I need to use this adapter as a client to a 5.8 GHz wlan.
I've installed kmod-mt76x0u, the adapter is detected, I can scan for neighbors and select one to join, but the router resets as soon as I save and apply configuration to connect. This happens with both 2.4 and 5.8 networks. I cannot regain control of ther router because it keeps reseting over and over until I pull out the adapter from the USB port.
If I bring up the adapter (not configured to connect to any network) with
ifconfig wlan1 up
nothing weird happens... I have some ideas about what could be going on here.
- The adapter is using too much power when asked to connect and this resets the router
- Buggy MT76X0U drivers
- Some kind of misconfiguration
About 1) I have already tried an RTL8187 adapter and it works ok, but it could be the case that MT7610U drafts more power.