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Not so much a problem as a general question.

For a computer without an integrated/installed wireless card, using a usb connected wireless adapter, is the MAC address of the device directly related to the usb adapter? Would another PC using the same adapter show the same MAC address? Also, would getting a new wireless adapter or installing a wireless card give the PC a new mac address?

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>>31529
The MAC address is whatever the adapter says it is. Since MAC addresses are supposed to be unique per network node (they're not, exactly, but let's let that slide) they are associated with the adapter, not the PC. Slightly complicating this issue is that many adapters have programmable addresses.

In general, yes, another PC using the same adapter will show the same MAC address, and getting a new adapter will get you a new MAC address, and there are ways of forcing the issue if you need to reuse (or avoid) addresses.
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It is incredibly easy to change your mac address.
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