How do you find your Network adapter?


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10
       #1

    How do you find your Network adapter?


    HI all,
    I'm trying to change my MAC address and once i am in the 'Device Manager' section, I click on 'Network adapters' and I have at least 10 choices. I have NO idea which one to click on.
    Nobody explains on any tutorial how to do that and I googled for hours but can't find anything.
    Someone said that your network adapter should have 'wireless' on it for those who are using wifi --I am, but I don't have a wireless network adapter option in my list.
    The ones that look the most likely to work have intel(R) .... at the beginning.
    Now is there a way even with the command line to figure that out?
    Thanks!!
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  2. Posts : 113
    Windows 11 Home 64 Bit
       #2

    Hi,

    Your MAC address canot be changed. They are hard coded into the device at manufacture.
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Lottiemansion said:
    Hi,

    Your MAC address canot be changed. They are hard coded into the device at manufacture.
    ARe you serious??
    What about a the 'spoofing your mac address' tutorials? What about Technitium? Are all these useless?
    I'd still like to know what network adapter I am using
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  4. Posts : 12,486
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    Most Desktop computers don't automatically come with Wireless adapters but some did have the option available when assembled, my last OEM had it. Notebooks have it as standard equipment. This is what I usually see when checking a machine, should show a Wired adapter and if installed a Wireless adapter:
    How do you find your Network adapter?-image.png
    This is for a Notebook which also has Bluetooth, another type of short-range wireless for connecting with suitable devices. The number to look for in properties of a Wireless/Wi-Fi adapter is 802.11a/b/g/n/ac or any combination, may show all or only a few or only one of the letters or some variation which mentions make and model like the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 on the image.

    There should be a label on the adapter itself which usually is about less than 2" square.
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  5. Posts : 3
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Berton said:
    Most Desktop computers don't automatically come with Wireless adapters but some did have the option available when assembled, my last OEM had it. Notebooks have it as standard equipment. This is what I usually see when checking a machine, should show a Wired adapter and if installed a Wireless adapter:
    How do you find your Network adapter?-image.png
    This is for a Notebook which also has Bluetooth, another type of short-range wireless for connecting with suitable devices. The number to look for in properties of a Wireless/Wi-Fi adapter is 802.11a/b/g/n/ac or any combination, may show all or only a few or only one of the letters or some variation which mentions make and model like the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 on the image.
    Thank you so much!!
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  6. Posts : 12,486
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #6

    Glad to have helped.
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  7. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #7

    First get list of physical network adapters:
    Code:
    Get-NetAdapter | Where-Object -Property HardwareInterface -eq True
    Next change MAC address, example:
    Code:
    Set-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet 1" -MacAddress "00-10-18-57-1B-0D"
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