Changing the Airport Card for new MAC adrs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by A10011, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. A10011 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2013

    After searching the net i concluded the following, i just need a confirmation if my conclusive is right or wrong !?

    Changing the Airport Card for my Macbook Pro would change my MAC address since it is a physical address of a specific hardware, you could spoof it but you can not change it permanently, Unless " my conclusion " you change the actual hardware, and in case of the Macbook pro, that would be the Airport Card, thus i assume if i change the Airport Card i would change the MAC address of my laptop ...

    Am i Correct !? :eek:

    if not please explain why, and how to change it !?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yes, changing the airport card will also change the MAC address, at least for wireless. If you have an ethernet port built in, that MAC address will rename the same.
  3. A10011 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2013

    Thank you for the fast reply, and the confirmation .... :apple:

    it is always good to know something new and apply it to optimize our security and privacy
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    MAC addresses are easily spoofed. Relying on them for anything related to security is a fool's errand.

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