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Old 03-24-2014, 02:53 AM   #1
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different wireless devices with same disk image


I have a slackware-14.1 arm image I can successfully clone onto sd cards to run slackware arm on two different raspberrypi's. However, I can only use the wireless usb device which was configured to provide wireless on the original system (wlan0). Using the exact same model dongle (Asus WL167G, which of course would have a different mac address) results in a new device (wlan1) which I can not configure to connect to my lan.

Is there a way to remove the history (don't know what else to call it) of the original wireless device? remove reinstall package(s), delete contents of some file? This seems to be a little deeper than the wicd configuration.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 03:03 AM   #2
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Hi,

sounds like udev. You likely have an entry in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules that is "saving" the wlan0 device name for the the device with the mac address of your first usb wireless dongle. If you delete that file, "wlan0" will become available again. See http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...ckware:network for more details.

HTH,

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up, I was actually just thinking about it having something to do with udev while I fixed my tea. I'll let you know how it goes.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 06:39 AM   #4
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OK evo2, read what Bob had to say about persistent net rule and that was me, cloned a system and had not deleted the file 70-persistent-net.rules. Deleted that file and the usb wireless device goes to the top as wlan0. I probably would have stumbled around for awhile tonight looking for the solution without your help so thank you!!
 
  


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