How to change MAC address with MacMakeUp

macmakeup_icon MAC address is an identifier assigned to network cards. It makes sure that computers look different from each other to network and it all works properly.

Like most supposedly foolproof computing concepts this one also requires occasional fix.

Why change MAC

Most of the time you have no reason to touch MAC address or even know it exist. However there are two scenarios that call for manual changes:

  1. Hardware must be changed while preserving MAC address. Typical example is Internet providers locking access to specific hardware. Routers can usually change MAC address natively but changing it on PCs is not that easy.
  2. MAC address must be changed because it is causing problems. I had once experienced setting up room of new PCs that all had MACs of all zeroes in their network cards. Network was hardly working till those were changed.

MacMakeUp

Functional and easy to use utility for changing MAC address. I had tried few when I had encountered abovementioned room of new computers and this one worked best.

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What it does

MacMakeUp allows to change MAC address to one of your choice or randomized one. Since first few symbols of MAC are code for hardware manufacturer app also has internal list of those codes you can choose from.

There are some advanced settings but I suggest they are not to be tinkered with unless you have good reason to. Same as with actual MAC address editing actually.

Overall

Free, single-function, works without installation and simply gets task done.

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  • […] Rarst ran a little review of the MAC address changing software program Mac MakeUp today. If you have not checked out his website you might wanna do so as he constantly covers interesting tools and services there. Back to the software program. Mac MakeUp is a portable software for the Windows operating system that can change the Mac address of a network adapter. The Mac address can be described as a parameter that can be used to identify network adapters. You might have heard about them in the context of wireless networks and Mac address spoofing. […]

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