wifi mac change don't work on Atheros AR5004G

Bug #368194 reported by NightWalker on 2009-04-27
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Bug Description

When i turn on my laptop my wifi card works well but if i take the interface down using the ifconfig wlan0 down change my mac and get it up again it stops working, i cannot conect anymore to any network the only way i been able to get the wifi card to work again is reloading de the kernel module ath5k but by doing so i lose the mac change i did before, this function was completely functional in ubuntu 8.10.

Thanks for your help.

PD. I've discovered that if I change the mac again to original one the wifi starts working again, so i guess it may be a Ath5k module issue.

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NightWalker (siegfridkurz) wrote :

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and As a workarround i've installed ndiswrapper and a WinXp driver and it works perfectly.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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