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Bug #17418

MAC spoofing break RTL8192EE since tails 4.2

Added by goupille 3 months ago. Updated 4 days ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Hardware support
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Description

An anonymous user reported that since te upgrade to tails 4.2, they need to disable MAC spoofing in order to get wi-fi to work with a Realtek RTL8192EE chipset. If the MAC spoofing is set to on, then the AP is seen but the connection always fails.

Bug report: f12374ddd2257d840e0ea4e24ba31e41

20200201_191724.jpg View (1.8 MB) intrigeri, 02/04/2020 11:39 AM


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #17320: Kernel Panic with some Macbook Pro Resolved
Related to Tails - Bug #17430: No network unless MAC spoofing is disabled with Intel I210 Gigabit Confirmed
Related to Tails - Bug #17388: RTL8101 ethernet chipset doesn't work anymore since Tails 4.1.1 Confirmed
Blocks Tails - Feature #16209: Core work: Foundations Team Confirmed

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

  • Assignee changed from intrigeri to goupille

Hi goupille,

An anonymous user reported that since te upgrade to tails 4.2, they need to disable MAC spoofing in order to get wi-fi to work with a Realtek RTL8192EE chipset. If the MAC spoofing is set to on, then the AP is seen but the connection always fails.

Could you please confirm whether 4.1.1 was affected?

(At first glance, this looks like another bit of fallout of our fix for #17320, introduced in 4.1.1.)

#2 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

  • Related to Bug #17320: Kernel Panic with some Macbook Pro added

#3 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

  • Related to Bug #17430: No network unless MAC spoofing is disabled with Intel I210 Gigabit added

#4 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

  • Related to Bug #17388: RTL8101 ethernet chipset doesn't work anymore since Tails 4.1.1 added

#5 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

#6 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

Also, could I please get the output of /sbin/lsmod run from a version of Tails that hadn't this problem (4.1 or earlier)?

#7 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

Adding possibly related (thanks kibi) screenshot.

#8 Updated by goupille about 2 months ago

  • Assignee changed from goupille to intrigeri

as said in the description it is an anonymous report, and nobody reported the same issue exactly. I opened a ticket even with not much information because of the other similar issues (that you recently related this ticket to).

#9 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

as said in the description it is an anonymous report […]

Oops, my bad!
I hope the info we'll gather on the related tickets will be sufficient to fix this one at the same time.

#10 Updated by intrigeri 4 days ago

  • Assignee changed from intrigeri to numbat

I've just emailed help desk, asking them to gather feedback about https://nightly.tails.boum.org/build_Tails_ISO_bugfix-17388-17418-17430-re-add-net-drivers-to-initramfs/lastSuccessful/archive/build-artifacts/ from affected users ⇒ reassigning to the help desk person currently on duty.

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