How to Uninstall and Install iw on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 19, 2022

This package contains the ‘iw’ command line tool which allows to configure and show information about wireless devices. I will show you how to install iw on Ubuntu 22.04 in this guide.

Requirements to install

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older versions with more than 2GB RAM
  • Privileges: Ensure that you are able to execute the sudo commands line.

Prerequisites to install iw on Ubuntu 22.04

Install iw Ubuntu 22.04

iw is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install iw using APT

This is one of the popular ways to install any Ubuntu packages because it is simple to understand, even if you are a Linux novice. Following these instructions to install iw on your Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating, you can install iw Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install iw

Install iw using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already installed it on Ubuntu, run this command to do so.

sudo apt-get -y install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install iw by following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start installing the packages on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install iw Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo aptitude install iw

Uninstall iw on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

This command can be used to uninstall iw from Ubuntu 22.04 if it was installed using APT or Aptitude.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove iw

To uninstall iw and remove its data and dependencies, you can also use the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge iw

Summary

In this guide, I showed you ways to install iw on Ubuntu 22.04 and some ways to uninstall iw too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.