I have a WiFi connection which is MAC filtered. The internet connection can be used by devices with a few selected MAC addresses. My mobile is one of them and I can use the connection through it.

Now I want to use the connection through my Laptop which has a different MAC address. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I set up the connection (SSID and Password) through Network Manager GUI. I keep the 'device MAC address' tab blank and in the 'cloned MAC address' tab I write the MAC address of my phone. After saving the network I restarted Network Manager by,

sudo service network-manager restart

But I can't access the Internet connection. When I try to connect to the network it prompts me to the 'enter password' tab every time.

Is there any way to use the connection through my Laptop?


Try to change mac address on this way.

For wlan

sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo ifconfig wlan0 hw ether  xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx represent mac address

Or you can add mac address in /etc/network/interfaces

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

then add

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# add mac you wish to wlan0 int
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
   hwaddress ether 01:02:03:04:05:06

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