Package Details: mt7610u_wifi_sta 4606187-3

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/mt7610u_wifi_sta.git (read-only)
Package Base: mt7610u_wifi_sta
Description: Kernel module for MediaTek MT7610U chipset featured in TP-Link Archer T2U and T2UH, TP-Link TL-WDN5200, ASUS USB-AC50, ASUS USB-AC51, Comcast Xfinity KXW02AAA, D-Link DWA-171 rev B1 and more
Upstream URL: https://github.com/Myria-de/mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3002_dpo_20130916
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: kreon
Maintainer: kreon
Last Packager: kreon
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-11-15 12:41
Last Updated: 2017-01-31 18:48

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lothar_m commented on 2016-05-21 16:41

i am experiencing the same issue as kaszak696, ie, once the package is installed and the usb dongle (tp-link T2UH) connected the system freezes completely, requiring a reboot.

The install goes fine once i corrected the typo on the PKGBUILD (as cyrelk pointed out) and i can see that both

/usr/lib/modules/4.5.4-1-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/os/linux/mt7610u_sta.ko
/etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat

exist in the system.

The only thing missing, as far as i can see, is that lsmod doesn't list the module as loaded, so i have loaded it manually. however as soon as i plug the dongle in, the system hangs.

I am running an updated machine with vanilla kernel.


edh commented on 2016-05-11 16:24

I created a dkms (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) [1] based package [2] as an alternative to this one. It fetches the same source and the build process is identical but by using dkms the rebuilding is done automatically on a kernel update. Plus it build modules for all currently installed kernels instead of just the one which is currently in use. For a kernel module which has to be build on the local computer eitherway there is usually no gain in installing it directly to the module tree. However since the *prebuild* module is not contained in the package, the use case might be different and both packages server their own purpose.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dynamic_Kernel_Module_Support
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/mt7610u_sta-dkms-git/

Anonymous comment on 2016-04-16 14:55

for info works like a champ :) much much better than the crap inside my HP stream 11 (rtl8723be)

Anonymous comment on 2016-04-16 14:03

Hi,

I've compiled the package but there is something strange. It tries to install a 'mt7650u' module not 'mt7610u'. Easy to correct but maybe it's a typo?

The module is now installed on my notebook and it activates the dongle (asus ac51), i'm now trying to connect but it's for another story :)

kaszak696 commented on 2016-03-04 18:40

@edh

The crash only happens when the dongle is inserted and module installed, without it i can modprobe the driver and it will just sit there not causing any ruckus. Inserting the dongle with the driver uninstalled does nothing as well. Only when you do both the fun starts.

edh commented on 2016-03-04 18:27

@kaszak696
Admittedly it is really quite astonishing that one module breaks the whole kernel. This should not even happen in case the dongle really is broken.
Just a quick follow up question: Does the system breaks as well if the module is not loaded but the stick is inserted?

kaszak696 commented on 2016-03-04 18:11

Okay, so here are mu findings so far.

I tried the vanilla and LTS kernels from the repo, both crash like zen. Then i searched github and tried a few other repositories, most did not even compile, except this one: https://github.com/xtknight/mt7610u-linksys-ae6000-wifi-fixes . Still, kernel completely dies as soon as the dongle is inserted into USB. It's quite impressive to be honest, a single USB driver bringing the entire Linux kernel to it's knees xD. At this point i suspect my dongle is simply broken, as it started to cause issues in Windows as well. I'll exchange it on warranty and see if it gets better. Kudos to ASUS, from all these nice wireless chip manufacturers, they chose that MediaTek trash. Sigh, i really should research stuff i buy... Rant mode off, i'll report if anything changes.

edh commented on 2016-02-27 21:35

@kaszak696
Unfortunatly I think you are right :(
Whish you best of luck with such a sever problem. I hope you manage to extact more information.

kaszak696 commented on 2016-02-27 21:22

@edh
The problem is that as soon as i insert the dongle into USB port, my entire system freezes and i can't extract any logs. If i try to boot with the dongle, it just gives me a cryptic backtrace and reboots immediately. I'll try to do some troubleshotting when i have time, although expecting MediaTek to fix their code is as productive as yelling at clouds :p

edh commented on 2016-02-27 20:30

@kaszak696
It works for me... It gives some errors which definitely should have been fixed by the developers but it does work though. However I use the stock Arch Linux kernel 4.4.1 and you may encounter different results on other kernels. Just post your errors (maybe to pastebin or something similiar) and one might find a fix.