spoof: Easily spoof your MAC address in macOS, Windows, & Linux
Easily spoof your MAC address in macOS, Windows, & Linux!
Node.js port of the popular SpoofMAC Python utility.
I made this because changing your MAC address on macOS is harder than it should be. The Wi-Fi card needs to be manually disassociated from any connected networks in order for the change to apply correctly – super annoying! Doing this manually each time is tedious and lame.
Instead, just run spoof and change your MAC address in one command.
Now for Windows and Linux, too!
- Install node.js (it’s a programming platform like Python, Java, etc.)
- Open Terminal. Let’s use Spotlight to find it.
- Install spoof by typing this command and pressing Enter.
npm install spoof -g
That’s it! spoof is installed.
- Now, let’s print out the help page. Just like before, run this command in Terminal.
- Now, let’s print out all our network devices.
- Find the device you want to set or randomize the MAC address for in the list. Wi-Fi is usually called en0 on modern Macs. Then, run this command:
sudo spoof randomize en0
You may need to reconnect to the Wi-Fi hotspot you were connected to. But, that’s it! Your MAC address is changed. You can confirm by re-running:
Full command list
You can always see up-to-date usage instructions by running spoof –help.
List available devices
spoof list - "Ethernet" on device "en0" with MAC address 70:56:51:BE:B3:00 - "Wi-Fi" on device "en1" with MAC address 70:56:51:BE:B3:01 currently set to 70:56:51:BE:B3:02 - "Bluetooth PAN" on device "en1"
List available devices, but only those on Wi-Fi
spoof list --wifi - "Wi-Fi" on device "en0" with MAC address 70:56:51:BE:B3:6F
Randomize MAC address (requires root)
You can use the hardware port name, such as:
spoof randomize wi-fi
or the device name, such as:
spoof randomize en0
Set device MAC address to something specific (requires root)
spoof set 00:00:00:00:00:00 en0
Reset device to its original MAC address (requires root)
While not always possible (because sometimes the original hardware MAC isn’t available), you can try setting the MAC address of a device back to its burned-in address using reset:
spoof reset wi-fi
On macOS, another option to reset your MAC address is to simply restart your computer. macOS doesn’t preserve changes to your MAC address between restarts.
Copyright (c) Feross Aboukhadijeh