for most network devices I can change the mac address with.
ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:11:22:33:44:55
However I recently got a machine with the following wireless device:
02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
This uses ethe ipw2200 driver with a binary blob. Anyway, I'm running debian unstable, and when I try to set the mac address (using method above), no errors are reported, but the mac address stays the same.
I have tried with 2.6.26 and 2.6.31 kernels.
From what I've googled it seems that the ipw2200 driver should be able to set the mac address: as such this looks like a hardware issue.
So, my question: does anyone know how to set the mac address for this device, or if it is even possible?