wifi0 exist but wlan0 no

Pavel Roskin proski
Fri May 25 11:53:50 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 20:15 +0200, Roberto Guida wrote:
> what this last line means? and what is instead that eth0 that
> iwconfig 
> shows?

Considering that it's in Master mode, it must be wlan0 renamed to eth0
by some userspace program.  In Fedora, interfaces are matched by MAC
address, so if would happen if you have a file
matching /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* that contains


It may be different on other distros.  Check also /etc/iftab - it's used
by ifrename for renaming the interfaces.

Pavel Roskin

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