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Linux support for MT7610U based products

Compatibility information

Chipset VID&PID 0e8d:7610
Related products AWUS036ACHM, Tube-UAC2
Linux Hardware https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=usb:0e8d-7610

Support status:

Kali 2021.2 Works out-of-the-box
Kali 2020.4 Works out-of-the-box
Ubuntu 20.10 Works out-of-the-box
Ubuntu 20.04 Works out-of-the-box
Debian 10.7.0 Works
Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) Works out-of-the-box

Drivers

Linux kernel mainline

LKDDb https://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/MT76_CORE.html
Support kernel versions >= 4.19
Linux Wireless Wiki https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/mediatek

Driver installation

Kali

The device is plug and play, needn't do anything.

Ubuntu

The device is plug and play, needn't do anything.

Debian

step 1: Add non-free APT source

Append following configuration to the file /etc/apt/sources.list or a file under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ buster non-free

Note

Replace buster to your system's code name

step 2: Run commands to install firmware

sudo apt update
sudo apt install firmware-misc-nonfree

Raspberry Pi OS

Old firmware-misc-nonfree package has some required files missing. If the device somehow fails to initialize, update this package to the latest version and you're good to go.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install firmware-misc-nonfree