Still need help changing my mac address?

K ill try that

Can you tell me how? It says i have to to create a new firewall?

Nothing is working. Thanks for letting me connect to my network with the same mac address -_-

at this point you need learn better how openwrt work, this is really easy think that you are asking.
i also told you how do that in the other post.
last time.
scan for a network, insert the password , and than change the mac address , via uci, via sftp or via scp. after that never delete this network, if you don't need it now but you need it tomorrow, just disable it.
now if you need connect to another network, scan, make sure you have different wwan, wwan1, wwan2, etc for each network. if you need change the macaddress on this network too, change it the same way, don't delete it if you don't need it now.
and so on

It doesn't make a difference. Everything leads to reverting to original mac address. If its so simple why do i keep running into problems? This should be easy, but clearly my router is different. I came here because i got tired of searching. If you know a way to permanently, or script away for my wifi mac address to change that would be really helpful

Ummmm, did you read my first post to you...

I own quite a few of 'em; and still don't know what your're talking about.

  • BTW, your picture isn't showing

Why did you create or remove a test hotspot SSID?

Just don't do that and your MAC stays the same.

  • Also, you haven't explain the problem...if you keep changing SSIDs and editing your WiFi configs, so this is normal...what you haven't explained is
    • Why you keep doing it; and
    • Why a changing MAC is causing you a problem to begin with

:bulb: If you stop altering your WiFi configs, nothing magically changes.

What does this mean???

This is not clear or descriptive.

What is "it"?

What is "everything"?

What are you doing and why is this MAC thing bothering you???

I thought the issue was the MAC is you want it to change??? :confused:


No, this is done under the individual config wifi-iface

This is a Wireless WWAN example:

config wifi-iface
	option network 'wwan'
	option device 'radio0'
	option mode 'sta'
	option encryption 'psk2+ccmp'
	option key 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
	option ssid 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
	option macaddr 'xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx'

And the default 2.4 config with MAC setting:

config wifi-iface 'default_radio1'
	option device 'radio1'
	option network 'lan'
	option mode 'ap'
	option ssid 'OpenWrt'
	option encryption 'none'
	option macaddr 'xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx'
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Tried all that samething?

Why don't you try describing the problem now. Try to cast aside frustration and realize that we need to clearly understand the problem.

Start with:

  • What you're trying to accomplish
  • How the MAC/BSSID is involved
  • Why you need to change it
  • How do you observe it "reverting to original"
  • What do you mean by "create new firewall"
  • What have you tried that doesn't make a difference

Perhaps fix your screenshots as I noted too:

BTW, your Pic shows BSSID setting, not a MAC change. That means you hard-locked your WWAN to the upstream hardware's MAC, meaning it won't connect to another AP, even with the same SSID and Key.

But I can still connect to aps? How do I change my mac address so my other router thinks it's some random unidentifiable person? Pay no attention to the firewall thing unless you have something to say on that too?

Edit "via wifi"

Perhaps we have a language barrier...or maybe you don't understand what BSSID means.


Again (this config comes from successfully testing on a My Net N750):

config wifi-iface 'wifinet2'    
	option ssid 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
	option device 'radio1'
	option mode 'sta'       
	option key 'xxxxxxxxxxx'                         
	option network 'wwan' 
	option encryption 'psk2'
	option macaddr '00:aa:bb:cc:dd:ee'

This is the N750 connected to my other AP:


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Bssid is like the beacon right? Or maybe related to the Mac address? I can still connect to everything???


In basic terms...

A BSSID is the MAC of the AP you're connecting to. Most people do not need to set a BSSID.

I can't determine if some of your sentences are questions; or declarations.

EDIT: Nonetheless, I provided a known - working config, with photographic proof...

So what further issues are you experiencing?

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BSSID is the required MAC of the access point. If you set BSSID you can only connect to that one access point. Most usages should leave BSSID unset. (The "connect" button in LuCI sets it, one of the reasons I don't like that button.)

Most access points don't care what the client's MAC is unless there is a portal system such as at hotels.


I'm just asking questions.

Can you tell me the commands to get into config then save please? I'm still new to all of this so...

opkg update
opkg install nano
nano /etc/config/wireless
wifi reload
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I updated, but now i cant find the wifi tab in network?

Updated what?

This seems unrelated to changing MAC addressees, BTW.

(And since a week ago, we've been waiting for you to successfully change your WiFi MAC/BSSID, you never updated us on that.)

Updated the firmware. Mac address to be changed no where insight as i have no idea how to even use all of this, but am willing to learn

If you upgraded firmware (especially if between versions), you may need to reset to defaults.

K i reset to default. Now i am at the nano part where you edit the settings in ssh. All i need is the commands or input settings/syntax to edit my mac address for good