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Wednesday, August 29 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
The New Wi-Fi Experience for Linux - Marcel Holtmann, Intel

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With the introduction of the open source wireless daemon iwd, the Wi-Fi experience for Linux has changed. It became necessary to replace wpa_supplicant and create a complete system for managing Wi-Fi for Linux in a single place. Almost 2 years later iwd has succeed and implemented features and functionality that was previously not available on Linux. This presentation focuses on the recent development and how iwd has been integrated into existing platforms using NetworkManager and ConnMan or how it fits into ChromeOS. With iwd the seamless and fast roaming is no longer something that has only been seen on non-Linux platforms. It has kept up with recent 802.11 standard development and Wi-Fi Alliance updates. The development of iwd led to new kernel interfaces to help improve the user experience and simplify Wi-Fi for Linux.

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Marcel Holtmann

Principal Engineer, Intel
Marcel is a Principal Engineer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center. He has long time experience with various wireless technologies. Marcel holds the chair position of the Bluetooth SIG Internet Working Group and is an active contributor to the Bluetooth Core specification. Marcel... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2018 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Room 109
  • Experience Level Any