Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Howto change your MAC address in ubuntu Linux

Type the following in a terminal with root permission

# ifconfig eth0 down
# ifconfig eth0 hw ether 1b:2a:4c:4d:8e:9f ( this is only for example)
# ifconfig etho up

Check your new MAC address by using

# ifconfig


Unknown said...

Hi there i don't know that which version of Ubuntu you were talking about.
But I've tried that thing on Ubuntu 8.10.
And it didn't work at all.
I'm new here.
I've used '#' before ifconfig.....
Is it OK? Coz without '#' i couldn't proceed.
Plzzz help me.

shibuvarkala said...

this will work use the command as root

# is the prompt for root user