This project serves the purpose of adding IEEE 802.15.4. and 6LoWPAN support to the Linux kernel network stack. Direct integration into the kernel stack allows for using all its capabilities and features.

While the protocol implementation resides inside the mainline Linux kernel, the needed configuration utilities are some small userspace applications bundled in a wpan-tools distribution.


All community communications on this project are happening on the project mailing list or its IRC channel. Don’t be shy and get in contact if you have questions or contributions you want to make.

Mailinglist:, Archive

IRC: #linux-wpan on


This small website features a list of hardware we support, a project roadmap, the wpan-tools distribution, contribution guidelines, some documentation and a list of related resources.