I'm following the instructions(the instructions are included in the zip) to compile the driver for the TP-Link ac600 wireless adapter but I get this error when executing sudo make

make[3]: *** [/home/jonas/Documents/tplinkac600driver/Archer_T2U_V1_150901 /Driver/UTIL/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_usb_util.o] Error 1 Makefile:1524: recipe for target '_module_/home/jonas/Documents/tplinkac600driver/Archer_T2U_V1_150901/Driver/UTIL/os/linux' failed make[2]: *** [_module_/home/jonas/Documents/tplinkac600driver/Archer_T2U_V1_150901/Driver/UTIL/os/linux] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.10.0-38-generic' Makefile:527: recipe for target 'osutil' failed make[1]: *** [osutil] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/jonas/Documents/tplinkac600driver/Archer_T2U_V1_150901/Driver/UTIL' Makefile:3: recipe for target 'all' failed make: *** [all] Error 2

lsusb output:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 174f:14e8 Syntek 
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:761a Ralink Technology, Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

lsmod output:

Module                  Size  Used by
mt7610u               638976  0


enp9s0    no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlp8s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"cisco"  
      Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 4C:00:82:DF:DF:94   
      Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s   Tx-Power=22 dBm   
      Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
      Power Management:on
      Link Quality=53/70  Signal level=-57 dBm  
      Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
      Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:76   Missed beacon:0

Ouput of all commands: https://imgur.com/a/3GuMC


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At the suggestion of my colleague @heynnema, let's try, with a temporary working internet connection:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y git
git clone https://github.com/ulli-kroll/mt7610u.git
cd mt7610u
sudo make installfw
sudo insmod mt7610u.ko

We anxiously await your good report.

  • It didn't give any errors but do I need to do anything after this to make sure the driver is used by the adapter? Because in lsmodit shows the driver but the Used by section is empty. I'll add the output to the question
    – DreamsInHD
    Nov 3, 2017 at 9:03
  • What does iwconfig report?
    – chili555
    Nov 3, 2017 at 12:06
  • I added it to the question
    – DreamsInHD
    Nov 3, 2017 at 12:12
  • I also added a link to a screenshot of all the commands executed and their output
    – DreamsInHD
    Nov 3, 2017 at 13:05
  • I thought it worked but ubuntu says "device not managed" when I want to connect to a network
    – DreamsInHD
    Nov 3, 2017 at 13:24

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