wifi0 exist but wlan0 no

Sebastian Alfredo Salvino sas at noend.com
Mon May 28 07:42:55 EDT 2007


If under debian you will have to change the name into: 

/etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules

Hope it helps,
Sebastian

On Monday 28 May 2007 05:07, Roberto Guida wrote:
> Pavel Roskin ha scritto:
> > On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 20:15 +0200, Roberto Guida wrote:
> >> what this last line means? and what is instead that eth0 that
> >> iwconfig
> >> shows?
> >
> > Considering that it's in Master mode, it must be wlan0 renamed to eth0
> > by some userspace program.  In Fedora, interfaces are matched by MAC
> > address, so if would happen if you have a file
> > matching /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* that contains
> >
> > HWADDR=your_mac
> > DEVICE=eth0
> >
> > It may be different on other distros.  Check also /etc/iftab - it's used
> > by ifrename for renaming the interfaces.
>
> In fact in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ there is the file ifcfg-eth0
> and there isn't any ifcfg-wlan0..
> but in ifcfg-eth0 there isn't any line such HWADDR=mac_address..
>
> Moreover /etc/iftab reads
> eth0 mac 00:02:8a:a0:83:d6
> eth1 mac 00:0a:e4:48:42:7f
>
> So I edit /etc/iftab in
> wlan0 mac 00:02:8a:a0:83:d6
> eth1 mac 00:0a:e4:48:42:7f
>
> then i've renamed /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 in
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 adding also the line
> HWADDR=00:02:8a:a0:83:d6 in it.
>
> Anyway nothing has changed...
> Before I've tried to use the ifrename command but:
> [root at PCGUEST9G9 rob]# ifrename -i 00:02:8a:a0:83:d6 -n wlan0
> Error: cannot change name of 00:02:8a:a0:83:d6 to wlan0: No such device
>
> Any idea of what i can try more?
>
> Thanx
> Rob
>
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