Changing MAC address without using third-party app.

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Hi,

 

For changing MAC address without using third-party app, following options I found in most articles:

A. Using Device Manager

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B. Using Random Hardware Addresses in Windows 10 and Windows 11

 

There are multiple queries and doubts related to changing MAC address as below:

 

1. I know, MAC address is a 48-bit hardware address in 12-digit format of hexadecimal number.
How can I calculate random number for the value of Locally Administered Address, if we want to change the MAC address using Device Manager?

 

2. In case of Random Hardware Addresses in Windows 10 and Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 11 have different options as below;


Windows 10

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Windows 11

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Like Windows 10, can I setup Change daily in Windows 11?

 

3. Random Hardware Addresses option is available only, if system is connected with Wi-Fi. The option is not available, if system is connected with an Ethernet cable. Can I enable Random Hardware Addresses option, if system is connected with an Ethernet cable?

 

4. After changing the MAC address, how do I know the actual MAC address which is engraved on the network adapter?

 

Please resolved queries. I'll be thankful for your assistance.

 

With Regards
NndnG

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