Sunday, July 14, 2013

Technitium MAC Address Changer v6.0.4 Released

New update for Technitium MAC Address Changer is available for direct download and via Automatic Updates. You can download the complete setup from here. Separate update is available to download from here.

Official torrent for the complete setup can be downloaded from here.

The software will check for update automatically as per a fixed schedule. If you want the update before the automatic update triggers, just start the software, click on Help > Check For Software Updates menu to get it done instantly.

This update fixes minor bugs including an error that occurs while updating OUI file into local database from IEEE.ORG.

If you find any problem with the latest update just post a comment below. You may send screenshot(s) of the software if there is any critical issue to support (at) technitium (dot) com.

35 comments:

  1. Wanna share something:
    I was able to change mac address of my wifi device to any other address (not just 02) by installing Commview drivers for Wifi adapter followed by using Technitium MAC Address Changer.

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    1. That's great. I will too try it out.

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  2. Hello. This update resolves the aforementioned problem, but ever since I started to use this, I tried to contact you regarding keyboard accessibility. I am blind and use the JAWS For Windows screen reader. If you wish to improve the interface and make it 100% accessible so, if for example you went blind, you would be able to use it without a mouse, contact me at o.g.-loco[at]hushmail[dot]com and I will work with you. Thanks in advance.

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    1. I agree, it would be great to add support to TMAC that allows it to be used with accessibility utilities. I have tried to keep it usable with just keyboard shortcuts. Making further changes would require some time, which I am not able to devote due to career and job. Anyways, I will keep it in mind and would contact you later whenever I get some time for it. Thanks for the feedback.

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  3. Can you please help me. How to change Config ID in TMACv6.0.3. is this Config ID is specific to PC or auto generated.

    Config ID : {C430EDF5-3928-4F9B-8DA1-6C4156C172A1}

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    1. You really don't need to change config id. Its auto generated when you install network drivers.

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  4. When I change my wireless MAC address I can no longer connect to the internet. Any idea what might be wrong?

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    1. Your access point is probably preventing access to network adapters who have 0x02 set as first octet. There had been many such feedback. No solution for it yet.

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  5. Changing the MAC via command line seems to ignore the given network connection name. Always the one that appears at first when opening the GUI is taken, regardless what you enter.

    The list shows Connection 4 on top and below Connection 3 (my target).
    TMAC.exe -n "Connection 3" -nr02 -re affects only Connection 4, the same when entering Connection 3 without the quotes. Even when entering Connection 23 (which does not exists), Connection 4 is affected.

    I have Win XP SP 3.

    Greetings

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. I am checking the command line bug. If the bug is confirmed a fix will be available via automatic updates.

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    2. Just tested the code and I am unable to reproduce the issue you mentioned. Try it on another machine you have access to, and confirm if its an issue only with your machine.

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    3. Hello,

      on a laptop with Win 7, it works fine, always the specified adapter is targeted.
      Unfortunately, i don't have a second Win XP machine in order to determine if the problem occurs just on my or on every Win XP device.

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    4. Well, I have tested it on XP machine and it works correctly. I hope you are using the latest version.

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    5. Yes, 6.0.4 of the MAC Address Changer and Windows is with and all Windows updates also up-to-date.
      Seems that the problem is specific to my machine.

      One network adapter is the "real" one, the other one was added by the installer of OpenVPN (http://openvpn.net/index.php/download/community-downloads.html ). The MAC of the OpenVPN one cant be changed at all, maybe thats playing a role. This one is the first one in the list the GUI of the MAC changer shows, the real NIC is the second one.

      Thanks for testing it.

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    6. OpenVPN will not affect any of TMAC features (you however cannot change its MAC address). I have used it few times on windows XP. Looks like its something specific to your windows installation.

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  6. Is there any way (or plan) to get TMAC to play nice with Windows 8?

    I tried using it, and it works, except that it messes with Windows' validation, which reverts to unvalidated mode. Changing the MAC back to the original fixes this problem, but obviously that counters the whole purpose of TMAC in the first place... Thanks.

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    1. Well, TMAC works with Windows 8 very well. However, I couldn't get the exact problem that you are facing. It would be useful if you can send an email with more details & screenshots.

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    2. The problem is that Windows 8 (like previous versions) examines hardware configuration to determine whether or not the licensed copy is running on the correct computer or not, otherwise it invalidates it. This has been known for years. People who change too much hardware at once often end up with Windows validation errors because Windows is not smart enough to know that it really is the same computer, just with new/different hardware.

      In the case of TMAC, it changes the MAC address, which CAN (not always, but sometimes if other hardware has already been changed/added) convince Windows it is suddenly running on a different computer than what it was validated for.

      That's essentially the problem here. If you guys can sort it out, great, I'll use TMAC again, otherwise I guess I'm out of luck. Thanks!

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    3. While I have not encountered such issue after changing MAC address on Windows 8 machine. May be in certain conditions it does affect the validation process. This is the only feedback that I got for this problem, with more feedback it will be clear link.

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  7. Hi Shreyas,

    Would it be possible to use some of the parameters configured in TMAC as a variable for using in scripts? I need to dial different PPP connections based on network profile, so it would be nice to have MAC address variable and if possible few custom sections like username and passwords

    Right now your software certainly helps but still expecting more from it :)

    Thanks

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    1. TMAC is designed only to work with Ethernet adapters. Supporting dial-up adapters will require a lot of changes and will be infeasible at this stage. Thanks for the suggestion anyways.

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    2. Excuse me if I was not clear enough. I meant PPP over Ethernet only. (As far as I know dialup adapters do not MAC addresses- correct me if I am wrong)

      Anyways thanks again for quick reply. I will continue with my scripts as long as its manageable.

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    3. PPPoE adapters are treated similar to dial-up adapters. PPPoE will use the MAC address of the LAN card through which its connecting. I will consider adding support if feasible for creating profiles. I cannot provide any timeline by which it might be added though.

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  8. Hey guys, I have been trying to install Technitium MAC address changer for a couple of days now and have tried lots of versions. But it keeps coming up with an error message everytime i try to install it. The message says:

    ERROR! Could not extract file to target install location. You may click IGNORE to continue with installation.

    File C:\Program Files (x86)\Technitium\TMACv6.0\Installer.exe

    I then have tried to press Ignore like it said but then it comes up with another error message saying:

    ERROR! An error was encountered while installation process as described below.

    Error number: 75
    Description: Path/File access error

    Click OK to cancel Installation.

    If someone could help me with this i would be soooooooooooo grateful. I really want and need it and it would be a giant favor if someone could help me. Thx :D

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    1. Might be a silly question... but do you definitely have Admin privileges on your system? Have you tried right-clicking the install file and "Run as administrator"?

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    2. As Will said, do you really have admin account on the machine? The setup does ask for UAC permission however, if your problem is not solved, take a couple screenshots and email them to me.

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  9. hi, TMAC doesn't recognize my USB modem, I just detected the Local Area Connection which desabilitada I have not used it since.Hi, TMAC does not recognize my USB modem
    I only detect local area network, which I have disabled since I do not use.

    What I can do to detect the usb modem?

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    1. MAC address is a Ethernet protocol related thing and that's why you cant change MAC address for a modem.

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  10. Why Cannot i use First octet as 60 or something for my wifi?

    I want to change the MAC address as my phone's

    pls help

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    1. New drivers are preventing you from changing MAC address for your wifi adapter. Just read this blog entry for details: http://blog.technitium.com/2011/05/tmac-issue-with-wireless-network.html

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  11. Dude i am not able to restore my original mac address...help me out

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    1. The address being displayed is indeed your original MAC address. The changed notification is out of sync. You can correct it with following command:

      tmac -n Local Area Connection -ro

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  12. I am a longtime user on Xp.
    On win7, I just installed this version and attempted to change my MAC address. The technitium program changed the address after a period of "not responding" and afterwards I 'lost' my wifi adapter.

    I determined wifi adapter had been deactivated and each time I try to re-enable the adapter it causes a "IRQ not equal" bluescreen and memory dump.

    I uninstalled the technitium program and reinstalled the wifi drivers and still same problem continues. I reinstalled technitium and the wifi icon was again lit on the panel below my computer screen, but the control panel still says its not active.

    What is going on?... I dont know if its this version of technitium, or the fact I am now using this on Win7 for the first time, but it literally has wiped out my wifi adapter. How do I go about fixing this?

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  13. I am having a problem changing one of my connections even though all the others are able to be changed. Under my active mac address it shows my original and then to the right of that it says inactive and a random mac address to the right of it. I am on Windows 10 and I am updated to the latest version of your program which is currently 6.0.6.

    Connection: Ethernet
    Device: TAP-Win32 Adapter V9

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    1. TAP adapters are basically virtual network adapters used for VPN connections like OpenVPN. Changing MAC address for such devices wont work. Read more about it from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TUN/TAP

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