I know this question is similar to "Udev : renaming my network interface", but I do not consider it a duplicate because my interface is not named via a udev rule, and none of the other answers in that question worked for me.
So I have one WiFi adapter on this laptop machine, and I would like to rename the interface from wlp5s0 to wlan0:
root@aj-laptop:/etc/udev/rules.d# iwconfig wlp5s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:on eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions. root@aj-laptop:/etc/udev/rules.d# ifconfig wlp5s0 wlp5s0: flags=4098<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether 00:80:34:1f:d8:3f txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
However, there are no rules for this interface in 70-persistent-net.rules or any of the other files in the /etc/udev/rules.d/ directory.
Is there any way that I can rename this interface?