D-Link DWA-160 (USB, WiFi, 300Mbps, IEEE 802.11a/b/g)

Network 802.11n, D-Link, USB, WiFi

D-Link DWA-160 (USB, WiFi, 300Mbps, IEEE 802.11a/b/g)
Linux compatibility:
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The D-Link DWA-160 exists in at least five different versions:

A1 – USB-ID 07d1:3c10

The version A1 has the USB-ID 07d1:3c10

Bus 005 Device 004: ID 07d1:3c10 D-Link System

and bases on the Atheros AR-9170 chipset. This version is supported under Linux by the kernel module ar9170:

usb 2-6: firmware: requesting ar9170.fw
Registered led device: ar9170-phy0::tx
Registered led device: ar9170-phy0::assoc
usbcore: registered new interface driver ar9170usb

A2 – USB-ID 07d1:3a09

The version A2 has the USB ID 07d1:3a09

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 07d1:3a09 D-Link System
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07d1:3a09 D-Link System DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.A2) [Atheros AR9170+AR9104]

and bases (as the version A1) on the AR-9170 chipset. The DWA-160 A2 is therefore also supported by the kernel module ar9170.

B1 – USB-ID 07d1:3c11

The DWA-160 in version B1 has the USB ID 07d1:3c11

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 07d1:3c11 D-Link System

This version bases on the Ralink RT2870 chipset, which is supported under Linux by the kernel module rt2800usb. This module is included in the Linux kernel since kernel version 2.6.29.

B2 – USB-ID 2001:3c1a

The version B2 of the DWA-160 has the USB ID 2001:3c1a:

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 2001:3c1a D-Link Corp. DWA-160 802.11abgn Xtreme N Dual Band Adapter(rev.B2) [Ralink RT5572]

and bases on the Ralink RT5572 chipset. This chipset is supported by the kernel module rt2800usb, which is included in the Linux kernel since kernel version 3.10. The module loads automatically:

usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=2001, idProduct=3c1a
usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-2: Product: 11n Adapter
usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Ralink
usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 1.0
usb 1-2: reset high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 5592, rev 0222 detected
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 000f detected
ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29

C1 – USB-ID 2001:3c21

The version C1 of the DWA-160 has the USB ID 2001:3c21 and bases (like the version B2) on the Ralink RT5572 chipset. Therefore, the same kernel module (rt2800usb) is used as driver.


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Ubuntu 16.10 4.8.0-27-generic - 24/11/2016

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