Force #wifi interface name on #Ubuntu 18.04 console howto linux network shell ubuntu udev wifi 2018.09.07 Using Udev, you can change the wifi interface name. First, you need to get the mac address. $ ip link 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000 link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 2: **wlp1s0**: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000 link/ether **9c:b6:d0:8a:71:11** brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff My wifi interface is name wlp1s0 and its mac address is just after the keyword “link/ether” : 9c:b6:d0:8a:71:11. Read more