Very specific request: Cloning a MAC Address of an iPhone, to my MBP

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Muler36, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Muler36 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2008
    So i've got an iPhone on an o2 network (which comes with free unlimited access to "The Cloud" Wifi company), the problem is The Cloud use MAC authentication to make sure you're using an iPhone.

    I'm wondering if its possible to clone the MAC Address of my iPhone, to the Airport on my MBP?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    MAC addresses are product-specific and unique. I'm not certain of the legality of what you're doing, anyway. Isn't there a jailbroken tethering app?
  3. UberMac macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2005
    There is an app for jailbroken phones...but I for one don't have one (a jailbroken iPhone, that is).

    To spoof your MAC address head over here. Looks like a few changes under the hood in Leopard have complicated things but...this code
    sudo ifconfig en1 ether aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff
    seems to work. (where aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff is the new MAC code)

    Good luck...I make no promises but it's worked for me in the past...haven't had to use it in a looong while though.

  4. Muler36 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Yeah I know of the tethering, but im interested to see if this is possible too. I know you can spoof a MAC address easily, Im just curious if anyone else has done this and had some success?
  5. Muler36 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2008
    thanks ubermac, jus found something along the same lines as this earlier, guess i'll test it out with the iphones mac address!
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    Just FYI: changing the MAC address of a NIC is completely, 100% legal. I have no idea why (other than years of corporate conditioning) people seem to think otherwise.

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