Change Mac Address
I just bought a Belkin f5d8055 which uses the rt2870 chipset. I managed to get it working under ubuntu 8.10.
I cannot seem to change my mac address using ifconfig or macchanger.
Any help would be apreciated!
I am using version 1.4.0
I just downloaded compat-wireless and compiled that which has rt2800usb. How do I get this working for my device. To get it working with the drivers from the ralink website I had to add 0x050,825a to the drivers list. This then all worked fine but I couldn't change my mac address.
Can I do something similar for rt2800usb?
Well actually if you say the USB ID I can add it to the code, that way others can use it as well.
But are you sure thre code is 0x050 0x825a ?
Belkin is known as 0x050d
I apologize that was off the top of my head.
This is from lsusb output
Bus 002 Device 007 ID 050d825a Belkin Components
0x050d,825a is what I added before in the 1.4.0 driver from ralinks website and it worked perfectly, just couldn't change the mac address.
How would I get the updated driver once you added the code?
Thanks, I have added the USB ID to the driver, I have pushed the patch upstream immediately so it will be present in compat-wireless in a few days.
The patch has not yet been implemented so I managed to add the id myself for now. I seem to get 100% signal for every network on my list, whether through wicd or iwlist scan. I am not really sure if I need to do more than just add the id. I also used the firmware from the ralink website.
Tell me if I should just wait for your patch or if perhaps I did something incorrectly. It seems to connect OK, its just the signal is showing 100% for all networks.
Edit I cannot seem to obtain an IP address.
Edit2 I tried it with the compat wireless from the 21st and I still have the same result although the usb id was included.
Why would you want to change your mac address? I've heard that it can be terrible for your card because you are actually flashing a chip on the card
For most Ralink hardware this doesn't matter since the MAC address always has to be written to the device during boot.