Windows 10 has restrictions on changing MAC for Wifi. I think it applies to all wireless cards not just intel and includes win 7 and 8 too. Simply put there's a restriction on the first octet. it must contain 26AE X2-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX X6-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX XA-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX XE-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX Changing the mac using the registry is quite easy but only using one of the formats above. Any idea how to get around this? For testing try to use a mac starting with 00: ... it will never happen on Win. But linux doesn't give a damn. I wonder if a Wifi USB adapter is able bypass this. Any info appreciated.