If you frequently find yourself at an internet café or other location that provides free internet but restricts the amount of time or bandwidth you use, changing your MAC address can often be enough to circumvent restrictions.
Once you hit the wall fire up a MAC address editor like RyII MAC editor and simply update the address to a new one. If you need your original one (such as for MAC-based Wi-Fi security on your home network) you can reset it to the default at any time.
RyII Mac Editor is a free, Windows only download.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 02/1/11