Picture of Hack any paid WiFi hotspot in about 30 seconds

Or rather, DON'T hack any paid WiFi hotspots, as that would be bad...

Also, don't turn your WiFi card off and then back on again after the hack to rectify any MAC address conflicts that might arise.

The commands are:

ifconfig en1 | grep ether
arp -a
sudo ifconfig en1 ether [mac address to spoof]

Note that the term "MAC address" has nothing to do with Macintosh computers. All computers, including Windows machines, have MAC addresses. This address is unique to your computer, but can be changed in software. The practice of copying someone else's MAC address is referred to as "spoofing". Spoofing a MAC address can get you through any MAC address filter, like the ones used by public WiFi hotspots.

Step 1: Recon the Network

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* Connect to the WiFi network you wish to access.  It must be "public" in the sense that it's not encrypted with WPA or WEP.  Virtually all paid WiFi hotspots are public, relying on MAC address filtering to control access.  The MAC address filter is easily defeated, as shown below.

* Launch Terminal.

* Check your own MAC address:

ifconfig en1 | grep ether

* See who else is on the network:

arp -a

* Select the address of some machine on the network, and Command-C that shit.
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RalphG117 days ago

Guys if you have a Windows computer, install a program called Cygwin. You could use it's terminal to run those commands.

HackingT26 days ago
HackingT26 days ago
SimonS1926 days ago

ok so when it asks me to enter a password, but it wont let me input anything. and what password is it asking for?

kellybrookz1 month ago


Get the latest hacking software for wifi

so i don't do it with windows but with linux can i

sgx1989x2 months ago
I tried this and now i cant connect to the network and it says "no internet connection" and the window asking me to pay doesnt pop up...i highly do NOT recommend this, now even if i wanted to pay i cant connect, nust have been blacklisted.
RashiG14 months ago

i have a windows xp. where can we find the system files as u stated before? there is no 'terminal' anywhere.

i know terminal is there in linux.

JamesS38 RashiG13 months ago
Dude, you have bigger problems if you're still running XP. End-of-support was like a year ago. For the sake of everyone, please, please upgrade. Chances are your computer is massively compromised.
lyratron (author)  RashiG14 months ago

sorry - i don't use Windows. this trick works on Mac, and probably on Linux also. there's a CMD or command line feature in Windows that lets you execute DOS commands, but it isn't the same as Linux or Mac terminal, and the commands are different. Windows is generally not recommended for "hacking", a.k.a. computer security work. if you're serious about learning this stuff, i would consider installing Linux.

RashiG1 lyratron4 months ago
Thankyou for answering.
JamesO73 months ago
RashiG14 months ago
luciferjeeva8 months ago

can i spoof from windows cmd,,,, does it work ?????

You can in your system files also they make programs for changing your mac and sniffing traffic

Wait. You have to logged in to the wifi network before you do this. That means you already have the password. All this does is allow anonymous wifi browsing. I was looking for how to find the actual password itself.

He's talking about browser confirmation...

No, you need to be connected not logged in. You connect your laptop to it, then when you open your browser it redirects you to a log in / pay page. You're right that this doesn't give the password, it simply lets you mimic an already paying customer and if no one is connected to it then you won't even be able to copy their MAC address.

gary.reardon25 months ago
is this just while using a computer or can it be done on android using a terminal emulator?? Thanks in advance i am still learning.
Iplink in the terminal... Check the help option for proper commands... And if you want to find the clients on the network install wifikill from xda forum...
markoer5 months ago
It will not work for any Wi-Fi which is enforcing AP isolation, which is normally the case.
jwease1 markoer4 months ago
You can bypass the ap
jakelibba5 months ago

This is a huge vunrability; terrorist could get a hold off this- shares it to the world

jwease1 jakelibba4 months ago
The only way this would do any damage is if they were in range of the hotspot and would need to know alot more than running an arp watch, and mac spoof do do anything
That's the dumbest thing I've heard this week. This "hack" is common knowledge to anyone with a computer science or computer engineering background. Plus if the "terrorist" wanted the WiFi that bad he would just pay the $3.00 charge...
jwease14 months ago
You could make it a lil easier... Just get a kali live disc.. You can boot kali Linux from an ISO... Toor is the default password... Once you get to the desktop, open the terminal then ifconfig (your iface) down
Macchanger -r (iface)
Ifconfig (iface) up

Change your mac before connecting to the network... You don't want your permanent mac anywhere on their system.

Then I just
Wifite from the terminal and I actually launch a deauth to grab the client/clients also host mac..

Then reset your network manager theres actually a way to do this in the terminal, but for noob sake go to network manager in your settings and flick it off then on ...
In the terminal

Ifconfig (iface) down
Macchanger -m (target client mac) (iface)
Ifconfig (iface) up

Then connect to the hotspot and you should bypass confirmation through the broswer
UbaidR4 months ago

hahaha ! That great ! I shared it on http://www.revps.com credit you hope you dont have any issue

geodude9537.4 months ago

lol, i get this when i try this

ifconfig en1 | grep ether
en1: error fetching interface information: Device not found

lyratron (author)  geodude9537.4 months ago

it would seem your interface is just called something else (other than en1). what kind of Mac do you have?

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ScottW45 months ago
First person I've followed and I haven't even tried the hack but the sarcasm made me thumbs up to you
zikzak16 months ago

KALI it is your friend :D

my mac adress isn't changing and i've tried about 8 different combinations and orders of the inputs, i think it might have to do with the values for "ifconfig" is there another one besides "ether"??

Just as an FYI: This is a felony.

AdreaC7 months ago
AltheNewb10 months ago
Doesn't seem to work on bt WiFi with con in the UK. That said, I'm on a hackintosh and have to use en0. Not sure why.
jeshala AltheNewb8 months ago

Hey, do you know of a good tutorial on how to pull off making a hackintosh? I tried once but there was some weird problem with partitioning, not to mention it took a few tries to get the installer going. Thanks~

AltheNewb jeshala8 months ago
Hi, yeah, you should check out the in-depth tutorial at TonyMacx86,

dalal1 year ago

Does this work for Mavericks OS as well on a macintosh?

swangnick dalal8 months ago
Works for me
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