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How to set the MAC on AR6003 Wifi Interface ?

Question asked by Otto Blom on Oct 31, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2015 by neal bush

Hi There, We are running the freescale Yocto BSP released in May on a imx6q with a AR6003 (Actually AR6103) Wifi module. The driver used is the opensource ath6kl, which seems to work well both in client and AP mode. However, we have been unable to figure out how to change the MAC address. Currently all our devices come up wiht the same mac (00:03:7F:41:26:BC). The standard ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:11:22:33:44:55 does not work. I took a look at the driver, but it looks like the "custom MAC" capability is not supported by the Firmware, which seems strange since that means its not a shippable solution. Which leads me to beleive there has to be a way to do this... In the Freescale Linux Reference manual on page 318 it mentions that a mac80211 replacement driver (ath6k) is in the works. What is the state of that driver ? Will it support a custom MAC ? Thanks in advance /Otto