MACycle - The Improved MAC Changer for HomePass!

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Do you guys want to try an Open Beta with MACycle 2.00?

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  1. loco365
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    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

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    Are you able to use Chaldron's program? This does what his does, just in a Windows program, with more MAC addresses. I haven't used a third-party virtual router app since I'm able to use a hosted network, so I don't know how to set this up for something like those.
     


  2. AndyN

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    No, I haven't used his program. I have to leave for work in a few minutes. So I will look for his program and give it a try tonight. I do really like the way yours is set up. Very easy to navigate.
     
  3. Dartz150

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    Got it working but it seems that my Wireless LAN USB still has problems to reconect to the internet even with the cooldown activated... guess I have to buy a better one.
     
  4. loco365
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    Yeah. This program works in the same way, so if you're not using a hostednetowork, it may not work for you. I still have a lot to do and I might add some more modes for compatibility, so I'm going to look at what programs there are that I can add to this. My biggest thing, right now, though, is checking for Windows XP compatibility. Has anyone successfully ran this on XP yet?
     
  5. MattDragon

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    Really interesting... I find out some bugs:

    - NW MACs did't work for me (i think so, i didn't try so hard... ^_^)
    - The program uses too much CPU and my PC need to power up the fan a LOT (uses 50% of my i3 CPU, while MAC Cycle MAX 0-1%)

    Please keep going, it's a really cool project! ^_^
     
  6. loco365
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    Well, that's because MAC Cycle is a simple batch script, whereas this is a .NET application, so that's why his uses so little. I'll see what's causing the intense CPU usage and see if I can reduce it a bit, if not a lot.

    Anyways, I have a small list of planned features for the next version (V.1.02) :

    1. Prime MAC-only mode (For Random and Sequential)
    2. Self-check for macshift (Ensure it's in the proper location and properly named) This was supposed to be in V1.00, but it slipped my mind and I haven't got around to it lol.
    3. Reduced CPU usage (I think I know what's causing it, but I'm not 100% sure at the moment), or just minor tweaks to make sure it's not bogging users down at the least.
     
  7. BerserkLeon

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    HostedNetwork functionality wasn't added until at least Vista, so I'm pretty sure it won't work on XP.
     
  8. loco365
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    But what about using a wireless adapter? Wouldn't it work in a similar way?
     
  9. BerserkLeon

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    if the driver comes with a utility that can act as a softap, then sure. A lot of them back on XP came with utilities, but I didn't see many that would act as a softAP. I suppose I could test my RTL8192CU on an XP VM... since it does come with an XP driver, and the 7 version's utility does act as a softap.

    Youd just have to code for it, or manually turn it on/off each time you change the mac.
     
  10. loco365
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    Well, I'll have to start a requirements list then.
     
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    Confirming that the application works for me.
    HP Elitebook using all built in hardware. Win7 x64 Enterprise, all legal software installed.
     
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    I'm using the XP-SP-Guide with the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector. Running your Tool brings the CPU to 100% and after 2 Mac-changes there isn't anything more... the System hangs and no Macs where changed anymore...
     
  13. loco365
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    I've never heard of this method. Can I see it?

    Edit: V1.10 is well on its way. I have Prime-Only mode implemented and working fully, as well as a check to see that macshift exists. Once I get this CPU usage down (If I can), I'll be releasing it. I know what's causing it (While loops), but I can't seem to solve it yet.

    Edit 2: Got rid of the extreme usage (I think.) Will be releasing soon.
     
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    I can Confirm that the main realtek driver/utility for RTL8188CUS/RTL8192CU doesn't work under windows XP for softAP creating, likely because the hostednetwork function wasn't added until vista.
     
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    It only works with 7/8, vista hasn't the hosted network... BTW I have that same chipset.
     
  16. BerserkLeon

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    That's odd, I could've sworn the option was there in vista. Though looking around the net, it seems you're correct. Netsh was in Vista, but hostednetwork didn't come til 7.
     
  17. loco365
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    Alright. Well, I've made it Win 7/8 only for now, but feel free to try other versions of Windows. I found the cause of the CPU usage (while loops that don't do anything), so I replaced them with thread sleep timers for now, seeing as the program freezes anyway.

    Edit: V1.10 is now released! Give it a try and let me know if any bugs occur! I've (hopefully) reduced CPU usage, I've added Prime-Only mode (Check the settings tab), and added the self-check for macshift.

    http://bit.ly/1aNM2Ze
     
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    It's the XP-Version in the official Guide...
    Here -> http://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-have-a-homemade-streetpass-relay.352645/#WindowsXP
     
  19. loco365
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    That one uses different programs from the basic method Chaldron uses. And since I don't have XP nor do I have a Nintendo USB adapter, I cannot test that, nor can I create the code for it.

    Edit: Actually, try the latest version, V1.10. If it works with hostednetworks, it could work for this, but I'm making no promises.
     
  20. MirkoD

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    I tried 1.10 and it seems to work. The screen freezes as mentioned but i got my hits =)
    Perhaps you could build in a Function to save the "Other MACs" or to open a List of "Other MACs"?

    And it would be nice if the settings could be saved so that you don't have to change it everytime again.