Rosewill RNX-N600UBE USB WIFI works



  • The Rosewill RNX-N600UBE specifically advertises the Chipset: Ralink RT3572.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-166-046

    I use it as a wifi client to cellphone hotspots as a backup emergency WAN.  It uses the run adapter (don't forget the firmware load).

    It works so far here, I got burned by other vendors changing chipsets so later shipments of 'the same SKU' didn't work.  Many places don't consider the rev / chipset change as a product code change so buyers have no clue.

    This one has good antenna extension as well.  It's a USB wire that travels some distance to a brick / connection  with two antennas.

    My $0.02.



  • Nice looking device being a Rosewill.

    Any problems at all using the Rosewill RNX-N600UBE Wireless USB as a Access Point?

    I've been looking for a low powered access point for my first pfsense box setup.

    • Could you give us a idea of range?

    • Any problems with multiple continuous connections?

    • Is Connections/Connectivity Rock Solid?

    • Up and Download speed on USB 2.0?

    • Base unit Cold, Warm or Hot to the touch?

    • I assume you have it setup as IEEE 802.11a/b/g?

    • What ver. of Pfsense is installed?

    And anything else you would like to add…



  • Can you tell us what driver it uses? And can it be used in hostap mode?
    Thanks.



  • It uses the 'run' driver, and you need to put a line in the local bootup to get it to load firmware.  It uses the release pfsense.  It feels to be around 90 degrees F in client mode.  I don't have other answers yet.  Bump the thread in Dec and I'll try some other options.  I'll be doing more tests in early Dec. and document it better.



  • I'm looking into buying the RNX-N600UBE to use as an access point on my pfsense box. Do you have any extra info following your tests?



  • I bought the Rosewill RNX-N600UBE and have set it up as an AP. Had to add the following lines to /boot/loader.conf```
    if_run_load="YES"
    runfw_load="YES"

    I've run into an issue were my iPhone 4S cannot connect to the AP, I tried connecting with security enabled and also without any security. Connecting with any laptop works fine.

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