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iw is described as 'new nl80211 based CLI configuration utility for wireless devices. It supports almost all new drivers that have been added to the kernel recently. It allows you to configure and show information about wireless networking' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are eight alternatives to iw for Linux, Xfce and Mac. The best alternative is wicd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iw are NetworkManager, Ethtool, ceni and wpa_supplicant.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

iw is a new nl80211 based CLI configuration utility for wireless devices. It supports almost all new drivers that have been...

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    wicd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux which aims to provide a simple interface to connect to networks with a wide variety of settings.

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    NetworkManager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    NetworkManager is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward.

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  3. Ethtool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ethtool - utility for controlling network drivers and hardware.

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    ceni

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Network manager used by Linux distributions Sidux and Aptosid, but can be installed on debian based distributions, and compiled from source on just about any.

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  5. wpa_supplicant

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    wpa_supplicant is designed to be a "daemon" program that runs in the background and acts as the backend component controlling the wireless connection.

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  6. Rfkill

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    rfkill is a small tool to query the state of the rfkill switches, buttons and subsystem interfaces.

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  7. VSNM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    VSNM - Very Simple Network Manager.

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  8. Wireless Tools

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Wireless tools for Linux is a package of Linux commands (simple text-based utilities/tools) intended to support and facilitate the configuration of wireless devices using the Linux Wireless Extension.

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