Driver for ASUS AC1200 USB Wi-Fi Adapter ("USB-AC53 Nano")

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Driver for ASUS AC1200 USB Wi-Fi Adapter ("USB-AC53 Nano")

Post by Crusader » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:17 pm

I installed an ASUS AC1200 USB Wi-Fi Adapter ("USB-AC53 Nano") to allow me to access G5 speeds; however, my laptop doesn't recognize the Wi-Fi adapter. Below are a couple of commands I ran and the responses. I will be glad to run additional commands to help narrow down the correct driver/solution.


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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:64d0 Microdia 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 03f0:0c4a Hewlett-Packard 
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 045e:000b Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Elite
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0557:7000 ATEN International Co., Ltd Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0b05:184c ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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inxi -Fxz

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System:    Host: a-Latitude-E6540 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude E6540 v: 00
           Mobo: Dell model: 0CYT5F v: A00 Bios: Dell v: A17 date: 12/01/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4800MQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 21549
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 2626 MHz 2: 1885 MHz 3: 899 MHz
           4: 1676 MHz 5: 1000 MHz 6: 1069 MHz 7: 1644 MHz 8: 1580 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 960.2GB (6.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT960M50 size: 960.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 535G used: 44G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.08GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 44.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 231 Uptime: 1:17 Memory: 1139.9/15950.7MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

Product details (USB-AC53 Nano specifications):
Network Standard = IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Interface = 1 x USB 2.0
Antenna = 2 x Internal antennas
Operation Frequency = 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Data Rate = 2.4 GHz upto 300 Mbps / 5 GHz upto 867 Mbps
Encryption = 64/128 bit WEP, WPA, TKIP, AES, WPA-PSK,WPA2-PSK,WPA2
Support OS = Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Weight = 5g/0.18oz
Size = 20 x 14 x 7 mm / 0.79 x 0.55 x 0.28 inch

Thank you.

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Re: Driver for ASUS AC1200 USB Wi-Fi Adapter ("USB-AC53 Nano")

Post by thigo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 am

May I suggest to install the last kernel version for Sylvia because I had the same kind of problem with the ath9k driver on the Mint Tara 19.3 and I did the update to solve the incident.

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