Ubuntu: How do I get Mediatek MT7630E 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter working?



Question:

It worked with the pre-installed Ubuntu, but after re-installing Ubuntu dual-boot with Windows 8.1, the WiFi is not working.

Is there a driver for this adapter that will work on Ubuntu 12.04?


Solution:1

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), then run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install git build-essential  git clone https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E.git  cd MT7630E/  chmod +x install test uninstall  sudo ./install  

Works like a charm for me (Asus TP300LD).


Solution:2

A better solution is to install the driver using DKMS. This way you won't need to re-install it after kernel uprades. Do it this way:

sudo apt-get install git dkms build-essential  git clone https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E.git  cd MT7630E/  sudo make dkms  


Solution:3

  1. Check this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1220146 and mark it as affecting you if it wasn't fixed yet.
  2. Install old 3.5 kernel (3.5.0-17 in my case)
  3. Download https://github.com/anthonywong/mt7630 , edit hardcoded kernel versions, compile it and load the modules with the load.sh

P.S. Latest Unity will not work on 3.5 so you will have to install alternative DE.


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