How can I add extra devices to a WiFi I do not manage instead of paying an extra fee?

by on September 23, 2012

Q: In my apartment complex they just provide a WIFI connection to one device. But I want to have WIFI in my macbook and in my iPhone. Which are my options without having to pay 10 extra bucks every month for a second device?


One Response to “How can I add extra devices to a WiFi I do not manage instead of paying an extra fee?”
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    I’m guessing that they charge you per device which is usually traced with a “MAC Address”. This is a unique identifier that is tied to each Ethernet adapter. Think of the MAC Address as a fingerprint to every network adapter ever made. No two are the same. I did some research and did find that you can Spoof the MAC ID within OSX which can be seen here… http://osxdaily.com/2012/03/01/change-mac-address-os-x/ . However you will probably need to match the Hostname of the devices as well.
    Performing these operations will only allow you to use one device at a time, Both devices cannot be on the wireless network at one time.