how to change the interface name of the wireless device
Quite simply I want my wireless device to come up as eth3. When I do an iwconfig it is coming up with the following details :
dev6330 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"" Nickname:"Prism I"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity:1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
Link Quality=0/92 Signal level=134/153 Noise level=134/153
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
When I reboot my box the dev number changes to what appears to be a completely random number. I have an eth0 and an eth1 which were my pre-existing device.
This is part of my dmesg file:
Detected Orinoco/Prism2 PLX device at 0000:00:0d.0 irq:9, io addr:0x2480
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth1
eth1: Station identity 001f:0003:0000:0008
eth1: Looks like an Intersil firmware version 0.8.3
eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth1: MAC address 00:04:75:88:92:E4
eth1: Station name "Prism I"
as the wireless device is attempting to use eth1 and I already have eth1 allocated to another nic, it is giving the name dev6330, and not working. AS a
little test I changed my ifcfg-eth1 file to have my wireless card details instead, and this seemed to work, and the wireless device is also displayed as eth1
when doing iwconfig, however this is not a working solution as I need eth3 to be the wireless, not eth1.
here are some more details of my system:
alias eth0 e100
alias eth1 3c59x
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias eth3 orinoco_plx
# 3Com Corporation|3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
# 3Com Corporation|3CRWE777 PCI(PLX) Wireless Adaptor [Airconnect]