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D-Link DWA-160 B2

Manuf/OEM/ODM Alpha Networks WUS-ND12

FCC approval date: 15 December 2011
Country of manuf.: China

Interface: USB

USB 2.0
Connector: Male A
Form factor tags: dongle

ID: 2001:3c1a
Windows: USB\VID_2001&PID_3C1A

FCC ID: KA2WA160B2

WI1 chip1: Ralink RT5572

Probable Linux driver
rt2800usb (since kernel v3.10,
in backports) or rt5572sta
USB ID first seen in kernel v3.10 (2013-06-30)
(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: none

abgn, 2x2:2

OUI: BC:F6:85 (4 E, 3 W, 2011)

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



Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter
 • Support page

"8WUSND12.1A1G" is silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.

Linux 3.11 dmesg

usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=2001, idProduct=3c1a
usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-2: Product: 11n Adapter
usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Ralink
usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 1.0
usb 1-2: reset high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 5592, rev 0222 detected
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 000f detected
ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29

lsmod

rt2800usb              27005  0 
rt2x00usb              20713  1 rt2800usb
rt2800lib              79963  1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib              55238  3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb
crc_ccitt              12707  1 rt2800lib
mac80211              596961  3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib
cfg80211              479757  2 mac80211,rt2x00lib

iw info phy0

Wiphy phy0
        Band 1:
                Capabilities: 0x2f2
                        HT20/HT40
                        Static SM Power Save
                        RX Greenfield
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 2-streams
                        Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
                        No DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 2 usec (0x04)
                HT RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15, 32
                TX unequal modulation not supported
                HT TX Max spatial streams: 2
                HT TX MCS rate indexes supported may differ
                Frequencies:
                        * 2412 MHz [1] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2417 MHz [2] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2422 MHz [3] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2427 MHz [4] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2432 MHz [5] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2437 MHz [6] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2442 MHz [7] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2447 MHz [8] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2452 MHz [9] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2457 MHz [10] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2462 MHz [11] (20.0 dBm)
                        * 2467 MHz [12] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 2472 MHz [13] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 2484 MHz [14] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 1.0 Mbps
                        * 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
        Band 2:
                Capabilities: 0x2f2
                        HT20/HT40
                        Static SM Power Save
                        RX Greenfield
                        RX HT20 SGI
                        RX HT40 SGI
                        TX STBC
                        RX STBC 2-streams
                        Max AMSDU length: 3839 bytes
                        No DSSS/CCK HT40
                Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
                Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 2 usec (0x04)
                HT RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-15, 32
                TX unequal modulation not supported
                HT TX Max spatial streams: 2
                HT TX MCS rate indexes supported may differ
                Frequencies:
                        * 5180 MHz [36] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5190 MHz [38] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5200 MHz [40] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5210 MHz [42] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5220 MHz [44] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5230 MHz [46] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5240 MHz [48] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5250 MHz [50] (disabled)
                        * 5260 MHz [52] (disabled)
                        * 5270 MHz [54] (disabled)
                        * 5280 MHz [56] (disabled)
                        * 5290 MHz [58] (disabled)
                        * 5300 MHz [60] (disabled)
                        * 5310 MHz [62] (disabled)
                        * 5320 MHz [64] (disabled)
                        * 5500 MHz [100] (disabled)
                        * 5510 MHz [102] (disabled)
                        * 5520 MHz [104] (disabled)
                        * 5530 MHz [106] (disabled)
                        * 5540 MHz [108] (disabled)
                        * 5550 MHz [110] (disabled)
                        * 5560 MHz [112] (disabled)
                        * 5570 MHz [114] (disabled)
                        * 5580 MHz [116] (disabled)
                        * 5590 MHz [118] (disabled)
                        * 5600 MHz [120] (disabled)
                        * 5610 MHz [122] (disabled)
                        * 5620 MHz [124] (disabled)
                        * 5630 MHz [126] (disabled)
                        * 5640 MHz [128] (disabled)
                        * 5650 MHz [130] (disabled)
                        * 5660 MHz [132] (disabled)
                        * 5670 MHz [134] (disabled)
                        * 5680 MHz [136] (disabled)
                        * 5690 MHz [138] (disabled)
                        * 5700 MHz [140] (disabled)
                        * 5745 MHz [149] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5755 MHz [151] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5765 MHz [153] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5775 MHz [155] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5785 MHz [157] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5795 MHz [159] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5805 MHz [161] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 5825 MHz [165] (20.0 dBm) (passive scanning, no IBSS)
                        * 4920 MHz [-16] (disabled)
                        * 4940 MHz [-12] (disabled)
                        * 4960 MHz [-8] (disabled)
                        * 4980 MHz [-4] (disabled)
                Bitrates (non-HT):
                        * 6.0 Mbps
                        * 9.0 Mbps
                        * 12.0 Mbps
                        * 18.0 Mbps
                        * 24.0 Mbps
                        * 36.0 Mbps
                        * 48.0 Mbps
                        * 54.0 Mbps
        max # scan SSIDs: 4
        max scan IEs length: 2257 bytes
        Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
        Supported Ciphers:
                * WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
                * WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
                * TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
                * CCMP (00-0f-ac:4)
        Available Antennas: TX 0 RX 0
        Supported interface modes:
                 * IBSS
                 * managed
                 * AP
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * WDS
                 * monitor
                 * mesh point
        software interface modes (can always be added):
                 * AP/VLAN
                 * monitor
        valid interface combinations:
                 * #{ AP, mesh point } <= 8,
                   total <= 8, #channels <= 1
        Supported commands:
                 * new_interface
                 * set_interface
                 * new_key
                 * new_beacon
                 * new_station
                 * new_mpath
                 * set_mesh_params
                 * set_bss
                 * authenticate
                 * associate
                 * deauthenticate
                 * disassociate
                 * join_ibss
                 * join_mesh
                 * set_tx_bitrate_mask
                 * action
                 * frame_wait_cancel
                 * set_wiphy_netns
                 * set_channel
                 * set_wds_peer
                 * Unknown command (84)
                 * Unknown command (87)
                 * Unknown command (85)
                 * Unknown command (89)
                 * Unknown command (92)
                 * testmode
                 * connect
                 * disconnect
        Supported TX frame types:
                 * IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * mesh point: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
                 * Unknown mode (10): 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
        Supported RX frame types:
                 * IBSS: 0x40 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * managed: 0x40 0xd0
                 * AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
                 * P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
                 * Unknown mode (10): 0x40 0xd0
        Device supports RSN-IBSS.
        HT Capability overrides:
                 * MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
                 * maximum A-MSDU length
                 * supported channel width
                 * short GI for 40 MHz
                 * max A-MPDU length exponent
                 * min MPDU start spacing
        Device supports TX status socket option.
        Device supports HT-IBSS.

lsusb -v

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c1a D-Link Corp. DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.B2) [Ralink RT5572]
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x2001 D-Link Corp.
  idProduct          0x3c1a DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.B2) [Ralink RT5572]
  bcdDevice            1.01
  iManufacturer           1 Ralink
  iProduct                2 11n Adapter
  iSerial                 3 1.0
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength           53
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower              450mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           5
      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
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)

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 10/26/2011)

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