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Old 02-15-2005, 02:47 AM   #1
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Remapping wlan0 to eth0

I'm using Slackware 10.1 with a 2.4.29 kernel. My USB NIC gets detected as wlan0. Running
modinfo at76c503-rfmd
filename:    /lib/modules/2.4.29/kernel/drivers/usb/at76c503-rfmd.o
description: "Atmel at76c503 (RFMD) Wireless LAN Driver"
author:      "Oliver Kurth <>, Joerg Albert <>, Alex <>"
license:     "GPL"
parm:        netdev_name char, description "network device name (default is wlan%d)"
I can get the desired remapping with this /etc/modules.conf:
# ignore the builtin NIC (eth0)
# make sure our usb card becomes eth0 (default is wlan0)
alias tulip off
options at76c503-rfmd netdev_name=eth0
So, everything is o.k. However, I am curious as to why the following in modules.conf doesn't do the job:
alias tulip off
alias eth0 at76c503-rfmd

Last edited by Berhanie; 02-15-2005 at 02:49 AM.
Old 02-17-2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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Remapping perhaps not necessary

I think I had a similar problem getting the Host AP driver to work with Slackware. Host AP substitutes wlan for eth.
Maybe you can do something with this:



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