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Windows 7: i can't change the mac address please help

11 Nov 2009   #1
saadrakeeb

windows7
 
 
i can't change the mac address please help

in windows xp we can change the mac address easy, but in windows7 when i changed the mac address manualy it doesn't change as you know we can see the mac address if it changed or not from cmd window by type this: ipconfig/all
for your information:
my lan card is D-Link G520

please SOS


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11 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You want us to help you hack internet access? Less than likely.
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11 Nov 2009   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Why would you want to change the MAC address?
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11 Nov 2009   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hasn't there been people wanting to change MAC address of their devices lately or what?

Quite possibly the most needless thing to do (and clueless as to why people want to do it) in IT that i have heard in my life.
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11 Nov 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Well, it does have it uses but none that I would care to help with on an open forum such as this.
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12 Nov 2009   #6
saadrakeeb

windows7
 
 

if all of you does't know why i want change the MAC address then you cannot help me for anything.. thanks
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12 Nov 2009   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saadrakeeb View Post
if all of you does't know why i want change the MAC address then you cannot help me for anything.. thanks
We choose not to do things that are needless. Not trying to damnn you but what is needless (in the legal sense) is not important in my oppinion.

Got any other questions?
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12 Nov 2009   #8
saadrakeeb

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saadrakeeb View Post
if all of you does't know why i want change the MAC address then you cannot help me for anything.. thanks
We choose not to do things that are needless. Not trying to damnn you but what is needless (in the legal sense) is not important in my oppinion.

Got any other questions?
"to u and to anyone" you have to know im arabian man also my engilish is not very good i hope u will understand me, in my country we always change the MAC address to get have afree internet service with high speed by using some program too. it is so easy with widowsXP but i finded it impossible with widows7 that is all my story..
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12 Nov 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

We knew your story before you started it...lol
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12 Nov 2009   #10
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

There are legitimate reasons to change a MAC address so jumping to the conclusion that every request for help with this is for evil doings is inappropriate!!! Simply stating that it is against site policy was all that was needed! If a new poster forgets his password do you immediately accuse him hacking too? That said, there is NOTHING in the Forum Rules that specifically, or even in general terms, that prohibits such discussions!! The only thing even close is about intellectual property protection, which does not pertain to MAC addresses.

Stereotypical typecasting, then piling on with insults when there is absolutely no indication this was for evil deeds was neither necessary, appropriate, nor professional! I might point to Rule #2.

Even after being insulted, saadrakeeb came back with a "thanks". Who was the better person here?

Some ISPs (and corporate networks) bind their service to a specific MAC address. If the user changes their NIC or installs a router, the service may not work anymore. Since we all know how responsive some ISP tech support centers can be, changing the MAC address is simpler, and a legitimate solution.

Also, while all network devices are suppose to have unique MAC addresses, with nearly 1 billion Windows machines in the world today, plus countless routers, modems, print servers and other network devices, sometimes it happens; the same MAC address is burned into the firmware of two or more devices. The ONLY way around this to avoid conflicts is to change (yes, spoof) the address.

@saadrakeeb - I am sorry you were mistreated so rudely. Please understand the misguided responses were, I suspect, knee-jerk reactions and not personal, but biased reactions based on past experiences of bad guys coming to these forums seeking our help to do their evil deeds. Please see this SevenForums thread: MAC address spoofing.
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