kernel/5159: wi(4) can't change lladdr anymore

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kernel/5159: wi(4) can't change lladdr anymore

Peter J. Philipp
>Number:         5159
>Category:       kernel
>Synopsis:       wi(4) Lucent Orinoco driver can't change MAC address anymore
>Confidential:   yes
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bugs
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:      
>Date-Required:
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jun 22 19:40:02 GMT 2006
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     Deal
>Release:        3.9-REL
>Organization:
net
>Environment:
       
        System      : OpenBSD 3.9
        Architecture: OpenBSD.amd64
        Machine     : amd64
>Description:
        Sometime between 3.8 and 3.9-REL the variable mac address (lladdr)
        option for my Lucent Orinoco Silvers stopped working (HERMES chipset).
        I would like this feature since my open wifi AP has its routers
        constantly changing addresses and I'd like to do the same for MAC
        addresses as well.
>How-To-Repeat:
        changing lladdr on the wi interface ceases its operation on the LAN.

(from dmesg)
wi0 at pci2 dev 6 function 0 "Eumitcom WL11000P" rev 0x02: irq 3
wi0: "Lucent Technologies, WaveLAN/IEEE, Version 01.01"
wi0: Firmware 6.06 variant 1, address 00:02:2d:09:4b:44

(from ifconfig)
wi0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        lladdr 00:cd:28:ef:e9:5e
        media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS2)
        status: active
        ieee80211: nwid PRIVATE chan 9 -12dBm (auto)
        inet6 fe80::202:2dff:fe09:4b44%wi0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
        inet 10.108.162.242 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 10.255.255.255

>Fix:
        This is over my head.

>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted: