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Fixing WiLink 8 (wl18xx) having MAC address de:ad:be:ef:00:00

If you have a Texas Instruments WiLink 8 (and probably 6) and you get a weird MAC address like:

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr de:ad:be:ef:00:00

This is likely because the default TI distribution of firmware distributes a file called 'wl1271-nvs.bin' in /lib/firmware/ti-connectivity that overrides the built-in MAC address with this silly address.

To fix, simply:

rm -rf /lib/firmware/ti-connectivity/wl1271-nvs.bin
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