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Modifying Atheros 5007EG MAC Address


lejav

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I have tried to change the MAC Address of my Atheros 5007EG under Vista.

I am using latest driver (7.7.0.231-v1.24).

I did some tests, and if I choose as Mac Address:

12 34 56 78 90 12 : it is OK

02 34 56 78 90 12 : it is OK

10 34 56 78 90 12 : it is not OK, address is set to initial interface address

00 34 56 78 90 12 : it is not OK, address is set to initial interface address

I can change it without limitation under Linux (with macchanger or ifconfig hw ether)

I have another USB wireless interface, and i can change its MAC address without limitation under vista.

The limitation seems to be related to the driver.

Why such a limitation ?

Thx for help.

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Guest Kieron

I'm having exactly the same problem - I can't spoof my MAC address with this Atheros device. Works fine on my LAN card, works fine in Ubuntu, again using the macchanger method.

Someone, help us!

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Guest compu829

Same problem here! I ahve an atheros card that won't let me change it properly either. From what I have seen, it is a driver restriction. It has to do with this thing called a Locally Administered Address (LAA). The only format the driver will accept is X2:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX. Maybe someone can rebuild it without this restriction?

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Guest tecnoman

Thanks man!!!!! that worked!!! i still have no idea why it has to be a specific adress. my wired

network card will take anything but the wireless doesnt. i have Atheros AR9485WB-EG.

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