Many times we do things over our network which gets us banned or suspended from the network. Common reasons might include massive torrent downloads, bypassing protections, erratic logins as multiple users etc. These situations are quite annoying.
Basically, in windows your identity on the network is your IP address, your computer name and your MAC address. For Linux it is just the IP address and the MAC address.
So all you need to do, is change your IP address, your MAC address and hop back in. The IP address can be changed from a GUI, but there is no GUI to change the MAC address. Here is an easy way to change your MAC address from the terminal in four easy steps.
- Key in
sudo ifconfig eth0Here eth0 is my ethernet network controller. This command displays the hardware information of your ethernet controller.
- Next, enter
sudo ifconfig eth0 down,this command turns off your ethernet.
- Now, change your MAC address with
sudo ifconfig eth0 hw ether AA:MA:CA:DD:RE:SSHere replace “AA:MA:CA:DD:RE:SS” with a valid mac address.
- Finally, turn back your ethernet on by entering
sudo ifconfig eth0 up
That is all. You are back on the network.