How To Change MAC Address in Mac

[Use Terminal Commands For Spoofing]

The MAC address or Media Access Control Address is one of the most important identifying trait of any electronic device. It is actually a unique 12-digit identification number that serves a lot of purposes on the device.

Some of these purposes include, assigning a static IP address, MAC address filtering, MAC authentication, device identification and even device tracking.

This is why this number if only assigned by the manufacturer and can be Found on your computer anytime you want. In addition, it can also be changed any time you want.

While most Mac users don’t feel the need to actually go through with this change, but those who do, can follow these steps to make it happen:

  1. Login with the Administrative account.
  2. Disconnect the device from any networks.
  3. Open “Terminal” app.
  4. Enter openssl rand -hex 6 | sed ‘s/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//’  to generate a Random MAC Address.
  5. Note down the new address.
  6. Type sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx and replace the xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx with the new MAC Address.
  7. You can use the random MAC Address, or one of your own choosing.
  8. You will be asked for your account password.
  9. Enter the password and complete the process.
  10. Restart the computer and check if the MAC address is changed.

With these simple steps, you will be able to change the MAC address of your Mac computer.

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Posted on : 09 Sep 2016 @ 13:31

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