wlan0 shown as eth1 after upgrading to 12.04

Bug #1008325 reported by ozgur_aydin74 on 2012-06-04
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
udev (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

wlan0 shown as eth1 after upgrading to 12.04 and wlan connection is stable but share connection eth0 connection not establish other computer.

this /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules files after upgrade:

# PCI device 0x10ec:0x8168 (r8169)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="60:eb:69:e2:26:b3", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"

# PCI device 0x14e4:0x4357 (brcmsmac)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="88:9f:fa:29:ae:9d", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="wlan*", NAME="wlan0"

# PCI device 0x14e4:0x4357 (wl)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="88:9f:fa:29:ae:9d", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth1"

 ı deleted last line and wlan connection establish fine again but showing interface eth2.my system Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → udev (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ruslan (b7-10110111) wrote :

I have the same problem. It also appears that despite the rule exists, I can't change real NIC name in the rule, i.e. when I change "eth1" to e.g. "wlan1", it doesn't take effect. Seems the rule is ignored. It should be noted that the two rules listed in original report are about the same device, but lower one is with proprietary driver and upper one is (AFAIU) with free one.

cardonator (bcardon) wrote :

It looks like you have a Broadcom wireless NIC as do I. I am seeing the same problem. It's likely this is related to the Broadcom driver in some way. Wireless still works but the readout of ifconfig is extremely confusing.

Sean Seago (speedkreature) wrote :

Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY

Bart Notelaers (bartnotelaers) wrote :

I had the same issue with my HP Mini 110 3101SD with Ubuntu 12.04.2 (latest updates).

Not only was the wireless connection referred to as eth1, but also as the original poster wrote " share [...] connection not establish other computer." which i understand to refer to the inability to access the laptop from another computer (network settings like subnet mask and workgroup all checked and ok) not even using the 'ping' command.

After trying this answer ;
about doing something with the Broadcom driver for the wireless card, not only does the wireless connection show up correctly as wlan0, but also i can now easily connect from another (Ubuntu) machine.

Hope it helps.

Braiam Peguero (braiampe) wrote :

Are you still affected by this?

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for udev (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in udev (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Servoguy (graemeburke) wrote :

My broadcomm based router with linux based custom firmware lists wireless clients as being connected to eth1 on the html admin interface...

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