Wifi not connecting and wlan1 name changed (fixed)

After today’s update i was not able connect to wifi via usb adapter(tp-link wn722n V1) and interface name was changed from wlan1 to wlx+mac_adress. I fixed it by little bit of searching. Now posting it here as solution if anyone encounters it future.

Wifi not connecting :
add the following line to /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=0

then restart network-manager by sudo service network-manager restart or reboot.

Revert interface name from wlx+mac_address to wlan1,wlan2 etc :

sudo ln -s /dev/null /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules

then reboot.

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thank you for reporting the fix on this!

I managed to get the interface names right with this fix but since then I am not able to create an evil twin in airgeddon anymore. The evil twin starts running but my WLAN is unable to change its SSID to the attacked network’s SSID…

I have the evil twin issue on a cheap 2 in 1 from RCA (worked before update), but it works on my hp laptop, both booting from same usb with persistence.

Before doing,

Wifi not connecting :
add the following line to /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=0

then restart network-manager by sudo service network-manager restart or reboot.

Revert interface name from wlx+mac_address to wlan1,wlan2 etc :

sudo ln -s /dev/null /etc/udev/rules.d/80-net-setup-link.rules

then reboot.

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Hmm… my device is working fine(tp-link wn722n) and created evil twin AP without any problem. Can you share some screenshots or error logs?

Ok very new to linux i’ve tried everything to connect aside from a full system wipe and reinstall and I have no internet after parrot did it’s first update. Been at it for 3 days now help would be great

Kjharahuc…
Any useful information to narrow down your problem (chip model/logs) ?
Is it the same problem this thread describes including sudden device name change? When looking for help, please include as much info as possible…

Did you try all of the above fixes?