Ubuntu: How to get USB wireless Linksys AE6000 to work on Ubuntu



Question:

I just installed Ubuntu 16.0.4 and no Wifi connections are showing up in my networks. So I tried:

sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source  

And this didn't change anything even though it installed successfully. Then I tried updating the system, which also didn't help.

I then tried the troubleshooting guide, and the first step tells me to write

nm-tool   

in the terminal. This command isn't recognized.

So I try lshw -C network to see if my device is recognized at all. It's not -- only the ethernet I'm using. So then I try

sudo lsusb -v  

And it shows that apparently my USB device is being detected:

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13b1:003e Linksys AE6000 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless Adapter [MediaTek MT7610U]  

But, the docs don't tell me what to do beyond finding out what type of device I have. What steps can I take to activate this wireless/download the drivers I need? Thanks.

EDIT:

Output of dkms status :

mt7610u, 0.2, 4.4.0-38-generic, x86_64: installed  

Output of usb-devices | awk '/003e/' RS= :

T:  Bus=01 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=05 Cnt=03 Dev#=  5 Spd=480 MxCh= 0  D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1  P:  Vendor=13b1 ProdID=003e Rev=01.00  S:  Manufacturer=Cisco  S:  Product=Linksys AE6000  S:  SerialNumber=0009  C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=500mA  I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 8 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)  


Solution:1

Disable Secure Boot in BIOS and run in terminal

sudo apt purge bcmwl-kernel-source  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi  sudo apt update  sudo apt install mt7610u-dkms  

Reboot.

This will remove Broadcom drivers and install Mediatek ones.


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