Get your Mediatek's MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter working in Linux

Get your Mediatek's MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter working in Linux

In some laptops like HP Probook 450 G1, Asus TP300LD, the inbuilt wireless network driver is Mediatek's MT7630e 802.11bgn. After installing any version of Ubuntu, the WiFi list as well as 'Enable WiFi' option in the network list will not appear in such devices. Hence, we gotta go through following steps to get that working!

  1. Firstly, confirm that your wireless network adapter is Mediatek's MT7630e 802.11bgn. To do so, open the Terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and type:
    sudo lshw -C network

    There you can see under '*-network':

    description: Wireless interface
    product: MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter

  2. After you confirm that your wireless network adapter is Mediatek's MT7630e 802.11bgn, carry on following codes:
    sudo apt-get install git build-essential
    git clone https://github.com/neurobin/MT7630E.git
    cd MT7630E/
    chmod +x install test uninstall
    sudo ./install

So there you go! Neither you should restart your machine, nor any extra application needed to get the WiFi adapter working!