[guardian-dev] [liberationtech] Changing MAC addresses on mobile devices

Timur Mehrvarz timur.mehrvarz at riseup.net
Tue Nov 12 09:26:52 EST 2013


On 24.10.2013 20:48, coderman wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 5:23 AM, Timur Mehrvarz
>> The Android Wifi kernel drivers seem to not implement the functionality
>> behind 'ifconfig wlan0 hw ether' (what is behind the ioctl call being
>> used by ifconfig).
>
> this is not really the kernel itself, but rather the wifi chipset - a
> new kernel on the devices you're having trouble with won't fix this
> ioctl.
>

I think the correct definition is that *both* components (Wifi chipset +
Wifi kernel driver) need to support this functionality. If either one of
them does not, you won't be able to change your MAC address.

OpenWiki: "Changing MAC addresses on mobile devices" (add your info):
http://www.openwiki.com/ow.asp?Changing+MAC+addresses+on+mobile+devices


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