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Old 04-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #1
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I have aaptop with an built in wireless card. If I decide to use a usb wireless adapter instead, what MAC address will it transmit over the net? The USB adapter one or the internal and how can I tell?

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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You can tell by using cain and abel, it's a network tool and will display the mac addresses from the device you use to connect to.

Start cain and abel view the mac address, you'll have to scan first.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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The MAC number is a function of the device. Your internal card has it's own as the USB device will have it's own.
Make sure if you go with a USB wireless device you disable the internal card.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for your responses. So, if I understand this correctly.

If I disable my internal wireless from my laptop (Whose MAC address is AAA (for the sake of example) , and use my USB wireless adapter, (Whose MAC address is BBB (for the sake of example), the transmitted MAC address will be BBB - correct?
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