Wireless networking in Linux is really easy to use. The wireless-tools allow to explore and configure wireless network.
There are a wide range of tools available for measuring network performance. Common ones are:
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Netlink is a flexible, robust, wire-format communications channel typically used for kernel to user communication although it can also be used for user to user and kernel to kernel communications.
Short list of conferences with Linux networking related attendees:
Page based on Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt.
A collection of network programs for the Linux operating system. This package includes: