Mac address changed automatically

eaccentsac

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My nexus 5x mac address was changed automatically. Is it possible ?

I don't think so. "The MAC address is hard-coded on a network interface controller (NIC) and cannot be changed" which means that the MAC address is unique to the device.


Why do you believe that your MAC address has changed?
 

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I've had my 6P for 24 days. I noticed an issue a few days ago but tried to troubleshoot it on my own. The Wifi-Mac address, which is unique to the phone, changes every time I power down the phone. This prevents the use of an automatic sign into local hot spots/school or any network that asks you to enter your devices mac address. (if the mac address changes, it no longer matches what you provided to the network) I'd rather not send my NEW phone off for repair and Best Buy wouldn't exchange it for me since it's past 14 days from purchase.
 

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I've had my 6P for 24 days. I noticed an issue a few days ago but tried to troubleshoot it on my own. The Wifi-Mac address, which is unique to the phone, changes every time I power down the phone. This prevents the use of an automatic sign into local hot spots/school or any network that asks you to enter your devices mac address. (if the mac address changes, it no longer matches what you provided to the network) I'd rather not send my NEW phone off for repair and Best Buy wouldn't exchange it for me since it's past 14 days from purchase.

In various forum threads dating back to 2012, it seems to be an issue that is not user fixable. Sorry.
 

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Hey

Today my Mac address is again changed. as I earlier told you my last mac address is 00:a0:c6:eb:5c:6f and my current mac address is 64:bc:0c:6a:c2:8f. how it is happen. please tell me
 

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Hey

Today my Mac address is again changed. as I earlier told you my last mac address is 00:a0:c6:eb:5c:6f and my current mac address is 64:bc:0c:6a:c2:8f. how it is happen. please tell me

Searching the web, I found various posts with various theories (is it hardware or software?). They all concluded that this was not RIGHT, though, and recommended a RETURN of the device.

Mac address is supposed to uniquely identify your device. If it is constantly changing, something is WRONG.
 

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Thanks for your valuable replies and I am in india and i don't think so that LG india replace my phone because of this issue
 
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Thanks for your valuable replies and I am in india and i don't think so that LG india replace my phone because of this issue

Well, since you have nothing to lose by asking, I'd ASK to be sure. Would hate to see you miss out on an opportunity because you didn't inquire....
 

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