Questions tagged [mac-address]

A media access control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment.

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ANDROID6 My phone changes the MAC Adress every time I log into a WLAN, how can I stop it?

I have a rooted phone that has a interesting habit: it changes the MAC Address every time I log into a WLAN. In the beginning it was funny, but now I want to stop it. Do you know if there is any ...
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Set fixed BSSID in LineageOS16 / Android

I'm searching for a way to set the BSSID my OnePlus One (running LineageOS 16) is connecting to. I started adb shell as root and tried to change the BSSID in /data/misc/wifi/WifiConfigStore.xml, but ...
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Running sh script non rooted

I am not a developer and I have an application that I need to run on my Samsung 10+ which uses a plugin developed for the app to receive sensor data from a separate android device via Bluetooth ...
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Android 10: Get new random MAC for same SSID without factory reset

Here https://source.android.com/devices/tech/connect/wifi-mac-randomization is the MAC Randomization described and stated Note: Randomized MAC addresses are generated per SSID and are persistent. I ...
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Upgraded to Android 10 - can't change MAC address

Today I upgraded to Android 10, more precisely to unofficial build of Lineage OS. My phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred). I am used to changing my MAC address, because our school tracks network ...
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WiFi network limits connection time - can I “change my MAC” and reconnect?

On a PC, you can change the MAC address of a network adapter - Ethernet, 802.11 Wireless - and thus assume a different "identity" than previously. Now, I'm stuck in a train station for a few hours, ...
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Android tv box MAC address keeps changing

I had a MAC address when I was using IPTV on my android tv box in Turkey but since I've returned to the UK and plugged my it in here the MAC address keeps changing and now I can no longer access my ...
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Bluetooth MAC address on Poco F1

I have a Poco F1 running Miui 10. I try to use Bluetooth but it only shows the MAC addresses. I have looked in the developer settings and I have the setting turned off which would show only the ...
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How to limit hotspot's client of an Android?

I would like to make an Android device as hotspot. I will put it in my roof so it will receive vetther signal, and turn in its hotspot. I want to make that hotspot accessable by certain devices only ...
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mac address randomization on NON-rooted Android 8.1 phone for both wifi and mobile data

I am trying to force my box to (up to date as of posting, NOT rooted Xiomi Redmi Note 5 with Android 8.1.0 OPM1.17 with security patch 2018-09-01., kernel 4.4.78perf+, gui is MIUI v10.0.2.) ...
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Andriod Emulator can't find ip link set

I am currently using an unrooted Huaweii LYO-LO1 and I am trying to change my mac address using Andriod Terminal Emulator. I found a website that told me to find out things like my current MAC address ...
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How to temporarily spoof ᴍᴀᴄ address without root?

There are many claims that’s it’s possible to change Wi‑Fi ᴍᴀᴄ address temporarily, but each time there’s a permission error when running one of the command. How to temporarily change ᴍᴀᴄ address ...
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is it impossible to know a Wifi mac address of an android phone via a link?

There is someone that I doubt that he uses my stolen phone so I want to make sure that the phone that he uses is mine or not by knowing the Wifi mac address of phone – to see if it's mine or not. I ...
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Can't change MAC address on Rooted Android Nextbook Ares 8

I rooted my Nextbook Ares 8" tablet, model NXA8QC116, so I could change the MAC address and host name, as I hate personal data mining and user behavior monitoring. Device specifics: Model NXA8QC116S, ...
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Failed to change my mac address by Android terminal Emulator

I followed all steps in this article trying to change my mac address. https://geekeasier.com/change-mac-address-in-android-devices-without-root/4792/#comments. Then when I entered ip link set wlan0 ...
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mac address collision

The setting: I have two identical phones: Samsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F). Due to various reasons (in one I tried Lineage OS, the other I had to reinstall) and crashed backups made by TWRP I ended ...
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can't connect to wifi using lineage os LG g3s (jagnm)

i recently updated lineage os to 14.1-20171206 on my LG g3s (jagnm) and there are several issues: 1) can't connect to wifi. Apparently it's because wifi mac address got switched to all zeroes (00:00:...
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Change Mac without root

I would like to change my mac address to match that of my old phone. My old phone's mac is registered my my schools byod. I would like to use my old mac on my phone to use the internet. But my ...
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Can't Connect To Network After Mac Address Spoof

I know this has been asked before but no real answer has been given. I would spoof my mac address using either busybox manually or via apps and afterwards I would not be able to connect to wifi ...
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Nexus 5x No Wifi. Default MAC 02-00-00-00-00-00 change attempt

So I bought new Nexus 5x with android 6.0 and everything worked fine, but when I updated to 7.1.2 suddenly wifi stoped working. (It seeks for wifi networks forever). When I go to settings I can see ...
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Locating ARP cache on an android device

If you are familiar with the command prompt in windows, there is an command that can used to see the ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) Cache in the command prompt i.e. arp -a. It is supposedly a table ...
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Is the MAC address stored in software or hardware?

I'm trying out a ROM. It seems to be flashing the whole system. It claims it is a total wipe. However, the MAC address seems to never change. So my question is, is the mac address for an Android ...
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Can't connect to college WiFi even after changing the MAC address

First of all this is completely for education purpose, there is no intension to access college Internet without official permissions. So In my college, WiFi is only accessible via laptops. Students ...
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Can't turn on WiFi - Mac Adress Unavailable on Moto E

Like the title says, i'm having trouble with the WiFi. I just can't turn it on, and i think it has to do with the Mac Adress, which is "Unavailable". I have tried the following things: 1 - Use ...
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Spoofing MAC Address on Micromax Juice 3

I am a Micromax Juice 3 user, I have rooted my phone using the KingoRoot App. Then I have installed the xposed installer to use various modules for android. Now I want the ability to spoof my mac ...
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How to change razr d3 MAC address?

I'm trying to change the MAC address of my razr d3, model XT915, android 4.4.2, but I didn't have success. In my last try I was using busybox and the following command: busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ...
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How can I find my MAC address?

I'm using a Samsung Young Duos GT-S6102. My phone that shows nothing in Settings → About Phone so my question is how to find my MAC address?
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Terminal Emulator Problem Mac Spoof

I'm trying to do a Mac Spoof from my Motorola Moto E (Rooted of course!) but I have a problem cause i'm quite sure i'm not succeeding in spoofing! Well, I installed BusyBox and Terminal Emulator. Then ...
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ARP-Scan / aNmap alternatives on Android?

Are there alternatives for these utilities on Android that can be invoked using shell commands? I need to fetch a list of connected hotspot devices, the only method I have is to flush the ARP cache ...
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BlueStacks 2 WIFI MAC Address

How do I change BlueStacks 2 WIFI MAC Address to a specific WIFI MAC Address. For example I want to specifically change it to 11:22:33:44:55:66?
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Wifi - “Error” , MAC Address is also unavailable

Just recently I Had to flash my boot partition back to it's Original, after a custom Kernel I was using had a few bugs. Upon flashing my original boot partition I used my phone as normal, but just ...
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Can't connect to WiFi after spoofed MAC address

I'm changing the MAC address on my Android device; however, once I change it I get disconnected from the WiFi network that I'm connected to and then I'm unable to reconnect to the WiFi. I realized ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi • MAC address unavailable every time after restart

Since some days it doesn't load my MAC - so I cannot connect to WiFi. If I remove everything in /data/misc/wifi folder and restart again it works again.. Of course I've to save WiFi networks. I'm ...
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How do I find the Mac address of a paired device?

There is a Bluetooth Headphone which paired to my Android Device. I want to know what is the Mac Address of the Headphone. Is there any way to find the Mac Address of the paired device?
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Some secret codes not working after installing CyanogenMod

I installed CyanogenMod on my Galaxy SIII I9300, There was a secret code that shows MAC address of the device: *#232338# that was working when original stock ROM was on my device. But it does not ...
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Can't find “iplink” program on rooted phone

I'm using LG Optimus Black P970 with ICS 4.0.4. After rooting my phone, when I'm writing in the terminal the command busybox iplink show eth0, it shows iplink applet not found. What should I do? Also ...
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Change WiFi Mac Address

I am running on rooted Moto E (XT1022) Android 4.4, and want to change WiFi MAC Address. I had tried installing BusyBox with Terminal and run the following command. busybox ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:...
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How can I spoof my mac address on Bluestacks?

My Bluestacks is rooted already with terminal installed. (Busybox 1.21.1) Thus far, I have tried Mac Address Ghost - App runs, but simply does spoof MAC Xprivacy - xposed framework keeps getting seg ...
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Changing Your MAC Address/Without Root Privileges

I want to change the mac address of my phone without making any android rooting.
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“iplink: applet not found” error when trying to change the MAC adress

I want to change my mobiles MAC address because it got blacklisted at school. I have tried some apps from the market, but none of them are working. I have rooted my phone (Huawei Ascend Y300) with a ...
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Can't enable WiFi, no MAC address

I have a O+ mobile phone model 8.52 running Android JellyBean. And I can't connect to wifi. I can't swipe WiFi on and off on my phone, then I tried to check my WiFi MAC address and I did not see ...
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WiFi network not accessible with modified MAC address

I've recently bought a Nexus 7 to use as a demo client for a system I am currently developing. For the time being, the system requires the client to have a particular MAC address in order to work. I'...
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Can a wifi hot spot be set invisible to just one specific android device?

The wifi hotspot i usually connect to has suddenly become invisible to just my android phone but is visible to everyone else. Is this possible or is there something wrong with my phone?
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Cannot turn on Wifi. MAC address unavailable

I have an Android 4.0.4 tablet, Navon Platinum Explorer. When I try to turn on wifi, the toggle button goes "off" after a few seconds automatically. It doesnt even show the list of available networks....
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Wifi hotspot generates new mac address each time

Every time I'm gonna to use wifi hotspot on my device it generates new mac address, therefore my laptop can't remember for permanent. Every time I need to set all connections details again anad again....
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Change Mac Address on Nexus 7 running 4.2.2

My question is: How do I change/spoof the mac address of my Nexus 7 so that the router sees the spoofed address and will not give an authentication error when connecting? I have done some looking ...
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2 android tablets have the same MAC address

I have bought 2 DGM android tablets (OS - Google Android 4.0) and whilst setting them both up (at the same time) the wifi connection kept dropping. I checked the MAC address so I could assign them a ...
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missing mac address

I have had my android phone rooted and android 4 installed in place of the network operator's android version. Since the update the mac address field has nothing in it. I'm assuming this is why I ...
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MAC Address Spoofing Neuropad Ultra

I'm out visiting some family at the moment and my dad has found some cheap Android tablets from somewhere, the Neuropad Ultra. They are not great, but they do the job and you can give them to the ...
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Android NIC MAC address changed automatically

This is very puzzling but my android phone's NIC's MAC address seems to have changed on its own (or at least this is what it's showing). I have a MAC filter in my LinkSys router and I have given ...