RapidShare: NIC Tricks and MAC Cloning to Bypass Download Limit

Posted May 7, 2006 by TheFed in Internet

This tutorial describes how I get what I want from RapidShare without having to wait the 60+ minutes between downloads.

First, I have two methods that I use. Granted, this is still one file at a time, but you will not have to wait an hour or more between downloads.

The first method involves having two NICs and a hub. My ISP(Internet Service Provider) uses static IPs (Roadrunner).

1. Download a file from RapidShare.

2. Disable one nic, and activate another after download is complete.
While NIC is activating, restart the modem. The ISP will assign a new IP.

3. Download another file.

4. When the download is complete, create a bridge between NICs while restarting the modem. Your ISP will assign a new IP.

This will get you three files in the time limit set by RapidShare. This method is not that high-speed, but it is better than one file an hour.

The second method uses a MAC cloaning application. It will allow you to change the MAC address of your NIC.

Install the MAC cloaning app (search Google from appz). Different apps have different procedures. Read the help file to figure out what you are doing. I use SMAC because it is rather simple.

1. Download a file from RapidShare.

2. Change the MAC address. (Do not change it until the current file has finished downloading.)

3. Restart your modem. The ISP will issue a new IP for a new MAC address. This takes less than 15 seconds.

4. Download another file from RapidShare.

I know these methods are not the greatest, but I have not found anything else that works as painlessly as these.

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  • Jay

    The keypoint RS look for is Per IP base, your External IP to internet will be lock for waiting by RS.

    As from the Post, you keep changing your ISP IP, that’s the trick done that.

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  • sash

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  • Rowheat

    Oh, thanx it really work.

  • burak


  • jay

    Not Good Hint

  • http://www.tech-recipes.com hunter

    thank you for this

  • 3abood

    thank u baby 🙂

  • hot121

    i have static ip is this work on that

  • Anonymous

    worth a try

  • Anonymous

    why not pay the $7 for the 90 days….? rapidshare is a method of piracy, how cheap can a human be?

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  • Anonymous

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  • dep

    if your isp changes your ip when you reset your modem your ip is dynamic not static to get a static ip you have to contact your ips and pay extra for it because a static ip will never change when you reset your modem

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  • Vinitsingh

    INstall TOR(www.torproject.org/).Run the ‘Start Tor Browser’.Go to any rapidshare,hotfile etc link…Download the file.If u want to download another file just click on Use a new identity in the TOR control panel.Keep repeating this process to download more files..

  • Jaber


  • HaeuptlingB

    That is illegal

  • Kupiszon

    Since when its possible to change the MAC adress?