OK I think I am doing this right now but I am not sure.
on awus036h usb
airmon-ng start wlan0
ifconfig mon0 down
macchanger –mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 mon0
ifconfig mon0 up
now I can see that the mac of mon0 is 00:11:22:33:44:55
Should I only use the mon0 vap for everything when I use the aircrack-ng suite?
Thank you for your help.