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


Here we start documentation for users for all new wireless utilities. The list is short, but we'll try to add more as we go.

  • Wireless modes - modes you can set your wireless card to operate in

  • iw - new nl80211 based command line interface (CLI) configuration utility

  • crda - new central regulatory domain agent, nl80211 based userspace regulatory db agent

  • NetworkManager - GUI based connection manager with wireless support

  • wicd - Simple GUI based connection manager with wireless support

  • conman - GUI based connection manager with wireless support, designed with embedded devices in mind

  • hostapd - hostapd is a IEEE 802.11 AP, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP/RADIUS Authenticator

Helping users and developers

Please consider reading these sections to help developers help you more efficiently.

To the very curious user

In case you want to read up on what things are being advanced within Linux wireless. This should help users become familiar with our latest developments.

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