This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/change-mac-address-with-macchanger-linux-command
Thanks, it worked perfectly.
I lose internet everytime I change my mac
Karthick Arasappan -> Learncode
because, you mac ID would have been patched with the network you be within !
My MAC address does not change… in the CLI
sudo macchanger -a blahblah
It gives me a new mac address, but (of course the adapter is down when I’m performing this) when I turn the adapter back on, It still remains the same as if I never touched MACchanger.
ifconfig tells me my MAC address is the same as if it always have, but macchanger tells me it has changed it.
Doubled check by checking the MAC address on my router and yep… Nothing changed at all.
Need some help. Btw I’m on linux mint. I don’t want to add another OS on my machine. I don’t really like Kali Linux. I’d be happier if I’m able to perform this on Mint. Don’t tell me to delete change my network manager…
i am connect to wlan0
when i am running macchanger -r wlan0
it shows error could not change MAC : interface up or insufficient permissions : device or resource busy
Abdelilah Akebli -> Manoj Karajada
Ifconfig wlan0 down . an then change the mac address
RaviTeja Paruchuri -> Manoj Karajada
hey dont u under whats meant by ifconfig wlan0 down it will disconnect u from network
so with making n/w down u cann’t change maccaddress
Lubos Rendek -> Manoj Karajada
Try to disable your wlan0 interface. macchanger would not change MAC if the interface is up.
Is there any way to change permanently, i mean i want the change to be reflect after reboot as well.
Lubos Rendek -> TecGeeks
Yes there is! Open your /etc/network/interfaces file and add hwaddress ether 02:01:02:03:02:06 into a iface stanza. For example change:
# The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
# The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp hwaddress ether 02:01:02:03:02:06
This will set a mac address of eth0 to 02:01:02:03:02:06 which will persist after reboot.
Hope it helps!
It worked, but only when I’m disconnected from a wifi network. When I connect to wifi, I can see the MAC is reset with ifconfig…
I have this problem on Debian or Arch.
M-LA | Consultant -> Rivington
Can I ask. I tried the utility, but I have another line that says “Permanent MAC”
When I change the address and use IP config, it stays at the original address. Does my computer have something that does this?
ifconfig enp3s0 down macchanger -r enp3s0 e0:ca:94:aa:ba:ab (xxx Computer) Permanent MAC: 4a:33:b9:1d:c7:3a (Joe Corporation) New MAC: fe:5e:80:41:32:09 (unknown)