Sunday, January 1, 2012

Technitium MAC Address Changer v6 Released!

Happy new year everyone!

What would be a great start to new year than release of Technitium MAC Address Changer v6?! So, just go to http://www.technitium.com/tmac/index.html and get started with the latest version!

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Version 6 is completely re-written, incorporating lot of new techniques and features. Major feature being support for Internet Protocol v6, there are lot of other improvements such as user interface, to make the software easy to use with less clicks.

With lot of feedback from people all around the world, features like Automatic Update and Update Vendor List were added.

People who used command line parameters for previous version must verify their batch programs due to slight changes in the command line options by addition of IPv6 support.

Special thanks to Pratik Patil for help with beta testing of the software.

And, as always, do keep your feedback coming. Any issue with the software that you find, just fire off an email with OS description and a screenshot of error message to support [at] technitium [dot] com.

42 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Happy new year!

    Just one question : how to enable the "Use 02 as first octet of MAC adress" in command line ?

    For an automatic script launched at startup to randomised your MAC adress, it can be very useful...

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  2. Thanks for the comment. Its currently not available in command line, I somehow missed that feature in command line options. I will incorporate it for sure in coming days.

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  3. ok, thanks a lot ! :)

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  4. Shreyas - Thanks for the update to a GREAT utility.

    For all those wanting a portable version for a USB device, install to one machine.
    Copy the \program files\tmac directory to your memory stick, then add the following 4 files from \windows\system32 to the TMAC directory now on your memory stick.
    COMDLG32.OCX
    MSCHRT20.OCX
    MSCOMCTL.OCX
    TABCTL32.OCX

    The application is now portable, and does not need to be installed on other computers.

    cheers....

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  5. @Anonymous January 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    I will release the software later on with new version of Technitium Installer which will support portable installation. So, until then everyone will have to use the method you described.

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    1. Hi Shreyas,

      Hi Im getting an error while attempting to use the freeware. It says,
      Source: AdapterInfo.GetIPv4InfoFromAPI
      Error: (232) The Pipe is being closed.

      The error keeps on flashing on the screen.
      I hope I could get it to work. Thanks.

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    2. @Anonymous Jan 28, 2012 12:38 AM

      I am currently trying to fix similar issue. An update will be released to fix it in a week. Thanks for feedback.

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  6. Hi Shreyas!

    Great work... unfortunately, I keep getting an error on Windows 7 x64.

    "Error: An exception occurred as described below:

    Source: TMACv6
    Error: (9) Subscript out of range"

    Please help!! :)

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  7. @Anonymous January 9, 2012 2:46 PM

    Just email me a screenshot on the email id given in the post. Thanks.

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  8. Has this been resolved? I am getting the same error. Thank you.

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    1. It will be ready in a weeks time. You can get the update by clicking 'Help>Check For Software Updates' menu when its released.

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    2. Hi Shreyas,

      I'm also suffering from the Subscript out of range error on Windows 7 64 bits. The interface causing the error is a Cisco VPN Adapter. The problem seems to be that when the interface is deactivated TMAC can't read its MAC address (or the interface doesn't yet have one). If the interface is active TMAC works fine, reads the MAC address and reports no error.

      Since I don't plan to change this interface with TMAC and this VPN is not always active, is there any way of ignoring this interface or silence the error.
      I've tried using the -s command line option but it doesn't silence that error.

      There is also the issue that Windows 7 always complains that the TMAC.exe has an Unknown Publisher. I know I can workaround it but altering UAC permissions, but it would be great if you could address this one too.

      Thanks a bunch for this great software.
      Regards,
      Simple

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    3. @Anonymous August 21, 2012 4:56 AM

      Thanks for the feedback. I will have to do tests to find out the cause of the error. I am currently unable to reproduce the error.

      The "Unknown Publisher" that you see is due to TMAC.exe not being digitally signed. For the UAC to show proper publisher info, it will need me to purchase digital certificate for file signing which will cost quite a bit and will be a recurring cost too. So for now no digital signing possible.

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  9. I Keep getting the following on Win 7 64bit

    Source: AdapterInfo.GetIPv4InfoFromAPI
    Error: (232) The Pipe is being closed.

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    1. Just email me the screenshot of the error and the main windows so that I can get some clue.

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  10. Nice Tool But failing to apply a 00-1F-29 HP addr to a 3com card onm Win XP . Advises me to try use 02 , this also fails. Also does the tool (v 6) write to the card or simply pleace a redirect within the OS ?

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    1. Can you email me a screenshot of the main software window to get some more details? Secondly, the tool just makes registry edits to change MAC address. The registry value is then used by windows drivers.

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  11. lagi belajar gan
    kunjungi gan
    http://jaketkuning.unsri.ac.id/rafi/blog/779/

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  12. hello,
    i got: An execption occured as described bellow:
    Source error(0)
    I have the updated version!
    Help :(

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    1. Please copy paste the entire error message(you can copy message box contents by pressing Ctrl+C). You can also email a screenshot.

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    2. ---------------------------
      Error - Technitium MAC Address Changer v6
      ---------------------------
      An exception occured as described below:



      Source:

      Error: (0)
      ---------------------------
      OK
      ---------------------------

      this is the error

      PS: i'm from france

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  13. ---------------------------
    Error - Technitium MAC Address Changer v6
    ---------------------------
    An exception occured as described below:



    Source:

    Error: (0)
    ---------------------------
    OK
    ---------------------------

    This is the error i got...

    PS: i live in France.

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    1. I am unable to get this error in test runs. It would be helpful if you can send me screenshots of the main window and the error message box and tell when this error is occurring.

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    2. http://www.noelshack.com/2012-17-1335293191-Error.png

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    3. what is the exact action that is causing this error message? if you are trying to apply preset, what are the preset values?

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    1. Just press ctrl+c on the error dialog and paste it in reply so that I can get more details. Also mention on which action this error occurs.

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  15. i'll get an error ( TMACv6.0.3 ) win7 64bit, comodo firewall, defense+ is disabled


    ---------------------------
    Error - Technitium MAC Address Changer v6
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    An exception occured as described below:

    --

    Source: TMACv6

    Error: (339) Component 'MSCHRT20.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid
    ---------------------------
    OK
    ---------------------------

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    1. Just reinstall the software to fix this issue. If you are still getting same error then find the 'MSCHRT20.OCX' file in C drive, delete it and reinstall the software again.

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  16. im having an error. it keeps saying that use octer 02... but i already checked the box that says 'use 02..' pls help me . thanks!

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    1. well, the error dialog shows a static message without checking the checkbox state. Your drivers are rejecting the changed MAC address.

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  17. Hello!
    I have problem, win7/64bit (notebook)

    Error- Technitium Mac Address Changer v6
    An exception occured as described below:
    Error: (339) Component 'MSCOMCTL.OCX or ome of its dependecis
    not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.
    MSCOMCTL.OCX allredy delete and reinstall the software.
    Dont work same error pliz hellp me!
    TNX.

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  18. Hello!
    I have problem, win7/64bit (notebook)
    Error- Technitium Mac Address Changer v6
    An exception occured as described below:
    Error: (339) Component 'MSCOMCTL.OCX or ome of its dependecis
    not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.
    MSCOMCTL.OCX allredy delete and reinstall the software.
    Dont work same error pliz hellp me!
    TNX.

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    1. You will need to register the MSCOMCTL.OCX file manually. Open cmd.exe as administrator and use command:

      regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\MSCOMCTL.OCX

      (Note: in case of 64bit windows the path will be C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MSCOMCTL.OCX)

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  19. hello i seem to be having a problem with v6.0.3. the presets are not saved properly (i.e. i save a preset with a custom mac address, and the next time i log into windows, the saved presets are no longer there). i am using windows 8, btw.

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    1. Its not an issue at all on windows 8. Save feature works correctly here on windows 8. Do test it again properly.

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  20. Error: (232) The Pipe is being closed. The error keeps on flashing on the screen
    during mac address change in window xp

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    1. This error is machine specific and I am unable to reproduce this error on test machines I have.

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  21. ---------------------------
    Error - Technitium MAC Address Changer v6
    ---------------------------
    An exception occured as described below:

    this happened to me is there a reason? im using windows 7 32bit

    Source: TMACv6

    Error: (339) Component 'TABCTL32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid
    ---------------------------
    OK
    ---------------------------

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    1. Please read comments above for suggested solution to this problem.

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  22. Hello

    I have an error, here is the message error :

    failed to change MAC ADDRESS. For wireless network connections, set the first octect of mac address as '02' and try again

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  23. Read this blog post to know more: http://blog.technitium.com/2011/05/tmac-issue-with-wireless-network.html

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