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Old Apr 29, 2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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How to change MAC address

How do you do that simple and quick?

My iPod currently has no internet cause of it.
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Old Apr 30, 2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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how do you know its because you have no mac address?

also how do you know u have no mac address?
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Old Apr 30, 2008, 02:44 AM   #3
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im almost certain this wont be because you have no mac address. I would also like to second the above comment: how do you know you have no mac address. There is a wifi address found in Settings>>General>>About but no mac address. The most likely cause is an IP conflict with your router. Your best bet will be to set a static IP address on your router and then manually inputting the information in the static settings under your network settings on your ipod
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Old Apr 30, 2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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It is not possible to change a MAC address on any internet enabled device. It is hard coded into the chip that provides the connectivity. This is to ensure having a completely unique identifier. TCP/IP would not work without this simple rule (there are lots of other simple rules, this just happens to be one of them).

Now.. if to what you are referring is a lack of IP address that's something completely different.

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P.s. the WiFi address is the mac address. I know this because it's what I have to put in my router for strict mac address allow.

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Old Apr 30, 2008, 11:31 AM   #5
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It is not possible to change a MAC address on any internet enabled device.
Go ahead and believe this if you want.

FYI, if you know what you are doing, it is easy to spoof a MAC address on many devices.
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Old Apr 30, 2008, 12:36 PM   #6
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Yes, you can't change MAC of the device ;> but still software sends that MAC, and if system/application can edit with lowest-level of packets it can change MAC in progress, and other device according to TCP/IP - Ethernet specification will think it's a true MAC of the device. Simply specification don't expect that MAC can be fake, it's a security hole in specification.
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Old May 6, 2008, 02:22 PM   #7
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Install Cydia. (google it, its an alternative to installer.app which uses apt-get like on linux)
There's a package in the Cydia repositories called StealthMac, this allows you to set a different mac address at boot.
I'm afraid i can't check this for you since i'm running 2.0fw on my iPot at the moment, but if you google the package name you should find instructions i'd say...
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