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How (and Why) to Change Your MAC Address on Windows, Linux, and Mac

A device’s MAC address is assigned by the manufacturer, but it’s not to hard to change—or “spoof”—those addresses when you need to. Here’s how do do it, and why you might want to.


Each network interface connected to your network—whether it’s your router, wireless device, or network card in your computer—has a unique media access control (MAC) address. These MAC addresses—sometimes referred to as physical or hardware addresses—are assigned in the factory, but you can usually change the addresses in software. location of the mobile. The IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is the unique identity number of your phone, which is allocated by global industry body GSMA and bodies authorized by it. Whenever you purchase a new phone, you can check the IMEI number behind the battery or on the box in which the handset is packed. It is very important and useful to note down and keep this number safe as it could be used in the future if your phone ever gets lost or misplaced.


The government has made tampering of IMEI numbers a punishable offence. However, thieves change the IMEI number of stolen mobiles using a ‘flasher’. A flasher is a small device that helps connect the handset to a computer and allows the user to modify the IMEI number. However, it is not easy to get a flasher and it is not legal to use it to alter IMEI number.


Also, you can change your IMEI And MAC address.



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