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Posted by penbex Message # 1     Posted at August 5, 2009, 8:59 pm,     subject: The wifi dongle  
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The WiFi dongleBy penbex

It gets fairly warm! Also, reception does not seem to be as good as my other wireless devices. So lets take a closer look. On the front of the WiFi stick There is a big G and on the back a label with the FCC ID NDD 9573180610. Using that number and the FCC website you can obtain the FCC Test documents which provide detailed information.

  • Manufacturer’s company: EDIMAX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
  • Product Name: 802.11g Turbo Wireless LAN USB Adapter
  • Model (Brand) Name EW-7318UG V3.0 (EDIMAX) / GWU-E18G (GLP)
  • We are dealing with an Edimax EW-7318UG. From the picture (taken from the FCC report) it is clear that it is using the RT2571 chipset. Also, The RomFS directory /etc/Wireless/Rt73sta seems to contain the driver. So, if the stick ever dies or you just want to try a different stick then one with the same chipset should work without problems.

     
    Posted by marginal Message # 2     Posted at November 30, 2012, 10:43 pm,     subject: The right one ...  
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    Well, after having bought a couple of WIFI dongles that don't work, I finally find the right one.
    It is the:

    Brand: EDIMAX, Model: EW-7318Ug, FCC ID: NDD9573180610, MPN: EW7318UG85CC12956


    Cheers.