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After a recent update of my dhcp3 package I could not perform dhcp requests anymore and got the following error message


wifi0: unknown hardware address type 801
Can't allocate interface atlease {
interface .
Failed to bring up ath0.

The problem was with changes due to the upgrade in the following file

/var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.ath0.leases

It added this line which broke the dhcp provess.

interface "atlease {

Remove this line and you should be fine.