MAC address changing (No, not serial number)

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by ariankordi, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. ariankordi
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    ariankordi GBATemp Greg Joswiak

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    Now, before you call me an idiot, I know the serial number is usually used. Nintendo has found a way to ban MAC addresses from accessing any Nintendo Network service, just like in the Mario Kart Wii days. Normally, the serial number is used for usual bans such as 002-0102, 022-2805, etc. PF2M, I and others have recently received a Nintendo Network ban that only system administrators are aware of so far:
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    So, how do we know it's the MAC address? There are 4 variables that are capable of tracking bans:
    * Serial number
    * SecureInfo_A signature
    * IP address
    * MAC address
    We have tested every single one on that list, and have concluded that the MAC address is responsible.
    If MAC address changing of any kind would've been possible, that would be excellent!

    EDIT: The ban came from Miiverse, not cheating. Why do you think we got a Nintendo Network ID ban? PF2M sorta deserved it for being an asshat with MCIT, but since I was credited in the MCIT thread and never used it so much, I got a ban as well. Here's an idea: How about you start asking before assuming?
     
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  2. EmuAGR

    EmuAGR GBAtemp Regular

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    I hope you can't, you cheater. This is a way to help hiding stolen consoles.

    Also, that MAC is used in private networks, I don't think it got sent to Nintendo.
     
  3. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    That's why I highly recommend not to use the online if you are on CFW. That's why I never used the online through CFW at all. I do not care about online, really.
     
  4. Temptress Cerise

    Temptress Cerise Miss Magic~ <3

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    Actually no. Its not that at all.

    They got banned because they cheated. I use online just fine and don't cheat online.
     
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  5. Drakia

    Drakia GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yeah, MAC address change is possible. It'll cost you about $200, and a trip to your local game retailer. Next time, don't cheat online to ruin other people's fun ;)
     
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    ariankordi GBATemp Greg Joswiak

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    If I was cheating, I would get another ban. This was from Miiverse, ask PF2M.

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    $60 for a refurbished 2DS.
     
  7. sweis12

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    Try replacing the WiFi cardl. Someone on here said that theirs was damaged and it changed their Mac to 0.0.0.0.0 or something like that. Worth a shot. PS, cheating is NOT OKAY!
     
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    ariankordi GBATemp Greg Joswiak

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    Jeez, I bring up changing this variable and everyone shames me into cheating. I can't myself, since my 3DS is bricked, but I know I was banned. PF2M doesn't have a screwdriver nor can he afford both, but that should make sense.
     
  9. PF2M

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    Why does everyone think we're cheaters? No, we didn't cheat, we just became Miiverse legends by doing whatever we wanted on there.

    Pretty sure I can still use online, just not use NNID services.

    ...Though I can see that going to other people who did cheat.

    Edit: I can't use online, it gives me a seperate error just for that. That sucks.
     
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  10. Ryccardo

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    Currently there's no cfw that can mac spoof... well you can get an used wifi card from a bricked console, but where's the fun in that?
     
  11. Sleet

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    Mac spoofing was possible on PSP, would be nice to see on 3DS.
     
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    ariankordi GBATemp Greg Joswiak

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    Knowing Nintendo's nature, I could see them using a hardware MAC address in the wifi card, but those haven't been seen since the early 2000s, and the 3DS supports 802.11g. This could be possible.
     
  13. Drakia

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    Teeeechnically, Miiverse modification is cheating, and doing it explicitly to annoy/"troll" other people, so, yeah... You consider yourself a "legend", I consider you rightfully banned :)
     
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    I've been wondering if there was a way to change the MAC address of my 2DS, I like using similar MAC addresses across my network for all my machines. Usually DE:AD:BE:EF:FA:CE, DE:AD:BE:EF:CA:FE, or FE:ED:FA:CE:BE:EF
     
  15. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Oh I didn't know that. I wish I can play PS3 CFW online but I fear of getting banned. No, I am not into cheat as well but still afraid of just playing online innocently.
     
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    what CFW are you on?
     
  17. Temptress Cerise

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    We are talking about the 3DS, not the PS3. I am not sure how CFW on PS3 works or it's limitations and what causes bans on there.
     
  18. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Yes, I am just compared it to PS3 since Wii U doesn't have a problem according to your experience, that's all. ;)
     
  19. ariankordi
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    ariankordi GBATemp Greg Joswiak

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    Yeah, because talking about our computers is considered "criminal activity", and we should be arrested. Seriously, post your specs on Miiverse. You WILL be banned. Also, posting memes should be a thing. Should we be banned?

    We (me and PF2M) use AuReiNand and rxTools.

    Anything that's not Nintendo uses the usual: MAC addresses that are probably changable, IP addresses or just accounts.
     
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  20. Temptress Cerise

    Temptress Cerise Miss Magic~ <3

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    Again, 3DS. Not WiiU. The WiiU is a completely different system than 3DS, and I am pretty sure that doesn't have CFW yet? I don't know, hardly keep up with the WiiU side of things.