WiFiSpoof
WiFiSpoof 1.2.5
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WiFiSpoof quickly and easily allows you to change your WiFi MAC address via hot-key or the system menu bar.
What's New
Version 1.2.5:
  • Fixed a potential crash on OS X 10.7.5
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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WiFiSpoof User Discussion (Write a Review)
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BigJohnson reviewed on 28 Oct 2013
As with previous versions I tried, this seems to do absolutely nothing.

Every time I select "Randomize MAC Address" from the menu icon or press the Randomize button, the address generated stays the same as the hardware address.

OS X 10.7.5
[Version 1.2.5]

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BigJohnson replied on 01 Nov 2013
NEVERMIND - it seems that WiFiSpoof does not work with USB antennas. When I enabled Airport, 'Spoof was able to change the MAC address.
Unfortunately, I always use the USB antenna at home, and rarely use my computer anywhere else, so this isn't really useful for me.
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piquadratpi2 reviewed on 22 May 2013
Wow, a real important great little application. Has all the features I was searching for long and: it is free! Many thanks to the developer. I use 10.8.3 on a new iMac 27'' (late 2012).
[Version 1.2.5]


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GeoProf commented on 04 Apr 2013
The preference “Open WiFiSpoof at Login” has not been working in versions 1.2.2 and 1.2.3 (the most recent). Otherwise, a lovely app, and its freeness is much appreciated.
[Version 1.2.3]

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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 05 Apr 2013
can you let me know if v1.2.4 works for you.
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GeoProf replied on 08 Apr 2013
Yes, it works fine now.
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GeoProf commented on 08 Dec 2012
Great, great app. But I wish it caould run on OS 10.6.8.
[Version 1.2.1]


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JulioRamirez reviewed on 26 Sep 2012
What a great little app. It does exactly what it claims to do which is add an option to randomize your MAC address.

One feature I would like to see in a future version is an option to randomize the MAC address on a timed interval. Having a button in the pull down menu that returned the MAC address to default might be handy also. Having said that, the app really is perfect as is, I'm just throwing out a couple requests.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Cornelius.a.h reviewed on 01 Sep 2012
I have some app from same developers (Cookie,colorwell,desktop utility) and see this little app. It's very handy! i use it without problem, and make it easier than type it in terminal especially for people like (not a super user just regular user which use computer for work). No problem so far. and its FREE, further more the developers really listen to user suggestion even for free app.

What a great app from responsive developers, if you like this app, better check their other app.
[Version 1.2]


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GeoProf commented on 29 Aug 2012
I too would be mighty grateful if WiFiSpoof included an option to run as a standalone app instead of keeping its icon in the menubar. A 13” MacBook Pro runs out of space in the menubar quite easily, especially if you use iStat Menus.

Otherwise, thanks for the great app!
[Version 1.1]

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Foolishservant replied on 31 Aug 2012
Try using Bartender, it will move all applications of your choice not just this one that insist on using your menubar to a separate sub-menubar.
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Frankof reviewed on 29 Aug 2012
This little program gets better with each update. Two things are still bugging me, though. First, everywhere in the interface it should be MAC address rather than Mac address - all caps is correct only. It has nothing to do with "Mac" as in Macintosh.
Second, I'd like to have an option to reset the MAC address to the hardware address. I know, it does reset itself with every reboot, but it would be great to have a "reset" button in the "WifiSpoof window" next to the top line with the hardware MAC address.
[Version 1.1]

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SweetP-Productions replied on 29 Aug 2012
I'll fix the MAC address references. And you can cut & paste the hardware address - not very intuitive, but it does work. Maybe I'll add a button...
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Frankof replied on 30 Aug 2012
yes, copying and pasting the original hardware address is what I do now - but I think it wouldn't be a big issue to add a "reset" button somewhere in the interface. As to the MAC issue - thanks a lot for your willingness to fix it!
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Sweetp Productions (developer) replied on 31 Aug 2012
Ok,
both of these issues have now been fixed, thanks for the feedback.
:)
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Melman Flink commented on 29 Aug 2012
Sorry to be a noob, but what would one use this for? Explain it to me like I'm five-years-old.

Thanks!
[Version 1.1]

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Frankof replied on 29 Aug 2012
ok, let's try ;-)
The MAC address is the hardware "street address" of your wireless network card. Every network card (wireless or not) needs such an address so that, whenever you surf the internet, the data packages "find back" to your computer. It is, in a way, like your IP address, but on a level lower. That's vital, because several computers can have the same IP address visible to the outside world, when they're behind one router. So, think of a home network. Sitting on the sofa, you and your girlfriend both use your wireless network. Websites requested by your girlfriend must end up in her computer, and the ones requested by you in yours. That magically works because your router understands from which computer the request came, and routes the reply back to this computer. That's what the MAC address is needed for.
So, why would you like to change it, if it is so useful? Consider a network in a public place - hotel, airport, diner, whatever. Your computer can be uniquely identified by its MAC address. As the MAC address does usually never change, this identification can in principle be used to "track" you and your network usage. So, you might consider changing it from time to time. Is this purely academic? No, it's not. In fact it can be very useful. Consider a public hotspot that gives you, say, 15 minutes a day of Internet access for free, like in an airport. The only way for the hotspot to identify your computer is by its MAC address. Which means that when your time is up, you can change the MAC address so that your computer looks like a different one - and you can continue using the network.
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Solosaint reviewed on 23 Aug 2012
Does what it says, developer deserves props for always updating, and its free ... let us all bow before him and kiss his rings on his knuckles.
[Version 1.0.3]


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[Version 1.2.5]



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[Version 1.0.3]



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Schmidhauser rated on 08 Aug 2012

[Version 1.0.2]



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Holger Schulze rated on 02 Aug 2012

[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:6,090
Type:Development : Networks
License:Free
Date:22 May 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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WiFiSpoof quickly and easily allows you to change your WiFi MAC address via hot-key or the system menu bar.


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