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Help! Fix same MAC address on two Xperia L's!

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12th January 2014, 11:53 PM   |  #1  
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In a real fix here! Me & my roomie are both having Xperia L. THe problem is that both have the same MAC ID shown in wifi-advanced menu,(ending in :FF I think)
This causes the router to conflict in assigning IPs and we face random drops & dead connections in wifi & manually reconnect to the network again & again after a few minutes the same occurs.
Both phones are rooted. He is on 4.1.2+some custom kernel & me on 4.2.2 + thunderzap latest.
I have already tried mac spoofer apps on play market but they always return -authentication error in wifi status after changing & no success on forgetting the wifi network & so on..thus need to change back to original MAC.
Is there a way to edit the MAC id in one of the system files - I know MAC is hardware coded but can I make some changes,maybe something 'can' be changed in the kernel or so? Please help!

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13th January 2014, 12:20 AM   |  #2  
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Same thing for my brother and me. We have the xperia v both running CM11. Also tried mac spoofer and got the same thing
14th January 2014, 12:26 AM   |  #3  
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Ok i found the solution.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2509456

Just note that you can use any mac address you want, you don't HAVE to use the 4 new ones from the 4 files. But be aware that if you choose to set it to a custom address they have to be the same except the last (or last 2 if you get over f) numbers. If the last two numbers FOR EXAMPLE of the first address are 38 then in the next address you have to change them to 39, then 3a (because they're hex) and the last 3b. If you didn't understand anything you can reply here or PM me I'll be glad to help
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14th January 2014, 11:54 AM   |  #5  
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Ok i found the solution.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2509456

Just note that you can use any mac address you want, you don't HAVE to use the 4 new ones from the 4 files. But be aware that if you choose to set it to a custom address they have to be the same except the last (or last 2 if you get over f) numbers. If the last two numbers FOR EXAMPLE of the first address are 38 then in the next address you have to change them to 39, then 3a (because they're hex) and the last 3b. If you didn't understand anything you can reply here or PM me I'll be glad to help

Now test phone
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15th January 2014, 01:19 AM   |  #6  
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Now test phone
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20th January 2014, 03:15 PM   |  #7  
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Ok i found the solution.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2509456

Just note that you can use any mac address you want, you don't HAVE to use the 4 new ones from the 4 files. But be aware that if you choose to set it to a custom address they have to be the same except the last (or last 2 if you get over f) numbers. If the last two numbers FOR EXAMPLE of the first address are 38 then in the next address you have to change them to 39, then 3a (because they're hex) and the last 3b. If you didn't understand anything you can reply here or PM me I'll be glad to help



it doesnt work for me... my xperia L has only 1 file in /data/etc named wlan_maccaddr0... and when i oppened the hex editor i couldnt find the mac listed as the image he posted...

did i do something wrong?

please help me
20th January 2014, 08:54 PM   |  #8  
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You can use any mac address. Just make sure that the last number is by one larger than the previous. Also know that these are hexadecimal numbers, so after 9 goes a. For example 18,19,1a,1b...1f,20,21...

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