and have it as its own router on the network. I thought, "if mac filtering is on, ...
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Can not connect to internet after changing locally administered address

I am following this tutorial to change MAC adresses. It works when I do this with windows 10 pro on real hardware. However when I use Windows 10 Pro in a virtual box VM I run into probles. After ...
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Disabling/Enabling WLAN connection

Question: What is the terminal command behind right clicking on the wireless icon (Ubuntu 15.04) and then unchecking "Enable Wi-Fi" the box? Why am I asking it? macchanger just work for me when I ...
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Can not bypass MAC address filtering

I add a white list filter by mistake to my wifi modem router, so I want to change MAC address to that IP. I run this command: ifconfig wlan0 down ifconfig wlan0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ifconfig ...
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What does “Decloak: (Mac Address)” mean in Airodump-ng

I have Reaver 1.4 on Ubuntu 14.10 and a Realtek RTL8187SE B/G adapter, and I got a message saying: "Decloak: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (the X's would be letters and number of the MAC Address). What does this ...
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If I want to spoof my wireless router's MAC address for privacy reasons, how should I pick one?

Like the title says: how do I decide which "random" MAC address to assign to a machine in order to hide the real one? Just entering a random one doesn't feel very... scientific. Thanks.
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Windows 8 Force MAC Address Spoof

Just to make this short, I've tried almost everything I found on Google to spoof my MAC addres (Registry, SMAC, NetworkAdress in Adapter Settings, etc.) and none worked. This is because of something I ...
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How to find the MAC addresses of an unsecure network, on Windows, using the easiest steps?

As I try to prove that an insecure network, even with MAC filtering feature, is a bad thing (link here) , I've tried to find out the easiest way to do so. I'm trying to show that it's easy to enter ...
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Separate MAC Filtering Rules for Each Frequency in Linksys EA2700-RM

I recently bought a Linksys EA2700-RM router for my home. I have set up the 5GHz network, the 2.4GHz network and the Guest network. My 5GHz network is for highest priority devices, the 2.4GHz network ...
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Change Mac Address on Wireless NIC

Problem I currently use a Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230 network adapter, and I need to spoof the mac address in order to test security on my network. The problem is that the latest driver for ...
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Router wont clone Mac address

I have a DX-WGRTR and in the router settings there is an option to clone WAN MAC address. When I tried to clone my computer MAC address the router reboots after 25 seconds but it automatically set the ...
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Find mobile device on network

I'm trying to write a small program that will poll the network for certain IP addresses or MAC addresses (though MAC doesn't seem to show up past my WAP). My networking isn't very strong but many ...
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Router changes its MAC Addresses

I constantly lose my Internet connection. After analyzing the problem I found that my router, TL-WR741ND [TP-Link], changes its MAC address by switching through the WLAN's, LAN's and WAN's MAC ...
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ifconfig won't let me set MAC address that doesn't begin with 00:26

I have an Intel 1000 BGN Wi-Fi card and I tried to set its MAC address to 00:00:de:ad:be:ef, but this didn't work: [root@localhost .]# ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:00:de:ad:be:ef SIOCSIFHWADDR: Cannot ...