I am trying to install driver for wifi adapter on my headless Rpi(I am a complete newbie), Whilst trying to install in LXterminal it asks for password, I can't figure out which password its asking, Since the only password I ever used with pi is the default password (raspberry )which I use to login through ssh. I haven't ever used any password for anything (I just brought pi couple of weeks ago). So anyone has idea what the password might be asking.

PS: Any information on installing drivers will be beneficial.

I am using raspbean

Thank you


Device I am using : http://i.imgur.com/FtkBmb7.png

     new high-speed USB device number 5 using swc_otg
     New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=7601
     New USB device strings:Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
     Product: 802.11 n WLAN
     Manufacturer: MediaTek


ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp

PS: Since I just joined community I can't post more than 2 links so I've created a file on google drive which contains links to various snapshots (Related to this problem). I can add links to it so that it facilitates the problem solving. here's the link to file (which contains some links already, others can be added if need be). https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxuPEVNjHFQkTFRXajRDOFZiQ0k/view?usp=sharing

  • Why? What wifi device are you trying to get to work? When you insert the dongle in a USB port use the dmesg command. What device numbers are reported? Mine shows "New USB device found, idVendor=148f, idProduct=7601" which I thought was the same as yours. What numbers are given by your dongle? – joan Sep 14 '15 at 7:55

There are two known ways of getting the device with USB id idVendor=148f, idProduct=7601 to work on the Raspberry Pi.

I'm only going to mention the preferred way here.

To use that device you need a recent kernel and a binary blob.

To get a recent kernel on Rasbian issue the command

sudo rpi-update # say Y if prompted to confirm

To get the binary blob and install it in the correct place cut&paste the following command:

sudo wget https://github.com/porjo/mt7601/raw/master/src/mcu/bin/MT7601.bin -O /lib/firmware/mt7601u.bin

Then reboot.

The dongle should then work.

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