prob changing mac address!! PLZ HELP!!

October 3, 2009 at 22:21:11
Specs: Windows XP
when i try to change my mac address with any software it works but bout 10 15 seconds later the internet cuts off what gives?? i have a win xp home plz help!! TY :)
plz email me with answer if possible!
mrdreamers4u@hotmail.com

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#1
October 5, 2009 at 08:54:22
MAC address is a hardware designation.

Change your Network interface card (NIC) in order to change your MAC address.

...and, it makes me wonder who is blocking your MAC address and why. Hope it's not your ISP as it won't matter which MAC address you give them. If they shut you off then you are off.

Bryan


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#2
October 5, 2009 at 12:14:18
ty ill try it and im doing it to gain knowledge on how to do it and for security reasons also :)
btw do you have windows line messager or yahoo messager or something id really like to get so im help if thats kool you sound alot more knowledgeable then me on this and it would be great if you could assist me ty hit me up asap :)
mrdreamers4u@hotmail.com

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#3
October 5, 2009 at 12:35:05
im not sure how to do that when ever you can help plz:) hit me up ty :)

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#4
October 5, 2009 at 20:04:22
It stands to reason that if you change your MAC address (from the one known to your ISP), that the internet would drop out. Your ISP is granting access to a known MAC address. If the MAC address changes, they have no way of knowing where you are.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#5
October 5, 2009 at 21:47:45
ty 4 the input but im looking 4 a solution i know of plp doing it so im hoping someone out there knows how plz keep'em comin!

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#6
October 6, 2009 at 05:24:42
You purchase a new NIC.
Uninstall lthe old one and remove it from the Case.
Add the new one following it's installation instructions.

Then, before powering up the PC power down the ISP's Modem/Router and reset it if needed (If it has battery back up).

Power up the modem and power up the PC.
The modem should see the new NIC (and MAC address) and assign it an IP address allowing access to the internet.

Now, if a site has blocked by your MAC address tehn they likely also blocked you by your IP address.
Your ISP will likely assign the same IP address that you had before making the exercise in vain.

No IM.
Best regards,
Bryan


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#7
October 6, 2009 at 06:16:01
ty 4 that Bryan i use that 4 last resort tho still looking 4 the easyer way(preferably 4 freeee:) ;) but ty thats really good to know and ya i got a battery back up so ill have to take it out to power it off completely and also is there a certain nic card i can get to better my system or they all the same?
my specs
xp home 2gig 8400gforce nvida p4 1.80GHz 1.79GHz sp3

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#8
October 6, 2009 at 08:35:16
You DO NOT have to purchase a nic to change your mac address. That is outdated knowledge. In a nics advanced properties you have "locally administered address". This is where you can assign a mac address.

mrdreamers you write
"when i try to change my mac address with any software it works but bout 10 15 seconds later the internet cuts off what gives?? "

Well of course it goes out. Completely expected.

"The modem should see the new NIC (and MAC address) and assign it an IP address allowing access to the internet."

is an incorrect statement due to a missing piece of information.

ISP's REGISTER YOUR MAC ADDRESS when you make the first connection [usually when the isp tech is onsite]

They see a different mac, you don't get a ip or access.

Question that was never asked is why are you doing this? This will accomplish nothing.


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#9
October 6, 2009 at 09:01:42
wanderer :)
can you perhaps help me then to do this if you have a yahoo messager or something that would be great plz email or comment back you seem to know how, hit me up asap ty :)

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#10
October 7, 2009 at 04:40:45
"ISP's REGISTER YOUR MAC ADDRESS when you make the first connection [usually when the isp tech is onsite]

They see a different mac, you don't get a ip or access."

I beg to differ as I do this often.
The ISP will only issue an IP address against a single MAC address but they do not care which one. It will assign an IP address to the first MAC address it sees when the Modem is powered up.

As far as " In a nics advanced properties you have "locally administered address". This is where you can assign a mac address."

Glad to learn something new. Thanks.

Bryan


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