how can i realize to have a network device wlan0? i want to link my ipw2200 to be the wlan0 device. at the moment it is eth2. it works fine. but imo its better to name the device wlan0 than eth2. thanks for help...
sorry for my bad english
you can use nameif
# look for interface binding settings [ -f /etc/mactab ] && nameif
add that to the top of your /etc/rc.d/network after the dhcp section
then make an /etc/mactab file with the following format
# Wifi card wlan0 00:30:AB:09:5C:36
so the interface name is what you want to use and the second part is the hardware address that you get if you run ifconfig - how's that?
I'm curious iggy - what does it matter what it's called, as long as it works?
tomk - what's in a name? a lot sometimes. i mean for a start you are NEVER going to confuse your normal and wireless ifs if your wireless ones are called wlan - it might not be hard to remember but now it is a no brainer - which i think is best
Fair enough - just curious, as I said. I tend to have a ridiculous capacity for remembering detail - sometimes it's actually useful!