Change MAC Address on Airport Extreme Basestation?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by WiiDSmoker, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    Possible to do this? Would like to change it so a specific MAC Address for my Nintendo 3DS
  2. opinio, Aug 14, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013

    opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    I doubt it. You certainly can't do it from the Airport App.

    You can check/see the MAC addresses by clicking on the icon/image of the APE in the AirPort app. Then you should see an info window with 'edit' in the bottom right corner of the window. You should see the name of the APE at the top of the window. Hold down the option key while clicking the name.

    The MAC address is attached to specific hardware modules inside. The only time I have seen changing the MAC address is on virtual devices, such as changing it on the NIC in Parallels.

    It's also worth mentioning that the APE has three MAC addresses, 1 ethernet, 1 2.4Ghz and 1 5Ghz.
  3. azahar macrumors newbie


    Feb 24, 2010
    Nope, can't be done I'm afraid. A MAC address is fixed and unique to every network interface.

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