BrosTrend WNA016 Wi-Fi adapter

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BrosTrend WNA016 Wi-Fi adapter

Post by Palyndol » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:15 am

I recently installed Linux Mint onto my PC and I can't seem to download the drivers for my Wi-Fi adapter, and this leads to me not being able to connect to Wi-Fi. I've downloaded the driver folder from the website and opened it in the terminal, typed in "make," and got this:

make -C UTIL/ osutil
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL'
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6.util /home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/4.10.0-40-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux modules
make[2]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.10.0-40-generic'
CC [M] /home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_usb_util.o
/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_usb_util.c: In function ‘rausb_fill_bulk_urb’:
/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_usb_util.c:425:68: error: passing argument 6 of ‘usb_fill_bulk_urb’ from incompatible pointer type [-Werror=incompatible-pointer-types]
usb_fill_bulk_urb(urb, dev, pipe, transfer_buffer, buffer_length, complete_fn,
In file included from /home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/include/os/rt_linux.h:40:0,
from /home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/include/rtmp_os.h:48,
from /home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/include/rtmp_comm.h:62,
from /home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_usb_util.c:18:
./include/linux/usb.h:1540:20: note: expected ‘usb_complete_t {aka void (*)(struct urb *)}’ but argument is of type ‘USB_COMPLETE_HANDLER {aka void (*)(void *)}’
static inline void usb_fill_bulk_urb(struct urb *urb,
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
scripts/ recipe for target '/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_usb_util.o' failed
make[3]: *** [/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux/../../os/linux/rt_usb_util.o] Error 1
Makefile:1524: recipe for target '_module_/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux' failed
make[2]: *** [_module_/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL/os/linux] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.10.0-40-generic'
Makefile:508: recipe for target 'osutil' failed
make[1]: *** [osutil] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/paly/Downloads/DPA_mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3004_rev1_20140529/UTIL'
Makefile:3: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

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Re: BrosTrend WNA016 Wi-Fi adapter

Post by jimallyn » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:18 am

You will often find that following the manufacturer's instructions is the worst way to install drivers in Linux. We have several people on the forums who are quite knowledgeable on wifi and drivers. My advice would be to wait until one of them (probably JeremyB) shows up to assist.

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Re: BrosTrend WNA016 Wi-Fi adapter

Post by JeremyB » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:57 pm

In terminal

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sudo apt-get install git build-essential 
git clone
cd mt7610u
sudo make installfw
sudo cp mt7610u.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod -a
This may or may not work, if it doesn't I would find a different adapter to use. Back in July chili555 posted on ubuntuforums that there wasn't any way to get these to work, however the source code has been changed recently and it may work

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