ubilli, Welcome to the forums!
Download the proprietary driver from here : http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downl...il.php?sn=5001
Copy it to your desktop. Then open a terminal (ctrl + alt + T) and run the following commands in it (press 'Tab' key wherever I have written <Tab> to auto complete the file/path names) -
This will extract the contents of the file to a directory of same name. Keep the terminal open and go to the os/linux directory (folder) within the extracted directory, and open the config.mk file in it.
tar xjf 2011<tab>
Goto line no. 31 in the file (HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=n), and change 'n' to 'y', so it looks like -
Now return to the terminal and run-
Last, to blacklist the existing driver, run the following command (you may copy paste) -
sudo make install
This will add the following lines in your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file -
echo -e "\nblacklist rt2800pci\nblacklist rt2x00lib\nblacklist rt2800lib\nblacklist rt2x00pci" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
..which you can also add manually, the command I suggested is only to do that in one go
Once all this is done, try to connect to your wireless network. Reboot if required. Post back if still having problems.
Even if it gets connected and everything looks fine, please post back the result of (after the wireless is connected) -
This is just to verify if there are excessive debug messages as has been reported by many users.
dmesg | grep -i rt28 | tail -40
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