[FS#4218] on bcm63xx/HW553 i can chage wired MAC address but not wireless one

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Tue Jan 4 10:31:33 PST 2022


A new Flyspray task has been opened.  Details are below. 

User who did this - Marco Gaiarin (marcogaio) 

Attached to Project - OpenWrt/LEDE Project
Summary - on bcm63xx/HW553 i can chage wired MAC address but not wireless one
Task Type - Bug Report
Category - Base system
Status - Unconfirmed
Assigned To - 
Operating System - All
Severity - Low
Priority - Very Low
Reported Version - openwrt-21.02
Due in Version - Undecided
Due Date - Undecided
Details - I Own a set of router as subject, that had to be 'jailbreaked' installing a custom CFE via JTAG. Clearly, in this way all router have the same MAC addresses.

I can change wired mac address in LUCI, or appending:
 option macaddr '00:24:89:41:4e:22'

and work as expected. But i cannot do that for wireless one, simply does not work.

Strange things, if i do:
 ifconfig wlan0 down
 ifconfig wlan hw ether 00:24:89:41:4e:22
 ifconfig wlan0 up

MAC address change, but wireless does not work, i need to do a 'wifi restart', and after that MAC address get back to 'wrong' one.

I've tried to look for that in OpenWRT wiki, also in b43 driver page, but nothing useful popoup.


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