Additional Edited Added Note: I'm 99.5% sure this isn't an AP issue.
Basic *nix user still learning have alot to go however...
I noticed with any distro running new kernel I now get a wmaster0 which I looked into turns out to be some kind of internal device for the driver, nothing to worry about. I can still connect to any network wireless... no issues.
Typical scenario... I decide to change my MAC addres... the typical method I learned to this was with the bash command:
ifconfig <device> hw ether 00:00:00:00:00:00 However in this case: ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:1c:bf:XX:XX:XX
Usually the device has to be down, I bring it back up after (wmaster0 goes down and up with it)
Now however, while I change my physical address on wlan0 it doesn't change on wmaster0 it still contains my old HWaddr in the format:
Yes, with -'s not : 's for dividers.
while the wlan0 contains the new one.
I can do a iwlist scan and get a list of wireless devices fine...
When I try to connect to any wireless network however it goes into obtaining IP address for a long period... than simply says, " Not connected "
I'm currently using Wicd network manager... was originally using the default one that comes with ubuntu (kubuntu 8 with KDE 4 in this case even though I have tried on other distro's).
The drivers im using I believe come with the new linux kernel.
I'm not exactly sure which logs i'd require to post here if needed I believe i'd need the daemon.log logs? If they're needed let me know.
I have done countless search's most are people asking what wmaster0 is and not getting answers...
Edited by friendless, 03 May 2008 - 08:08 AM.