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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2017, 02:00:12 pm »
Okay I've fixed the makefile to include an "install" rule .. so let's get rid of the old copy:
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cd ~/Desktopthen
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rm mt7610u-driver.tar.gzthen
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rm -r mt7610u-driver


And now let's try again...

Connect with an ethernet cable and run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktopthen
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/mt7610u-driver.tar.gzthen
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tar xvf mt7610u-driver.tar.gzthen
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cd ~/Desktop/mt7610u-driverthen
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makethen
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sudo make installthen
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sudo modprobe mt7610udid wireless spring to life ?

If so, does it survive a reboot ?

If so, you can delete the mt7610u-driver directory from the desktop, but I suggest you keep the mt7610u-driver.tar.gz archive somewhere as you may need to rebuild the driver after a kernel upgrade.
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2017, 01:37:32 am »
Good morning  :)

It made it past the sudo make install, produced nothing for the sudo modprobe mt7610u, previously was FATAL8)  After reboot the wifi network, then became available with usual addresses, not before...?   :-\

When I inserted usb aerial and enter my wifi-password it did attempt to seek wifi signal, more of a tease than anything.  :-\  As our American buddies say, close, but no cigar lol.  :P


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It seems that this usb aerial with its alleged dual band 2G and 5G signal is a sack of manure, do you know of a reasonable priced dongle that will give me preferably a minimum of 300mbps, which I can just plug and go..?   ;)

Regards Cavy   :D
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2017, 06:37:18 am »
Before you look for another, what's the output from:
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rfkill listand
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sudo lshw -C networkand
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iwlist scan
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2017, 10:11:48 am »

With the iwlist scan, it lists mine and my neighbours wifi   ;)

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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2017, 12:43:11 pm »
So what makes you say it's not working ?
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2017, 01:38:59 pm »
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2017, 02:10:02 pm »
that image is showing the wireless adapter as "DISABLED" .. yet the "lshw" output above doesn't show it as disabled  :-\

check it's not disabled with
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sudo lshw -C networkand
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rfkill list
and if it's NOT disabled, try deleting any wireless profiles in networkmanager and recreating one.
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2017, 02:27:38 pm »
If I knew its device name, it might work. But how...?  :(

The old coal powered dongle identifies itself no probs.   ;)

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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2017, 02:37:57 pm »
You are confusing matters again by posting images of output from the old working adapter .. this is irrelevant, and just confuses matters .. I ONLY want info about the non-working adapter.

And can you not post images, rather the terminal output .. I can't copy/paste from an image.

what is the output from:
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rfkill list
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 02:44:49 pm »
Okay removed other dongle image.

This is the entire output from previous question.

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anthony@tower ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for anthony:
  *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
       logical name: enp0s31f6
       version: 31
       serial: d0:17:c2:8a:4d:1b
       size: 1Gbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k duplex=full firmware=0.7-4 ip=192.168.0.11 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s
       resources: irq:124 memory:f7000000-f701ffff
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: wlan0
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=RALINK WLAN multicast=yes wireless=Ralink STA
anthony@tower ~ $ rfkill list
1: phy1: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
anthony@tower ~ $ iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

enp0s31f6  Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     Failed to read scan data : Network is down

anthony@tower ~ $


rfkill list same as previous.

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anthony@tower ~ $ rfkill list
1: phy1: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
anthony@tower ~ $
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2017, 03:31:13 pm »
Okay you'll have to give me a day or so to test out some other drivers building against the 4.4 kernel in a VM, because I'm currently running the 4.8 kernel series so the build may be going differently.
(I'll try to do this tomorrow)

Meanwhile, let's get rid of that driver:
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sudo make uninstall
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2017, 03:00:57 am »
Okey Dokey mate   :D

Drivers uninstalled following your above instructions. Cheers  8)

Your earlier comment about possible issues arising after a kernel upgrade:

If so, you can delete the mt7610u-driver directory from the desktop, but I suggest you keep the mt7610u-driver.tar.gz archive somewhere as you may need to rebuild the driver after a kernel upgrade.

I have read somewhere (probably Pjotr's site), about pinning your known working kernel to eliminate potential issues with drivers after an upgrade.   ;)  I will bow to your opinion on this matter, if you do not think it is a wise move.   ;)
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Re: RT2870STA wifi Driver
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2017, 12:46:08 pm »
I haven't forgotten this cavy, just feeling a bit **it today :-X
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