Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#214 closed defect (fixed)

No MAC address for eth0 on WGT634U with 2.6 Kernel Version 2995

Reported by: twiddlebits@… Owned by: nbd
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: base system Version: 2.0
Keywords: eth0 vlan1 defective Cc:


Just finished flashing NetGear wgt634u version 2995 with 2.6 Kernel over eth0. System boots up but no ip address for eth0 or vlan1 has been obtained with DHCP. Manually assigning address has no effect.

dmesg | grep eth0:

eth0: Broadcom 47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:00:00:00:00:00
Probing device eth0: found!
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.
device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
VLAN (vlan0): Setting underlying device (eth0) to promiscious mode.
b44: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
b44: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX.

ifconfig shows no hardware MAC address (but some traffic):

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00

RX packets:39 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3224 (3.1 KiB) TX bytes:4784 (4.6 KiB)

Manually assigning a MAC address has no effect.
Manually assigning an IP address does take, but interface does not respond to pings.
ifdown wan ; ifup wan causes udhcp to attempt discover, but nothing is discovered.

Anything I missed that might prove useful in fixing bug?

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by nbd

  • Owner changed from developers to nbd
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I think I know where this bug comes from. I will fix it with the next b44 driver update...

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

should be fixed in [2998]

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