Package Details: networkmanager-iwd 1.20.0-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/networkmanager-iwd.git (read-only)
Package Base: networkmanager-iwd
Description: NM modified package to use exclusively iwd backend getting rid of wpa_supplicant dependency
Upstream URL: https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager
Licenses: GPL2, LGPL2.1
Groups: gnome
Conflicts: networkmanager
Provides: networkmanager
Submitter: digitalone
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: digitalone
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.420109
First Submitted: 2019-08-10 10:04
Last Updated: 2019-08-15 09:12

Dependencies (49)

Required by (137)

Sources (1)

Pinned Comments

digitalone commented on 2019-08-10 10:37

This is a modified package configured to get NetworkManager working exclusively with iwd. Main difference with upstream version is that iwd is required and wpa_supplicant is not needed (so you can uninstall it); iwd seems more reliable on certain wireless cards, so someone could prefer it in place of wpa_supplicant.

It's recommended to enable systemd iwd.service at boot: systemctl enable iwd.service

Tested with Plasma NM system tray applet (plasma-nm), it's working.

Note that wpa_supplicant is still needed to build the package, but you can uninstall it after the building stage.

Latest Comments

digitalone commented on 2019-08-27 08:21

As stated here, I had issues with iwd and I'm forced to come back to wpa_supplicant, so don't need this package anymore. Feel free to adopt it if you want.

digitalone commented on 2019-08-15 09:21

I noticed that plasma-nm applet it's not showing wifi when using an external usb wifi adapter, but it's working when I restart networkmanager service. So I managed to resolve enabling iwd.service at boot. I pushed an overriding configuration for safety reasons to get iwd.service start after udev and before networkmanager service.

If you're having same issues, it's recommended to enable iwd service at boot.

digitalone commented on 2019-08-11 09:10

@glitsj16: you're right, same double vala entry is in upstream PKGBUILD. Fixed, thanks.

glitsj16 commented on 2019-08-11 07:56

This is working great, link speed almost doubled. One small note, the current PKGBUILD contains 'vala' twice on line 19 in the makedepends array.

digitalone commented on 2019-08-10 10:37

This is a modified package configured to get NetworkManager working exclusively with iwd. Main difference with upstream version is that iwd is required and wpa_supplicant is not needed (so you can uninstall it); iwd seems more reliable on certain wireless cards, so someone could prefer it in place of wpa_supplicant.

It's recommended to enable systemd iwd.service at boot: systemctl enable iwd.service

Tested with Plasma NM system tray applet (plasma-nm), it's working.

Note that wpa_supplicant is still needed to build the package, but you can uninstall it after the building stage.