NOTE: this page is for archival only, see the note at the end of the page.

About nl80211

nl80211 is the new 802.11 netlink interface public header. Together with cfg80211 it is intended to replace Wireless-Extensions. nl80211 and cfg80211 still under development.

Users of nl80211

Current users of nl80211:

libnl tiny

Openwrt folks created a tiny version of libnl based on a git snapshot, which only contains genl, not rtnetlink or any of the netfilter stuff, and compiles down to less than 30k in binary size. You can find it here:

Kerneldoc for nl80211

This is a static dump of the wiki, taken after locking it in January 2015. The new wiki is at
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