A MAC address (physical address) is a hardware-level address used by the Ethernet interface to communicate on the network. Every device must have a unique (MAC) physical address. This is often referred to as its physical address.
Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC (Media Access Control) address. This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. All MAC addresses are hard-coded into a network card and can never be changed. Keep in mind that each network interface has its own address. So, on a typical laptop with both a Wi-Fi radio and a wired Ethernet port, the wireless and wired network interface each have unique, separate MAC addresses.
However, you can change or spoof the MAC address in the operating system itself using a few simple tricks. Spoofing your MAC address is legal and can be done safely within Windows without any external software. If you use this to spoof your MAC address for Malicious purposes I will not responsible.
How to Check your Current MAC Address
⇒ Open the Run dialog by Pressing Win+R on your keyboard.
⇒ Type cmd into the Run dialog and click OK. This will open Command Prompt.
⇒ Type: Ipconfig /all. You should see the MAC address under Physical Address like this: 00:00:00:00:00:00.
- First, open the Device Manager by pressing Win Key+R and type devmgmt.msc into the Run dialog and click OK. This will open Device Manager.
- Expand the Network Adapters section to see all of your installed network adapters, right-click it, and select Properties.
- Click the Advanced tab and select Network Address in the list. You will see a “Value” field on the right. Click the radio button to enable the “Value” field.
- Now enter New MAC Address in value box and should be entered without any dashes or colons.
Example: If you want to make the MAC address “1A:2B:3C:4D:5E:6F”, you would enter “1A2B3C4D5E6F”
- Reboot your computer to enable the changes and check MAC address again.
I hope this has helped you and if you have any questions feel free to comment below. Thanks.