I was wondering if there is a good way to get the MAC address of my antenna on my roof with software?
Googling, I found Network Stumbler for Windows, which gave me a lot of information about transmitting access points; but the antenna (which is a receiver) wasn't on that list.
Trying to install airsnare screwed up on something called winpcap so that failed (although if it's the right approach, I'll try again if you think it will get the antenna address).
I even climbed on the roof to see if there was a sticker but the box (which seems sealed) is so old any stickers are long gone from the elements.
The antenna has a line of sight connection to the ISP's antenna (but the ISP support guy won't tell me the MAC address, only the last 6 digits). He asked why I want to know, and, well, I just wanted to see if I can connect to the antenna from a PC directly.
He told me to use a crossover cable, which worked fine connecting to the antenna directly, but I want to try wireless and he said they don't support that. But I don't see why I shouldn't be able to just change my MAC address on the PC to connect directly to the beamed signal.
Here's the setup:
- ISP has a tower which my rooftop antenna is aimed at
- Rooftop antenna has a cable that enters the attic and ends on a box
- That box has a power supply connected, the one RJ45 input from the antenna, and one RJ45 output
- When I connect a crossover cable to that RJ45 output, I'm on the net.
- When I connect a router to that RJ45 (via a normal cable), I'm on the net.
All I want to do is use my PC to "emulate" the antenna (mostly to see if it can be done but partially to get access on the property that's further from the router).
I assume I can use a MAC address changer to emulate the antenna. I just need to know the MAC address of the antenna. The ISP gave me the last few digits but this is a technical question I haven't been able to answer by googling.
QUESTION TO THE EXPERTS: How could I get the MAC address of a rooftop antenna that I have wired access to via an RJ45 output?