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Re: The TP-Link TL-WN722N USB WiFi adapter ...

On Sun, 28 Jan 2018, Roger Price wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Jan 2018, Curt wrote:
> > Looking briefly I saw this bug:
> > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=842422
> > 
> > ... or kernel parameter net.ifnames=0
> I had the same problem with the same WiFi adapter.  Setting kernel parameter
> net.ifnames=0 solved the problem for me.  Thanks, Roger

The reason I don't like this solution (net.ifnames=0) is I *think* it 
might disable all of the mac randomization features of networkmanager.  
Since it is a nice new feature when it works, I'd like to use it if 
possible.  I'm not really worried about security in my situation but I 
like to tweak around.

I found that some devices just hate it if you try to assign a truly random 
MAC, for instance on Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY, it wants to keep 
the 78: part of the address, anything else following that seems to be fine.



Still working on a similar solution for reatltek, no success.  I don't 
have either of the devices mentioned, but an approach like this might be 
worth exploring.