Okay guys, so i've looked around extensively on this topic, only to find that no one has a true solution, only half explained work arounds. Something tells me this problem can be solved, for the pure reason that i " CAN " change my wifi-cards MAC address in windows 7 both manually and using Iron Geeks madMACS. So this leads me to investigate, why after changing my mac on ubuntu 10.04/10.10/12.04/Backtrack 5 r2/r3 why I can not connect.
Please note that this is not a problem of my router, I have tried it on multiple public access points, and with my changed MAC, I can not even connect to an open network. I've read somewhere that you have to change the mac before the wifi-card's true MAC is released in BIOS. Is this true? This is the only logical explanation I can think of right now.
I don't mind going out and buying a new wifi-card that does support ubuntu MAC cloning. If any one has one working out of the box please let me know.
description: Wireless interface product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: c0:18:85:43:c6:e4 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=brcmsmac driverversion=3.2.0-29-generic-pae firmware=N/A ip=10.1.1.8 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 8 '
I have tried both Network-Manager & WICD both failing.
I use Acer Aspire D-270, first off i couldn't even change my MAC address, got the error of device busy etc. But then i added the macchange to startup now the mac changes but it just wont connect till i set it back to original mac.