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- How Do I Find My MAC Address?
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All MAC addresses are hard-coded into a network card and can never be changed.
However, you can change or spoof the MAC address in the operating system itself using a few simple tricks. So why would you want to change your MAC address? Well there are many reasons for this, mostly related to bypassing some kind of MAC address filter set on a modem, router or firewall.
For example, a WiFi network may allow only authorized computers to connect to the network and filters out computers based on the MAC address. Another example is if you have an ISP that allows only a certain number of computers to connect to the Internet from your home. If you have more computers that need to connect, you can spoof the MAC address of an authorized computer and connect from a different computer. By default, the Not Present value is selected.
Go ahead and click on the Value radio button and enter in a new MAC address. The MAC address is a combination of 6 pairs of numbers and characters, i.
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You should enter the MAC address without the dashes. Go ahead and restart the computer in order for the changes to take effect. Click or tap the Details button. The Network Connection Details window is displayed. When done learning the MAC address, don't forget to click or tap Close. If you have a device with touch and you are using Windows 10, you may prefer a friendlier method for your touch-based input.go
How Do I Find My MAC Address?
If you are interested in the MAC address of your wireless network card, click or tap Wi-Fi and then the name of the network you are connected to. Windows 10 displays a list of properties and settings for your active wireless network connection.
Scroll down until you find the Properties section. The last line of properties is named Physical address MAC. This contains the MAC address of your wireless network card. You can copy these properties using the Copy button and then paste them anywhere you wish.
Click or tap Ethernet and then the name of the network you are connected to. Windows 10 displays a list of properties and settings for your active wired network connection.
How to Find Your IP and MAC Addresses in Windows
If you have a device with touch and you are using Windows 8. Open PC Settings in Windows 8. Then, click or tap Connections and then the name of your active network connection. Windows 8.
The last line of properties is named Physical address. This contains the MAC address of your network card. As you can see, Windows offers multiple methods for find ing the MAC address of any network adapter. The methods shown in this article are the easiest we have found, using only tools and commands that are available in Windows.
If you know other ways to find the MAC address of any network adapter, don't hesitate to share it using the comments form below. All wireless routers have AC in their name, followed by a number. What does this AC followed by a number mean? Does the number following AC tell you how fast the router is? Is an AC router faster than an AC router? If you are connected to the network, you can also find the MAC address in its status. Just open the networking and sharing center, right click on the appropriate connection and select Status. Then just press on details and note the address shown in front of Physical Address.
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