I usually prefer to figure stuff out myself, but Man I am stumped. I installed LinuxMint 12 in a dual boot configuration three days ago. I did this just out of curiosity as I am generally satified with win7. Since I don't really know where to start I am basically trying to replicate the features and setup of my Windows install. While this may not be ideal, as the systems have their respective strengths, it has afforded me the chance to have a goal while I play around and learn a little. So my problem:
I need to spoof my MAC on my wireless card. I installed macchanger and used it. Several times. It says that it works and I get verification from Macchanger. That part seems ok. I have triple checked my syntax and procedure on this. I even installed the front end GTK to eliminate myself as the source of the problem. despite this, when I go to connect to the wireless router, it tries for about 2 minutes and then informs me that the connection process failed. After this I can connect readily, but by then card has reverted to the factory MAC.
i have tried:
Sudo macchanger -r wlan0
Sudo macchanger -m XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX wlan0
with MACs I have used on this card in Windows and with MACs starting with known vendors from the -l function of macchanger.
I did remember to take the card down and then bring it back up also.
At first my wireless wouldn't work at all after the install, so I installed Broadcom's 802.11 Linux STA driver (I am pretty sure that is where I got it. The package was called linux_wireless 1.9). I didn't want to use ndis if I could help it. In trying to learn more about the problem, I read http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
and learned that b43 and ndis are sometimes an alternative, but apparently not for me.I have a PCI-ID 14e4_4727 or BCM4313 and it apparently is the one device that won't work here. So it seem Broadcom isn't gonna help me here and the B43-ndis option aren't an option for me. Someone please tell me I misunderstood somewhere. I intend to go forward with this but software is cheaper than hardware. Do I just need to replace the card with something else?