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ASUS USB-N53

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ASUS USB-N53
Availability: common

Manuf/OEM/ODM Askey WLU5090 -D61

FCC approval date: 19 September 2011
(Est.) release date: 01 October 2011
UPC: 610839393589 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

ASIN
B005SAKW9G (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCCmultiple uses)
multiple revisions of this device, use caution
On Newegg

Interface: USB

USB 2.0
Connector: Male A
Form factor tags: dongle

ID: 0b05:179d
Windows: USB\VID_0B05&PID_179D

FCC ID: MSQ-USBN53
Industry Canada ID: 3568A-USBN53

WI1 chip1: Ralink RT3572

Probable Linux driver
rt2800usb (experimental,
in backports) or rt3572sta
USB ID first seen in kernel v3.0 (2011-07-22)
(see also passys)

Windows driver
see MediaTek's website
older Ralink drivers have been removed.
see the Wayback Machine
for some older driver sets (filter by EXE/ZIP)

Antenna connector: none

abgn, 2x2:2

OUI: F4:6D:04 (4 E, 4 W, 2011)

 Chip1 brandChip2 brand
ASUS USB-N53Ralink
ASUS USB-N53 B1MediaTek
For a list of all currently documented Ralink chipsets with specifications, see Ralink.



Dual-Band Wireless-N600 USB Adapter

Product page

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 07/27/2011)

lsusb[edit]

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0b05:179d ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
    USB-N53 802.11abgn Network Adapter [Ralink RT3572]

Chipset detected - rt: 3572, rf: 0009, rev: 0223.

works good with Linux Kernel 3.1.1

 Device Drivers
 - > Network device support
 - - > Ralink driver support
 - - - > Ralink rt27xx/rt28xx/rt30xx (USB) support (RT2800USB)
 - - - - > "rt2800usb - Include support for unknown (USB) devices 
            (RT2800USB_UNKNOWN)" have to be activated

dmesg[edit]

usb 5-6: new high-speed USB device number 13 using ehci_hcd
usb 5-6: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=179d
usb 5-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 5-6: Product: 802.11 n WLAN
usb 5-6: Manufacturer: Ralink
usb 5-6: SerialNumber: 1.0
usb 5-6: reset high-speed USB device number 13 using ehci_hcd
ieee80211 phy6: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy6::radio
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy6::assoc
Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy6::quality

lsusb -v[edit]

 Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x0b05 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
  idProduct          0x179d 
  bcdDevice            1.01
  iManufacturer           1 Ralink
  iProduct                2 802.11 n WLAN
  iSerial                 3 1.0
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           67
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              450mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           7
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              5 1.0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x02  EP 2 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x03  EP 3 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x04  EP 4 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x05  EP 5 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x06  EP 6 OUT
        bmAttributes            2
          Transfer Type            Bulk
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0200  1x 512 bytes
        bInterval               0

Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength                10
  bDescriptorType         6
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  bNumConfigurations      1
 Device Status:     0x0000
  (Bus Powered)