MEDIATEK MT7630e wi-fi adapter.. again

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MEDIATEK MT7630e wi-fi adapter.. again

Post by Linomint » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:18 pm

Dear specialists,

Kindly help with this adapter. I have seen a couple topics on this forum and on community website of linux mint (, and used them to install drivers for this adapter.
I have installed the newest Linux Mint version and installed all the updates it showed me. I am new to Linux.
The question. Once installed, the wi-fi adapter has worked fine, but later I had to reinstall it again after all the Mint updates. I have noticed wi-fi adapter to disappear again after a simple laptop closure (like when one does not shut the OS off, but just closes the laptop). Reboot did not help, even the re-installation did not help. Now later wi-fi reappeared again when I have inserted my Ethernet cable.. What is going wrong with this driver and how do I avoid this in future? Quite cumbersome, and my love with Linux may finish abruptly:(

I am using Cinamon environment.

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: dokota-laptop Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: MP50G
           Bios: American Megatrends v: MP50G002 X64 date: 03/16/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Celeron J1900 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 15993
           clock speeds: max: 2415 MHz 1: 1999 MHz 2: 1999 MHz 3: 1999 MHz
           4: 1999 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1368x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: MEDIATEK MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: mt7630e v: 2.3.8
           bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0f0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 563.5GB (3.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST500LT012 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: i size: 63.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 11G (23%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.46GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 71.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 1338.2/7853.4MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Any ideas please?
Thank you
Last edited by killer de bug on Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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