Simple Way to Change MAC Address in Windows

In simple language MAC address is the identity of a network device which is normally fixed for a device and always unique.Still we can’t change MAC address from the device but we can change it virtually,means  the connector would recognize your system as a MAC address given by yourself !!!

Generally ISP provides internet you to your specific MAC address so if you change the LAN card or Computer or connect a router you must register the MAC address of the new connected device to the ISP otherwise internet won’t connect on the device !!! Too bad huh ….. don’t worry it won’t be harrsing you anymore

Here is the simplest way to escape from these process of MAC registration,


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Software Method :

  • Download and install  Technitium MAC Address Changer. (there are many more softwares like this but this one is quite accessible) to both new and old system you would use.
  • Know the MAC address of your current running system and copy it to the new system,be careful to select right network connection of the internet (or any network you want)
  • You’re Done !!!

Easy huh….!!!

As we geek, eager to do things manually here is the

Manual Method :

  • press WINDOWS + R or open RUN and type regedit
  • Now go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318]
  • Now  you shoud see numbers in sequence as “0000″, “0001″ and so on. Click on one at a time to check the description of the device to match it with that of yourNetworkCard. In my case (0011)
  •  In the right side look for “NetworkAddress” key value. If you find it, right-click and select modify. Enter the new  MAC Address  ( no “space” “.” or “-”)
  • If you don’t find “NetworkAddress”  right-click in the rightpane, select “New” → “String Value”. Enter the name “NetworkAddress”. Now modify and set the desired MAC.
Thats it! Try to connect your internet after applying old mac address.If not working just restart your computer! Now you can change mac address anytime from your NETWORK CARD’s properties (From DEVICE MANAGER) under ADVANCED tab.
To check if it has worked again open run and type cmd. than type getmac and see your current MAC address!!!

 


 

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