How To Install wlanctl-ng on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install wlanctl-ng on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update wlanctl-ng as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install linux-wlan-ng
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install linux-wlan-ng

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is wlanctl-ng and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install wlanctl-ng on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install wlanctl-ng on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install wlanctl-ng using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install linux-wlan-ng

Install wlanctl-ng on CentOS 8 using yum

Because wlanctl-ng is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install wlanctl-ng package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install linux-wlan-ng

How to upgrade (update) a single package wlanctl-ng using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like wlanctl-ng in this example you should use the following command:

yum update linux-wlan-ng

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade linux-wlan-ng

How to Upgrade wlanctl-ng on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update linux-wlan-ng

How To remove wlanctl-ng from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the wlanctl-ng package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove linux-wlan-ng

Extra info and code examples

linux-wlan-ng is a set of drivers and utilities that is intended to provide the full range of IEEE 802.11 MAC management capabilities for use in user-mode utilities and scripts. The package currently supports the Intersil 802.11b Prism2, Prism2.5, and Prism3 reference designs for PCMCIA, PCI, and USB. Additionally, the package includes support for the PLX9052 based PCI to PCMCIA adapter with a few different PCMCIA cards. Please note that you probably do not need this package: The prism2_usb driver is included in the default kernel packages since 2.6.31. If you need firmware loading for your prism2_usb device, please just install the prism2-usb-firmware-installer package. This package ships legacy utilities and scripts for advanced configuration and user-space firmware downloading (support for non-USB devices).

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You now have a full guide on how to install wlanctl-ng using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the wlanctl-ng from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install wlanctl-ng on CentOS 8

How To Install wlanctl-ng on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install wlanctl-ng on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install wlanctl-ng on Debian 11

How To Install wlanctl-ng on Fedora 34