Download links are on the bottom of this page Versions History Version 2. When it's turned on, the connected access point is marked with green color. Version 2. Updated the internal MAC addresses file. The description specified in this list will be displayed under the 'Description' column. The 'PHY Type' now displays multiple phy types e. Added 'Show only networks with detection count higher than Version 1. Added 'Channels Range' column, which shows the actual range of channels that the wireless network uses according to the channel width.
To sort the first column you should not hold down the Shift key. The 'Cipher' column now displays more accurate information. You can turn it off if you don't need the lower pane. Added 'WPS Support' column. Added 'Advanced Options' window F9 , which allows you to choose the wireless network adapter that will be used to scan the wireless networks.
This option is useful if you have multiple wireless network adapters. Added 'Clear Networks List' option. Fixed the flickering while scrolling the wireless networks list. When it's turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - WifiInfoView.
When you select one or more wireless networks in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the Wi-Fi information elements of the selected items, in hexadecimal format.
Signal Quality : A number between 0 and that represents the quality of the signal. Frequency : The channel center frequency of the band on which the The value of this column is in units of Gigahertz GHz. Channel : Channel number used by this wireless network. Information Size :The total size in bytes of all Wi-Fi information elements received from this wireless network. Elements Count : The total number of Wi-Fi information elements received from this wireless network.
Company : The company that manufactured the router, according to the 3 first bytes of the MAC address. Router Model : The model of the router. This value is displayed only for routers that provide this information inside the Wi-Fi information elements. However, there may be time when you need to change the MAC-Address for administrative purpose on a network. Some of the device drivers come with an option to change it from the device properties but not all like my Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver.
For those who do not have the luxury of changing the MAC-Address from the device properties there is a way to do this by editing the Windows Registry.
Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10
Click Start Run, type regedit 2. Under this key, you shoud see numbers in sequence as , and so on. Click on one at a time to check the description of the device to match it with that of your Network Card. In my case Once found, in the right-pane, look for NetworkAddress key value. If you find it, right-click and select modify.
Enter the desired MAC-Address as a 12 digit number all in one, no space. If you dont find the key, right-click in the rightpane, select New String Value. Enter the name as NetworkAddress. Now modify and set the desired value. Comments dude why doesnt it work for me? John, Whats your OS?
Windows and MAC OS X: Finding the MAC address
Did u try the tool? Comment by Winsockfix on April 24, pm Best information Comment by safal on May 8, am I loaded the registry from an old defect i had from the stolen PC.. Comment by kristianlm on May 4, pm doesnt work at all for me under windows 7. Comment by Brutalus on May 29, am For Windows 7 simply install an earlier version of the wireless card driver.
Then goto device manager and select the wireless card, select update driver, select manually choose which driver I want to install then select the older driver from the list. Comment by s8k! Comment by blackcoffee on September 11, am i want to change mac to ood3:af:cc:d8 but it is not changingplease tell me how to change my mac.. Comment by chris on September 18, pm it is working in broadcom and atheos but not in intel do i know why????
Comment by chris on September 18, pm i want to change my mac address please tell how to do it Comment by imman on September 24, am hi have the same problem.. Comment by Visar on October 15, am yes i too have the same problem in win 7. Windows 7 is very strange on changing Mac address, it can only be done sucessfully if you start the MAC.
How to Get the MAC Address in Windows Vista?
Then the Mac address changing for a lan card should be done sucessfully. Also I recommend that Mac Makeup Ver. I didnt have to make a new string value because I found a NetworkAddress.. But nothing happened. I dont know if I entered a bad MAC number? I keep trying over with different numbers not changing the first two. My adapter. The NetworkAddress is the same as it was. I dont know if im doing something wrong? Please help!! I bought this PC from a guy out on the street, and Idk why I think its stolen. So Im really trying to change it.
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Its Urget!! Locally Administered Address. The standard says that you should use this form for all non Burned In Addresses. In binary it looks like this. So 2, 6, a, e are the only four valid second digits. In that case the leftmost one is the broadcast bit and the next one in the LAA.
This is a remnant of token-ring vs ethernet wars of a few decades ago. In that case valid addresses begin 01xx xxxx i.
Thanks guys!! Finally was able to change it!..
How To Change MAC Address
Would they still be able to find the laptop IF they were looking for it? Because I did do some updates before changeing the MAC? Im thinking they could trace the last update and check the Router Address? I mean. I changed my IP also just to be sure 6 of Comment by Manny on December 6, am hi i have same problem in windows 7 i cant change my mac address to another mac which begin with 00 can anyone help me my email is salahsaatci yahoo. Comment by Raju on December 25, pm hello fellas..