Forum Thread: Wlan Rename After Update / Upgrade in Kali Linux

Hi! I have a Alfa AWUS036NHA which usually shows as wlan1 on my kali linux 2019 install. I have just updated and upgrade as usual using root. Now I find the usb adapter shows as wlx with a number and not wlan1. I can no longer connect to the internet. The light on the adapter stays constantly on. The adapter still works ok in windows 10. I have gone through the same process on both my thinkpad t410 bare metal install and on my main PC in a VM. The adapter show wlan1 ok after a fresh install but after update / upgrade no longer shows wlan1 but wlx######### (where # shows a number, possibly mac). I tried my other USB dongle and get the same result. The internal wifi shows ok as wlan0 and connects to the internet ok. Any help? Thanks!

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hey, i have solved this mac based wlan naming problem. just do this:
1) open your root terminal
2) copy /paste this: ln -sf /dev/null/etc/systemd/network/73-usb-net-by-mac.link
3) hit enter
4) restart

Problem solved. Do not update or upgrade in few days. Kali developers are fixing this in next update.

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