How to change the MAC-address of the network device

MAC-address - is the identifier of your computer's network card, which consists of letters and numbers. MAC-address is assigned to any network device manufacturer. The number consists of 12 characters. As the characters use the first six letters of the alphabet from A to F and the numbers 0 through 9. This address is physically defines a specific computer regardless of whether your computer is connected to a network or a direct connection to the global network. This allows you to deliver data to the network device, which are designed only to him.
Some Internet service providers bind the other party to the physical address of the network device to each subscriber used only by the package of services that they provide him. And if in this case we change the network card or change computers, you connect to the Internet can not. We will need to contact your ISP to change the new MAC-address.
But you can simply assign the address of your network card, which has been previously registered with your provider.

To change the MAC-address in Windows 7, click on the icon Network   in the lower right corner of the screen (Figure 1) the left mouse button.

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Select <Control Center Network and Sharing Center> (Figure 2).
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In the window that opens, select <Change adapter settings> (figure 3).

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Select the network adapter that is connected to your network and the Internet, click on the right mouse button. From the pop-up menu, select <Properties> (Figure 4).

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In the window that opens, click on the button <Configure> (Figure 5).

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Choose <Advanced> (Figure 6). Further, in the <Properties> click <network address> (this option can have the following titles: «Locally Administered Address», «The Locally Administered Address». Highlight the string <value>, which is located in the right part of the window 12 characters and enter a new MAC-address. Click on «OK» and restart the computer.

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After restarting the computer, check whether the changed MAC-address of your network device. To do this, click <Start>, select <Programs>, then go to the line <Accessories> in this window, select the item called <command line> (Figure 7).

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At the command prompt, you must write: ipconfig / all (Figure 8).

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There is an easier way to change the MAC-address of the network device by the utility Technitium.MAC.Address.Changer.v6.0.6. The program interface is English, but quite simple and convenient. In the program window you can select the network adapter and change its MAC-address.
Technitium MAC Address Changer allows you to create multiple profiles for a quick change of address. You can also enter a new address manually or generate a random address. The utility supports the IP protocol version 6, and provides detailed information on the network adapter. Technitium MAC Address Changer is an easy to use and completely free tool. It supports all current versions of Windows, including Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit.
Download utility Technitium.MAC.Address.Changer.v6.0.6., Install on your computer and run it (Figure 9).
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