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WiFi driver for MediaTek MT7630E (HP ProBook 470 G1, Fedora 20)

asked 2014-04-14 11:56:29 -0500

altarasiuk gravatar image

updated 2014-04-14 11:57:10 -0500


I just bought HP ProBook 470 G1, WiFi adapter is MediaTek MT7630E. When I tried to install fedora 20 to my laptop I found that there is no wifi driver included to standard repositories.

On the HP support page I found drivers for Windows & SUSE Enterprise Linux, there are no any drivers for other OS.

Actually SUSE is RPM based linux, but in any case driver not working on Fedora (some kernel dependencies).

So is it possible to run MediaTek MT7630E WiFi on Fedora?

Thank you!

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It seems MediaTek published linux driver, but supported kernel versions are 3.13 and 3.14, current kernel version in Fedora is 3.15. Also according to readme file the driver should work on Ubuntu 13.04 LTS.

altarasiuk gravatar imagealtarasiuk ( 2014-07-08 09:05:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-08 09:59:07 -0500

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Unfortunately, it seems the firmware that is needed doesn't exist yet. I've searched and found an answer at Fedora Forums, about this specific WiFi Card. Quoting:

8th June 2014

I just had an email conversation with Larry Finger of linux-wireless. The jist of it is, the driver doesn't exist yet, there are some branches specific to the device coming up in a later release for rt2800pci but will not work without firmware.

There is a rt2800.bin firmware available but that is for the bluetooth.

I've thanked Larry Finger for taking time to investigate with me.

source here.

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answered 2015-05-15 07:14:31 -0500

On my HP ProBook 470 g1 (E9Y73EA) with Fedora 21 i compile this driver . Works perfectly. I dont undestend, why i can't find it in repo's...

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