Network / Sharing :: How To Bypass / Remove Windows 8 MAC Address Restrictions
Jun 25, 2014
I use a wireless network which utilizes MAC address filtering for security purposes and WEP encryption. I have a MAC address which is white listed on the network and am successfully able to access it by spoofing in my windows XP PC.
However, windows 8 has been giving me headaches since the last week because it simply refuses to alter the mac address to anything with the first octet being '00'.
I am using Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 and TP Link WN7200ND devices. looking for a way in order to alter the MAC in my windows 8 or some way to scan the network with my windows XP PC and find out some other white listed MAC addresses from the router by LINUX or whatever means possible
Can I use airodump -ng on windows somehow (I don't know linux much) to sniff the whitelisted macs?
However, after running that script and restarting, it is unable to set the IP address (See screenshot).
Also, there are many logs in Event Viewer which says this: The DHCP allocator has disabled itself on IP address 169.254.212.34, since the IP address is outside the 192.168.137.0/255.255.255.0 scope from which addresses are being allocated to DHCP clients. To enable the DHCP allocator on this IP address, change the scope to include the IP address, or change the IP address to fall within the scope.
I own a Wifi connectivity from an ISP whose login method is to 1st connect to the wifi network and then login to its own website, after which only it allows to surf the net..
A couple days ago, there was a big storm outside my plcae and the connectivity was down for 1 day.. When the connectivity was restored, i found that the IP address generally used by my laptop was changed somehow..
To test it, i used another laptop in my house and tried to connect to the internet while already logged on from my own laptop to the ISP's website...
Since the spare laptop was connected to an IP address different than the one my laptop was using, It again threw me back to the ISP's homepage where i have to login again to surf the web...
However, when i try to login there, it gives out the error that the user id is same but the ip is different and hence i am not allowed to login in... All this while i can use net on my own laptop...
Similar is the case when i try to connect it to my iPhone... Same thing as here also, the ip address is different than the one used in my own laptop...
I tried to renew the lease by using command prompt and it gave me a message "No operation can be performed on Local area network/bluetooth device/ethernet while it has media connected!
My wifi router is of Linksys! Also, I reseted my router using the reset button.. Didnt work.. And when i say that the ip addresses are different on 2 laptops, i mean that the 1st two are same, but the 3rd and 4th are different1. And I am unable to login to my router's website of 192.168.1.1 ....
If I select Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network Connections, and right click Ethernet 1 and select Properties, Internet Protocol Version 4, it shows 'Obtain an IP address automatically' as being selected.
How ever if I go to the DOS prompt and enter ipconfig. My correct fixed IP address is shown.
Why can I not see the fixed IP address using the control panel?
I am trying to change the ip address manually. to unbrick my router. so I go to my network and click properties to change the tcp ect. and the famous Unexpected error accured pops up. I try all the regsvr32 ect. stuff and nothing works. I have windows 8 pro.
I have a Samsung Series 9 13in laptop running windows 8, and I'm attempting to stream video to my xbox 360 (it's one of the new, "slim" ones). I've read you need your homegroup set up in order to facilitate this, but I'm having nothing but trouble with it.
When I try to change any settings on the homegroup, most of the settings are greyed out, and the ones a can change reset as soon as I do it.
Screenshot is here: [URL] ....
How do I enable these settings? Any tips for streaming from Windows 8 to xbox?
I finally found a "problem" with the Windows 8 desktop. Its a problem in Windows 7 too but I had never started a Homegroup. The darn icon won't move and you can't delete it. There is a Windows 7 fix for the problem at HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums and it works with Windows 8.
If you want access to the Homegroup shortcut be sure to pin it to the start menu (I guess we call that the Start screen now) before you delete it.
So I've set up my desktop PC to function as a portable WiFi hotspot for my other mobile devices. First I used the Cmd Prompt to create a sharing network, but since I had to open that every time I started up the computer, I switched to using a program called MyPublicWiFi (1 click setup).
However, in the last few days, my WiFi connection was getting kind of buggy. (No internet connection with my phone while I was connected to the WiFi network, etc)
Just now, I looked at the Network Connections, and there are 3 LAN connections that weren't there before. (picture: [URL] ....) Are they part of the problem, and how do I remove those networks?
Here is an example AS you can see, I tried to change the setting from public to private because this is a desktop not a laptop, and what do I see when I return? It added duplicate entries for everything! WTH? I can remove some but not all, like utorrent I can't remove any of those but wth?
I have a VPN connection that was created, but somehow has no name to it, and I cannot remove it. I am running WIN 8.1 64BIT on a Dell E7240.
I have tried to remove it from the Windows 8 interface, I have also tried removing it from Network and Sharing Center. I am lost at this point as to how to remove this connection. Screen shot below for more information:
So I had enabled the Administrator account for a bit, then went back in and Disabled it after I created a second account that had administrator privileges. Now under Network I still see 2 Media servers, listed under media Devices, for this computer.
1. Computer Name: Administrator 2 Computer Name: My E-mail account, the active account I am using
How to remove the listed Administrator Account since it is not needed, and no longer active?
Using Windows 8.0 all up to date. I am trying to set up a DD-wrt router with a default IP Address of 192.168.1.1 which is also the default Gateway.
The previous router had 192.168.0.1 as the Gateway and I had given the laptop I am using a static IP of 192.168.0.10
When I try to access the DD-wrt it starts to work OK, but then hangs. I checked the "Properties" for the Network card and it keeps putting the old Static IP back. I go to Advance and Remove the old IP address, but it stuffs the old one back in again.
I tried using ipconfig /release but it says it can't do anything without the device connected. I feel like I am in a Hamster wheel from the Twilight Zone.
This is what "Properties" looks like after I make the changes.
192.168.1.11 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1
As soon as I click OK for that dialog and the next one, it goes back to
192.168.0.10 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1
If I go to "Advanced" both IP addresses are shown. I click "Remove" for the 0.10 and it removes it. Click OK twice and go back and the damned thing is back 0.10 and two IPs in the Advanced list again.
If I clear all adapters and set them all to "Auto IP address" I still cannot access the DD-wrt.
Is there some way to forcefully remove all stored IP addresses for the selected-Network adapters?
Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (from the DHCP server) for the network card. The following error occurred 0x79. Your computer will continue to try to obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
Apparently, Microsoft has established a new requirement for the 8.1 Preview where one must use a valid Microsoft account login (I could not find an easy way to establish just a local login). With that said, you can create an auto-login process, using your Microsoft account, so you can bypass the requirement to manually type a password. This bypass is only recommended for those who maintain their PC/Laptop in a secure environment:
Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
Boot Direct to Desktop. I found this in a Windows 8 book in the Start Screen Store. If you want to boot directly into the desktop without passing thru the Start Screen
-Go to the start screen & type in schedule to search for Schedule Task in Settings. -Click on Task Scheduler Library in the left pane, and select Create Task in right pane. -Name your task something like Boot to desktop. -Now select the Triggers tab, choose New, and use the drop-down box to select starting the task At log on. -Click OK and go to the Actions tab, choose New, and enter explorer for the Program/Script value. -Press OK, save the task, and restart to test it out.
It's all very easy to do. From the Start screen type "run". Click on Run and type "netplwiz". OK that and highlight your account. Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer". Click Apply. Then enter your password twice. Click OK. From the Start screen type "taskbar" and select Taskbar and Navigation. Click the Navigation tab and tick "Go to the desktop instead of Start when I sign in". You can also tick the "Show the Apps view automatically when I go to Start" if you're not that interested in the Modern UI Start screen.
Restart your PC and when Windows loads it will automatically log you in and take you straight to the desktop. Easy.
I want to totally bypass all password logins. I deactivated the password requirement after sleep but this does not solve the bootup problem. Whenever I boot into win 8 it requires a password to login. I don't want it. I want to switch on my laptop and go straight into windows.
Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.