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times this paid wi requires you to have a local
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Whatever the case may be, turning most time-


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the right software.

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inbox: 2. Install LinkLiar – As you would any


standard Mac app but keep in mind once
done, it will be hanging out in your System
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Preferences, not Applications folder.

3. Open System Preferences – Click the


purple LinkLiar icon. You’ll be prompted
that System Preferences must be closed,
then reopened. Click OK. Once System
Preferences comes back up, click the
LinkLiar icon again.

4. Spoof Your Wireless Connection –


When LinkLiar res up, it shows your
network interfaces with their current MAC
addresses shaded in gray. Click your wi
adapter (this would work for Ethernet
connections as well), then toggle the fake
MAC address by clicking the little wheel.
Hit Apply at which point you’ll be prompted
to type in your administrator password.

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5. Stay In System Preferences For A


Moment – Otherwise you may have to
restart this process. In the main System
Preferences pane, click Network, which will
open up the Networking Preferences
window. In this new window, in the left
sidebar click in this order: Wi-Fi > Assist Me
> Diagnostics > Continue > Continue > Allow >
Quit

6. Clear Your Browser Cache – Here’s


how in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer,
and Safari. (Alternatively open up a new
private browsing window.)

This entire process will take you less than a


minute after you get the hang of it and once
completed, will give your laptop a new lease on
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22 Comments

Corinne on May 22, 2014 at 8:19

Good idea. Sometimes I think we have to work so


hard for this stu …and this is another example
why. Like your work-around!
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Drew | The Hungry Partier on May 27, 2014 at 0:04

This is awesome! Thanks for the step by step


guide.. I will try this in the next airport I am in

Let me know if you nd yourself in Korea anytime


soon!
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Anil Polat on May 28, 2014 at 5:39

Not in my immediate plans, but as I’ve never


been, it will be at some point in the future

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Laura@RoamFarAndWide on May 27, 2014 at 4:28

Very useful information! Thank you!


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Adım Adım Seyahat on May 27, 2014 at 17:27

Awesome tip. Nowadays more and more airports


are using time controlled wi- service. Cool way
to go around thanks a lot for tips saving time &
money in the same time
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Anil Polat on May 28, 2014 at 5:37

I’m happy to help make any layover less painful


and expensive. Too bad there’s not such an easy
x for snacks and drink
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Michelle on June 24, 2014 at 4:00

Wow, thanks for this. Very useful. I go through


Heathrow a lot and they have the most abysmal
‘free’ Wi-Fi. Literally 10 minutes, which is just
enough time to load one page before they cut
you o . Will de nitely be trying this

Gorgeous photo at the top, btw.


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Sally on July 7, 2014 at 23:05

This is awesome! your detailed assistance is very


useful. I will try this in the airport.
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Mario on April 14, 2015 at 20:04

I’ll de nitely try it to a rst occasion, or at least I


know where I have to come Thanks for
sharing.

Any tricks for mobile as well ?


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Anil Polat on April 21, 2015 at 8:54

A separate post; but depends on the stock


mobile OS.
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Al on April 14, 2015 at 20:43


“In the digital world however appearances are
easily morphed, without going to the extremes of
John Travola, Nicholas Cage, or Joan Rivers. ” —
This sentence gets funnier as it goes along. Good
one, Anil!
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Anil Polat on April 21, 2015 at 8:55

thanks!
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Ankush Sayyer on August 31, 2015 at 9:00

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How to do it on Android at my hostel.


Thanks.
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grace on March 23, 2016 at 16:25

Does this work on android phone or is it just for


laptops
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Anil Polat on March 28, 2016 at 2:14

This particular method is only for laptops.


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david on October 1, 2016 at 15:23


Is there a mac changing program for linux?
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Anil Polat on October 1, 2016 at 18:00

I don’t know of a speci c one, but this might


help:
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Changing_Your_M
AC_Address/Linux
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Jorg on October 8, 2016 at 11:44


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I assume that you think that people using Linux


already know how to do it. You are correct.
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Anil Polat on October 10, 2016 at 10:45

hahaha
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patrick on November 15, 2016 at 3:42

anything for android tablets/phones?


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Anil Polat on November 15, 2016 at 10:21

I’m working on something about it soon.


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Bas on March 10, 2017 at 13:20

Sweet!!!!
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