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Question about MAC address

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So yea my friend told me I should hide my MAC address becauase im using wireless connection on my laptop.

So anybody could recommend any programs I could use`?


Btw I have no idea what mac address is and what it is used for :eek:
 
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a Mac address is just like your ip address, except it never changes (unless you change your NIC) and it uses hex instead of binary. as for hiding it as far as im aware its mostly used for idetification between devices on your network and it never goes further than your modem, i suppose this could be an issue on an open wireless connection but its not really gonna cause you an issue.
 
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In extremely simple terms - it is the "serial number" of your network card. It never changes, and it is unique to you.

As Ram said, it never goes past your router so there is no way anyone can access it from the internet, and even if they did, there is hardly anything they can do with it anyway. If you are on wireless, i would not recommend hiding your MAC address, instead, block all MAC addresses except for your own, so nobody else can use your wireless.
 
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Ow thanks for the tips :eek:
But im gonna use this laptop to connect on a public network so I wonder if its stil a good idea to show my mac address ;s
 
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exellent thx rish.
Thread cloosed ;d
 
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