Change your MAC address on Linux with the command line.

Posted: May 12, 2015. At: 9:55 PM. This was 2 years ago. Post ID: 8189

To change your MAC address in Linux, you just need to issue these few commands, and then re-run dhcp or reconfigure the interface. This works for both wired and wireless cards.

Bring down the interface.

[email protected]:~$ sudo ifconfig eth0 down
[sudo] password for jason:

Set a new MAC address on the interface.

[email protected]:~$ sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether de:ad:be:ef:f0:0d

Bring the interface back up.

[email protected]:~$ sudo ifconfig eth0 up

And the user may then check the new MAC address with the ifconfig eth0 command.

[email protected]:~$ ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr de:ad:be:ef:f0:0d  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

This is how easy it is to change your MAC address on Linux.

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