About nl80211

nl80211 is the new 802.11 netlink interface public header. Together with cfg80211 it is intended to replace Wireless-Extensions. nl80211 and cfg80211 are still under development.

Users of nl80211

Current users of nl80211:

libnl tiny

OpenWrt folks created a tiny version of libnl based on a git snapshot, which only contains genl, not rtnetlink or any of the netfilter stuff, and compiles down to less than 30k in binary size. You can find it here:


svn co svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/trunk/package/libs/libnl-tiny

Kerneldoc for nl80211