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Old 01-03-2007, 06:10 AM   #1
vishnu_sreekumar
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How to change the MAC address of an NIC card.


Hi,
Is it possible to change the MAC address of an NIC card? If yes, how? I saw some postings in some other websites regarding this on Windows platform.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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A quick search on google pointed to this link. http://whoozoo.co.uk/mac-spoof-linux.htm
Use the command ' /sbin/ifconfig eth0 hw ether xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx '

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Old 01-03-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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Technically speaking, that only changes the MAC address of the interface as recognized by the operating system. The MAC address of the hardware itself is unchanged (since it's built-in). You can, howerver, setup a script to execute the ifconfig statement every time the machine is booted (as described in the link from Brian1).
 
  


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