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Installing EDUP EP-AC1605 on Ubuntu Linux (14.04 LTS)

I recently bought a few EDUP EP-AC1605 USB 3.0 AC1200M Dual Band WiFi Adapters for a project and then had a few problems getting them installed on Linux.



I got them from AliExpress.com here:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/EDUP-USB-3-0-Wireless-Wifi-Adapter-Dual-Band-2-4GHz-5GHz-1200Mbps-802-11AC-IEEE/32655418931.html?spm=2114.01010208.8.3.pkUTZH

The CD that came with them was pretty much useless for recent Linux distros.

The readme says:
Supporting Kernel:
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linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 series.
Tested in Redhat 7.3 or later.

It turns out that the MediaTek chipset they use MT7612U <- the U=USB
has downloadable Linux driver src but it is the same as the CD version useless for anything with a more recent kernel than 2.6.

After a lot of searching I found a lot of people who gave up and returned the device.

After realising that Netgear used the same chipset in their A6210 I did some more searching and
I eventually found a solution here:  https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comm…

Removing the WLAN / WiFi pcie card whitelist on Lenovo IdeaPad u410 Touch with BIOS update

WARNING! PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POSTBEFORE USING / DOING ANYTHING!

BACKGROUND
I recently (early 2016) acquired a 2013 Lenovo IdeaPad u410 Touch.

It was not my first choice but still useful but I wanted to upgrade it to more recent tech and make it more usable as it is not the fastest CPU around, i.e. an i5-3337U dual core (quad thread) at 1.8GHz.
http://ark.intel.com/products/72055/Intel-Core-i5-3337U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_70-GHz


First thing I did was upgrade the BIOS to latest (as anyone would/should do really) version 65CN99WW (8/28/2014) available here:
http://support.lenovo.com/au/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-u-series-laptops/ideapad-u410?beta=false

I then added 2 x Kingston SO-DIMM KVR16LS11/8 1.35V (Low Voltage) 8G DDR3 1600 Notebook Ram SODIMM's despite the specs I could find all saying it would only take 8GB and it works fine with the 16GB as the Intel i5-3337U CPU (says 32GB) & Mobile Intel HM77 Express Chipset specifications suggest. 
https://www.lenovo.co…

Install or Reinstall TeamViewer 11/12/13 Personal (Non-Commercial) License on Windows Server (2012/2012 R2/2016 etc) [Updated Dec 2017]

After running out of the TeamViewer commercial trial period I sought to find a solution to the problem of having to buy an expensive licence for my home server (which is only used for non-commercial personal use).[Update Dec 2017]: I can confirm that these procedures still apply and work with Teamviewer version 12 and 13 also (as tested on Windows Server 2016).
Procedure A: If TeamViewer is NOT Already Installed (Note: If it is already installed, then first follow procedure B. below)Download and Run the installer downloaded from http://www.teamviewer.com/. On the Welcome to TeamViewer page be sure to check the "Show advanced settings" check box (outlined in red at bottom left in picture), then click "Accept - next". Leave the "Advanced settings" installation window open (as shown above) and start Windows Explorer (i.e. the file manager, not Internet Explorer). Now go to your temp directory by typing "%tmp%" into the location bar and hitting enter.…