Mac addressing is a method for identifying and classifying devices on a network.
Thus, you can assign an address to each device on a network.
However, sometimes, you might get a Windows error message saying that The MAC Address has been changed.
This might happen when you change MAC address or when you restore a computer from a crashed state.
- MAC Address is a unique identifier that’s associated with each device on a network.
- Sometimes, Windows might display a warning message indicating that the MAC address has been changed.
- This may happen when you change the device’s MAC address, or when you restore a computer from a crashed state.
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Changing your MAC address in Windows Vista is a simple procedure that can solve many problems.
- 1. Open Control Panel.
- Click Network and Internet.
- Click Network and Sharing Center.
- Click Change adapter settings.
- Right-click your network adapter, and then click Properties.
- Click the Next button.
- Select the option Use the following IP address, and then click Next.
- Enter the IP address information and click Next.
- Type in the Subnet Mask information and click Next.
- Type in the Default Gateway information and click Next.
- Type in your Domain Name and click Next.
- Type in your Username and Password information and click Next.
- Click Finish.
However, you should select an Ethernet card that is compatible with Windows Vista.
- Select the Manage Network Connections option from the Start menu.
- Right-click the Ethernet option and select Properties from the context menu.
- Click the Advanced tab and check the box for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
- Click the Properties button in the IPV4 Properties dialog box.
- Click the Advanced tab followed by the WINS tab.
- Click the WINS tab and click the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
- Click the Use the following DNS server addresses option and enter 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 in the boxes.
To change your MAC address in Windows Vista, you must run the Network Connections applet.
- Click on Network Connections to open that applet.
- Click Network Connections in Control Panel to open the window in the snapshot directly below.
- Next, right-click the Local Area Connection and select Properties.
- Next, click the Wireless Networks tab on Local Area Connection properties.
- Click the Show characters button to input characters into the MAC field.
- Then, input the MAC address in the MAC address field.
- Then, input an SSID name and a password for the network.
- Press the Apply button to save the changes.
- Restart Windows after changing the MAC address.