Is there a way to detect whether a machine connected to my wifi is a physical machine or a virtual machine?

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Maybe you can look at their MAC address. For example, by default, VirtualBox begins theirs MAC address by 08002xxxx.

The lists of couple address MAC - constructors https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/kb/461260

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    That's a good point. But it doesn't take much at all for someone to change their MAC on a VM.
    – gh0st
    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:23
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    May be a good starting point, though, it also won't help if the VM is using NAT.
    – VikingSec
    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:29

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