Re: Change MAC Address Can Change IP Address of a Machine?

Is there any way to change the MAC address of a machine? IP address is

On Windows I think you may have to edit the registry to do it. On most home broadband routers, you can do it from their web-based configuration system.

assigned by ISP. My understanding is that IP address is based on the > MAC address of a machine, is that correct concept?

Sort of. The ISP's DHCP server typically remembers the IP address that it previously assigned to a MAC address. When that MAC address requests an IP address later, it tries to give it the same address if it's still available. So on broadband ISPs, the IP address usually stays the same when the MAC address stays the same.

Barry Margolin, Arlington, MA

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