MT7601 WiFi adapter troubles in Debian Jessie

I updated the “m7601Usta” module following Robert Nelson’s procedure in the beagleboard “Jessie Snapshot content” thread of October 28.

Module installation appears to be successful:

lsmod | grep mt

mt7601Usta 757197 0

The adapter is plugged into hub (the Ralink)


Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d8c:000c C-Media Electronics, Inc. Audio Adapter
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

But the device does not appear under “ifconfig -a” or “iw dev” or “ip a” (just to be sure…)

I’m running Debian Jessie on the BBB:

uname -a

Linux beaglebone 3.14.26-ti-r43 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Dec 23 20:10:13 UTC 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux

Am I missing anything obvious?



We are still using mt's 20130913 code dump..

You should see ra0 after "sudo ifconfig -a"..

But yeah, it's not working here either.

I haven't found a later code dump..


script I generated for Debian Wheezy based on Ubuntu forums to be run at the command line:

echo << EOF >>
#!/usr/bin/env bash
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-amd64 build-essential git
git clone
sudo mkdir -p /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/
cd ./mt7601/src && make && sudo make install && sudo cp RT2870STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/
sudo modprobe mt7601Usta

chmod 700

You might need slightly different for linux headers. Absolutely class because I bought the dongle from hong kong for about €2.56 including delivery but only worked for me on Windows up to today.