Change network adapter name in Linux Mint

Switch your network adapter name in Linux Mint

By , ITworld |  Software, linux mint network adapter name

Here's how you can change your network adapter name in Linux Mint via the terminal.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following command then hit Enter to see your current name.


3. Use this command to backup the file that contains your current name:

sudo cp /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.back

4. Edit the file with this command, find your current file name and change it.

gksudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

5. Save the file and then close it.

6. Run the ifconfig command again to see if your new name is there.

7. To restore your original file, use this command:

sudo cp /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.back /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

For more, see the original article at the link below.

How to Change your Network Adapter Name (eth0/wlan0) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint | Up Ubuntu

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