mac address changing on mint

Questions about hardware,drivers and peripherals
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
mark9950
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 89
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:22 pm

mac address changing on mint

Postby mark9950 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:47 am

I know that mint 18 xfce has the core of Xubuntu but the issue is that even though I change mac address using macchanger when I connect to the router for internet the wifi goes to the mac address on the chip,I know this because after I disconnect from the router. I check my mac address and its the chip mac address.Dont know if this is a hardware,driver, or software issue but the atheros hardware and driver or something else wont let me spoof the mac address in linux mint.

But the spoofing works great in windows 7.

deepakdeshp
Level 8
Level 8
Posts: 2330
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:00 am

Re: mac address changing on mint

Postby deepakdeshp » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:09 am

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD processor .

mark9950
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 89
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:22 pm

Re: mac address changing on mint

Postby mark9950 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:15 pm

tried it and it doesnt work it always reverts to the chip mac address which I would assume is a driver issue,Tails linux that I have found does work well to spoof mac address but I hate the gnome3 desktop I mean the gnome3 desktop system is a memory hog at 2.5 Gb ram.I would like mint/ubuntu to act like tails with/without the tor browser.

mark9950
Level 2
Level 2
Posts: 89
Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:22 pm

Re: mac address changing on mint

Postby mark9950 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:59 am

found the solution downloaded all the deb packages of wicd removed the gnome network manager and it works great.


Return to “Hardware Support”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests