little radio driver needed

Dave Stevens geek at
Thu Dec 31 02:45:32 UTC 2015

Quoting Nils Kassube <kassube at>:

> Dave Stevens wrote:
>> I was given a teeny usb radio for wifi but no docs or drivers, want to
>> use it with ubuntu. I think it works, the donor says it is unused.
>> When I plug it in this is what I get from dmesg:
>> [13798.083114] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=148f,
>> idProduct=760b
> Searching for vendor and product ID gave some results like [1]. From
> that link I found out that the module name should be something like
> mt7601. While such a module name doesn't exist for the standard 14.04
> kernel, I also checked the latest HWE kernel for 14.04 - that would be
> the package "linux-generic-lts-wily". There the module name is mt7601u
> and "modinfo mt7601u |grep 760B" has this output:
> alias:          usb:v148Fp760Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
> alias:          usb:v0E8Dp760Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
> So the first of these two lines indicates, that your part should be
> supported by the wily kernel.
> isL
> Nils

Thanks, Connie, Nils. I'm almost there. I found and installed the  
driver and now have a script like this:

#! /bin/bash
ifconfig wlan0
iwconfig wlan0 essid bigkahoona
dhclient wlan0

and running that then ifconfig gives no errors then this:

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:36:76:34:12:15
           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
           RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

At this point the activity log on the router shows that it has  
connected a wireless pc but as you can see from above there isn't an  
ip address on 192.168.x.x. Any ideas why?


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