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Clients that remember “hidden” SSIDs advertise them in their probe requests, provided said clients are set to connect to such networks automatically. This results in your device broadcasting those SSIDs everywhere you go, to anyone who’s listening. Note that the client behavior is dependent on the operating system. For instance, you can configure Windows 7 ...


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Get an app on the App Store which will tell you the MAC address of the AP you're connected to. There are many, and they are free. Then, enable the WiFi scanner in the AirPort Utility app: go to Settings > AirPort Utility to enable it. The scanner will tell you the MAC addresses of the detected APs and the frequencies used. Since APs use different MACs for ...


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Run a sysdisgnose. That is how Apple receives feedback from seeding/beta customers. The keyboard shortcut is Cmd Opt Ctrl Shift Period. You can also run sudo sysdiagnose -f ~/Desktop/ in Terminal. The former will save to /var/tmp and the latter will save to the Desktop. Sysdiagnose will contain pretty much A to Z. You should be sure to check the disks....


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Yes, that is correct; it will change. Your MAC (Media Access Control) address is assigned to network interfaces, not to the computer. For example, on this WiFi adapter from a Macbook Pro, you can see the MAC address imprinted on the chip (circled in red) You can even lookup the manufacturer of the WiFi adapter by entering the first six characters into a ...



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