Change Your MAC Address to Avoid Free Internet Restrictions

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 1st, 2011

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.

RyMac Editor II [via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/1/11
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