[kismac] little guide to MAC address customization
- From: "antoine c" <kismacroberto@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2005 04:27:19 +0000
Here a little guide to custom MAC address on the Mac. I posted it on
feel free to correct it
thank you to mick and stefan.
A custom MAC address is required to access networks with MAC filtering
Here is a guide on how to achieve this on Mac OS X as of august 2005
according to devices and OSes.
Tested on Panther and Tiger, but might work on all X OSes. Follow the set of
instructions for either dynamic or static customization from
PRISM 2 & ORINOCO CARDS
First download the free sourceforge drivers
(http://wirelessdriver.sourceforge.net/). If Kismac is already installed,
remove it. Install the sourceforge driver, then (re)install Kismac. ?Patch?
the driver when asked to.
- Jaguar: use WirelessMac provided with Kismac along with the patch to alter
the MAC address of your card
- Panther: WirelessMac does not work in Panther. Patch the kernel following
the instruction posted here and then use the following Terminal command:
ifconfig ether 00:01:02:03:04:05. Note: patching of the kernel requires
solid Unix skills.
- Tiger: method not supported. the patch for the sf driver is not yet ported
Install the GTDriver (http://gtdriver.binaervarianz.de/).
On Panther or Tiger, run the Terminal command: ifconfig ether
00:01:02:03:04:05 (where 00:01:02:03:04:05 is the MAC address you want to
Note: PrismGT based cards are increasingly difficult to find as vendors are
silently replacing the chipset in these cards without anyway of knowing. Try
your card before you buy it.
USB PRISM2 DEVICES
On all Mac OSes, flash the firmware following this set of instructions and
the Windows exe firmware patcher from
Note: Do this at own risk!
MAC address customization on wireless devices requires that the driver
supporting the card be patched in order to actively alter the MAC address.
Since most drivers running wireless cards on Mac OS X are not open source,
it makes patching the driver difficult. Thus MAC address customization on
devices based on other chipsets than the ones mentioned above is not yet
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