Updated on January 6, 2016
Linksys AE6000 wireless AC USB adapter in Linux
The Linksys AE6000 is a nice little wireless AC adapter that you can purchase from places like Fred Meyers or Best Buy. It’s not too expensive for what it offers. The speed is decent too. The problem, once again, comes down to Cisco not offering driver support for Linux. Luckily pintu on HPRATH found a solution and linked to some drivers that you can compile.
Because I didn’t have internet access when I performed his steps, I decided to skip the git part and simply link to the compressed file. You can download this tar file to a USB drive and copy it to the computer with the AE6000 wifi dongle.
Once the file has been copied, extract it to a folder in your user directory and run the following commands to install the driver.
cd mediatek_mt7610u_sta_driver_linux-64bit make clean make sudo make install
Now that this is installed, simply connect the AE6000 to a USB port and connect to your wireless network!