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Old 06-10-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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change wlan name to eth

I am trying to change the name of wlan to eth

The reason is because MATLAB needs to read the eth device address, and I only have wlan.

I changed 70-persistent-net-rules to

# PCI device 0x14e4:0x4311 (b43-pci-bridge)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:16:ce:6c:5e:cf", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="eth1"

I tried to enact this change with udevadm control --reload-rules

I also removed biosdevname

however /sbin/ifconfig still shows an entry for wlan0

Can anyone help?

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You can have eth trough wlan with EasyTether, an app on Google play, however you will need to buy a cheap android phone.
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Do you have a physical eth0 device? Perhaps you could create a bridge involving the eth0 device and the wlan0 device so that MATLAB is satisfied. See 'man brctl' for further information.
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Do a search on LQ. This has been answered before but I forgot the way it was done.


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