Can't Change MAC Address

Dell INSPIRON 1525
March 24, 2009 at 13:33:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 1.867 GHz / 2037 MB
I've been tying in vain to change my MAC Address for three days now. I've run MadMAC's, SMAC, MacMakeUp, and MacShift. I've used the Locally Administered MAC Address field in the advanced tab of my wireless card's properties and I've even changed it in the registry.

Not matter what I do after I disable/restart I run ipconfig and and the original physical address remains.

Anyone have any other ideas?

-Clockwork

Manufacturer: Dell inc.
Model: INSPIRON 1525
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Wireless Card: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card by Broadcom


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#1
March 24, 2009 at 14:27:35
Might want to tell us why you want to change your mac address.

On the locally administered what did you change it to?


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#2
March 24, 2009 at 14:32:16
Physical mac is burned in. Use wireshark to see if virtual mac has changed.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#3
March 25, 2009 at 09:37:04
Name: wanderer
Date: March 24, 2009 at 14:27:35 Pacific
Reply:

Might want to tell us why you want to change your mac address.

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I want to change it because my roommate is being spiteful and filtering out my mac address so I can't use the internet. Since the modem is wired up in his room as is the wireless router I'm left with no other choice but to cycle my mac address every day so I can get in and check my e-mail

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Name: jefro
Date: March 24, 2009 at 14:32:16 Pacific
Reply:

Physical mac is burned in. Use wireshark to see if virtual mac has changed.

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I'll try Wireshark to see, but I was seeing the spoofed address on the Ethernet card so I'm not sure why it would be different on the wireless.


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