Wireless Networking

The Linux Plumbers 2014 Wireless Networking track is focusing on ongoing topics related to wireless networking in the Linux ecosystem.. This includes 802.11 wireless LANs, Bluetooth, NFC, and related technologies.

The structure will be short introductions to an issue or topic followed by a discussion with the audience. A hard limit of 3 slides per presentation is enforced to ensure focus and allocate enough time for discussions.

Key Attendees

  • Johannes Berg
  • Samuel Ortiz
  • Kalle Valo
  • Marcel Holtmann
  • Jouni Malinen
  • Gustavo Padovan
  • Johan Hedberg
  • Stanislaw Gruszka
  • John Linville
  • David Herrmann
  • Dan Williams
  • Dmitry Shmidt
  • Luca Coelho
  • Arend van Spriel
  • Szymon Janc
  • Luis R. Rodriguez

Proposed Topics

  • WifiDisplay / Miracast – David Herrmann
  • mac80211 status – Johannes Berg
  • Bluetooth status – Marcel Holtmann
  • NFC status – Samuel Ortiz
  • 802.11 standards activity – Jouni Malinen(?)
  • Userland/management issues – Dan Williams(?)
  • Android status – Dmitry Shmidt
  • Regulatory database maintenance – John Linville
  • 802.11p – ???
  • unified firmware error dump mechanism – Johannes/distro folks
    • mechanics - using udev+debugfs (like iwlwifi for now), or udev+ethtool, or something else?
    • privacy considerations - use encryption?
  • MAC address randomization for active scan
  • mac80211 channel switch implementation – Luca Coelho


The schedule of the 2014 Microconference-Name Plumbers Micro Conference is as follows. Note presentation slides can be found on the Plumbers page by following the links to the abstracts:

  • Session 1 - TBD
  • etc…

Please note that the wireless group has met every year since 2006 and has never been short of discussion topics. However, the exact topics of discussion are often in flux until shortly before the actual meeting…

Topics of discussion will likely include discussions of new standards, upcoming technologies, interfaces between drivers and the wireless core, interfaces between in-kernel components and userland connection managers, kernel maintenance issues, dealing with regulatory concerns, etc.

Discussion notes

This is a good place to record notes from your session. All too often, if notes were not written down, the session might as well not have happened.

Notes from previous years' meetings: Wireless Developer Summits


Proposal added by John W. Linville linville@tuxdriver.com

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