Background - Computer ASUS TP500LN - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Clean Install from bootable USB Drive (created from Ubuntu's Instructions) - Have downloaded MT760e-release driver - Do not have internet access from this computer - An ethernet cable does not allow access to the internet - During the Install process I can access the internet using the ethernet cable.

Problem I follow the instruction to install the driver, but received this error LINE 10 : make not recongised.


  1. How can I install make so I can then install the driver?
  2. Is there a method to install the driver without make?
  3. Is there a method to install the driver during installation?
  4. Is there a method to tell Ubuntu that the USB can be used as software source (replacing the CD/DVD option)

General Odd Questions

  1. Why can the installer connect to the internet and not the OS using a wired connection?
  2. Why is Ubuntu still using CD/DVD as the only option for software source (aside from the net)
  • To use the make command you need to have the build-essential package installed. sudo apt-get install build-essential. – ejjl Aug 2 '18 at 17:15
  • Update 3/08: Now Internet via Ethernet cable – Elliott Pilton Aug 2 '18 at 23:49
  • @Edmund L : Thank you for the lead, I do have the problem that I cannot use apt-get because I have no internet (prior my update). I have since tried that and the install of the driver freezes. – Elliott Pilton Aug 2 '18 at 23:52

After waiting the Ethernet Cable allowed connection to the Internet. (Thanks to Edmund L for the first command)

From there the commands are:

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get git linux-headers-generic libelf-dev dkms
git clone https://github.com/benjarobin/MT7630E.git
cd ~/Downloads/MT7630E
sudo chmod +x ./install
sudo ./install
sudo dkms
  • Did you get the WiFi card to work? – ejjl Aug 3 '18 at 9:54

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