On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:41 PM, ags <alfred.g.schm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> @RobertCNelson thanks for that info. IMO it is preferable to use a built-in
> (guaranteed unique and immutable??) MAC address so I will stay with the new
> method. I've configured my router for the new address anyway.

So the nice thing about using the built-in wl1835 mac address, on
"first" bootup it saves around 30 seconds.

With the old mac, we'd have to read it, +1/etc to the value, patch the
firmware, update the initramfs, then load the module..

With the new mac method, the kernel knows how to load it from the
wl1835.. (the trick was patching the firmware with a mac of 00:00...00
and the kernel knew what to do, it just wasn't documented very well)

On 2nd/3rd/++ boot no change.

> Any insight or ideas where to look on the continued dropped connection
> problem? This ...
> $ arp
> bbbw ( at (incomplete) on en0 ifscope [ethernet]
> I can't figure out why the arp table entry would expire so quickly. Some
> references I found on the subject say the default is 20 minutes. Even if the
> entry expires, an ARP packet should be able to quickly reestablish the
> IP/MAC binding.

This might be power-managment related..

i'd try:

sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off


Robert Nelson

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