[kismac] Re: airport extreme lladdr (Apple80211.framework)

  • From: Thomas Kollbach <toto@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 13:08:09 +0200

On 08.06.2006 at 12:58 numE wrote:

i just found this tool:
/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/ Resources/airport

AirPort v.423.1 (423.1.0)

The help (switch -h) shows that there is a "-m" or "--mac=" switch.

-m<arg> --mac=<arg>
use <arg> instead of current AirPort MAC Address

I tried it, but it had no effect.

quite weird - why should the apple dev's put this feature into their
framework, when it's
a) not intended to be possible?!
b) not working?!

Maybe it is either a debugging/developing feature that gets deactivated before shipping the framework or it is indeed referencing to the mac of the base-sation. But that is just guessing.

A tool that does change (read spoof) your airport mac address (through temporarily patching binary files...) is SpoofMAC (http:// ungeord.net/smat/en/spoofmac/).

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