Ubuntu – How to install driver for Linksys ae6000 wireless usb adapter

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I am very new to linux and don't quite understand how to install/update anything via the command line. I am running 64 bit ubuntu 14.04 and have connected to the internet only when using the Ethernet cable. I have researched somewhat on what I need to do to install the WiFi USB adapter for linksys ae6000 but unfortunately I am very lost in the whole process. Do I need to build the driver and if so where do I start?

Best Answer

Steps:

  1. Unplug WiFi dongle from USB
  2. Update your sources and upgrade if any:

    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    
  3. Install GNU compiler collection:

    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    
  4. Install git:

    sudo apt-get install git

  5. Get sources:

    git clone https://sanrath@bitbucket.org/sanrath/mediatek_mt7610u_sta_driver_linux-64bit.git
    
  6. Build driver:

    cd mediatek_mt7610u_sta_driver_linux-64bit
    make clean
    make 
    sudo make install 
    
  7. After the last command connect your USB WiFi adapter to any USB port.
  8. If you still can't see it:

    sudo ifconfig ra0 up
    sudo service network-manager restart
    

Then you should have it working and seeing the wireless networks.

Thanks to pintu for making this possible