Seeing both wifi0 and wlan0

Henrik Brix Andersen brix
Thu Aug 11 00:58:57 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 00:53 -0700, Deepak Saxena wrote:
> I am working on integrating HostAP into a custom kernel (2.6.10 
> + various patches all the way to 2.6.13-rc6) and I am ending up
> with both wlan0 and wifi0 devices on my system. Changing a config
> paramter on either via iwconfig changes it on the other, so they
> are the same device, but I don't see how this is happening as the
> only call to dev_alloc_name() is with "wifi%d" as the parameter.
> I've done a quick grep of my udev rules too to make sure it is 
> not at fault and don't find anything related to wifi or wlan. Has
> anyone seen this before? 

Please see question number 6 of the HostAP FAQ [1].


Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at>
Gentoo Metadistribution | Mobile computing herd
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