Changing MAC Address

Real MAC address
Real MAC address

Quite a number of people thinks that MAC address can’t be change and it is well secured compared to the other unique identifier on machine like IP address.

Here we will prove to them, their theory is not right. Let see how to change MAC address in a Linux platform.

I will be using the wonder OS, Ubuntu and macchanger to accomplish this mission.


Note: Remember you need to have root privilege to change MAC address.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Run “apt-get install macchanger” to download the macchanger program.

3. Disable Enable Networking on you taskbar or issue command a below.

ifconfig wlan0 down

wlan0” above is you network card interface.

4. Once downloaded macchanger run the following command to change your MAC address

macchanger –mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 wlan0

00:11:22:33:44:55” can be set to your own new MAC address.

wlan0” above is your network card interface

5. Enable back your Networking on you taskbar or issue command “ifconfig wlan0 up

If you need further information or setting on macchanger you may run the “macchanger –help” command in your terminal

Now you should be able to see you your new mac address by issuing “ifconfig

Real MAC address
Fake MAC address

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