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USB Wifi Adapter for the Raspberry Pi - By New IT

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  • Complies with IEEE 802.11n (Draft 2.0), IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b standards
  • Tiny Nano Dongle!
  • Auto-detects and changes network transmission rate
  • Tested for Compatibility with the Raspberry Pi - thats why New IT sell them!
  • Can be powered direct from the Raspberry Pi or from a powered hub.
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Technical Details
BrandNew IT
Item Weight82 g
Product Dimensions13.2 x 9.4 x 2 cm
Item model number802.11N
  
Additional Information
ASINB00EZOQFHO
Best Sellers Rank 130 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight82 g
Date First Available5 Sep 2013
  
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Product Description

The Wireless USB 11N Nano Adaptor 802.11N (WiFi Dongle) is the perfect solution for getting your Raspberry Pi on the internet wirelessly. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, the 802.11n's MIMO (Multi Input, Multi Output) actually uses these reflections to increase 4 times range of 802.11g and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. It complies highly with IEEE802.11g/IEEE802.11b standard, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the speed can be increased even 3 times of 802.11g by using twice as much radio band. This nano WiFi dongle utilises the Ralink 5370 Chipset.

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Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By V13 on 17 April 2014
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This was bought for a Raspberry Pi. Driver-wise it worked out of the box.

There are huge delays when using this dongle. That's because of power saving that's enabled by default. To fix that you'll have to run: iwconfig wlan0 power off

This can be added in /etc/network/interfaces as: wireless-power off

After that it works like a charm.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Warren S on 18 Jun 2014
Was originally very pleased with this. was a straight plug and play, no configuration it picked up wireless network with no issue and connected ok.

Few hours later it played hell with my raspberry pi's network configuration. no longer picked up ANY networks at all.

I know usb dongles can get very warm when in use but when i pulled this one out it was roasting, extremely warm and actually hurt to hold.

looks like it massively overheated and damaged itself in a few hours. (this also affected my pi's static IP configuration. i could not get my old static IP to work after this even via a wired connection.

was very disappointed because it was working so well originally.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Johnny on 19 July 2014
Have to agree with others here. It gets HOT when plugged directly in to the R-Pi. The plastic cover comes off easily. The range is very poor, can't be specific but less than 10 metres. Some have mentioned using a powered USB hub to address heat issues, but it won't help the range. My advice is don't bother with this unless you are in the same room as your access point - use powerline adapters if you can, and connect via Ethernet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Euclidean Norm on 27 Dec 2013
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As other reviewers have said, this worked straight out of the box, no problems whatsoever. If you use Raspbian, as I do, you need to click the 'Wi-Fi' icon set it up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Hutchison on 20 July 2014
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This is a tiny tiny piece of junk. It has a range of about 4 metres with clear line of sight, and it got wedged in the USB port. Pulling it caused the plastic cap came off revealing the electronics inside. Not recommended - at these distances it's much better to use a cable instead if you have the option.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 16 Nov 2013
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This worked plug and play with my Raspberry Pi. It is now connecting my weather station to the internet, very stable only one connection problem and that was probably due to my router taking longer to recover from a power outage than this little baby.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Oliver on 15 Jan 2014
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Unit is excellent for short range use in normal home. A bit lacking in output power for slightly longer range
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sc754 on 21 Sep 2014
Got this with my PI. It works well at close distances, however if you want to make sure you don't run into problems. Here's two things to do to solve wifi drop outs and timeouts:

First:
go to /etc/network/interfaces
add to the bottom

wireless-power off

This disables wifi power management, I found without this the wifi is much slower due to power saving.

And also do this:

Go to /etc/ifplugd/action.d/ and rename the ifupdown file to ifupdown.original
Then do: cp /etc/wpa_supplicant/ifupdown.sh ./ifupdown
Finally: sudo reboot

Now it works perfectly without any dropouts or timeouts!
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