How to find & spoof WAN MAC address of ISP ADSL modem router

August 24, 2015 at 14:47:07
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7, 2.793 GHz / 758 MB
Hello everybody..
I have TP-link TD-W8961ND ADSL modem router. This device has been given to me by my ISP and they have registered its MAC address. I want to replace this device but I can not because they only allow specific MAC addresses. My problem will be solved if I know the WAN MAC address of my device \, because then I can simply use the MAC spoofing feature on the new to device to make it look like their old device. However I'm not able to find this information, I have searched through the web interface of this modem router, I've even played with telnet commands which I can get access to.
The MAC address which is printed on a sticker on the base of the device is the LAN MAC address not the WAN.
Thsnk you...

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August 24, 2015 at 16:39:52
I don't know if you'll find anyone here willing to help you hack your ISP connection. (If that's what you're asking; perhaps I'm not clear on you question though.) Replace the device and give them the new MAC address. They''ll add that to authentication, and you should be good to go. I guess I don't see the problem.

I understand some ISPs only allow a certain number of connections, but I have never seen one that prevented user purchased equipment from connecting.

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August 24, 2015 at 18:47:59
Usually its not the wan mac either but a workstation lan mac address that is registered which is what you clone to your new router.

In your case it should be a simple matter of connecting your equipment and then calling the isp to provision/register your new device.

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August 25, 2015 at 15:39:25
I'm wondering if the problem is more to do with the user-name/password for the isp account itself? In the UK SKY lockdown their kit so you can't discover (easily...) the account details for "your" isp account. They have a customised firmware package they use... Thy will occasionally - with a little persuasion - let you have that info; but really try to keep the average client on Sky only kit...

Once you know the user-name and password for the account - any router will work...

The info for extracting that burnt in account info is readily available. SKY however will of course refuse to deal with any possible problems you may have with your service when using "your" router... Though to date that has not been a problem for anyone as best I know.

But likely " Vanderer's and Jeffiner's " suggestion is the easier option here?

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August 25, 2015 at 16:17:11
I don't think what I'm trying to do could be considered as "hacking" and if it could be then it will certainly be "ethical hacking". I've already asked my ISP about the possibility of changing their device and their reply was it could not be done!! They have not mentioned anything about MAC address . Their only answer was that their service could only be used with their device..
Anyways, I'm not asking anybody to help me hack anything here. I asked a simple question about finding the MAC address of WAN port of my adsl modem router. So please if you could help then I would really appreciate it and thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you could not help then you don't have to be smarta$$.
By the way, I have my account log in information which are PPPOE username and password.
Thank you wanderer and trvlr .

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August 25, 2015 at 16:36:54
Mmm... Why do prefer to use a router other than the one your isp provides.

It does sound as though your isp has flashed their routers with tweaked firmware - much as per SKY (in the UK). I have used an Alcatel/Thompson router with my SKY account; having "extracted" my user-name and password with a routine clearly and openly linked/detailed via user-group for SKY isp users. And I know many others have similarly.

Who is your isp?

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August 25, 2015 at 16:50:38
I live in Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. My ISP is a company called Newroz Telecom they are the monopoly on broadband here and their service is not that good.
I want to change this modem router to a separate adsl modem and a descent router to get better Wi-Fi coverage.

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August 25, 2015 at 17:14:30
Have you considered adding a wifi extender? There are units that are just that (netgear and linksys, and mabe d-link have them).

Also you could use a decent wifi router connected via cat-5/ethernet cable to the isp router, and set it up as a wifi repeater.

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August 25, 2015 at 23:07:58
There is no sticker at the bottom of the modem with MAC?

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