Edimax EW-7711UAN (USB, WiFi Adapter, 802.11g)

Network 802.11n, Edimax, USB, WiFi

Edimax EW-7711UAN (USB, WiFi Adapter, 802.11g)
Linux compatibility:
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Edimax EW-7711UAN 
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Minimum: $ 17.39 
Maximum: $ 54.00  
Updated: 14/11/2016 02:17

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Edimax EW-7711UAN is a USB WiFi dongle for IEEE 802.11g connections. Two different versions of this stick are known, where only the first version is currently supported under Linux.

Version 1 – USB ID 7392:7711

This version of the Edimax EW-7711UAN bases on the Ralink RT3070 chipset. The USB stick has the USB ID 7392:7711

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 7392:7711 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7711UTn nLite Wireless Adapter [Ralink RT2870]

and is fully supported under Linux by the kernel since kernel version 2.6.31. The kernel module rt2800usb is used as driver to access the EW-7711UAN.

Alternatively, a driver is provided on the Edimax homepage for download. This driver as to be compiled and installed by hand.

Version 2 – USB ID 7392:7710

The second version of this stick was first seen around February 2015 and uses a different chipset from MediaTek. The stick is sold under the same name, however, the packaging shows a Edimax EW-7711UAN V2. This version of the stick has the USB ID 7392:7710

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 7392:7710 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd

There is currently no Linux driver known for this stick. Attemtping to force bind this stick to rt2800usb driver fails:

/usb 1-1.3: reset high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
ieee80211 phy5: rt2800_probe_rt: Error – Invalid RT chipset 0×7601, rev 0500 detected
ieee80211 phy5: rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error – Failed to allocate device
 Vendor ID 7392, Product ID 7710, Manufacturer MediaTek, no Linux driver

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 4 Comments

  • JK on said:

    Bought a EW-7711UAn in Feb 2015. Differnet chipset, Vendor ID 7392, Product ID 7710, Manufacturer MediaTek, no Linux driver. See also http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=51234.

    root@raspbmc:/sys/bus/usb/devices/1-1.3# lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 7392:7710 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd

    root@raspbmc:/sys/bus/usb/devices/1-1.3# cat idVendor idProduct manufacturer product version
    7392
    7710
    MediaTek
    Edimax Wi-Fi
    2.01

    Attemtping to force bind to rt2800usb driver:

    /sys/bus/usb/devices/1-1.3# dmesg
    usb 1-1.3: reset high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
    ieee80211 phy5: rt2800_probe_rt: Error – Invalid RT chipset 0×7601, rev 0500 detected
    ieee80211 phy5: rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error – Failed to allocate device

    • mixtape on said:

      Thank you for the info on the new version of the EW-7711UAN. I added the data to the hardware description. Is there any way to distinguish the two versions of the stick from the outside (USB stick’s housing, packaging)?
      Were your 5 stars an error? Such high rating seems unlikely. Registered users can change their ratings afterwards, but you are not registered. However, I could correct the rating for you.

    • I actually says “EW-7711UAn V2″ on the packaging, however it was advertised as just “EW-7711UAn” in the online shop I bought it from; nor did the linked datasheet mention the “V2″. This might be a transitional problem. The stick itself looks identical to the old version as far as I can tell.

      The rating is in fact erroneous, please do correct it – no stars would be more appropriate as it doesn’t work at all with Linux.

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