How To Easily Change Your MAC Address With Mac Changer 1.7.0

As you may already know, Mac Changer is an open-source tool for viewing and changing the MAC address of your network interface card. Among others, it permits you to specify a certain MAC or set a random one, set a MAC of another vendor or the same vendor and display a vendor list of macs.

We use such a tool to clone the MAC of PC, in the dorm house, to permit others that are not in the MAC list to access the internet.

The latest version available Mac Changer 1.7.0, which has been recently released.

Installation instructions + usage instructions:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pi-rho/security
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install macchanger

To use mac changer, you have to set the network interface down first, set the new MAC address (AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF) in our case and turn the interface back on:

$ sudo ifconfig eth0 down
$ sudo macchager -m AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF eth0
$ sudo ifconfig eth0 up

Optional, to remove Mac Changer, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove macchanger

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.

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