So it turns out the mac filter was on, causing my pi to not recieve an ip address. Now my question is.. how do I spoof mac addresses?
i ve a device thats rarely used, and i can use that mac. The thing is, I've tried methods, but the mac doesnt appear changed:no wifi access. Please help me resolve this... Running raspbian may 25th build.
Why does your father have this filtering mechanism turned on? Here's the thing, if he believes as do a lot of people that they protect against those individuals who wander around our cities looking for open and broadcasting SSIDs, the answer is, they do not. That method was broken about the same time as the first pass-key method for Wireless networking was broken. I presume the device is using
the WPA2 or even the WPA ones instead of WEP, because that one was broken a while ago. As was the filtering mechanism.
Convince him that the whole idea of trying to protect the household that way is a bigger nuisance then what you're doing as a hobbyist because of those issues, and you'll be ahead of things.
Now how are you connected? Wireless also? Hard-wired? If you're hardwired and you still want to use wireless on your Pi, you can find an adapter made by the same firm for prices so low you'd swear on a pile of holy books something is wrong, but you're better off that way.
Good luck, and "May the Force be with you!".