Xbox won't change to alternate MAC address.

Hi, I have recently needed to change my MAC address to change my consoles identity, but when I type the alternate MAC address it does not display it where it says 'Wireless MAC' along with the other configurations in 'Advanced settings'. 

Two questions,

Does this mean it is not set correctly?

Does my console have anything else that would give away it's identity?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1,153 Applies to:

MAC is short for media access control address and is the unique identifier to connect your device to the network. This is a measure of security and it can't be used to "change" the console's identity.  

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How would a network detect what my console is then. Surely if it is a 'unique identifier', then this is what some external, an ISP for example would be able to see.

Also why isn't my alternate MAC displaying.

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Seems to display my new Mac correctly after a few restarts. Would like my other question answered though if someone can help.

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If you need to specify an alternate MAC you can do the following. Alternate MAC address, is basically MAC spoofing where you type a MAC in, and should generally only be used for troubleshooting or more technical people. The physical MAC of the NIC cards 

  1. Open Settings on the Xbox One.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Advanced settings.
  4. Select Alternate MAC address.
  5. Type in the alternate MAC address and press Enter.
  6. You will have to restart the console for the change to take effect.

To find your network MAC

  1. Open Settings on the Xbox One.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Advanced settings.
  4. Then look to the right for the physical MAC address.

See this link for more information on the network setting for the Xbox. 

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