iwd


As you may know, I really, really, dislike Network Manager. Luckily, there's now a superior replacement for wpa_supplicant, namely iwd. iwd also has builtin configuration and command line interface, giving me all I want:

iwd configuration

Configuration for all your networks are stored in:

/var/lib/iwd

There's one configuration file per network/access point. The suffix indicates the kind of security used, e.g: .psk files are for networks using a preshared key and .open files are for access points not requiring any authentication.

Setting static IP

First tell iwd to attempt assigning IP, netmask and so on:

# vim /etc/iwd/main.conf
[General]
EnableNetworkConfiguration=true

Then, add this to your .psk file:

# vim /var/lib/iwd/foo.psk
[IPv4]
Address=192.168.1.18
Netmask=255.255.255.0
Gateway=192.168.1.1
Broadcast=192.168.1.255
DNS=192.168.1.1

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