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#1 2021-06-07 15:57

Tolkem
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iwd: wireless daemon for Linux

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life! smile

I recently learned about this new tool to control, configure, manage and use wireless networks.

iNet Wireless Daemon (iwd) project aims to provide a comprehensive Wi-Fi connectivity solution for Linux based devices. The core goal of the project is to optimize resource utilization: storage, runtime memory and link-time costs. This is accomplished by not depending on any external libraries and utilizes features provided by the Linux Kernel to the maximum extent possible. The result is a self-contained environment that only depends on the Linux Kernel and the runtime C library.

I installed it and must say it's working really great; my Wi-Fi seems to be more stable, keeping a constant speed.  To install just launch a terminal and run

sudo apt-get install iwd

then follow instructions from Debian's wiki https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkManager/iwd
Also, you might want to read here too:

https://packages.debian.org/buster/iwd
https://iwd.wiki.kernel.org/start
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Iwd
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=237074

Last edited by Tolkem (2021-06-07 16:00)

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#2 2021-06-07 22:40

crosscourt
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Re: iwd: wireless daemon for Linux

Havent had any issues with Q4OS 4.5 KDE as the connection is very stable and Wifi hardware support has improved.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Lenovo Thinkcentre M700 Tiny   2.2ghz i5 cpu, 16gb ddr4, 256gb ssd

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#3 2021-06-08 00:27

Tolkem
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Re: iwd: wireless daemon for Linux

crosscourt wrote:

Havent had any issues with Q4OS 4.5 KDE as the connection is very stable and Wifi hardware support has improved.

This isn't about "having issues", nor has anything to do with "hardware support", it is a relative new alternative(2019) to wpa_supplicant, which lacks some features iwd has, and most likely will replace it in the future, improving the whole wireless Linux experience for the better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Q86cphKDo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIqT2obSPDk

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= … 8-Released

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpCQY0FThw

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#4 2021-06-08 01:21

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Re: iwd: wireless daemon for Linux

Your comments about wifi being more stable and maintaining speed made me think it was about avoiding issues, my bad, misunderstood.


Q4OS Gemini KDE   Lenovo Thinkcentre M700 Tiny   2.2ghz i5 cpu, 16gb ddr4, 256gb ssd

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#5 2021-06-08 02:28

Tolkem
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Re: iwd: wireless daemon for Linux

crosscourt wrote:

Your comments about wifi being more stable and maintaining speed made me think it was about avoiding issues, my bad, misunderstood.

Misusage of coma, my bad; what I meant was that the down/up speed is more stable, not that the connection was unstable. I see that as an improvement, a benefit, but maybe it did solve an issue I wasn't aware of. smile Another benefit is that the wpa_supplicant.service doesn't start at boot anymore, reducing system's startup time too.

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