How To Change The Mac Address In Windows 10

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This tutorial explains how to change the Mac address in Windows 10.

Each individual NIC (Network Interface Card or Network Adapter) has a unique alphanumeric code or value to identify devices. However, if you want to change Mac address of NIC in Windows 10 for any reason (like to remove filter restrictions), then it can be done easily and without any third-party tool.

This tutorial covers all those steps that are needed to access or locate your Mac address and change it. Let’s see how you can do the same.

how to change Mac address in Windows 10

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How To Change The Mac Address In Windows 10?

Step 1: Your first need to open System window. For this, you need to go to Control PanelSystem and SecuritySystem. You can also use the shortcut or hotkey (window key + pause/break). That window contains Device Manager option. Select that option.

access Device Manager using Settings window

Step 2: Device Manager window contains the list of different categories. You need to find and explore Network adapters. There you will see the list of devices.

access Network adapters in Device Manager

Step 3: Select the one (network adapter) whose Mac address you want to change. Right click → Properties.

access Properties

Step 4: Properties window has Advanced tab. Access that tab and find Locally Administered MAC Adress or Network Address. Select it and you will be able to see Mac address in ‘Value:‘ option. Now you can enter other Mac address as per your need. Do note that you don’t have to use “:” or “” when entering the Mac address.

change mac address and press ok

Press OK button to save changes.

The Verdict:

Changing the Mac address in Windows 10 can be beneficial in many cases. However, whatever you do, I would suggest you to first note down your original Mac address and keep it safe so that you can access and use it the next time, in case something wrong happens.

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