PCE-N53 wireless card from Asus can be used on Linux, but it takes a few steps. After struggling through this process, I decided to write them down. In order to install the driver, you will need internet access on the machine where you are installing the driver. This tutorial is written for Ubuntu, but it should work on other distributions.
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential. The former should already be installed, and the latter may be, if you have compiled other software on the machine.
cdinto the driver folder.
patch -p1 < ../rt5592sta_fix_64bit_x.x.patch. If you are copy-and-pasting, make sure to use the correct file name.
sudo make install
sudo modprobe rt5592sta
Whew! All done!