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Windows 7: Windows 7 misreads NIC MAC addresses?


09 Dec 2009   #1

Win7, Vista SP2, XP SP3, PC-BSD, Linuxes
 
 
Windows 7 misreads NIC MAC addresses?

I have set my PC to have a fixed IP address on my LAN. I noticed that
it had picked up a different one.

In short, I think Windows 7 may have issues with reading MAC addresses of
NIC cards. It is reported correctly in XP, but I have seen *three*
variations of it under Windows 7 in the past 30 mins - each time a couplet
(2 characters between colons) was replaced by a 00 (double zero).

I wonder if some of you could check this out (at a command prompt
"ipconfig /all").

Currently, Win 7 sees my MAC as 00-50-FC-72-00-00; whereas it should be 00:50:FC:72:4E:BC.

TIA

DrT


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09 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Sounds more like a driver is crapping things up.
Mine MAC address is fine in all accounts.
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