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Old 08-20-2002, 02:35 PM   #1
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change MAC


how could I change the MAC adress of my NIC?
 
Old 08-20-2002, 02:54 PM   #2
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You can't. Its hardware specific. You can always get a new NIC, that would be one way to change it..

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Old 08-20-2002, 04:52 PM   #3
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do you mean something like MAC-Spoofing? so the adjacent routers/gateways (and so on) can`t see your real MAC Address!
 
Old 08-21-2002, 04:30 AM   #4
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no... i want them to see my MAC but i've heard that the MAC address it's copied to a buffer or something in my RAM from the NIC's ROM and somehow I could cange it(and there are some bits - 2 I think - wich cannot be changed and one of them it's 1 if the MAC it's the real one and 0 if it's changed...)
I'll post with more details when i found the documentation. So if there is that bit it's almost for sure that the MAC can be somehow changed.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 02:27 PM   #5
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you can change it but its temporary ...well i guess you can make a script to change it everytime the system boots

ifconfig eth0 hw ether aa:dd:rr:ee:ss


happy mac changing!
 
Old 08-22-2002, 02:50 PM   #6
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thanks!
 
  


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