Ever stuck on a plane and need some internet to pass the time? If you are like me then you would consider that every time. On my last flight to Defcon I was able to find yet another method of gaining free internet while on board. Be sure to check out my previous method.
How to get Gogo Inflight Wireless Internet for Free version 2.0
This go around you still have some minor sleuthing to do, however it seems much easier than before.
Usual disclaimer applies. I don’t recommend you do this. You are solely responsible for anything you do with this information.
I was successfully able to get internet using my chromebook. Apparently some chromebooks comes with 12 free passes. That’s fine, however mine did not. Thankfully, chromeos has it’s own user agent that is different than Chrome. So you will at least need a user agent switcher. There is a browser plugin for literally every browser. I was already on ChromeOS so this wasn’t necessary for me.
If not on a chromebook, make sure you change your useragent to match a chromeos device. (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; CrOS x86_64 5712.88.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/35.0.1916.155 Safari/537.36)
Next, you will need to get to the “Check if you have free passes” page. This link may work:
I did this part in incognito mode just in case.
Dont do anything with that just yet, I mean, you can try… I didn’t have any luck. Now you will need to get the mac address of another device that has paid for the service. I personally used my android running dsploit (now zANTI2) to see which connections were active and snagged one from the list.
The tricky part is changing your mac address on ChromeOS. I had previously installed crouton and was able to do the dirty work on the linux side. However I think you can change it via crosh. (Ctrl + T and then type shell)
ChomeStory already has a decent writeup on how to do so: http://www.chromestory.com/2013/01/how-to-change-mac-address-of-your-chromebook/
Now with your mac changed, reconnect to the access point and you’ll be able to successfully get a free pass. I will warn you, with your mac address the same as another user on the plane, it’ll be a battle to stay connected, eventually it’ll work and remain connected. Mine took a good 5 minutes of up and down.