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Review of Linux Compatibility
The Buffalo WLI-UC-G300HP exists in two version, which use different chipsets and hence have differentUSB IDs.
The version with the USB ID 0411:0148 is identified by the Linux kernel in the following way:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0411:0148 BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) WLI-UC-G300HP Wireless LAN Adapter
The stick bases on the Ralink RT2870 chipset, which is automatically supported by the Linux kernel modul rt2800usb since kernel version v2.6.34.
The second version of the sticks sometimes can be recognized by the addition “-V1″, which is appended to its name. However, not all retailer use this ID. The stick has the USB ID 0411:01a8 and is shown by the Linux kernel in the following way:
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0411:01a8 BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.)
on older system sometimes also as
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0411:01a8 MelCo., Inc.
The WLI-UC-G300HP-V1 bases on the Ralink RT3072 chipset and is automatically recognized and fully supported by the Linux kernel module rt2800usb since kernel version v3.12:
usb 1-1.3.2: new full-speed USB device number 8 using dwc_otg usb 1-1.3.2: not running at top speed; connect to a high speed hub usb 1-1.3.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0411, idProduct=01a8 usb 1-1.3.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 usb 1-1.3.2: Product: 802.11 n WLAN usb 1-1.3.2: Manufacturer: Ralink usb 1-1.3.2: SerialNumber: 1.0