How to get Linksys WUSB600N v2 running on linux?

In this small article I’ll show you how I’ve made my Linksys WUSB600N v2 wireless stick to work under linux.

At the beginning of doing anything, be sure that you have the same device. You should know that on the market are two different versions with different chipsets of WUSB600N device so far (v1 and v2), so make sure you got v2 or the drivers may won’t work.

To check your device version and it’s vendor ID code, run console and apply: lsusb | grep Linksys

It’s safely to proceed when your device vendor ID is the same as Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1737:0079 Linksys.

Download the rt3572usb driver from or here, using your preferred method.

Extract the archive file (in my case 2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2) with:

tar xfj 2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2

Go to extracted directory and open os/linux/ with your favorite editor.

Enable WPA support by changing:


Save the file.

Now open common/rtusb_dev_id.c with your editor and add the following line right after the WUSB600N v1 device:

{USB_DEVICE(0x1737,0x0079)}, /* Linksys WUSB600N v2 */

Save the file.

Run make to compile the driver.

Run make install to install the driver.

The blue light on the stick will light up and now you are ready to use your wireless device.

Happy surfing!

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3 thoughts on “How to get Linksys WUSB600N v2 running on linux?

  1. Robert de Vries says:

    The line

    {USB_DEVICE(0×1737,0×0079)}, /* Linksys WUSB600N v2 */

    contains the character × instead of x or X. This leads to an error message when compiling.

  2. Justin Hill says:

    Thank, worked for me like a charm. One thing to add: be sure to add “rt2800usb” to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file so the original driver will not load at boot.

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