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Old 09-18-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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Installing WiFi Adapter Driver in Manjaro


So, I have a USB Wifi adapter dongle, and it isn't supported in the kernel. Installing it on Ubuntu-based distros is fine, it's just a matter of using git build-essential. I tried using the same commands in Manjaro, and I was greeted with an error, later finding out about PKGBUILD and makepkg, as opposed to simple make and sudo make install on the distro I was using before.

I also found out I don't have a PKGBUILD in the directory I'm supposed to be installing from (I don't think) and on the Arch Wiki it tells me to find one on the AUR. I don't know how I would go about looking for the right package, or whether I would know when I did. Can someone help? Every time I look this up I'm met with conflicting information or answers that don't seem to have any relevance to what I'm looking for.

Thanks in advance.

Model BrosTrend AC600, model no. WNA016

ID - 0e8d:7610 MediaTek Inc.

And yeah, I would've asked on the Manjaro forum but I can't verify my email address etc.
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