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USB Wifi Adapter for the Raspberry Pi - By New IT

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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BrandNew IT
Item Weight18 g
Product Dimensions14.5 x 10.5 x 1.5 cm
Item model number802.11N
  
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ASINB00EZOQFHO
Best Sellers Rank 197 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18 g
Date First Available5 Sept. 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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3.8 out of 5 stars

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37 of 38 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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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By sc754 on 21 Sept. 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. on 5 July 2015
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I ordered 7 of these. I was building Raspberry Pi devices that needed them, a few each week. 3 out of 7 were bad, which is a terrible failure rate. One got so hot it burnt my fingers when I went to remove it and it fell apart. One of the others also got very hot. A third got warm and kept dropping off the WiFi network. I went to return them only to find the 30 day window was up. Lesson learnt, if you're buying a batch soak test them as soon as you get them!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stefan on 27 Feb. 2015
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Works as expected in my Raspberry Pi 2 on the 2.4GHz band, works without drivers on raspbian, but it isn't dual band so it doesn't detect my 5GHz network. Range is good, the only issues I had were when the pi was undervolted (rainbow square in top right of display)- connection kept dropping out but that's hardly the fault of the component. New power supply sorted that out and have had no issues since. Ultra low profile, sticks out a little but that's so if you have a case it won't interfere with the fit. Overall very happy with it for a fiver.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jean-marc on 21 Mar. 2015
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Does the job, works with PI 2 although despite what previous comments say. I used it with Openelec and OSMC Kodi releases.
Tried to watch a full hd blu-ray quality movie streamed from my NAS and could not get to work properly, utterly stuttering. Transfer rate is really, really slow with that device. With the edimax device i had before i could stream a HD movie with no trouble.

Lost hours trying to understand where the stuttering came from...Buy cheap, Buy twice...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 Mar. 2015
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This item barely showed sign of life. Alternative branded adapter communicated strongly. In addition this item was a very tight fit and needed some determination and care to remove it from a Raspberry pi A. Be aware that purchasers are obliged to pay for return of this item to New IT and refund of return cost is at their discretion. I got no refund of cost of return and am therefore out of pocket for an item that was not fit for purpose.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By aagus on 28 Oct. 2014
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I wasted more than an hour trying to get this to work but it would not connect my raspberry pi to the wifi. Replaced it by an edimax unit which connected immediately.
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This doesn't work out of the box on a Raspberry Pi.

The one I got reported as 148f:7601 and this has problems according to 'elinux.org'

RT5370 USB-ID 148f:7601 Advertised on eBay as RT5370 chipset but has Mediatek 7601T chip instead. [7] DOES NOT WORK out of the box; requires compiling a driver downloadable from mediatek.com or from github.com
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