iw - tool for configuring Linux wireless devices

Property Value
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
iw_3.17-1_i386.deb 3.17 i386 Debian Main
iw - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libnl-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libnl-genl-3-200 >= 3.2.7


Name Value
aircrack-ng << 1:1.0~rc2-1


Type URL
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




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
* 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.

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