Solved Mac address question, and netwrok cards

February 22, 2013 at 21:09:40
Specs: Windows Vista
I was wondering if I change my wireless network card will it change my Mac address permanently. I would also like to know if I change my wireless network card, but I don't change my Ethernet network card will it still change my Mac address? My Ethernet card has never been used and I don't ever plan on it. Hope that makes since. Thanks in advance

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February 22, 2013 at 21:38:20
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Each network connection device has it's own unique mac address. It is a common practice with routers to have the ability to spoof or clone the mac address of a connected PC.This is so the ISP can be made to recognize a new router as a legitimate connection after the original account was set up using different hardware. I do not know whether it is possible to alter the mac address of an individual network adapter. And your ethernet NIC and wireless NIC will each have their own unique mac address.

If the router you connect to has mac filtering then you may need to enter the mac address for your new wireless NIC in the "permitted" list in the router's configuration settings.

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February 23, 2013 at 03:43:53
Thanks for the information and knowledge you answered my question. Glad you could make since of it all.

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