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MAC Address PB with the 3.04 Firmware

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by xVZx, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. xVZx

    xVZx Network Guru Member

    Hi all, i read that on : http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/WAP54G

    "
    I just installed version 3.04 on 2 different WAP45G.. The one acting as AP works fine.. alone. If I try to use the other as a client, both break down. I have now figured out why: They both obtained the same MAC address during update! So I have now 2 AP having 4 exactly the same MAC addresses for both WLAN and LAN: 00:90:4C:60:04:00, a number which may be seen frequently if sought on the web (Failure MAC?). Any idea why? Any idea how I can repair it? I used sveasoft's firmware to change the mac address via telnet on 1 one of the AP's: Works fine but no WPA support. Thus, 3.04 back on it again: and again the same MAC addressess (so it is at least reproducable... but stil: I am confused). BTW they are both EU WAP54G's, but the firmware, which should only work on US WAPs works fine on one of them (connected an apple with airport express, an Belkin 54G wireless bridge AND a HP 4700x handheld using WPA and everything. Only the second AP, which should be used in client mode, is the problem. But I am really happy with the fact that the AP is so easily hacked with non-Linksys firmware. I wish, they had only incorporated telnet support in their 3.04 version.

    Marty "

    Any idea how to prevent this or resolve it ?

    xVZx
     
  2. Stinksys

    Stinksys Network Guru Member

    Just saw the same thing on a brand new v3 hardware that I upgraded from 3.01 to 3.04. MAC is now 00:90:4c:91:00:01 which does seem to different than "everyone elses" at least per a quick internet seach, but is definately not what is was before and definately a "bogus" one. Have the same 3.04 running on v1 and v2 hardware with no problems.

    Hard button reset and factory defaults via web page have no effect other than wasting my time reconfig'ing.
     
  3. nocfed

    nocfed Guest

    Arvie A(10693): Hi, my name is Arvie A(10693). How may I help you?
    Bogidar: hi im from bulgaria -europa
    Bogidar: i have 7 wap54g devices - 2 of them have a problem
    Arvie A(10693): What is the problem you are experiencing with your Linksys product?
    Bogidar: they lost conection and wen im chek them thej have the same mac address
    Bogidar: 00:90:4c:91:00:01
    Bogidar: on the back of the devices a writen diferent macs 1st -00:14:BF:7D:DE:09 and the 2nd -00:14:BF:7D:E0:A2
    Arvie A(10693): How are the access points set up?
    Bogidar: in bridge via web interface
    Arvie A(10693): Basically, they are set as wireless bridges, right?
    Bogidar: yes
    Arvie A(10693): Have you tried hard resetting the AP's?
    Bogidar: yes a several times
    Bogidar: the result is the same
    Bogidar: i evan leave the one without power for 3 days
    Arvie A(10693): By reset means to hold the reset button of the router. Is that how you've done it?
    Bogidar: yes with the pencil i hold it for about 20 seconds - several times
    Bogidar: Firmware Version: 2005, Dec 28, ETSI, v3.05
    MAC Address: 00:90:4c:91:00:01
    AP's IP Address: 192.168.1.245
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1


    Bogidar: i hook the one on the 2nd lan card so if you told me to do something i will do it
    Arvie A(10693): Have you reloaded the latest firmware version of the problem access points?
    Bogidar: nope
    Bogidar: just a sec
    Arvie A(10693): Okay.
    Bogidar: LinksysWAP54G-Cisco-EU-EN-3.05.03.trx
    Bogidar: i just start it
    Bogidar: 52%
    Arvie A(10693): Okay.
    Bogidar: the same :-(
    Bogidar: Firmware Version: 2005, Dec 28, ETSI, v3.05
    MAC Address: 00:90:4c:91:00:01
    AP's IP Address: 192.168.1.245
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1


    Arvie A(10693): What do you mean the same?
    Bogidar: the mac address is the same MAC Address: 00:90:4c:91:00:01

    Bogidar: on the back of the device is writen different mac addresss
    Bogidar: it says :00-14-bf-7d-e0-a2
    Bogidar: the one who apears on the screen is 00:90:4c:91:00:01 no mater what i do - and for the other device is the same

    Bogidar: 2 devices whit the same mac address : 00:90:4c:91:00:01 s

    Bogidar: the other 5 is working great but this 2 ....
    Arvie A(10693): Please try clearing the cache pages on your browser.
    Bogidar: no diference
    Bogidar: also is the same on other computer where i try to fix the AP
    Bogidar: its not from the cache
    Arvie A(10693): Hard reset the WAP54G. Hold the reset button for 30 seconds, unplug the power cable from the back while still holding the reset button, wait for another 10 seconds, plug it back in, then release the button.
    Bogidar: ok wait a sec
    Arvie A(10693): Okay.
    Bogidar: the mac is the same (the wrong one - diferent from the mac on the back of the device :-( )
    Arvie A(10693): How long have you been using these AP's?
    Bogidar: for about a month
    Bogidar: i use a 3 more from the same time
    Bogidar: but they sims working fine
    Arvie A(10693): Where are you located?
    Bogidar: europe - bulgaria - plovdiv
    Arvie A(10693): I believe we have done all the possible troubleshooting on the device already. I suggest returning the device to the retail store and have it replace.
     
  4. muchomorek

    muchomorek Network Guru Member

    My AP changed it's MAC and Vendor!

    Thank you for contacting Linksys Customer Support.

    The MAC Address of our access points and actually all our devices shouldn’t change even un upgrade or reset has been done on the device. This is because the MAC Address is like the ID of the device and it is the only ID that makes it unique from all devices on your network and from the Internet.

    Since you have tried the reset, the next step is to try to flash the firmware of your access point. If this still won’t work, then we can say that your device can be faulty that is why the right MAC address won’t show up.

    If the device is still under warranty and you still have the receipt for it, then we can still replace it with a new one.

    For more information on our products, please visit http://www.linksys.com/kb

    Please feel free to send us an E-mail at support@linksys.com for any questions or suggestions that you may want us to know.

    Thank you and have a nice day.


    Sincerely,

    AA
    Linksys - A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Web site: http://www.linksys.com

    This correspondence is considered confidential and any reproduction for the purpose of public disclosure is forbidden without written permission by the author signed above.

    Please keep all previous e-mails as a point of reference.
    Customer 02/27/2006 08:50 PM


    Linksys WAP54G firmware 2.08

    The linksys configuration page displays my AP as having MAC Address: 00:90:4C:60:04:00 but the sticker (and what it used to be) says: 00:0C:41:FC:42:F7
    How do I change my MAC btw on a AP?

    My AP point just changed it's MAC address (wired and wireless) and it's vendor from Linksys to "Epigram

    i did hard reset
    Full reset I did is like this.

    1. press reset buttion for 30seconds.
    2. keep pressing the reset button for another 30 seconds plus unplug
    power cable.

    setting like ssid,ip address, ap mode(default, acces point, repeater.)
    are resetted back to default EXCEPT MAC address.
     
  5. muchomorek

    muchomorek Network Guru Member

    Solution

    Install sveasoft firmware 2.07
    use telnet

    1. look around the superuser secrect commands.
    #
    # cd /usr/sbin
    #
    # ls -l
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 31068 Jan 1 00:00 brctl
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 51988 Jan 1 00:00 dnsmasq
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 42892 Jan 1 00:00 epi_ttcp
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 9724 Jan 1 00:00 et
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 105640 Jan 1 00:00 httpd
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 117800 Jan 1 00:00 nas
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 0 0 3 Jan 1 00:00 nas4not -> nas
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 26312 Jan 1 00:00 ntpclient
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 9708 Jan 1 00:00 nvram
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 159580 Jan 1 00:00 pppoecd
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 182152 Jan 1 00:00 tc
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 34844 Jan 1 00:00 udhcpc
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 85200 Jan 1 00:00 wl
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 26428 Jan 1 00:00 wlconf
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 0 0 3624 Jan 1 00:00 wshaper
    #
    2. found nvram interesting.
    # ./nvram
    usage: nvram [get name] [set name=value] [unset name] [show]
    #
    #
    3. Looks like I can set some value as super urs. and following
    has the inteface name mac address mapping.

    # ./nvram show
    os_ram_addr=80001000
    wan0_primary=1
    wl0_frameburst=off
    log_ipaddr=0.0.0.0
    boardrev=0x10
    il0macaddr=00:90:4c:60:04:00
    et0macaddr=00:90:4c:60:04:00
    d11g_mode=1
    boot_wait=on
    watchdog=1000
    wl_phytypes=g
    wl0_infra=1
    et0mdcport=0
    SNMPCommunityOne=public
    fw_disable=0
    wl0_country_code=JP
    wshaper_enable=0
    wl_infra=1
    pmon_ver=CFE 3.51.21.0
    restore_defaults=0
    antenna_selection=default
    wshaper_downlink=0
    ap_repeater_channel=6
    d11g_dtim=3
    http_wanport=
    wl0_ifname=eth1
    wshaper_uplink=0
    wan_netmask_1=255
    wan_netmask_2=255
    wan_netmask_3=255
    wan_netmask_4=0
    wan_gateway=192.168.1.1
    wl0_mode=wet
    wan_ipaddr_1=192
    wan_ipaddr_2=168
    wan_ipaddr_3=1
    os_flash_addr=bfc40000
    wan_ipaddr_4=245
    wshaper_nopriohostsrc=
    sromrev=2
    wl0_gmode=1
    auth_mode=disabled
    boardtype=0x0446
    FilterSwitch=0
    wl_gmode=1
    wl0_auth_type=2
    wl_mac_index=0
    d11g_rate=0
    lan_netmask=255.255.255.0
    SYSName=
    http_username=
    wl0_dtim=3
    wl0_ssid=linksys
    os_date=Apr 8 2004
    FirmwareVersion=v2.06, Dec 16, 2003
    http_lanport=80
    wds0=
    wl_plcphdr=long
    wds1=
    wl_macmode=disabled
    wds2=
    wds3=
    wl0id=0x4320
    wl_phytype=g
    wan_netmask=255.255.255.0
    wl0_key1=
    wl_lazywds=1
    wl0_key2=
    wl0_key3=
    wl0_key4=
    wshaper_nopriohostdst=
    d11g_rts=2346
    ag0=255
    http_passwd=admin
    lan_stp=1
    chk_downgrade_hdr=Enabled
    wl_mode=wet
    wl0_rate=0
    wl0_closed=0
    wl0_plcphdr=long
    wl0gpio0=0
    d11g_rateset=default
    wl0_macmode=disabled
    wl0gpio1=0
    wl0_radioids=BCM2050
    wl0gpio2=0
    wl0_phytype=g
    wl0gpio3=0
    wl0_lazywds=1
    wl0gpio4=0
    wl0gpio5=2
    d11g_rts_cts=off
    boardflags2=0
    wl0_antdiv=-1
    cfe_version=3.51.21.0.5
    wl_dtim=3
    wl_ssid=linksys
    ap_client_wep_key=
    d11g_bcn=100
    radius_port=1812
    wl_mac_hwaddr=
    wl_passphrase=
    os_server=
    wan_proto=static
    wl_key1=
    wl_key2=
    wl_key3=
    wl0_unit=0
    wl_country_code=JP
    wl_key4=
    wshaper_noprioportsrc=
    wl_hwaddr=
    PassphraseKeyLength=0
    pa0itssit=62
    SNMPEnable=0
    MyFirmwareVersion=v1.45.16(USA), Dec 29, 2003
    ap_client_wep=off
    d11g_frag=2346
    ap_mode=1
    wl0_wds=
    wl_rate=0
    cctl=0
    ap_client_ssid=linksys
    log_level=0
    telnetd_enable=1
    SYSLocation=
    lan_ifnames=eth0 eth1
    wl0_radius_port=1812
    wl0_auth=0
    sshd_port=22
    wshaper_noprioportdst=
    wl_country=Japan
    pa0maxpwr=60
    ap_client_mac=00:0C:41:CB:EC:01
    wl_auth_type=2
    wl_rateset=default
    clkfreq=200
    lan_ipaddr=192.168.1.245
    os_name=linux
    lan_proto=static
    aa0=3
    RWEnableTwo=0
    wl_unit=0
    wl0_phytypes=g
    fw_hdr=00 90 4B 21 BC C7 00 06
    d11g_channel=6
    router_disable=1
    wl0_frag=2346
    wl0_wep=off
    sdram_config=0x0032
    wl0_country=Japan
    radius_ipaddr_1=0
    radius_ipaddr_2=0
    wl_wds=
    sshd_passwd_auth=0
    scratch=a0180000
    radius_ipaddr_3=0
    sshd_enable=1
    radius_ipaddr_4=0
    ccode=0
    SYSContact=
    wl0_rateset=default
    lan_ifname=br0
    boardflags=8
    sdram_refresh=0x0000
    wl0_mac=
    wl_auth=0
    sdram_ncdl=0x20
    radius_key=
    wl_frameburst=off
    sitesurvay=off
    wan_ipaddr=192.168.1.245
    radius_ipaddr=
    wl0_mac_hwaddr=
    wl0_passphrase=
    wl0_rts=2346
    wl_ifname=
    wl_wep=off
    chk_fw_hdr=Disabled
    os_version=3.51.21.0
    wl_gmode_protection=off
    wl0_wpa_gtk_rekey=300
    sshd_rsa_host_key=
    wan0_desc=Default Connection
    wl_frag=2346
    RWEnableOne=0
    wl0_key=1
    wl_maclist=
    txant=3
    et0phyaddr=0
    console_loglevel=1
    security_mode_page=4
    wan_ifname=eth1
    sshd_authorized_keys=
    wl_radioids=
    lastpage=1
    wan_hostname=Linksys WAP54G
    wl_mac=
    ap_client_wep_mode=open
    wl_corerev=
    wl0_radio=1
    wl_channel=6
    d11g_hwaddr=
    wl0_bcn=100
    wl_radio=1
    wl0_hwaddr=00:90:4C:60:04:00
    pa0b0=0x119a
    wl0_gmode_protection=off
    pa0b1=0xfb93
    wl0_maclist=
    pa0b2=0xfea5
    sdram_init=0x0002
    wl_rts=2346
    dl_ram_addr=a0001000
    EnableLAN=on
    wpa_psk=
    lan_hwnames=et1 wl0
    wl0_mac_index=0
    wan0_unit=0
    SNMPCommunityTwo=private
    ap_repeater_mode=stop
    wl0_corerev=7
    wl_key=1
    wl0_channel=6
    curpage=1
    wl0_auth_mode=disabled
    wpa_gtk_rekey=300
    wl_closed=0
    txpwr=28
    wan_gateway_1=192
    boardnum=1024
    log_ipaddr_1=
    wan_gateway_2=168
    ap_repeater_mac=
    ap_repeater_ssid=
    log_ipaddr_2=
    wan_gateway_3=1
    wl_bcn=100
    log_ipaddr_3=
    wan_gateway_4=1
    log_ipaddr_4=
    wl_antdiv=-1
    size: 3849 bytes (28919 left)
    #
    #
    4. run this command to set the mac address of lan interface
    to the one on the botton of the wap54g unit.
    by this command
    /usr/sbin/nvram set et0macaddr=00:xx:4c:60:04:xx
    5. now I am back with a valid mac address, I will do the same to
    my 2nd wap54g.
    6.reset
     
  6. gugisr

    gugisr Guest

    Can I do this with original firmware v3.04 ?
     

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