ASUS USB-N53

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Dual-Band Wireless-N600 USB Adapter
ASUS USB-N53.jpg
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Platform
BrandModelRev
ASUS USB-N53
Wireless class
AN600
Interface
USB 2.0
Connector
Male A
Form factor
dongle
ID:0b05:179d
Windows: USB\VID_0B05&PID_179D
FCCID
ICID
Chip1
Ralink RT3572

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

MIMO status
2x2:2
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
802.11n
up to 300/300 Mbps
802.11g
up to 54 Mbps
802.11b
up to 11 Mbps
802.11a
up to 54 Mbps
Operating Frequency
2.4 or 5 GHz
Other
Manuf/OEM/ODM
Askey WLU5090 -D61
Probable Linux driver
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)
Retail
Availability common
FCC approval date 19 September 2011
(Est.) release date 01 October 2011
UPC 610839393589
(UPC DB, On eBay)
Newegg N82E16833320089
ASIN B005SAKW9G Flag of the United States.svg
 Chip1 brandChip2 brand
ASUS USB-N53Ralink
ASUS USB-N53 B1MediaTek

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

Overview[edit]

Wi-Fi Certified : WFA12425 (as of 07/27/2011)

Links of Interest[edit]

Pictures[edit]

Notes[edit]

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]

lsusb -v
 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)

Hardware Modification[edit]

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