How to change a MAC address
The MAC address for your network controllers and devices is used to identify each piece of hardware's physical address. In other words, it's a unique number that is assigned to a device so that it can communicate with other pieces of hardware over a network interface. Although these numbers are permanent (much like a VIN on a car), they can be spoofed, that is, changed at a software level.
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10
- Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and then press Enter.
- On the left side, click on Network and Internet.
- In the Network and Internet window, click Network and Sharing Center.
- On the left side of the screen choose .
- Locate the network device that you'd like the change the MAC address of and right-click it.
- Select Properties from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Click the button.
- In the next window, select the Advanced tab (A). Then, under the Properties: section, click Network Address (B). Type in your new Mac address (C), and then click OK (D).
- How to find MAC address.
- Computer network card and network help and support.
- See our MAC address definition for further information and related links.