Windows 10 has several features that seek to give users privacy in a global way, protecting their data and preventing them from being followed and even creating profiles at various levels.
Some of these options are turned off, just waiting for users to decide that they need them and can use them. One of them, random hardware addresses ensure great privacy on Wi-Fi connections.
More privacy in Windows 10
Wi-Fi connections can be standardized thanks to some elements that are always the same. We speak of MAC Address, which uniquely identifies each laptop or smartphone. This unique element can be used to discover any user.
For Windows 10 has the ability to create random hardware addresses, which thus prevent users from being identified. It is dependent on the Wi-Fi card present and the driver being used.
Hide the Wi-Fi card on the network
To activate this feature, start by opening Windows 10 Settings. Here, you must choose the option that is associated with Wi-Fi and other network interfaces. We talk about the Network and Internet option.
Inside, they will choose the Wi-Fi tab, so they can access its properties. Also, and if the Wi-Fi card and driver support it, you will find an option to be able to use random hardware addresses. They just need to activate the option for these to start being used.
A random MAC address for the hardware
Of course, the option will not be visible if it is not supported. The most recent machines will certainly have this option available, which guarantees a greater layer of privacy for users, who thus cease to be identified. Care should be taken if Wi-Fi networks have MAC Address filters.
This is an option that anyone can activate and thus have much greater privacy. By having a random MAC Address, it is impossible to identify users and thus guarantee that they cannot be followed.