Ubuntu: Ralink wifi dongle currently not working (but used to)



Question:

Cant get my wifi dongle to work. Plenty of topics (including those on askubuntu.com) about those dongles, but I just cant get mine to work. I did it once, but my room mate was using this laptop while I was away. I do not know what he did in the meantime and now he's away an I cant ask.

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter

dmesg

[ +0,007837] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=7601

[ +0,000006] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3

[ +0,000003] usb 1-1: Product: 802.11 n WLAN

[ +0,000004] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: MediaTek

[ +0,000003] usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 1.0

royal@asus:~$ lsmod | grep mt7

mt7601Usta 602112 0

royal@asus:~$ dmesg | grep mt7

[ 19.267438] mt7601Usta: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel

did this: http://pastebin.com/raw/0JpEwUu7 didn't help.

wat do?


Solution:1

Disable secure boot in your BIOS. This will allow the driver that you installed load properly.

Optional...

If your driver works, you can install the dkms version of this driver, so you don't have to recompile it with every kernel update, add this ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thopiekar/mt7601  sudo apt-get update  

Then remove the driver that you installed:

cd mt7601usta/src   sudo make uninstall  

And install the ppa driver.

Reference: https://code.launchpad.net/%7Ethopiekar/+archive/ubuntu/mt7601


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