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?


4 Answers 4


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

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).

  • This works like a charm for me too, but it doesn't stick: maybe a week later I have to run all the process again. Do you know a way of doing it so I don't have to repeat the process every now and then? Thanks. (By the way, I'm on 14.04) Feb 29, 2016 at 2:08
  • how do i install this wsithout wifi...
    – dopatraman
    Apr 23, 2016 at 16:42
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    This solution will require to re-install the driver after each kernel upgrade.
    – Pilot6
    Jul 29, 2016 at 15:01

In my case (ubuntu desktop 16.04.4 LTS) this worked

Download release package from https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E/archive/release.zip

unzip the zip file and in the unzipped directory

sudo chmod +x install
sudo ./install
  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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