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ASUS USB-N14
Availability: common

(Est.) release date: 2014
Country of manuf.: China

Interface: USB

USB 2.0
Connector: Female Micro-B
Form factor tags: corded (modular) adapter

ID: 0b05:17e8
Windows: USB\VID_0B05&PID_17E8

FCC ID: none available

WI1 chip1: Ralink RT5372

Probable Linux driver
rt2800usb (experimental,
in backports) or rt5370sta
USB ID first seen in kernel v3.17 (2014-10-05)
(see also passys)

Windows driver
seems to have been removed from MTK's site
older Ralink drivers have been removed.
see the Wayback Machine
for some older driver sets (filter by EXE/ZIP)

Antenna connector: RP-SMA

bgn, 2x2:2

OUI: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Ralink chipsets with specifications, see Ralink.



Wireless-N300 USB Adapter

Product page

Per ASUS's driver source for this device, it's using RT5372.

The USB ID for this device would appear to be 0b05:17e8.

Review of Linux Compatibility[edit]

Asus USB-N14 is a WiFi USB stick, which is equipped with 5dBi antennas

and supports connections according to 802.11n standard.

The stick has the USB ID 0b05:17e8:

Bus 006 Device 005: ID 0b05:17e8 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
and bases on the Ralink RT5372 chipset.

The stick is recognized by the Linux kernel:

usb 6-2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
usb 6-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=17e8
usb 6-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 6-2: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
usb 6-2: Manufacturer: Ralink
usb 6-2: SerialNumber: 1.0
but not automatically supported (see list of devices supported by the rt2800usb driver).

However, Asus provides a Linux driver for download.