I have a wireless Intel 2200 BG card in my laptop. I have installed the ipw2200-package, and it appears to be working. The module ipw2200 loads just fine and iwconfig gives me this:
eth1 radio off ESSID:off/any Mode:Ad-Hoc Channel:0 Cell: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power=off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
However, i have not been able to set the MAC-address. I am at my parrents house, and their ISP have enabled a MAC-filter on the wireless router. So i can't access the router with my wireless card.
if i do a "ifconfig eth1", i can see that the MAC-address of the card is 00:0E:35:FE:2D:1A
Then i do:
ifconfig eth1 hw ether 00:50:BF:9C:D7:A5
I do not get any error-messages, but when i do a "ifconfig eth1", the MAC-address is still 00:0E:35:FE:2D:1A
Any suggestions on how i can set the MAC-address of my card?
Rather than imitating the mac address, why dont you go into the wireless router's config page and add your own mac address. there are instructions in the manual that came with the router.
Sadly, i do not have access to configure the router. The ISP has not provided us with username and password (it is not the default username/password, i have tried that).
.... do you own the wireless router?
if you do and have payed for it, i suggest you make a complaint.
It isn't my router, it is owned by our ISP. They might give me the username/password if i ask, but i thought setting the MAC-address on my card would be an easy thing to do. I have done it on my wired ethernet card, so i am using that one right now. But wireless would be more fun.
Well if that doesnt work, then chances are that the driver doesnt support it.