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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Is Looking At Offering Better WiFi Support By Using Intel's IWD

    Ubuntu developers are looking at using Intel IWD as the iNET wireless daemon to potentially replace WPA_Supplicant for offering a better WiFi experience...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Looking-At-IWD

  • #2
    Sounds like a perfect job for you, Michael. You could graph the hell out of those benchmarks.

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    • #3
      WHAT?? They're not going to write their own WIFI stack?

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      • #4
        Since our honorary editor is asleep on the job again.. Michael you have IWD and WPA_Supplicant back to front here -

        Ubuntu hasn't decided for sure to replace IWD with WPA_Supplicant at this time

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        • #5
          does iwd now allow to select a specific BSSID?
          i thought it has a lot missing features

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          • #6
            Originally posted by loganj View Post
            does iwd now allow to select a specific BSSID?
            Not sure what you mean with that.
            I've been using it for the last 6 months or so as a backend for NetworkManager and it's fine. Faster to detect/connect/reconnect to wifi.
            OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling distro, so latest versions of everything)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by doublez13 View Post
              WHAT?? They're not going to write their own WIFI stack?
              Yeah, 2020 is weird. Canonical is acting very strange.


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              • #8
                starshipeleven i have a router with same name for the network for both 5gh and 2ghz. with IWD i was unable to connect to a specific network (2/5 ghz). so it always connected to 2ghz due to strong signal i think.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by doublez13 View Post
                  WHAT?? They're not going to write their own WIFI stack?
                  I'm curious; did writing that make you feel like you had your bias confirmed or what was the point? I'm asking a serious question, because I see people doing this all the time, in many different contexts, and I really don't understand why they do it.

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                  • #10
                    Typo:

                    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                    Ubuntu hasn't decided for sure to replace WPA_Supplicant with IWD at this time
                    It is a typo! It was the inverse!

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