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I'm brand-new to the world of Ubuntu, and completely clueless. I am trying to install a TP-Link Archer T1U USB wireless adapter, but I can't find an appropriate driver. The TP-Link website only states driver support up to kernel 3.16. I tried following their instructions anyway, but of course it didn't work.

My lsusb report:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c048 Logitech, Inc. G9 Laser Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 2357:0105
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

And no proprietary or additional drivers show up under "Software & Updates".

Help!

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I got this wireless adapter working on Ubuntu with kernel 4.4.

I added a driver to my PPA. It can be installed by

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mt7610u-dkms
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  • All I get is E: Unable to locate package mt7610u-dkms – Daniel Buckmaster Mar 25 '17 at 3:13
  • This works great on Ubuntu 16.04. Doesn't work on Linux Mint 18.1 sadly. I am new to Linux so cannot add much to why it doesn't work on mint. – Samaursa Mar 31 '17 at 4:13
  • I tried this on Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty) and got this error: E: The repository 'ppa.launchpad.net/hanipouspilot/rtlwifi/ubuntu zesty Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. – Adam Dingle Jun 5 '17 at 20:56
  • This PPA does not support zesty. – Pilot6 Jun 5 '17 at 21:47
  • Further to my last comment: I just tried this again with Ubuntu 16, not 15, and it seems to work! – Daniel Buckmaster Jul 6 '17 at 23:39
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As stated here

http://forum.tp-link.com/showthread.php?84046-AC-450-Wireless-Nano-USB-Adapter-Archer-T1U-Linux-drivers

the official driver is not compiling anymore.

One workaround (using kernel 4.4.0-45-generic here atm) is to replace all occurrences of "-Wall" with "-Wno-unused-variable -Wno-error=date-time" in MODULE/os/linux/config.mk

After "make install" succeeded, reinsert the stick and check with "iwconfig" if device "ra0" (or similar) shows up.

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