CM7 MAC Address Fix
I could not post directly in the development thread as I joined simply to share my solution. If anyone can confirm and prepare a better guide please post to CM7 thread by whistelstop.
You will need your factory mac address.
MAC Addresses all being the same is due to the nvs_map.bin file required by the tiwlan driver. dmseg driver will tell you it is looking for it and defaulting mac address.
I am running CM7 mileage will vary in stock rom.
I used the calibration instructions in terminal emulator on cm7 Kindle as "su"
# / w p 1 l 2 f 2
# / t b v 21
# / t b t 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New nvs_map.bin file will be ceated in /data/misc/wifi/
#cp /data/misc/wifi/nvs_map.bin to /sdcard/nvs_map.bin
connect to linux/windows host copy file to pc
open with hex editor I used xvi32 for windows.
link to my source for instruction for byte order and editing.
Editing the MAC Address
After the TX BIP runs, there is a new file called nvs_map.bin in Linux that contains the MAC address and the calibration data. The document SWAA044_NVS_INI_File_Functions_AN.pdf contains the format of the NVS file. If MAC address fields are manually edited with a hex editor, the byte order should be low byte first, followed by the high byte:
MAC address low register (offset 0x01 to 0x02)
MAC address LSB (offset 0x3 to 0x06)
MAC address high register (offset 0x08 to 0x09)
MAC address MSB (offset 0x0A to 0x0D)
The MAC address LSB and MAC address MSB, respectively, are shown in bold in the
following code for 08:00:28:12:34:56:
0000: 01 6d 54 56 34 12 28
01 71 54 00 08
0000: 01 6d 54 66 55 44 33
01 71 54 22 11
Using a hex editor, you should change the bold numbers to the MAC address you
want to use.
Be careful about byte order and look closely at examples.
Please confirm instructions yourself and use at your own risk