MAC address not changing

I am trying to change my MAC address with several pieces of software that should do the trick, but they don't. They assign a new address, restart the controller, but the MAC address is still like it was before.

What could be the problem?

I have ASUS MB built in Realtek RTL8168C controllers.
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  1. Can't you do it in Local Area Connection x, Properties, Configure, Advanced, Locally Administered Address?
  2. The value there is completely different from the value that I get if I do "getmac" in the command line. Is that normal?
  3. I don't know because mine is initially empty, but I haven't tried to change it with unknown utilities. getmac on a Gigabyte motherboard returns 00-1F-D0-xx-xx-xx. On an Asus motherboard, it returns 00-22-15-xx-xx-xx. What did you expect?
  4. GhislainG said:
    Can't you do it in Local Area Connection x, Properties, Configure, Advanced, Locally Administered Address?


    ^^ On every computer I have ever owned, this is how I did it.
  5. yaa, my mac ever changed, i got searching all over and got it finally that i was mad. here is how i fixed. go to LAN->properties->configure->advanced

    here you see like "set the physical NIC to promiscuious ...", set its value to "enable" state.

    now you can change mac as you like !
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