Ubuntu and Embedded Linux(Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi etc.) drivers for MediaTek MT7601u Wireless Chipset. Support Access Point(AP) and Station Mode(STA). Tested on 32-64 Bit Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi 2 with all kernels since v4.0.0+. You can use this driver for internet sharing(hotspot), robotic, file transfer or ssh.
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Raspberry Pi MT7601u ACCESS POINT AND STATION MODE SUPPORT

Getting Started

This example will teach you for using unsupported Mediatek MT7601u based wireless chipsets as Access Point mode in Linux systems. So you can use this wireless antenna in your embedded or desktop based Linux robotic projects or sharing your internet connection(as like hotspot). No hardware and programming skills required. We will not use hostapd driver. Just follow what I write.

Plug your Wi-Fi antenna to your PC or Raspberry Pi and write this command to check if you have Clone MT7601.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsusb

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Look this image if Ralink ID is equal with your Wi-Fi dongle then everything is fine. Your module will work. Follow instractions for your linux based operating systems.

ON UBUNTU 32-64 BIT SYSTEMS…

On Ubuntu 16.04 32-64 bit LTS systems, you can compile this driver easily. But you must be first update your system with these commands.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

GETTING DRIVER ON UBUNTU 32-64 BIT SYSTEMS…

If you dont have git package then you install with this command.

sudo apt-get install git

GETTING SOURCE CODE FROM THIS REPOSITORY

Get this driver with git clone method from this repo. Type to terminal

sudo git clone https://github.com/muratdemirtas/MT7601u.git

COMPILING DRIVER ON UBUNTU 32-64 BIT SYSTEMS…

Driver will download after this command to your home directory. Open downloaded driver folder with

cd /mt7601u

ACCESS POINT CONFIGURATION…

if you want to change your Access Point configuration, use this command for opening. If you have nano package then you can use vim,gedit or install nano package with following command (default ssid : Rpi_Hotspot_Free, password:1234567890)

sudo apt-get install nano -y
sudo nano  /home/pi/mt7601u/etc/Wireless/RT2870AP/RT2870AP.dat

COMPILING DRIVER…

Write your settings and save for configuration, press “ctrl-w” + press “y” and press enter. Compile your driver with this commands.

cd mt7601u/
sudo cp -v /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/Module.symvers src/os/linux
sudo make clean && make all && make install 
sudo rm -rvf src/os/linux/Module.symvers

AFTER COMPILING SOURCE CODE…

So you if not receive any error messages and success , driver is compiled and ready for Access Point mode. Make install command will deploy your Access Point drivers (rtnet7601Uap, mt7601Uap) to kernel automatically. But old MT7601 Chipset kernel module must be remove from Linux kernel system. Only and easy way fort his, add old mt7601 kernel module to Linux blacklist. So you can this easy with these commands.

Just open your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

and add drivername using following syntax:

blacklist mt7601u 

press “ctrl-w” + press “y” and press enter for save.

ATTENTION

EDIT: In later versions since 12.10 (12.04?) the file is /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Reboot your system and use lsmod command to show the status of modules in the Linux Kernel. If you dont see any modüle as “mt7601u” then success.

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Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/110341/how-to-blacklist-kernel-modules

After reboot your system, Access Point is established and wait for dhcp install.

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DHCP SERVER INSTALLATION

At this moment, you can connect your Access Point but you can’t obtain IP adress because DHCP server isn’t installed. Install with these commands..(You may need to sudo apt-get update if the Pi can't seem to get to the apt-get repositories)

sudo apt-get install hostapd isc-dhcp-server

Next, we will edit /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf, a file that sets up our DHCP server - this allows wifi connections to automatically get IP addresses, DNS, etc. Run this command to edit the file

sudo nano /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf 

Find the lines that say

option domain-name "example.org"; 
option domain-name-servers ns1.example.org, ns2.example.org;

and change them to add a # in the beginning so they say

#option domain-name "example.org";
#option domain-name-servers ns1.example.org, ns2.example.org; 

Find the lines that say # If this DHCP server is the official DHCP server for the local # network, the authoritative directive should be uncommented

authoritative;

Then scroll down to the bottom and add the following lines

subnet 192.168.42.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
range 192.168.42.10 192.168.42.50; 
option broadcast-address 192.168.42.255; 
option routers 192.168.42.1;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200; 
option domain-name "local"; 
option domain-name-servers 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4;
}

Save the file by typing in Control-X then Y then return

Run

sudo nano /etc/default/isc-dhcp-server 

and scroll down to INTERFACES="" and update it to say INTERFACES="ra0"

Or whatever the name of your wifi adapter is! Source: https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/setting-up-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-wifi-access-point.pdf

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set static IP for your wifi card type and route packages for internet share type these commands to terminal

sudo ifconfig ra0 192.168.42.1
sudo iptables -F
sudo sh -c "echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward "
sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o ra0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i ra0 -o eth0 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -t nat -S

So your Access Point is ready and internet sharing will work

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ON RASPBERRY PI EMBEDDED LINUX 32-64 BIT SYSTEMS…

For compiling this module, use these commands for compiling and take a coffee.

git clone https://github.com/muratdemirtas/MT7601u.git
cd mt7601u/
sudo cp -v /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/Module.symvers src/os/linux
sudo make clean && make all && make install
sudo rm -rvf src/os/linux/Module.symvers
sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo rmmod mt7601u
sudo ifconfig ra0 up
sudo ifconfig ra0 192.168.42.1
sudo iptables -F
sudo sh -c "echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward "
sudo iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -o ra0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A FORWARD -i ra0 -o eth0 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -t nat -S
sudo service isc-dhcp-server restart

ATTENTION

if you receive "Makefile:387: recipe for target 'LINUX' failed". You need to get Raspberry Pi linux headers using rpi-source.

sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/notro/rpi-source/master/rpi-source -O /usr/bin/rpi-source  
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-source 
/usr/bin/rpi-source -q --tag-update
sudo rpi-source

THANKS

eywalink main repository ***https://github.com/eywalink/mt7601u