Friday, August 19, 2016

Free Airport WiFi using WiFiSpoof

I'm sat here in an airport for three hours whilst I wait for my next plane. Many airports offer free wifi but this one contracts through Boingo Hotspot that offers 30 minutes free and then you have to pay.

Or do you?

The way that Boingo Hotpsot tracks usage is by your MAC address (MAC in this case has nothing to do with the Macintosh, it stands for media access control), that somewhat unique identifier for your hardware. Using WifiSpoof allows me to circumnavigate those road blocks by allowing me to re-address my Mac and give it a new MAC address.

Once you do that, free wifi is mine again. 30 minutes at a time.