What chipset is the Asus PCE-N13?

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Mon Jul 12 10:03:15 UTC 2010

On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 19:20:46 -0400
Nathan Lay <nslay at comcast.net> articulated:

> Hi list,
> I can't seem to find anything about this wireless adapter.  I am 
> thinking about building a mini ITX multipurpose router/thingy and this 
> card is cheap and it appears it would fit in the PCIE x4 slot on the ITX 
> board I'm thinking of getting.  I've read somewhere that it's RT2800 but 
> I want to be sure.  I see CURRENT supports Asus USB-N13 with it's run(4) 
> driver.  Looks like I'm SOL on this one.
> If it is supported on FreeBSD, then I need to check if I can run hostap 
> with it (and if it runs well) ...


Network Standard	IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Interface		PCI Express BUS Management Interface
Antenna			2 RP SMA JACK RF connectors
Operating Frequency	2.4 GHz
Operation Channel	11 for N. America, 14 Japan, 13 Europe (ETSI)
Data Rate		* 801.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
			* 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
    			* 802.11n: downlink up to 300Mbps, uplink up to 150Mbps(20/40MHz)

Output Power		* 18dBm(b mode)
			* 15~18dBm(g mode)
			* 13~16dBm(n mode) 

Management	Software AP(Win XP & Vista only)
Xlink Kai( Win XP & Mac OS only)

    * Mobile control center - Integrate all tools and indicate real time status information on system tray
    * Wireless setting - Diagnose and configure your wireless network settings with on-line trouble shooting feature
    * Mobile manager - Support automatic roaming and network reconfiguration between different locations
    * Site survey - Explore your wireless networking topology through a handy way
    * WPS Wizard - High-speed wireless network is just a few clicks away

Security	64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
Certifications	FCC, CE, IC
Physical Specifications	Dimensions: 69.7 x 122 x 4.6 mm (not including the size of Antenna)
Environmental Specification	Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104ºF)
Storage Temperature: -20° to 70° C (-4°F to 158°F)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (Non-condensing)
Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% RH (Non-condensing)
OS Support	Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Linux Kernel 2.6.29 (Support Ubuntu 2.6 only)
Package Contents	

    * Wireless LAN Adapter *1
    * Support CD *1
    * Dipole Antenna *2
    * Warranty card *1
    * Low Profile Bracket *1

This supports the 'N' standard so finding a fully functioning FreeBSD
driver for it are is probably not possible at this point in time.
FreeBSD has virtually no "n" specification driver support.

I have a request into their support staff requesting the chip info. I
have had success in the past in getting a reply back from them usually
within 48 hours or less. By the way, did you also contact them
requesting that info?

Jerry ✌
FreeBSD.user at seibercom.net

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