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Old 04-21-2005, 10:35 AM   #1
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change mac address possible?

Is it possible to change the mac address on the orinoco or ipw2200? Or is it hardcoded to the card?

Old 04-21-2005, 12:07 PM   #2
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Have u tried the ifconfig command to change the MAC address.
ifconfig eth0 down hw ether <MAC ADDRESS>
Old 04-21-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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I think mac adress cant be changed, they are unique.
not sure though
Old 04-21-2005, 02:58 PM   #4
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Spoof Mac Address

Old 04-22-2005, 04:43 AM   #5
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Thank you Pete, It is possible to spoof these mac addresses and Pete has a good page on this in his link. It may not work with all cards, but i have tried quite a few now and never had a problem with it.


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