Apr 012008
 


I just now wrote a Windows Tweak to manually change the MAC-Address on your NIC from Windows Registy here. If you thought, its too much to ask then here is a simple tool that exactly performs the steps we performed with a few clicks.

Technitium MAC Address Changer allows you to change Media Access Control (MAC) Address of your Network Interface Card (NIC) irrespective to your NIC manufacturer or its driver. It has a very simple user interface and provides ample information regarding each NIC in the machine. Every NIC has a MAC address hard coded in its circuit by the manufacturer. This hard coded MAC address is used by windows drivers to access Ethernet Network (LAN).

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Apr 012008
 


MAC-Address is the hardware Network Address for the NIC which is unique for the system. However, there may be time when you need to change the MAC-Address for administrative purpose on a network. Some of the device drivers come with an option to change it from the device properties but not all (like my Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver). For those who do not have the luxury of changing the MAC-Address from the device properties there is a way to do this  by editing the Windows Registry.

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Mar 192008
 


Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used to manage networked devices, monitor and alert of any events on the systems that can be critical.

Click here to see how to install SNMP Service in Windows. Once installed we can configure the SNMP on the server/system as an SNMP agent. This SNMP agent can be polled by an SNMP server or can send SNMP trap messages to send SNMP alert messages when there is an event.

To configure SNMP agent in Windows,

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Mar 192008
 


The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention. It consists of a set of standards for network management, including an Application Layer protocol, a database schema, and a set of data objects.

In Windows SNMP is available as a Windows Component but is not installed by default.

To install SNMP in Windows, please do the following:

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