Re: Changing the mac address on Windows 2000 and XP

From: Kelly D. Lucas (lucaskeli_at_fastmail.fm)
Date: 07/07/05

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    Actually most vendors of hardware have some sort of utility that
    interfaces with a firmware API, that can indeed change the MAC address.
    This is independent of the platform, as generally firmware will hold the
    MAC address.

    kdl

    Joe Osborn wrote:

    >Not possible to change the MAC Address of a network device to my knowledge.
    >They are coded into the firmware of the device itself and assigned by the
    >manufacturer. You can always put a second NIC in the machine and Nat thru
    >it so it appears to come from a different NIC because in fact it would be.
    >Does this help?
    >
    >Joe
    >
    >-----Original Message-----
    >From: Pranav Lal [mailto:pranav.lal@gmail.com]
    >Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 11:26 AM
    >To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    >Subject: Changing the mac address on Windows 2000 and XP
    >
    >Hi all,
    >
    >Is there any way to change the mac address of a LAN card in Windows
    >2000 and Windows XP?
    >
    >As a corollary to the question, how would one detect if a computer
    >was changing its mac address? This is assuming that the network on
    >which this machine is connected has DHCP enabled.
    >
    >Pranav
    >
    >
    >
    >

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    Kelly D. Lucas
    lucaskeli@fastmail.fm
    

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