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Windows 7: LAC

12 Mar 2011   #1
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 
LAC

Is it possible to change your system/hardware (network card) mac? all hardware come with its own unique mac but I was just wondering whether or not its possible to change it without causing a problem? also if not, what network card would people recommend.. no wireless added feature needed, just a stand alone ethernet card.


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12 Mar 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Its possible of course but mostly its used to sniff other peoples' connections. What is your reason for wanting to change your mac address?
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12 Mar 2011   #3
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 

thats exactly what I'm trying to avoid. I've got a new setup on its way and I'm wondering whether or not changing my system mac/network card would be a good idea, (new macs all around). Your probably thinking why do I need to change it... long story short, someone in the area likes doing what you've suggested in your reply and I have a feeling mine may of been targeted, my ISP has issued new hardware so theres a good chance my setup has been targeted. anyway, as said above... with new macs all around, could it stop this from happening again? wireless setup is disabled and I don't intend to broadcast.
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12 Mar 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If you want to secure your wireless network, there are standard ways to do it- the most important being setting up the strongest WPA2 encryption possible. See this tut also.

Wireless Security: How To Protect Your Network
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12 Mar 2011   #5
LonnieMac

Windows 7
 
 

I've done that mate. I'm just wondering what steps to take when/before my new setup arrives...
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