Thursday, January 16, 2014

Getting the ASUS PCE-N53 to work on a ubuntu system with 3.8.x Kernel


Ubuntu prerequisites:

sudo apt-get install build-essential


1. Download 

Get the ASUS Driver from the ASUS website
Get the 3.8 Patch rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch

2. Getting the files in place

Unzip the ASUS driver: 

$ unzip
$ cd Linux 
$ tar -xvf DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326.tar.bz2
$ cd ..

copy the patch:

$ cp rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch Linux/ 

3. Use the Patch

$ cd Linux/DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326/
$ patch -p1 < ../rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch

4. Compile the new and improved driver

$ sudo make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo modprobe rt5592sta

5. References: 


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :-)

    It worked for me on LINUX MINT 17 64 bit. And it makes makes my wireless modem work at both regular and 5G. You rock!

    And for info, the driver I downloaded from ASUS's webpage appears to be identical to the one on the CD-ROM that came with the modem. So I just downloaded the patch and then followed your instructions except that I cd to my downloads folder and executed everything from there. Anyway, great stuff. You da man!

    1. Thanks from me too! Confirmed that this works with a fresh install of Linux Mint 17, kernel version 3.13.0-24-generic.