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How do I connect to a wireless AP with a changed MAC address?

You need to spoof the mac of your adapter.

 

Return the correct mac from your computer, using ifconfig | grep,

 

then use macchanger or ifconfig to change the mac and profit.

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You need to spoof the mac of your adapter.

 

Return the correct mac from your computer, using ifconfig | grep,

 

then use macchanger or ifconfig to change the mac and profit.

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It is impossible to change a MAC address as it's hardwired into the NIC.

Can you provide more info on what you are trying to do.


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22 minutes ago, Elfuego said:

You need to spoof the mac of your adapter.

 

Return the correct mac from your computer, using ifconfig | grep,

 

then use macchanger or ifconfig to change the mac and profit.

I have done everything, you said except the "profit" part. When I connect to the AP, it resets everything to default. :(

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4 minutes ago, APasz said:

It is impossible to change a MAC address as it's hardwired into the NIC.

Can you provide more info on what you are trying to do.

Very helpful 10/10

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1 minute ago, throwawayMAC said:

Very helpful 10/10

I would like to help you with your current issue, however I do not require sarcasm. Anyway to explain,

A MAC address is unique hardware identifier set by the manufacturer and can't be changed after the fact, unlike a IP-address/SSID which is a software identifier and can be changed at anytime.


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3 minutes ago, APasz said:

I would like to help you with your current issue, however I do not require sarcasm. Anyway to explain,

A MAC address is unique hardware identifier set by the manufacturer and can't be changed after the fact, unlike a IP-address/SSID which is a software identifier and can be changed at anytime.

It can be. I have done it on my phone, I just can't get it on kali. Google MAC address spoofing

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1 minute ago, throwawayMAC said:

It can be. I have done it on my phone, I just can't get it on kali. Google MAC address spoofing

It can't be changed. The reason it keeps "resetting" is because it can't be changed in the first place. The MAC address is stored in read-only memory on the NIC itself.

A program can however tell the OS that if it wants to display the real MAC address, it should display something else but as soon as any program actually wants to use the MAC address, the OS will give to correct address. It is simply a trick, which is what all these 'macchanger' programs do.


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48 minutes ago, Elfuego said:

You need to spoof the mac of your adapter.

 

Return the correct mac from your computer, using ifconfig | grep,

 

then use macchanger or ifconfig to change the mac and profit.

I'll mark your answer solved because I'm not getting any useful information out of this forum anyways

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Probably stupid question; but are you sure you are typing a valid mac address - also remember to change machine names and stuff as they may have added yoru machine name + mac pair into the router.

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