What's the correct way to use iwd on manjaro?

I mean, I can go to arch page and see the instructions but a few things are not clear to me.
For example if I install iwd… is the plasma network tool going to do the job?
Or have i to use the iwd gtk gui?
In the case I install iwd… have i to do something more? May be… uninstall something or enable something more than iwd itself?
If I’m correctly understanding how it works I will be able to use iwd in a transparency way with the default network manager so… it’s like doing this:
Pamac install iwd
Systemctl enable iwd

And I’ll be using iwd since the start Vs the another way
Am I correct?
And now it’s like always, managing different wireless inside the plasma tool and so on, right?

I wanted to do some research before crashing the network system and having to fix it :smiley:

I have seen some posts like the Debian ones that explain it very well. So… I’ll try tomorrow this things : NetworkManager/iwd - Debian Wiki
We’ll see how it works

see this

ChatGPT says:

What’s the correct way to use iwd on Manjaro? What if use NetworkManager with iwd?

If you want to use iwd on Manjaro in conjunction with NetworkManager, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install iwd using the package manager of your choice. For example, you can use Pamac by running the following command:
pamac install iwd
  1. Enable the iwd service by running the following command:
systemctl enable iwd
  1. Add the iwd backend to NetworkManager by editing the NetworkManager configuration file. To do this, open the configuration file using a text editor with root privileges:
sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
  1. In the file, find the [main] section and add the following line:
  1. Save the file and exit the text editor.
  2. Restart NetworkManager and the iwd service by running the following command:
systemctl restart NetworkManager iwd
  1. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

After following these steps, iwd will be used as the wireless backend for NetworkManager on your Manjaro system. You can manage your wireless networks using the Plasma Network Manager tool or the NetworkManager applet, whichever you prefer.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.

ChatGPT is just perfect for you :wink: I just feel really useless right now.

its actually crazy how “smart” it is when it is just language model
but be careful, its brilliant liar but this seems all correct
maybe adding warning that iwd has some issues with plasma-network widget, it doesnt show some details and etc… it has problems, quite a few of them afaik last time i tried it, so i recommend to use the “iwctl” rather
also they should disable wpa_supplicant service obviously if enabled


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Agree … on a second look it has some minor issues, which I guess is just a result of outdated data.


systemctl restart NetworkManager iwdsystemctl restart NetworkManager

Don’t enable iwd, since iwd gets started by NetworkManager.

But overall… it is a good start point. It just needs some corrections.


the first thing I have said the first thing you have said, have you ever read the post? XD
Srly, I have read those docoments and I feel that I know how to do it. The first and the second one not completely but I have read again and now I know how to install and use it, the key was to go to another part of network manager that says something about iwd

it’s supppose, in arch wiki, tha Network manager was the thing that enable and uses iwd that you dont have to

May be in manjaro is different?

OUCH what is it chatgpt?? I don’t ever know it

okey, it’s what Ive said before that it’s not needed to update it. Thanks to all,.
Ill say how it works with my systemds because Im going to migrate gradually