How to Change a Mac Address in Windows PC

Have you ever thought how you can change the current MAC address of your network adapter, the MAC address means “Media Access Control address” and it’s a unique character of numbers and letters and it’s used to identify the running computer in the network, changing the Mac address will help you to diagnose the network issues.

I will explain below how you can change the Mac address step by step by many different ways follow the below steps to guarantee a successful result.

Change the MAC address through Device Manager

1. Right click on your computer, and click on “Manage”.

manage

2. Right-click on the network adapter you are using and click on “Properties”, just like the below screenshot.

network adapt

3.¬†Look for “Network Address” entry, and enable “Value” field from the radio button.

network address.

4. Enter the MAC address that you want to set, just like the below screenshot.

NEW MAC

5. Restart your computer so changes can take effect.

restart

6. Once your computer boots up again, run “CMD” with an administrator account.

cmd admin

7. Use the command “ipconfig /all” to check your new MAC address.

ipconfig all

Change MAC Address through Registry Editor

1. Open CMD with an administrator account.

cmd admin

2. Run the command “net config rdr” and write down the physical address of your currently connected network adapter, just like the below screenshot.

physical address

3. Open “Registry Editor” by searching for “regedit” from the start menu, and make sure that you run it with an administrator account.

regedit 1

4. Navigate to the below directory, just like the below screenshot.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318

reg entries

5. There will be several folders labeled “0000”, “0001”, etc. Open each of these and compare the DriverDateData field to the MAC address you copied before.

6. Right-click on the matched folder and create new “String Value”.

string value

7. Rename the new String Value as “NetworkAddress” and set the value to the new MAC address.

new MAC2

8. Restart your computer so changes can take effect.

restart

Summary

After this tutorial, you should be able to know how you can change your current MAC address by two different methods.