How To Hack a Paid WiFi Hotspot for Free Access with Android

Get free Internet access from any paid WiFi Hotspot

This tutorial will show you how to get free Internet access to WiFi hotspots which require you to pay.  These type of WiFi networks are usually found in hotels, airports and cafes.  And they are often very expensive to use, sometimes charging $5 per hour, this tutorial will show you how you can use these networks for free with an easy to perform hack.

The WiFi network will usually be shown as ‘Open’, not requiring a password to connect to the network, however after you connect to the network and try and browse the Internet a login page will appear where you will be asked to enter a voucher number or a username and password.

To perform the WiFi hack to get free access you only need a rooted Android device, a network sniffing App and a MAC changer App.

There are a large number of network sniffing/auditing Apps available but for this purpose we would suggest Fing and MAC changer App like ChameleMAC or WiFi MAC Changer. You may also need to install Busybox.

Now you have all the tools you need installed on your Android device you can begin the hack to get free WiFi access.

The basis of this hack uses MAC address authorization to give your device Internet access to the network, every WiFi router and WiFi enabled device will have a MAC address which is a unique identification number, like a serial number, a MAC address looks like this 05:0A:95:9D:B8:16.

Paid WiFi hotspots use a device’s MAC address to give Internet access to users who have paid or entered a correct password/ username and password.  This hack will gain free access by changing the MAC address of your device to imitate the MAC address of a user which has paid for access.

So lets’s start the WiFi hack process.

  • Firstly you will need to connect to the network, ignore any login pages.
  • Then open your favorite WiFi sniffing App, we suggest Fing.
  • Fing will show you all the connected users and their MAC address – These users will have paid for access and by changing your MAC address you will be able to get Internet access without having to pay!  Make a note of one of these MAC address or highlight and copy it.
  • Open up one of the MAC changer Apps and change your devices MAC address so it is the same as a connected user who has paid.
  • You may need to restart your device or disconnect and reconnect to the WiFi network.
  • Now the WiFi network will think your device has paid for access and you can use the Internet for free!

So there it is, getting free WiFi from a paid WiFi hotspot is really that easy!  Next time you are staying at an expensive hotel and they expect you to pay for WiFi you can use this simple hack to get free access and have more money to spend on other things.

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