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Windows 7: wifi mac address

25 Oct 2009   #11
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stivstivo View Post
I cant connect with my mac address to aces point, I em sharing Internet with friend of mine.

And we are using the same mac address. I only asking why win 7 cant do the same as xp.
Trying to make logic of changing mac addresses to be able to share internet. And what is meant by "aces point"? do you mean Access Point?

Say i'm right in guessing that, if your Router/AP is not able to define uniquely each machine's unique MAC address than that's the Router/AP issue not Windows 7. Changing the MAC address is not best practice and is not recommended. That said, im not sure how it would work.


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25 Oct 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

If you share a Mac address how does the router know where to send the packet?

something more is going on here.

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #13
stivstivo

dual boot linux win7
 
 

I'll try that with drivers, now it is 2h after midnight. see you tomorrow.

win 7 recognized wireless nic by it self.
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25 Oct 2009   #14
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
If you share a Mac address how does the router know where to send the packet?

something more is going on here.

Ken
Ken,

Is this in response to my post about cloning the MAC address in the router? My old WRT54G had this, and although I never needed it, back in the old days you had to call your ISP and tell them the MAC address of the router, if you didn't have one when the cable modem was originally installed. It was much easier for most people to just clone the MAC address from the original computer to the router.

If it's in response to the OP's original statements, then I agree with you. Something else seems to be going on.
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25 Oct 2009   #15
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

...or he is not explaining properly. Sharing one MAC address between two physical NICs? not heard of nor i believed it to be possible. Each NIC has it's own unique MAC address, much like like machines in the network having it's own IPs. UNLESS you have a mutant NIC card.

Again i have to write, two matters cannot occupy a single space.
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26 Oct 2009   #16
stivstivo

dual boot linux win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
...or he is not explaining properly. Sharing one MAC address between two physical NICs? not heard of nor i believed it to be possible. Each NIC has it's own unique MAC address, much like like machines in the network having it's own IPs. UNLESS you have a mutant NIC card.

Again i have to write, two matters cannot occupy a single space.
Not working, it is something with win 7 - and vista, and with ar5005 chip.

Now sometimes changing address causes blue screen of death.

And I need to restart with safe mode and back original mac address or win 7 crashes with blue screen.

I will just install xp again thanks anyway.
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