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Re: [LUG] MAC address on Android


AFAIK, changing the MAC address is only possible on devices which allow the driver 
to report a different (usually manually entered) MAC address.

Some (most?) Linux distros have the ability to alter the MAC address, which seems to 
be only really of benefit for penetration testing, etc.

I'd go back to noting the MAC address on the device, reboot the device, then check 
it on the device again - unless you've done something yourself, the MAC should be 

Then, as a separate exercise, see what's authenticating against your wifi - perhaps 
you're in a busy area and other devices are trying to connect to your wifi.

I'd guess (without checking) that any device just trying to associate with your wifi 
would show up in the ARP MAC list, whether they could actually authenticate or not. 

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