I recently bought an Asus X554LA laptop, on which Freya works flawlessly.
Unfortunately the internal wifi board (Mediatek MT7630E) is not supported on Linux, there are some unofficial drivers but I failed to install them.
If I run "sudo lshw -C network" the output I get is:
description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 10 serial: 1c:b7:2c:96:2f:65 size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8168g-3_0.0.1 04/23/13 ip=192.168.1.93 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:47 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f7104000-f7104fff memory:f7100000-f7103fff *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: MT7630e 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter vendor: MEDIATEK Corp. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 version: 00 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f7000000-f70fffff
In order to make the chipset work I tried to update the kernel (I am currently running 4.4.1-040401-generic). I also tried to install this unofficial driver link (and other versions of it as well) but when I launch "./install" I get an error mentioning
-fstack-protector-strong not supported by compiler (I won't post the whole output because it cointains a lot of backticks and mess up the markdown layout).
As a workaround I tried to use a wifi dongle (Edimax EW-7811Un) which worked fine once I installed the drivers, but its antenna has a very short range, so overall it's not a viable solution.
Do anybody know a solution to install the driver?