Hacking Tip: Change MAC Address: Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC (Media Access Control) Address which is also called Physical Address. This MAC Address applies to all types of network cards including WiFi Card and Ethernet Card. It’s a hexadecimal 12-digits number or also can say 6 bytes number that is used to identify the hosts on the network individually (uniquely).
In my last post, I have discussed the Paypal Account Creation in Pakistan which was asked by many people because in Pakistan PayPal is ban. Today I will tell you guys an interesting hack of windows. How to Change MAC Address in Windows? Why most people need this? Is there a secure way to change Mac address easily?
Then I must say Yes, you can change or spoof your MAC address in windows by following the steps which I will tell you later in this post. An example of a MAC address is 2A-F9-3C-C1-0A-5B. If we talk about OSI Layers then it resides in 2 layer of OSI Model which is networking layer.
All network cards have hard-coded MAC address which can not be changed. But you can spoof or change Mac address of your computer by these simple tricks. These tricks will not permanent change your Mac address as you have to change Network card to change it Permanently. Just follow below methods and your Mac Address will be changed.
Three Methods to Spoof or Change Mac Address in Windows
Method 1: Change from PC Settings.
You can change or spoof mac address of your network card in windows easily. I will tell you the easiest steps to do this work.
Click on Start>Control Panel>Network Connections. Then right-click on the network connection for which you want to change or spoof mac address and select properties. But if you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 or greater. You have to click on Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center>Change adapter settings. Then right-click on the adapter and select properties.
After the properties windows open, On networking Tab, click on Configure button.
There you click on the Advanced tab and then click on Locally Administered Address property or Network Address. There you will see radio buttons on right side. The default button is (Not Present) Selected. Click on the above Value radio button and enter a new MAC address. Be careful, as MAC address is of 6-bytes or 6 pairs of numbers. The example is 2A-F9-3C-C1-0A-5B. You must have to enter the address without dashes as it only accepts it without dashes.
All done, you have changed your windows MAC address. You can check it by going to command prompt and type IPCONFIG/ALL.
Method 2: Change from Software MACChange.
Download the program MACChange and install it. Run the program and select the desired network connection for which you want to change mac address.
After selecting network card to change, click on the thunder icon which will generate new mac address. Now click on change button to change the address. The message appears that “MAC Address Updated Successfully“.
Method 3: Change from Technitium MAC Address Changer.
There is another software which can spoof or change mac address easily without any risk. Download the Program TMAC and install it in your operating system.
Run the installation process and accept the terms and conditions. After installation, run the program and select the network card from the given list. Then click on “Random MAC Address” button so that software will generate a unique mac address and then click on “Change Now!” button to change the address. All done, your Mac address has been changed now.
Don’t forget to Restore the original Mac Address before closing any MAC Changer software. Now enjoy the new mac address and use it for VPN or any work you want. THANKS 🙂