iw - tool for configuring Linux wireless devices

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: iw
Package version: 3.17
Package release: 1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 214 B
Download size: 61.50 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.br.debian.org
This package contains the `iw' tool which allows you to configure and show information about wireless networking. In the future iw will become the canonical command line tool for wireless configuration and iwconfig/wireless-tools will no longer be required. See /usr/share/doc/iw/README.Debian for a more detailed overview of iw.



  • aircrack-ng << 1:1.0~rc2-1


    Binary package: iw_3.17-1_amd64.deb
    Source package: iw

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install iw deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install iw


    • /sbin/iw
    • /usr/share/doc/iw/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/iw/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/iw/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man8/iw.8.gz


    2014-10-14 - Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h@gmx.de> iw (3.17-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release. * bump standards version to 3.9.6, no changes necessary.

    2014-01-25 - Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h@gmx.de> iw (3.14-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release: - drop dont-use-git-on-the-buildd.patch, which has been applied upstream. * drop obsolete forecasts about iw integration from README.Debian (Closes: #683281). * update watch file to the new location at kernel.org, switch to xz compressed tarballs as well. * bump standards version to 3.9.5, no changes necessary. * update to new alioth URIs (vcs-field-not-canonical). * reflect reality and adapt the maintainer mail address not to claim representing Ubuntu. * drop version information from the build-depends on pkg-config, even lenny (old-oldstable) meets this. * deploy hardening support. * allow parallel building.

    2012-05-15 - Kel Modderman <kel@otaku42.de> iw (3.4-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Stefan Lippers-Hollmann ] * New upstream release: - iw: add HT options for ibss * bump standards version to 3.9.3, no changes necessary. * update dep-5 version to final 1.0, no changes necessary. * update copyright information. * convert packaging to Multi-Arch, bump compat level to 9 and adapt debhelper build-dependency accordingly; all binaries are Multi-Arch=foreign. * Remove Faidon Liambotis <paravoid@debian.org> from Uploaders as per his request, many thanks for all past efforts Faidon. [ Kel Modderman ] * Add support for cross-building by setting CC to something appropriate. * Add append-cppflags.patch to modify upstream Makefile in order to append CPPFLAGS to CFLAGS if set in build environment.

    2011-12-30 - Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h@gmx.de> iw (3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Stefan Lippers-Hollmann ] * New upstream release: - support libnl3 * restrict debian/watch to ignore new iw-latest link. * use Format instead of Format-Specification in debian/copyright, thanks to Michael Biebl for noticing; fix Format URL. * restrict architecture to linux-any, it depends on the linux specific nl80211 kernel interface. * add fix for the newly introduced tx power validation regression from upstream, thanks to Felix Fietkau <nbd@openwrt.org>. * fix linking against different libnl3.x versions, taken from upstream git: - fix compilation against libnl-3.x - always use libnl 3.2 as 3.2, not 3.0 * switch build dependency from libnl3-dev to libnl-3-dev && libnl-genl-3-dev in order to cope with libnl3 3.2. * raise versioned build-dependency to (>= 3.2.3-2~), to be able to expect it in /lib/. * move iw to /sbin/, as it is needed during early boot by udev rules to set regdom settings non-interactively (Closes: #622247). * recommend crda, which is needed to execute regulatory domain changes (Closes: #653703). [ Jonathan Nieder ] * change Priority to optional from extra (Closes: #591102).

    2011-09-10 - Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h@gmx.de> iw (3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. - support wake on wlan commands. * add myself to uploaders. * bump standards version to 3.9.2: - use Breaks/ Replaces in favour of Conflicts with previous aircrack versions, policy 7.4. * update copyright years, clarify copyright status for nl80211.h. * don't use git on the buildd (Closes: #557167). * update debian/copyright to DEP-5, r174. * use new anonscm URIs for alioth. * backport libnl-3.0 support from upstream and switch to it.