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I’m trying to connect to WiFi using iwd standalone, without NetworkManager or wpa_supplicant.

This is on a Debian 10 machine, with a netinst installation and no desktop environment. I added the non-free component to apt-sources and installed firmware-iwlwifi.

I’ve modified /etc/iwd/main.conf as follows

[General]
EnableNetworkConfiguration=true

[Network]
NameResolvingService=systemd

I used iwctl to connect:

[iwd]# station list
                            Devices in Station Mode                           *
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Name                State          Scanning
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  wlp2s0              connected

[iwd]# device list
                                    Devices
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Name                Address             Powered   Adapter   Mode
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  wlp2s0              xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx   on        phy0      station

These are the running services:

UNIT                      LOAD   ACTIVE SUB     DESCRIPTION
cron.service              loaded active running Regular background program processing daemon
dbus.service              loaded active running D-Bus System Message Bus
getty@tty1.service        loaded active running Getty on tty1
iwd.service               loaded active running Wireless service
rsyslog.service           loaded active running System Logging Service
ssh.service               loaded active running OpenBSD Secure Shell server
systemd-journald.service  loaded active running Journal Service
systemd-logind.service    loaded active running Login Service
systemd-networkd.service  loaded active running Network Service
systemd-resolved.service  loaded active running Network Name Resolution
systemd-timesyncd.service loaded active running Network Time Synchronization
systemd-udevd.service     loaded active running udev Kernel Device Manager
user@0.service            loaded active running User Manager for UID 0

LOAD   = Reflects whether the unit definition was properly loaded.
ACTIVE = The high-level unit activation state, i.e. generalization of SUB.
SUB    = The low-level unit activation state, values depend on unit type.

13 loaded units listed. Pass --all to see loaded but inactive units, too.
To show all installed unit files use 'systemctl list-unit-files'.

The driver is loaded:

lspci | grep -i intel
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless-AC 9260 (rev 29)

I don’t see any errors here:

[    4.807336] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0
[    5.330505] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp2s0: link is not ready
[    9.815999] wlp2s0: authenticate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[    9.825148] wlp2s0: send auth to xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (try 1/3)
[    9.868608] wlp2s0: authenticated
[    9.870031] wlp2s0: associate with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (try 1/3)
[    9.874042] wlp2s0: RX AssocResp from xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (capab=0x1011 status=0 aid=2)
[    9.877212] wlp2s0: associated
[    9.976363] wlp2s0: Limiting TX power to 23 (23 - 0) dBm as advertised by xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[   11.900982] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlp2s0: link becomes ready

But I’m not able to ping any address / hostname.

Is this related to dhcpcd?

Any ideas?

Relevant: Connect to wifi from command line on linux systems through the iwd (wireless daemon for linux)

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Solved by upgrading to Bullseye.

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