I've read that you can temporarily change the MAC address of your wireless NIC with something like:
Unfortunately this doesn't seem to work for me. After doing the "sudo ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:28:C7:0A:42:A2", if I then do "ifconfig", it doesn't show my MAC has changed to the new value. And then when I do the "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up", it doesn't bring up my wireless connection fully; I have to do a "sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart" or "sudo ifup wlan0" to actually bring up my wireless connection.
sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:28:C7:0A:42:A2
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
Can someone please give me some insight what is happening? Why doesn't the ifconfig command change the MAC address, and why do I need more than the simple "sudo ifconfig wlan0 up" to bring up the interface?
Thanks for any help.