Random MAC keeps stopping downloads

heres my inxi output, im just looking to disable the random mac addresses on sway, the assistant wont disable it( the button will not stay active, if i press it, itll highlight for a split second) im just looking for the old school way to set a static mac. i cant seem to find how to fix it via forum. every 10 minutes roughly any download i have active will force stops as the mac finds a new address.
garuda-inxi

System:
  Kernel: 5.19.10-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=3b256a22-dfc4-4368-b2cd-a07dceb3840a rw [email protected]
    splash amd_iommu_on rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    loglevel=3 vfio-pci.ids= 10de:1b80,10de:10f0
  Desktop: sway v: 1.7 info: waybar vt: 1 dm: greetd Distro: Garuda Linux
    base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X370-PRO v: Rev X.0x
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5220
    date: 09/12/2019
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse
    serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
    status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen level: v3
    built: 2017-19 process: GF 14nm family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 1 stepping: 1
    microcode: 0x8001138
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 768 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x64 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 16 MiB desc: 2x8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3608 high: 3850 min/max: 2200/3850 boost: disabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3086 2: 3850
    3: 3850 4: 3843 5: 3187 6: 3843 7: 3837 8: 3182 9: 3850 10: 3094 11: 3850
    12: 3850 13: 3624 14: 3850 15: 3843 16: 3102 bogomips: 122971
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed mitigation: untrained return thunk; SMT vulnerable
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, STIBP:
    disabled, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] driver: nouveau v: kernel
    non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-08) arch: Pascal code: GP10x
    process: TSMC 16nm built: 2016-21 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s ports: active: DP-3,DVI-D-1
    empty: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b80
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: sway v: 1.7 driver: gpu: nouveau d-rect: 5360x2520
    display-ID: 1
  Monitor-1: DP-3 pos: primary,top-left model: Acer Z35P serial: <filter>
    built: 2017 res: 3440x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 107 gamma: 1.2 scale: 1
    size: 819x346mm (32.24x13.62") diag: 889mm (35") modes: max: 3440x1440
    min: 640x480
  Monitor-2: DVI-D-1 pos: bottom-r model: ViewSonic VA2246 SERIES
    serial: <filter> built: 2014 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2
    scale: 1 size: 477x268mm (18.78x10.55") diag: 547mm (21.5") ratio: 16:9
    modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  Message: Wayland GBM/EGL data currently not available.
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel bus-ID: 3-1.3:9 pcie: chip-ID: 0d8c:0005 gen: 1 class-ID: 0300
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 serial: <filter> link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
    bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f0 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.3
    chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: C-Media Blue Snowball type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.10-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.58 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
    vendor: ASUSTeK driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:43a0
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 08:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0 type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-1.2:8 chip-ID: 0a5c:21e8 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.64 TiB used: 345.4 GiB (9.3%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO Plus
    1TB size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B2QEXM7
    temp: 40.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 2B6Q scheme: GPT
  ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST2000LX001-1RG174
    size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 914.11 GiB size: 914.11 GiB (100.00%) used: 164.85 GiB
    (18.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 27.2 MiB
    (9.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 914.11 GiB size: 914.11 GiB (100.00%) used: 164.85
    GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 914.11 GiB size: 914.11 GiB (100.00%) used: 164.85
    GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 914.11 GiB size: 914.11 GiB (100.00%) used: 164.85
    GiB (18.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.55 GiB used: 87.5 MiB (0.5%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 17.11 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 33.2 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 36.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 914
Info:
  Processes: 363 Uptime: 11h 17m wakeups: 15 Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 3.7 GiB
  (23.8%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1460 libs: 455
  tools: pamac,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.21
Garuda (2.6.7-1):
  System install date:     2022-09-22
  Last full system update: 2022-09-25 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

It's as simple as whipping up a config file:

micro /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/wifi_rand_mac.conf

Add these lines, save, restart NetworkManager:

[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no

Source: NetworkManager - ArchWiki

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thank you so much! i didnt even think too check networkmanagers docks for that. im a :monkey:

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