Iwd

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iwd (iNet Wireless Daemon) is an up-and-coming wireless daemon for Linux. It is written by Intel and aims to replace wpa_supplicant.

Installation

Kernel

KERNEL
Security Options --->
	[*] Enable access key retention support
		[*] Diffie-Hellman operations on retained keys

Cryptographic API  --->
	[*] Diffie-Hellman algorithm
	[*] DES and Triple DES EDE cipher algorithms
	[*] User-space interface for symmetric key cipher algorithms

USE flags

USE flags for net-wireless/iwd Wireless daemon for linux

client Enable iwctl client tool
monitor Enable iwmon monitor tool
ofono Enable support for oFono SIM authentication
wired Enable ethernet authentication daemon

Emerge

Install net-wireless/iwd package:

root #emerge --ask net-wireless/iwd

Configuration

Manual

Warning
iwd is a work in process is definitely not ready for prime time computing!

iwd can be manually compiled and installed by following the upstream directions.

See also

  • Wifi — describes the setup of a wifi (wireless) network device.
  • Wpa_supplicant — a wifi supplicant to handle network authentication.