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Thread: Wireless interface name problem

  1. #1
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    Wireless interface name problem

    Hello,

    I've just deploy rasp pi image on SD card and run it on rasp zero (I also ran it on raspberry pi 1 B). Everything seems to be working fine except the wlan interface name.

    I would expect to see wlan0 but instead the following

    Code:
    root@kali:~# ifconfig
    
    lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
            inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
            inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
            loop  txqueuelen 0  (Local Loopback)
            RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
            RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
            TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
    
    wlx00c0ca634617: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
            ether 00:c0:ca:63:46:17  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
            RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
            RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
            TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
    As you see, instead of wlan0 I have wlx[My MAC address]

    I tried few different wireless network adapter but the problem was consistent

  2. #2
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    Same issue

    I have the same issue your having. Just here to follow along and see what's wrong.

  3. #3
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    So far I found that neither /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules nor /lib/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules exists in the image.

    Also I would expect to see rule_generator.functions and write_net_rules on the /lib/udev/ but they are missing too

  4. #4
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    ok, I solved it.

    1- I upload the following missing files from my PC (Linux Mint 17.3) to Raspbbery pi.
    /lib/udev/write_net_rules
    /lib/udev/rule_generator.functions
    /lib/udev/rules.d/75-persistent-net-generator.rules

    2- Restart the Pi.
    3- Unplug and then plug the wireless adapter. Then check the result via ifconfig

    please let me know if it also works for you.

  5. #5
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    Hey,

    I have the same issue and tried to add the files manually. It didn't work but it might very well be because I downloaded the files from the internet. Here is where I got them from:

    write_net_rules

    rule_generator.functions

    For the 70-persistent-net.rules I followed this tutorial.

    It also seems to be somewhat driver related. Here is (the interesting) part of what happens when I plug in my TL-WN722N (version 1.10):
    Code:
    usb 1-1.3: ath9k_htc: firmware htc_9271.fw requested
    usbcore: registered new interface driver ath9k_htc
    usb 1-1.3: ath9k_htc: Transferred FW: htc_9271.fw, size: 51272
    ath9k_htc 1-1.3:1.0: ath9k_htc: HTC initialized with 33 credits
    ath9k_htc 1-1.3:1.0: FW Version: 1.3
    ieee80211 phy0: Atheros AR9271 Rev: 1
    cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: CN
    ath9k_htc 1-1.3:1.0 wlx60e3271d0046: renamed from wlan0
    Are there somewhere older versions of the RasPi 2 image available?

  6. #6
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    hey hows it going? how would i go about getting the files i am using windows and mac and Kali on rpi

  7. #7
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    Also experiencing the same issue.

    Mind posting files for us to give it a go?

  8. #8
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    exactly same problem
    But I couldn't understand what to do.
    All I did was directly plug the wn722
    I don't know what setup was needed

  9. #9
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    Anybody still having problems with funny/weird interface names? (e.g wlx(MACADDRESS), wlp(SOME OTHER S#iT)...etc)
    Run:
    ln -s /dev/null /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules
    (if you get a file exist error, delete the file and try again)
    then reboot
    interface names will be back to normal persistently. (e.g eth0, wlan0, wlan1...etc)
    hope this helps. If so, mark as SOLVED please.
    Thank You

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by HackR10t View Post
    Anybody still having problems with funny/weird interface names? (e.g wlx(MACADDRESS), wlp(SOME OTHER S#iT)...etc)
    Run:
    ln -s /dev/null /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules
    (if you get a file exist error, delete the file and try again)
    then reboot
    interface names will be back to normal persistently. (e.g eth0, wlan0, wlan1...etc)
    hope this helps. If so, mark as SOLVED please.
    Thank You
    it works on ubuntu 16.04.1, Thanks

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