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MT7610U and MT7612U drivers are in-tree since 4.19.
Distributions With Out-Of-The-Box Support
|Ubuntu LTS with HWE||18.04.3 (Bionic Beaver)|
|Ubuntu||19.04 (Disco Dingo)|
|Linux Mint||19.3 (Tricia)|
Debian 10 (Buster)
MT7610U and MT7612U support require the presence of both driver (kernel module) and firmware (some binary blob) to work. While the driver is included in the kernel package of Debian 10, the firmware resides in non-free archive area, which is, by Debian’s distribution policy, not included by default.
To deal with the situation, if you’re going to perform a fresh install, do it with a image from images including firmware packages.
For machines that already have Debian 10 installed and running, you might need to manually add non-free component and install package
firmware-misc-nonfree from it.
Steps to Install Firmware
Add non-free component to
sources.list according to this example.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install firmware-misc-nonfree