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?

  • If you unplug and reseat the adapter does the computer recognize it and does it work properly? – Nug U Sep 2 '16 at 5:58


  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
    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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.