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Old 08-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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I Cannot connect after Mac Change with MacChanger


Network Manager is showing as trying to connect and after some time asks for the password again.
I am connecting with Clear wifi with a modem.
Is there anything that is stopping me from connecting when I change my Mac Address?
I am using Mint 9.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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If the modem filters by MAC address, then it will prevent you from connecting.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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I am changing my Mac Address on Windows on the same computer and same modem, same connection, it works.
On Linux, I am using macchanger to change my mac address. It changes my mac address, but I am not able to connect. It gets stuck on connecting.
 
Old 08-21-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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What is the output of this after you use macchanger:
Code:
ip addr show
 
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:27 AM   #5
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1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN qlen 1000
link/ether b4:a8:69:e7:8a:3f brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlan0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DORMANT qlen 1000
link/ether 24:a5:a6:db:a9:ea brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet6 fe80::26a5:a6ff:fedb:a9ea/64 scope link
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
4: vboxnet0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 1000
link/ether 0a:00:27:00:00:00 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
5: pan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN
link/ether 36:a7:dd:c1:b1:0b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 
Old 08-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Is 24:a5:a6:db:a9:ea your original MAC address, or the one you chose?
 
Old 08-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #8
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Sorry I haven't responded. What is the output of:
Code:
ifconfig -a
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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No problem.

I changed the mac address again to get the outputs.

ip addr show:

Code:
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN qlen 1000
    link/ether 2e:f0:c8:ba:61:19 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlan0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DORMANT qlen 1000
    link/ether 46:8e:38:0b:ef:82 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet6 fe80::448e:38ff:fe0b:ef82/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
4: pan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN 
    link/ether 2a:75:94:51:35:48 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
ifconfig -a:

Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 2e:f0:c8:ba:61:19  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:32 Base address:0x6000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:12264 (12.2 KB)  TX bytes:12264 (12.2 KB)

pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 2a:75:94:51:35:48  
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 46:8e:38:0b:ef:82  
          inet6 addr: fe80::448e:38ff:fe0b:ef82/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:34 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3842 (3.8 KB)  TX bytes:5858 (5.8 KB)
 
Old 08-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #10
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Try:
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ifconfig wlan0 promisc
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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No luck.
Instead of random, I tried putting a specific one or choosing "do not change the vendor", nothing changed.
It just stays busy and then asks for the password again after some time, and it repeats this.
There was no output in the terminal after the command by the way. I took it as it worked.

Do I have to change my drivers to use macchanger? In the old threads, I found people talking about madwifi. But in the newer threads, I haven't seen that info that much.
 
Old 08-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
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Drivers are possibly the issue, but I don't know enough to say for sure. Unfortunately, I don't have enough knowledge in this field to be any more help. Good luck solving this though.
 
Old 08-24-2012, 05:22 PM   #13
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Thanks anyway.
I learned a couple of more things.
 
Old 08-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #14
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What are you using to connect to the internet?

Alex Brinister
 
Old 08-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #15
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Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (Inside the notebook, not external)
Clear Modem with wi-fi

I am connecting with wi-fi.
 
  


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