Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router

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Is there an existing automated way to change the MAC address & hostname of
my home ROUTER (Linksys WRT54G)?

I know about Gorlani's MacMakeUp manual MAC address-spoofing tool but it
works on the WinXP computer - but this doesn't help anyone behind a NAT
router - as the ROUTER's MAC address is what the Internet "sees"
(http://www.gorlani.com/publicprj/macmakeup/macmakeup.asp ).

Manually, I can change the MAC address of the Linksys WRT54G wireless NAT
by going to the Linksys WRT54G MAC Address tool inside the router at
http://192.168.10.10/WanMAC.htm - which works fine - and can do the same
with the router HOSTNAME (which the Internet also sees) - but these changes
are all manual.

Since the Linksys WRT54G router runs Linux, I started googling for a more
automated way to periodically change both the router's MAC address (which
is the only MAC address the Internet sees) and the router's host name. I
soon came across you guys in the process (e.g., Mad Macs changes both the
host name and MAC address of the PC NIC card
(http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/changemac&mode=print ). But Mad
Macs won't do a thing to change the MAC address or HOSTNAME shown to the
Internet because the ROUTER's hostname and MAC address are what the
Internet "sees".

In digging through your archives for a script to run on the ROUTER, I see
you guys wrote automated scripts to spoof the MAC address & hostname of
Windows & Linux PCs
(http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/changemac&mode=print ) ... but
being behind a NAT ......

Has anyone yet written a program to automatically change the MAC address &
HOSTNAME of the wireless router?

I also asked this question at binrev but haven't seen any response yet
http://www.binrev.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=30773&st=0#entry258594

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
Hi,

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The Internet does not see your MAC-address nor your hostname.
The MAC-address is transproted to the next hop (if at all) and that is
your ISP.

What is the purpose of changing MAC-address and hostname then?

Cheers,
   Jens


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Trying to do some botched attempt at wireless spoofing ?



Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On Sun, 20 May 2007 19:16:56 +0100, Matt wrote:
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Naaaaaaaah. It's my observation I get a new IP address from my ISP each
time I change the MAC address of my router and I want to automate that so
that a web page which "captures" my IP address and hostname doesn't get the
same one twice.

How would YOU accomplish that?

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
yellowgirlnc wrote:

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When changing your MAC address, you're effectively resetting your
connection. Upon reconnect, you're getting a new IP address assigned.

Don't you think that pulling the plug or pressing the reset button is a way
easier method for achieving this? Or, uh, what about the "Disconnect" button
in your router's config menu? D'oh!

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What a nonsense. Anyway, why don't you try something like a PROXY?

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Thinking first and then asking the RIGHT question. You're extremely far off
from your actual problem, and only wrong conclusions in between.

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On Sun, 20 May 2007 23:09:37 +0200, Sebastian G. wrote:

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Yup. Everytime.

I used to do that but switching the MAC address allows me to change my IP
address from the kitchen instead of having to go downstairs to the router.

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Pressing Disconnect & then Reconnect also works but it's not as fast as
just changing the MAC address. Either way, it's no better of a solution.

I already knew about all three of these, having done them all.
But ... the question is .......
Do you have a suggestion for AUTOMATING any of your suggestions?

If you do, I'd be forever greatful!

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
yellowgirlnc wrote:


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What a nonsense, it is no way slower. And, in contrast to your fucking with
the DHCP server, a legitimate way.

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Use wget on your router's config menu.

But instead of doing that, you should stop thinking about it and addressing
the actual problem.

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On 20 May 2007 07:10:19 GMT, Jens Hoffmann wrote:

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Hi there Jens,
What information does a web page get then? Doesn't it get the machine name,
the browser type and version, the operating system, the IP address, etc.?

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Good question Jens. If you know of a better way, then let me know. As an
automated privacy step, I'm simply trying to automate the changing of my IP
address and hostname provided to web pages.

I've noticed when I change my router MAC address manually, then I get a new
IP address.

So here is the desired sequence .....
1.- I go to a web page and it "captures" my IP address & hostname whether I
like it or not
2.- On a fifteen-minute schedule, my IP address and hostname is changed
3.- When I go back to that web address, it captures my new IP address and
hostname but it has no idea that I am the same person (only my ISP knows
for sure).

Isn't the hosntame and IP address of the router what is captured by the web
pages I visit? If I change the router's MAC address, that changes the IP
address every time (works like a charm, within seconds).

Without (slower than molasses) proxies, is there a better way to change the
IP address and hostname captured by web pages I visit?

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
Hi,

yellowgirlnc schrieb:
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Yepp.
Use a proxy or a proxy chain.

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No.


Yes.


Yes. Do not use the Web at all.

Cheers,
   Jens

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On Sun, 20 May 2007 21:43:06 +0200, Jens Hoffmann wrote:

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What's a good FAST freeware proxy chain you'd recommend Jens?

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
Hi,

yellowgirlnc schrieb:
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Cheap, fast, reliable: Pick any two.

You can't have all of it in one package unfortunately.

Start with: http://anon.inf.tu-dresden.de/index_en.html

Cheers,
   Jens

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
Perfect free proxy does not exist. Changing your IP address is good
ideas not best discussed here before today.

It is a good idea to continue change PC MAC address many times every
day for new IP address and therefore for new identity. Web page you
visit only know you for the time of the IP address not expired. Change
PC IP address two times in hour bad guys only trace you're half hour
of activity unless they ask the ISP which they do not do often.

On the PC hostname you may not need change PC hostname two times every
hour. Look if PC hostname is captured at the privacy detection home
page

http://gemal.dk/browserspy /
https://www.astalavista.net/?cmd=net
http://www.netreal.de/test/ip /
http://www.leader.ru/secure/who.html
http://www.rrdb.org/check_yourself.php?l=en
http://www.whatismyipaddress.com /
http://www.whatismyip.com /


Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
Hi,

guntherwiebel@googlemail.com schrieb:
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Why is that so?

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It is not. It is an uncalculated additional burden on the ISP side.
The ISP is the only one able to identify the user anyway (if the user is
not stupid enough and you live in a decent democracy).

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Still: What is the purpose?

Cheers,
  Jens

PS: Security turns into paranoia, if there is no calculated risk.

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On Mon, 21 May 2007 07:09:41 +0200, Jens Hoffmann wrote:

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Are you *SURE* this free JAP proxy program actually works?

I installed & configured this recommended JAP program but
https://www.astalavista.net/?cmd=net still found my IP address.

Does any free proxy actually work against astalavista's hacking methods?

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
Hi,

David Wright schrieb:
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Yes.



Did you activate JAP? What did the security gauge show?


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Defined behaviour is hardly hacking.

Greetings,
   Jens

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On Tue, 22 May 2007 08:11:33 +0200, Jens Hoffmann wrote:

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I certainly activated JAP by following their pretty good wizard. But you
may be correct in that my "security guage" just says "OK". It does not
point to "fair" or "high".

I'll click around to see why I don't have "high" security enabled in JAP.
You're probably right that that is the problem.

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On Tue, 22 May 2007 14:35:20 GMT, David Wright wrote:

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I changed a few settings and now astalavista does NOT see my IP address.
Whooooopiiiieeeee!

I still only have a midway point between "OK" and "Fair" security on the
JAP Anonymouse Proxy speedometer.

What do we need to do to get "High" security in JAP?

Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
David Wright wrote:

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As the documentation states: More users.

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Works fine from here, with that site.

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Re: Automate MAC & HOSTNAME changes in Linksys WRT54G NAT wireless router
On Sun, 20 May 2007 19:32:43 GMT, yellowgirlnc wrote:

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Just a FYI:
You may want to revisit your ISP's Acceptable Use Policy or whatever
they call it.
You would seem to be abusing their DHCP server and they could
terminate your account.   :(

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