Is changing the MAC address on your computer for Streetpass relay even legal?

#1spealfan444Posted 8/26/2013 2:44:29 AM
Just want to know. Don't want to get busted here!
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#2n00bifierPosted 8/26/2013 2:53:00 AM(edited)
Gotta watch out for dat Nintendo police.

But seriously though, I highly doubt it's illegal.
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#3ZoZoladPosted 8/26/2013 3:20:51 AM
Technically, yes it is illegal to spoof your MAC address.
However, for something as harmless as getting a few Streetpass tags, it shouldn't be a problem at all.
As long as you don't do anything actually illegal while your MAC address is spoofed, you'll be okay.
#4SMASHKING84Posted 8/26/2013 3:27:17 AM
why would that be illegal?
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#5esoteric42Posted 8/26/2013 6:09:44 AM
It's not illegal to spoof a MAC address.

It's only illegal to spoof a MAC address to do something illegal.

If it really worries you, there are dedicated MAC address created simply to be spoofed for Street Passes. You essentially have premission from these folks to spoof their MAC address.

Furthermore, Nintendo Zone locations are public wifi access points, and spoofing them is not illegal if you are not doing something malicious.

But, if you have trouble sleeping at night over this, I would suggest you simply visit your local Nintendo Zone location legitimately.
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#6selfdeztructionPosted 8/29/2013 12:19:17 AM
Changing that is OK for street pass,shaking the system for coins (AND NOTHING ELSE!) is also OK but never do both of these things while doing the other one.

Choose your side and choose it carefully.
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#7VeryDarkSoulPosted 8/29/2013 1:08:43 AM
ZoZolad posted...
Technically, yes it is illegal to spoof your MAC address.
However, for something as harmless as getting a few Streetpass tags, it shouldn't be a problem at all.
As long as you don't do anything actually illegal while your MAC address is spoofed, you'll be okay.


spoofing your mac address isn't illegal. LOL
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