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By Silvester Norman
#160573
Hey guys, can anyone please let me know what a MAC Address is in computer terms? I also want to know how can we Change MAC Address without using the software of any sort.
Last edited by Silvester Norman on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
By fll-freak
#160578
MAC is a unique hardware address. It is the lowest level identification of a computer network node. each Ethernet card is assigned a unique id number in the form of 6 hex digits. If you type iconfig or ifconfig into most computers command line, they will spit out the unique number. Some computers allow you to modify the MAC address, but most the address is hardcoded into the hardware by the vendor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address
By n1ist
#160581
If you need to get one, Microchip sells small roms that come pre-programmed with a unique MAC address. For personal projects, I often use the one printed on an ethernet card in the scrap bin at work.
/mike
By stevech
#160642
You can use a self-assigned MAC address. The OUI (now EUI) numbering scheme has 2 or 3 bits in the most significant byte - that if set to the self-managed code, you can use whatever other bit patterns you wish. The only restriction is that such a self-administered MAC address cannot appear on the public Internet - which it wouldn't in all likelihood based on how you get Internet access.

If I recall correctly, its a 0x02 in the MSByte
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