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Postby Pete/b » 2018-11-27 18:19

hello I'm trying find and install the driver for my asus usb-n53 adapter can anyone help? thanks
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Re: wifi driver

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-27 18:21

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Re: wifi driver

Postby Pete/b » 2018-11-28 11:16

i followed the installation guide and it doesn't seem to be working i added contrib non-free when i installed my graphics card drivers do i need to do it again?
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Re: wifi driver

Postby None1975 » 2018-11-28 13:47

Pete/b wrote: do i need to do it again?

No, you do not need to do this.
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Re: wifi driver

Postby Pete/b » 2018-11-28 16:45

I have gone through the installation no idea why it won't work can anyone help?
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Re: wifi driver

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-28 17:06

Pete/b wrote:I have gone through the installation

Are you sure?

Please post the output of
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apt policy firmware-misc-nonfree
ip link

EDIT: you need to reboot after installing the firmware.
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Re: wifi driver

Postby Pete/b » 2018-11-28 17:44

apt policy firmware-misc-nonfree

firmware-misc-nonfree:
Installed: 20161130-4
Candidate: 20161130-4
Version table:
*** 20161130-4 500
500 http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian stretch/non-free amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: enp2s6: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 00:19:db:75:e3:f9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
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Re: wifi driver

Postby stevepusser » 2018-11-28 18:43

Remove the adapter, then plug it back in again. Then run "dmesg" in the terminal (might need sudo or root on Debian). Copy and paste here in a code box the lines you see about and after at the end about the machine seeing a new usb device and trying to load a driver for it.
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Re: wifi driver

Postby Pete/b » 2018-11-28 18:50

[code][ 2909.881330] usb 1-4: USB disconnect, device number 3
[ 3000.928036] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[ 3001.077652] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=180b
[ 3001.077658] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 3001.077661] usb 1-4: Product: 802.11ac WLAN
[ 3001.077665] usb 1-4: Manufacturer: MediaTek Inc.
[ 3001.077668] usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 000000000
[ 3241.709708] usb 1-4: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 3280.156036] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[ 3280.305595] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=180b
[ 3280.305601] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 3280.305604] usb 1-4: Product: 802.11ac WLAN
[ 3280.305608] usb 1-4: Manufacturer: MediaTek Inc.
[ 3280.305612] usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 000000000
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Re: wifi driver

Postby stevepusser » 2018-11-28 20:49

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[ 3280.305595] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=180b


Hmmm--that doesn't match the dmesg output on the wikidevi page for the USB ID, though they warn of different revisions for the device. I don't see that device ID in the modinfo output for the rt2800usb driver, either. Off to search the web for that 0b05:180b ID...

Oh, it's this thing: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_USB-N53_B1 It needs you to build a driver from source, because it's not in the kernel.
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Re: wifi driver

Postby Pete/b » 2018-11-28 21:42

Building a driver from source isn't something I've done before would I be better off getting a more compatible wifi adapter
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Re: wifi driver

Postby sunrat » 2018-11-28 22:10

It's really easy to build most drivers. For this one, just follow the instructions here, four easy steps: https://github.com/jurobystricky/Netgear-A6210
You may need to install the packages build-essential and git first.
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Re: wifi driver

Postby stevepusser » 2018-11-28 22:40

sunrat wrote:It's really easy to build most drivers. For this one, just follow the instructions here, four easy steps: https://github.com/jurobystricky/Netgear-A6210
You may need to install the packages build-essential and git first.


Do you have a Net connection on the target machine? If so, install module-assistant and run as root or with sudo:

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m-a prepare


That will install the compilers and kernel headers automatically that you need to build a driver.

You can also directly download a tarball of the source from the "Releases" link on github without messing with git, or a zip of the source by pressing the "Download" button. You can search these forums for "mt7612u" too, since other users have had the same device.
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Re: wifi driver

Postby sunrat » 2018-11-28 23:03

stevepusser wrote:You can also directly download a tarball of the source from the "Releases" link on github without messing with git, or a zip of the source by pressing the "Download" button.

I would just download it but I mentioned git as that's what the instructions on that Github page show. Easier than writing new instructions. :roll: :mrgreen:
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Re: wifi driver

Postby stevepusser » 2018-11-29 02:21

Yeah...the build instructions assume the user has sudo enabled by default, which is not always the case in Debian. Don't want beginners to fall into that trap.
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