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How to change MAC address?


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#1 TechnicalDifficulty

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:40 PM

I tried integrating a new computer into work today but it runs Windows 8.1. When I tried to change the MAC address the usual way, via network adapter properties, the option wasn't there(see attached pic).

 

 

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How do you change the address in Windows 8.1? I haven't found any good results so far researching online.



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#2 Aura

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:46 PM

Hi TechnicalDifficulty :)

It's possible that the current driver installed for the Network Controller doesn't support MAC address changing. What is the laptop brand and model? Also is it running Windows 8.1 32 or 64-bit?

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:16 PM

It's an HP running 64-bit. The model is apparently "HP 15-1125wm".


Edited by TechnicalDifficulty, 02 November 2015 - 06:20 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

As Aura posted, your adapter may not have the option to change the MAC address but it can be done with this utility. I would download it from MajorGeeks instead of CNet. It may or may not work for you.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:09 PM

Can you give me the model number using these instructions?

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:36 PM

Can you give me the model number using these instructions?

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108

 

HP 15-F125WM Notebook. The computer's product number is J9M37UA#ABA (http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04554282.pdf)

 

 

 

 

As Aura posted, your adapter may not have the option to change the MAC address but it can be done with this utility. I would download it from MajorGeeks instead of CNet. It may or may not work for you.

 

It worked perfectly. Thank you guys for the help!



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:38 PM

No need to link the drivers then, glad to see that the issue has been solved :)

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:40 PM

I used a thing called TMAC to change my MAC Address when my mum boots me off the internet thing is I just click the Change Now button.






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