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name for wireless interface




A TL-WN722N adapter connected to a stretch system gives these results.

peter@imager:~$ lsusb | grep Ath
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n

root@imager:/home/peter# iwlist scan
wlxa0f3c10a28f7  Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

What is the origin of the long name, wlxa0f3c10a28f7?
Can a shorter name be assigned?

Thanks,               ... Peter E.


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