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ASUS USB-N10 Nano

Interface: USB

USB 2.0
Connector: Male A
Form factor tags: nano dongle

ID: 0b05:17ba
Windows: USB\VID_0B05&PID_17BA

FCC ID: none available

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8188CUS

Probable Linux driver
rtl8192cu (in backports) or Realtek's vendor driver
USB ID first seen in kernel v4.1 (2015-06-22)
(see also passys)

Windows driver
possibly see Realtek's website

Antenna connector: none

bgn, 1x1:1

OUI: none specified

 Chip1 brandChip2 brand
ASUS USB-N10Realtek
ASUS USB-N10 NanoRealtek
ASUS USB-N10 v2MediaTek
For a list of all currently documented Realtek chipsets with specifications, see Realtek.



Wireless-N150 USB Nano Adapter

Product page
 • Support page

0b05:17ba is referred to as a USB-N10 within ASUS's driver set - it is presumed to be for this dongle.

The driver set is for 81(88/92)cu based dongles, 8188cus is presumed to be used ??

The Asus USB-N10 Nano (easily mixed up with the Asus USB-N10 without the addition “Nano”)

has the USB ID 0b05:17ba
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0b05:17ba ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
and bases on the Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset.

In principle, this chipsetz is supported by the 8192cu kernel module. However, the USB ID of the stick

is not known to this driver and therefore the driver is not loaded automatically..

This can be corrected by the command:

echo 'install 8192cu modprobe --ignore-install 8192cu ; /bin/echo "0b05 17ba" > 
/sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192cu/new_id' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf

Alternatively, a modified driver can be downloaded from GitHub, which already includes the USB ID.

Under Ubuntu the driver can be downloaded and installed by
sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) 
linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms git
git clone https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes
sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.9

A detailed installation instruction for OpenSuSE can be found at blog (in German).

0b05	USB ID ASUS
-------------------
Id	Name		Note
--------------------
1786	USB-N10		11n USB Adapter [Realtek RTL8188SU]
17ba	USB-N10 Nano	11n USB Adapter [Realtek RTL8192CU] ??
---
17a7	ASUS USB-N10H	150Mbps 11n Wireless USB dongle
17c0	ASUS USB-N10E	150Mbps Wireless-N Adapter
17d3	ASUS USB-N10v2	150Mbps 11n Wireless USB dongle