I want to change the mac address of my usb adaper. I just resently installed the mt7610u driver. so i did this:

sudo service network-manager stop
sudo ifconfig ra0 down
sudo ifconfig ra0 hw ether 02:00:00:00:00:0A
sudo ifconfig ra0 up
sudo service network-manager start

and i get the following error for the 3rd line:

SIOCSIFHWADDR: Operation not supported

I installed macchanger and tried changing it but got:

[ERROR] Could not change MAC: interface up or insufficient permissions: Operation not supported

I dont know if its somthing with the driver or what.

Kindly refer to picture below: command


The error is:

SIOCSIFHWADDR: Operation not supported

which means that your module or hardware do not allow you to change the MAC address

  • If it is with the driver, is there something else can do to change the mac address. – securityghost Nov 2 '16 at 18:12

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