Changing MAC Address

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  1. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    This is a fork off of the privacy forum.

    I run U 11.10 and am trying to change the MAC address of my wlan0. A temp session change is fine, and preferred. I did my due diligence and tried a few things I found online, but they didn't work. Does anyone have a method they use, that works, to change the MAC? I'll be getting an Acer TimelineX 11.6" Core i5 in the mail today, it has an Intel wireless NIC, if it matters.

    Thanks,

    PD
     
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    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    Thank you.

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  4. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Checkout: Computer MAC addresses explained.

    For Linux/Unix based computers e.g., to reassign a new mac address to eth0 use the command:

    $ macchanger -a eth0

    -- Tom
     
  5. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    I'll give it a shot. I've got a Broadcom chip and had to use the STA driver. IronGeek's method gives me an error...something about 'too many files open'.

    Thanks,

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  6. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi PaulyDefran,

    macchanger is in the Ubuntu repositories, if you don't have it installed.

    -- Tom
     
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