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#1 2005-07-03 18:45:46

iggy
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From: Germany, L.E. - Leipzig
Registered: 2004-10-17
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no wlan0 device - but i want it - how to realize it?

hey!

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 smile

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#2 2005-07-03 18:52:19

dtw
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Re: no wlan0 device - but i want it - how to realize it?

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?

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#3 2005-07-03 22:54:47

tomk
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Re: no wlan0 device - but i want it - how to realize it?

I'm curious iggy - what does it matter what it's called, as long as it works?

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#4 2005-07-04 03:00:57

phrakture
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Re: no wlan0 device - but i want it - how to realize it?

ummmm...

$ cat /etc/modprobe.conf 
#
# /etc/modprobe.conf (for v2.6 kernels)
#

alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

replace ndiswrapper with "ipw2200"

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#5 2005-07-04 07:54:16

dtw
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Re: no wlan0 device - but i want it - how to realize it?

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 big_smile

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#6 2005-07-04 09:51:37

tomk
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Re: no wlan0 device - but i want it - how to realize it?

Fair enough - just curious, as I said. I tend to have a ridiculous capacity for remembering detail - sometimes it's actually useful!

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