[solved] changing mac address breaks rt73

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=4709

defcon

01-04-2008 11:36:43

Ok I use macchanger to change my mac to a different mac via pre-up macchanger -a wlan0 and I can scan for ap's but cannot connect, 6 months ago I used to be able to do this. You can re-create this issue by adding that macchanger line above to the rt73 driver, dmesg shows
[15110.731035] rt73 Active MAC is 00273fc5bf94.
[15110.731041] rt73 Local MAC = 00273fc5bf94
the active mac is the real mac and local mac=fake mac
connection quality shows 0/100 percent 5 feet from ap, mac filtering = off
re-created this on ubuntu feisty,gutsy, and hardy heron with 2 different access points

defcon

01-04-2008 11:40:23

I am thinking this issue is related to the "SIOSSIFFLAGS" issue, the fix fixed the "SIOSSIFFLAGS issue but broke faking mac capability
note using latest driver

Vern

02-04-2008 21:06:52

Hi defcon,

I've just submitted some updates for the legacy rt73 driver for inclusion into CVS, which should start to appear Real Soon Now in the hourly tarballs.

When it does appear in an hourly tarball, could you try it and see if it helps the "fake mac" problem?

Thanks,

defcon

02-04-2008 21:26:57

Vern, your amazing, the latest fixes fixed this issue, just compiled/reinstalled new driver and pinging yahoo/posting here worked great!
Thanks
defcon

Vern

02-04-2008 21:38:07

Thanks. (Nice to get something right for a change!)

pulsengine

05-06-2008 15:32:11

hello i have a problem with the rt73 driver.i installing in backtrack 2 but it's impossible to charge and use.I don't understand because.I think that they miss the headerses..please help me





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Vern

05-06-2008 20:07:22

pulseengine

If you have a new topic, start a new thread. Your problem description is not very informative. You might read the "Read Me Before Posting" announcement at the top of this section to get some tips on what information is useful. Basically, we need a short, concise problem statement.

So I look forward to seeing that in the new thread you're going to start.

Thanks,

pulsengine

05-06-2008 21:32:41

okay sorry for my off topic....
thanx