Change airport MAC Address

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by birdMan, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. birdMan macrumors newbie

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    Oct 5, 2003
    #1
    Hey folks,
    Do any of you know if changing the mac address of the Airport extreme card in my powerbook is possible. I tried doing a
    Code:
    ifconfig en1 ether 00:99:99..etc
    but it says
    Code:
    ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): permission denied
    I know you can do this with normal pc cards, and with the ethernet(i've done it before). So far, i love my powerbook and the wireless is great, but the airport cards are lame when it comes to fun wardriving kinds of stuff and packet sniffing, emulating mac addresses.. probably a good thing :cool:

    Any thoughts?
    Peace,
    Max
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    Dec 20, 2002
    Location:
    sunny los angeles
    #2
    what do you think?
    hint:
    Code:
    ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): Operation not supported
    thats the one i got, and it says everything in three sweet simple words.

    btw, wardriving with a mac is major fun :)
    and i'm sure youve heard of it already, but theres an app called KisMac thats really nice :)
     
  3. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

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    akron , ohio
    #3
    yah, but even Kismac is no more fun with AE.. :)
     
  4. birdMan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oct 5, 2003
    #4
    Which card do you use to do your wardriving with? I'm gonna be in a city this year and would love to do some warwalking or warpublictransportationing (no car :( ). From what I can tell the orinoco cards are the way to go, but are they mac friendly? They seem to be a standard so I would assume, but thats a dangerous thing to do.
     

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