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Published on 11 Jun 2013 | over 3 years ago

or rather, DON'T hack any paid WiFi hotspots, as that would be bad...

also, don't turn your WiFi card off and then back on again after the hack to rectify any MAC address conflicts that might arise.

the commands are:

ifconfig en1 | grep ether
arp -a
sudo ifconfig en1 ether [mac address to spoof]

note that the term "MAC address" has nothing to do with Macintosh computers. all computers, including Windows machines, have MAC addresses. this address is unique to your computer, but can be changed in software. the practice of copying someone else's MAC address is referred to as "spoofing". spoofing a MAC address can get you through any MAC address filter, like the ones used by public WiFi hotspots.

(i'm getting tired of repeating the answers to these things in the comments, so here you go).

Q: "how do i change my mac address back?! HELLLP!!!!!"
A: same command you used to change it in the first place... also, rebooting should cause it to default to factory settings.

Q: "what do i do when it says to enter my password?"
A: just enter the password you use to log into your user account on your own machine. this password isn't being transmitted; it's just allowing you to execute a terminal command that requires administrator privileges. if you don't have administrator privileges on your own machine, you can't do this hack without first doing another hack.

Q: "give me the commands for Windows!"
A: that wasn't a question. also, no. Windows is the Ford Pinto of operating systems. i don't even use it, much less provide technical support for it. if you're still using Windows, you probably shouldn't be hacking. Linux, on the other hand, is virtually identical to Mac, since Mac is built on BSD, so the Linux commands should be almost identical to those shown here. i say "almost" because the name of your ethernet card will probably differ. but then if you're running Linux, you probably wrote the driver for your own ethernet card, so you probably don't need to ask me anything.

Q: "you can't connect to the wifi router unless you already paid, derp!"
A: also not a question, but "derp" right back at you because yes, you can. they let you connect just so they can harvest your credit card info. they just block all of your URL requests with a firewall until they've processed your payment. the MAC spoof circumvents the firewall.

Q: "your an idiot this wouldnt work"
1) *you're* an idiot.
2) why don't you actually try it before making such a bold declaration?
3) what do you know? it works.

Q: "do you seriously support the government spying on ppl?"
A: yes. that's why i post videos like this, that educate citizens on how to circumvent systems that have been put in place to track and catalog them. it's all for the government's benefit...

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