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darreng23 10-05-2005 05:20 AM

changing alias of wifi card
I have just installed an orinocco wifi card that uses the madwifi atheros driver. Everything is working fine. What i want to find out is how to change the alias of the card. When i ifconfig the card it comes out as 'ath0', how do i go about changing this to 'eth0'. Preferably making this a permanent change by editing a config file, my distribution is Slackware just in case i get an answer that may be incompatible with this distribution. Thanks.

Looking_Lost 10-05-2005 04:36 PM

Using slackware 10.2 kernel

The really,really simple way I do it is add a line to


like so:

KERNEL="ath0", NAME="eth1"

Then I use the wireless card like

ifconfig eth1

and so on, I have to bring it up manually as I haven't bothered looking into it any further as I am quite happy to ifconfig it up from command line.

darreng23 10-06-2005 05:56 AM

Thanks that seemed to do the trick, thanks very much.

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