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3.4.6
06 November 2019

Change your WiFi MAC address.

zenfukid
09 April 2018

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You can do the same thing by opening a terminal and typing: openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' | xargs sudo ifconfig en1 ether You will be prompted for your PW and thats it.
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Version 3.1

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jack2001
23 April 2018
si blocca su ip e non cambia mai neanche manualmente
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Version 3.1.1
jack2001
17 April 2018
non funziona. si blocca e non si riesce a farla andare avanti
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Version 3.1.1
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SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
17 April 2018
whats not working, did you install the extra helper?
you install it by clicking the "Please Read Me!" button.

can you send me any crash reports from this folder:
~/Library/Logs/Diagnostic Reports

support@sweetpproductions com
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zenfukid
09 April 2018
You can do the same thing by opening a terminal and typing: openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' | xargs sudo ifconfig en1 ether You will be prompted for your PW and thats it.
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Version 3.1
Mikenesmith
27 November 2017
Doesn't work.. Upgrade pricing excessive. Wants to install "help" tools undocumented. Avoid.
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Version 3.0.6
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SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
04 March 2018
the helper tool is needed so you don't need to authenticate every time you change your MAC address. and the upgrade price is the difference between the price for v2 and v3.
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Big Johnson
26 January 2017
Every version of v3 has a stupid, aggravating bug:

When I open it, the Randomize and Change Address buttons are greyed out. The only way to make them clickable is by bringing another window forward and then going back to the WFS window. For some reason that fixes it...until next time.

The Random Address menu also seems to be frivolous and unnecessary. I don’t know why anyone would need to use any of the hundreds of vendor brands listed. Perhaps there’s one guy out there who does, but for everyone else it’s useless.
And there’s no help file to explain why/when to change vendors.
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Version 3.0.3
Ry-ma
03 May 2016
Why should this app good for? My IP address is still the same.
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Version 2.3.3
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
24 October 2016
I'll give an example of what it's good for. There's a local coffee/pastry shop that I go to and they have a 30-minute limit on their wifi use, even when it's not busy. I use WiFiSpoof and I can get another 30 minutes.
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Big Johnson
12 March 2016
If you have this set to randomize your MAC address at set intervals (30 minutes is default), you may lose your Internet connection occasionally when it switches. When this happens it takes 75 seconds on my system to reestablish the connection.

I just tested it several times - I had a good connection (all green in Network Diagnostics), and refreshed a webpage. Then I hit the Randomize button and all the lights turned red. Each time it took a minute and 15 seconds to reconnect.
Just happened again when it auto-randomized as I was writing this.

I make a lot of calls via Google, and have been disconnected several times. I have to remember to force quit WiFiSpoof in Activity Monitor before calling anyone.
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Version 2.3
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
12 March 2016
I was watching the news online when it randomized again, and the connection was lost, making me miss the entire story that was about to air.

I'm uninstalling WiFiSpoof.
I want security, but I also want a functional browser.
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scottmeyer047
19 January 2016
Exactly how do I know this is working. Im running the program and then check my MAC address and nothing has changed
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Version 2.2.5
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GeogProf
GeogProf
18 October 2016
It doesn’t change your MAC address — it changes your wifi address.
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nickc-1
09 November 2015
I've tried this app. In terminal 'ifconfig en1 | grep ether' my IP address is still the same?
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Version 2.2.3
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SweetP Productions
SweetP Productions
09 November 2015
are you sure en1 is your WiFi? its usually en0.
run this command first to check:
networksetup -listallhardwareports
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Alvin.H
25 October 2015
I've tried this little app for 1 day only, but it's works without any problem under El capitan 10.11.1 . than ask something to developers at sunday (holiday) and expect to receive respond on monday, but i'm wrong, i already receive respond at the same day twice!!! great for 2 things: 1. the application it self running well without any problem 2. the developers so responsive and polite. Recommend this app and this developers
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Version 2.2.3
Nicolasd
23 June 2015
I have used this without problems from the get-go. I've purchased it as well as the developer's other app, Cookie.
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Version 2.2
8tfkwek98n
14 June 2015
If you are on ML or older, you are out of luck. For some reason all the old version links goes to the current release. So i go opensource, best solution: https://github.com/feross/SpoofMAC
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Version 2.1.1
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
14 December 2015
So if it doesn't work on your antiquated OS, you rate it one star?
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Annie-Walker
25 May 2015
Russell, sorry to hit you with this, on top of just leaving you a long post on Cookie 4.2, (and there's more, but not now). WiFiSpoof 2.1.1 is constantly asking for me to give it my password, not just once in awhile, but repeatedly, throughout the day. Is this a "settings" issue, normal, or am I going to have to deal with this as I have it change my MAC address every 90 minutes? Thanks in advance.. ;-) Annie
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Version 2.1.1
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anonymous-magpie-3853
anonymous-magpie-3853
25 May 2015
This is because you are using the Timer. If you authenticate in preferences, you won't get the password prompt. WiFiSpoof doesn't store your password in plaintext anywhere, it stores it in the system Keychain, and only accesses it when it is needed. :)
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Thresher-the-Shark
11 March 2015
The developer is going to hate me, but here's a link to the old version, 1.2.8. http://download.cnet.com/WiFiSpoof/3000-2085_4-76101272.html
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Version 2.0
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anonymous-magpie-3853
anonymous-magpie-3853
14 March 2015
haha.

thats great!
I do however have a couple features id like to add into v2, when i get a moment of free time. which many may find useful.

And i'm open to any requests for features.
:)
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8tfkwek98n
8tfkwek98n
14 June 2015
this goes to the latest version too i am afraid.

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GeogProf
02 September 2014
New version (1.2.7) still doesn’t work on my iMac (specs in comment below).
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Version 1.2.7
GeogProf
28 April 2014
Not working on my Late-2006 2.16 GHz Core2Duo iMac 5,1 with 2 GB of RAM running OS 10.7.5 and Angry Birds Rio. When I click “Randomize" the address changes for a blink of an eye then changes back before you can say “donkey balls”. Nor does it heed the preference I have set to “Randomize address on Launch” — both addresses are always the same. Always. Same. By the way, I’m not really sure if this app ever worked on my iMac because I never opened the WiFiSpoof Window until now. When I said in previous posts that it worked great, that just meant that I could see the WiFiSpoof icon when it was on, and I couldn’t see it when it was off. I know what you’re thinking, “He's a dunderhead.” But I assure you, there is no dunder in my head. Probably dander, though (On it, not In it, silly). While I got you on the phone, let me ask you a question or two. When this app really works, does it really work? That is to say, is the WiFi MAC Address really the only means by which other computers on the network can identify my WiFi card, computer and fingertips? So every time I change the MAC Address — if WiFiSpoof COULD change the MAC Address — the network thinks mine is a totally different WiFi card, computer and fingertips? And if I have the firewall set to use Stealth Mode, can other people on the network see my computer name in the sidebar of a Finder window under the “SHARED” header? I can see them, but they can’t see me, is that the skinny? Or have I completely misunderstood Stealth Mode?
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Version 1.2.6
Big Johnson
28 October 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
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Version 1.2.5
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
01 November 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
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).
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Version 1.2.5
GeogProf
05 April 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.
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Version 1.2.3
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anonymous-magpie-3853
anonymous-magpie-3853
05 April 2013
can you let me know if v1.2.4 works for you.
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GeogProf
GeogProf
08 April 2013
Yes, it works fine now.
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GeogProf
08 December 2012
Great, great app. But I wish it caould run on OS 10.6.8.
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Version 1.2.1
JulioRamirez
26 September 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.
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Version 1.2.1
Alvin-H
02 September 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.
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Version 1.2
GeogProf
29 August 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!
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Version 1.1
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foolishservant
foolishservant
31 August 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
29 August 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.
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Version 1.1
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anonymous-magpie-3853
anonymous-magpie-3853
29 August 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
Frankof
30 August 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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anonymous-magpie-3853
anonymous-magpie-3853
31 August 2012
Ok, both of these issues have now been fixed, thanks for the feedback. :)
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Melman-Flink
29 August 2012
Sorry to be a noob, but what would one use this for? Explain it to me like I'm five-years-old. Thanks!
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Version 1.1
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Frankof
Frankof
29 August 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
23 August 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.
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Version 1.0.3
Pripyat
13 August 2012
Really useful to be able to do this via a GUI. Handy.
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Version 1.0.2
Mikael-B
06 August 2012
Isn't it WiFi *MAC* address? ie the machine hardware address code.
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Version 1.0.2
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anonymous-magpie-3853
anonymous-magpie-3853
07 August 2012
yes! you are right, my mistake
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Frankof
06 August 2012
I used to do the Wifi spoof manually, which is pretty simple, but of course to have a dedicated little program to do the same thing is great! Finally, with the new version 1.0.2 it disconnects/reconnects to networks, something which was missing in the earlier versions and made the program much less useful then. Also, the usability was improved by inactivating the "update" button when there was nothing to update (before, it was not entirely clear whether you'd first have to "randomize", and then "update", or what - now it is completely clear). One thing I'd like to see in a future version would be to run the program as a regular app, rather than from the menu bar. I'd prefer to start the program, click randomize, and the program terminates automatically. I doubt that there is need to have it in the menu bar for a longer time. Thanks to the programmer for giving this useful little tool to us!
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Version 1.0.2