ASUS PCE-N53 wireless NIC doesn't work for latest versions of the linux kernel. How do I get it working on my system?
Installing Driver for Linux 3.x Kernel
ASUS provides Linux drivers from their website, but it mentions that the driver supports "Linux Kernel 2.6.x", so it won't work without a some modifications to the driver code.
Fortunately, an archlinux forum mentions similar problems and one user was able to create a patch for kernel 3.8.x that seems to work with kernel 3.11.x.
Here's how I got it working:
1. Download the driver from the ASUS website
The download can be found under "Support > Drivers & Tools".
2. Unzip the contents of the downloaded file
cd into the new directory
The arch forum mentions a 3.8 patch file that needs to be downloaded.
NOTE: You will need to use sudo for it to compile properly.
If all is well, you should now have a working card.