I have never had success changing the MAC address of my wireless
card(s), but I have been able to change it on my built-on wired
ethernet card. I think this has more to do with the Operating System
VS the Hardware doesn't it?
I know back with 10.1 there was a kernel mod' that allowed the changing of your MAC address. From what I understand, since 10.2 it's "allowed" by the kernel. But if you get that error, it means the Hardware (the card) doesn't want to do it.
If anyone knows a way around that, I too would like to hear it. ;-)
On May 4, 2004, at 12:33 PM, Lasse Jespersen wrote:
I use a classic orinoco gold ( 8410-EU ) pccard with the ioxperts driver set. When I attempt to modify the mac address manually thus:
sudo ifconfig en3 ether 10:10:10:10:10:10
I get the usual ( !! ) error that i get with the shit airport driver: ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): Operation not supported
I emailed ioxpert support and they had nothing useful to say.
I am quite pleased with the ioxpert driver set - this one thing is just stupid and annoying. How do you guys out there with a ( nearly ) identical card change the mac address?
And which utilities do you use to update the firmware on your cards?