I am "new" to Backtrack and i have some problems with changing my mac address for networking and checking my own network.


First of all, I want to know why I can't chage my mac address to for exapmle 00:00:00:00:00:00 or FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF.

By this command: macchanger --mac 00:00:00:00:00:00 wlan0

When i try to do this the error message is like this

ERROR: Can't change MAC: interface up or not permission: Cannot assign requested adress

But the interface is down (I know that sure)


Now, I wan't to change my mac address to 01:00:5E:00:00:01.

By the same command and i get the same error message.

But if I change it to 00:00:00:00:00:01 --> than is their no problem.

So if anyone can help me by this questions, plz let me know.

Thanx in Advance

PS: The network card is an Alfa Awus 036H - Backtrack 5 KDE 32bit - VmWare fusion 3.1.2 - Macbook Pro 15" (medio 2010)

Sorry for the English can't write it that good.