Why "iwconfig" command used for configuring wireless NICs, does not work in RHEL7?

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)7.0.
  • Wireless-tools package.

Issue

  • We are unable to find iwconfig command.
  • We are unable to find wireless-tools packages in RHEL7 repository.

Resolution

  • The wireless-tools package which provides iwconfig has been deprecated in RHEL7.
  • It has been replaced with iw command which comes with iw-3.10-4.el7.x86_64 package.

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