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What happens if I change my Mac address on my PC?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by OM2, Jul 30, 2018.

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2007
    Does it do anything to anything...?
    Like software installed or something?

  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    Why would you want to do this?

    From https://whatismyipaddress.com/change-mac
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  3. Lanctus


    Jul 20, 2017
    To add to this, changing your MAC address can cause problems, depending on what environment the machine is in. In business or tech environments (which often use wireless access points (WAPs), wired switches in a private network, or network rules that only allow traffic to known MAC addresses), this could kick you out of the network, lose internet access, and generally be dead in the water. Private use PC is not so dire.
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