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Change MAC Address on Win 7 machine, Intel WiFi, second character must be a 2?

Hi all-

It's easy to change the MAC address of a nic in the windows registry.  I'm finding however, on a windows 7 machine with an Intel WiFi nic built in, that only MAC addresses with a 2 as the second character will work.  Anything else doesn't seem to be applied and the real hardware MAC address is used instead.

Does anyone know why this is and if there's a work around?

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Berkson Wein
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lanboyoCommented:
Is it just a 2 or any even number?

The least significant bit of the most significant byte of a mac address is always a 0 otherwise it is broadcast. So the first octet must always be a odd.

If it cant be a 0 or a 4 then I have no idea.
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lanboyoCommented:
even not odd.
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Berkson WeinTech FreelancerAuthor Commented:
nope, only a 2 seems to work.  Not 4, and definitely not 0 which is what I'm trying to use.
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Berkson WeinTech FreelancerAuthor Commented:
It appears that this is an issue with Windows and there doesn't seem to be a workaround.  I'll leave this open for comments.  If you find a solution, I'll be happy to start a new thread to post your answer and get your points.
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