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I have searched all over and have seen this issue posted a few time but have been unable to find a resolution. Due to this I thought I would submit to the experts.

I have tried numerous different roms (cm4dx and ssx 2.0 are the only 2 since GB release though) , but recently I was running stock 4.5.596 deodexed and I started having having an issue connecting to WiFi at work. I had assumed this was caused by an issue at my office until I realized that the reason I couldn't connect was because my mac address had change for the WiFi on my phone.

I thought to myself that's not possible that is burned into the WiFi module and is not changeable, but none the less it had changed. Then I realized it changed every time I turn WiFi on and off.

Due to this I figured it must be a bug so I did a factory reset, it still did the same thing. So I SBF'd back to froyo and used the CM4DX monster zip to roll back the baseband to .07. Then I SBF'd again to get back to stock and try again, still have the same issue. So I tried to do the 2 part update.zip to get to 4.5.596 rooted, issue still not fixed. Currently I am on Stock unrooted 2.3.340 and the .07 baseband hoping to find a resolution the the problem.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

The MAC address starts with 08, which seems to be the only consistent thing in the MAC addresses it has changed to, which is not what the MAC address started with when I got the phone.
 

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SyNiK4L said:
my only guess would be...that it does actually have a mac address for the wifi radio and a mac address for the 3g radio...so that it doesnt create a conflict when swapping back and forth between the 2. but i could be wrong.
No, the wifi MAC address changes to something new every time. None of them are actually the one the phone came with because I recorded that one because it had to be put into my works MAC filter to allow access to our hidden WiFi.

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SyNiK4L said:
oooooo i see....so its always random ur saying?
Correct, I believe it started when I used one of the 4.5.596 stock deodexed update.zips to return from CM4DX, not certain though. I had been running without any issue whatsoever until then. Now the MAC address of my WiFi adapter generates a new random MAC address every time I restart WiFi. The only thing that remains consistent is that the MAC address always starts with 08: the proper MAC address used to start with f8:. Not sure what could have caused this type of issue.
 

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This was never resolved. I ended up going to froyo and taking the OTA. Then ordering a replacement Droid X.

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