Re: Mac andom does not work with wl driver

Thank you very much Beniamino Galvani,
 I tried b43 driver and the performance was very poort for my BCM4331  (macbook pro) wifi. Hence I moved to wl.
I give it another try

On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 8:07 AM Beniamino Galvani <bgalvani redhat com> wrote:
On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 01:32:59AM +0100, Bhasker C V via networkmanager-list wrote:
> Hi,
>  My wifi works (thanks for bwtnguy who pointed me to the issue)
> However when I turn on
> wifi.cloned-mac-address=stable
> The NM does not connect to wifi anymore.
> My driver is wl. I use it with  BCM4331 chip wifi card.
> debian bullseye (NetworkManager==1.30.0 wpa_supplicant==v2.9)
> Is this a known issue? Is there a fix for this ?


this is a known issue, the Broadcom wl driver doesn't work well if the
MAC is changed. Unfortunately the driver is closed and so only
Broadcom can fix this problem.

According to this [1] the 'b43' open source driver supports
BCM4331. You could try if it works better.



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