Change MAC address of Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Although Intel doesn't support it anymore, it still does work for me with the AC 7260 and driver version

Only thing that took me some tries and searching was the fact that Microsoft restricts spoofing for wireless cards in Windows, so that you have to use 2,6,A or E for the second character.

So your MAC has to follow one of these patterns:





If you add the following to your registry you should even be able to edit it again in the advanced configuration options. BUT BEWARE to find the correct ID number for your wireless adapter. So please change the key name "0002" in the following code to the correct number for your card. To find that go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} in the registry and look through the keys named "0000", "0001" etc. and look for their "DriverDesc" values when making a *.reg file and before adding it to your registry.

Code for registry file is the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"ParamDesc"="Network Address"






Copy the text above to a blank text document, edit the number in the registry path, save it as a .reg file and then run it to apply.

How do I change the MAC address of my Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 adapter?

This is not possible. For security reasons, Intel does not support this practice.

The Media Access Control (MAC) address is hard-coded on Intel wireless adapters and cannot be changed.

Some third-party software applications can "spoof" a MAC address to a different address, but for security reasons, Intel does not support this practice.

Beginning with 12.x wireless driver package, the possibility of "spoofing" the MAC address was blocked to prevent this practice.

The article includes a list of products this applies to (the list includes the Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260).

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