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With Raspberry Pi (B) it works, but slowly.
on 8 November 2013
I bought this card to use in a Raspberry Pi for streaming music. I have a decent power supply for the Pi, so that common problem is not a problem for me.
The good: I plugged it in directly to the Pi and it recognised it, I connect to my access point and it worked! Hurrah! It's stable in that connections do not drop and the card stays detected and active.
The bad: Ping times were dreadful - 250ms to 1200ms, but I fixed that with a configuration tweak. However, the killer for me was that you cannot get any kind of sustained throughput with this card. My connection speed (link speed) varied between 65Mbit and 95Mbit as shown on both the Pi and my Apple router. Despite that theoretically quite decent, transferring files with WinSCP or streaming using Subsonic always started off with transfers showing around 1500Kbyte/s (more than enough to stream audio), it soon dropped to around 100KByte/s, which is dreadful and falls below the speed needed to successfully stream FLAC files from my server to Subsonic running on the Pi.
The fact that The Pi Hut sells these with no disclaimer about performance when there are other cards with different chipsets (e.g. Edimax EW-7811Un) for around the same price is a bit of a shame.
For the hobbyist just trying to SSH into their Pi, this is fine. If you want better speed, try something else.