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Difference between NDIS OIDs - OID_DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS and OID_DOT11_CURRENT_ADDRESS RRS feed

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  • OID_DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS is the unique address assigned to the station. OID_DOT11_CURRENT_ADDRESS is similar to OID_802_3_CURRENT_ADDRESS and is the address currently assigned to the station. This information is readily available and easy to find with a simple Bing/Google query.

     -Brian


    Azius Developer Training www.azius.com Windows device driver, internals, security, & forensics training and consulting. Blog at www.azius.com/blog

    Monday, June 15, 2015 6:56 PM
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  • OID_DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS is the unique address assigned to the station. OID_DOT11_CURRENT_ADDRESS is similar to OID_802_3_CURRENT_ADDRESS and is the address currently assigned to the station. This information is readily available and easy to find with a simple Bing/Google query.

     -Brian


    Azius Developer Training www.azius.com Windows device driver, internals, security, & forensics training and consulting. Blog at www.azius.com/blog

    Monday, June 15, 2015 6:56 PM
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  • OID_DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS is the unique address assigned to the station. OID_DOT11_CURRENT_ADDRESS is similar to OID_802_3_CURRENT_ADDRESS and is the address currently assigned to the station. This information is readily available and easy to find with a simple Bing/Google query.

     -Brian


    Azius Developer Training www.azius.com Windows device driver, internals, security, & forensics training and consulting. Blog at www.azius.com/blog

    I have read the documentation. Quote from the OID_DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS documentation:

    "When queried, the OID_DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS object identifier (OID) requests that the miniport driver return the value of the IEEE 802.11 dot11MACAddress MIB object.

    This MIB object contains the media access control (MAC) address currently assigned to the 802.11 station."

    This matches your description of OID_DOT11_CURRENT_ADDRESS.

    Quote from the OID_DOT11_CURRENT_ADDRESS documentation:

    "the OID_DOT11_CURRENT_ADDRESS object identifier (OID) requests that the miniport driver return the IEEE media access control (MAC) address that the 802.11 station is currently using."

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:14 PM
  • Obviously, the MAC address can be changed

     -Brian


    Azius Developer Training www.azius.com Windows device driver, internals, security, & forensics training and consulting. Blog at www.azius.com/blog

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:00 PM
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  • Obviously, the MAC address can be changed

     -Brian


    Azius Developer Training www.azius.com Windows device driver, internals, security, & forensics training and consulting. Blog at www.azius.com/blog

    From the documentation it seems that both these OIDs queries return the current MAC address, either changed or not. For permanent MAC address query there is yet another OID - OID_DOT11_PERMANENT_ADDRESS.
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:25 PM