Wifi dongle to use with Debian & Rspberry PI


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by freedomotic » Thu May 17, 2012 10:28 am
Hi to all,
I'd like to create a list of all wifi dongles working on Raspberry PI with Debian distro, based on users experience.
Please add your device.
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by HerrMaulwurf » Fri May 18, 2012 1:56 pm
Have a look to the Wiki, there's a list with working WiFi dongles.
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by melikescheese » Fri May 18, 2012 5:12 pm
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0041X9NJG/r ... B0041X9NJG

Saw this one on the wiki, i'm planning on buying it once i've got my Pi
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by penguintutor » Mon May 21, 2012 7:33 am
I've got the Belkin Wireless G dongle to work, but I needed to add usbcore to the modules file to ensure that the USB was fully initialised before loading the wifi drivers.

Instructions on how to install Belkin USB wireless adapter
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by MrEngman » Tue May 22, 2012 2:43 pm
This one works a treate: http://www.maplin.co.uk/micro-n150-wire ... tor-391034

And it can be set up with really very minimal user intervention. Take a look at viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6256
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by freedomotic » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:41 am
Hi to all,
I've trying with an Ralink RT3070 chipset.
When I plug it on my ubuntu desktop it automatically uses the rt2800 module and I could use it.
However when I plug it onto the raspi the system recognizes the usb vendor (is a Linksys WUSB100 v2 RangePlus Wireless Network Adapter [Ralink RT3070] ) but doesn't try to load the rt2800 module, and it doesn't work :(
Can you help me? Thanks
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by godFather89 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:54 am
Tp-Link 723N works fine but the USB fuse needs to be shorted in order to power it directly from the Pi. You just need to do "apt-get install firmware-realtek" and configure the network.
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by freedomotic » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:27 pm
Hi,
Really there is not any error, it just doesn't work.
Debian recognized the dongle as it is showed using a lsusb command and a dmesg command after plugin it.
Also as it is a ralink device I installed the firmware-ralink package from the non-free repo.
However the lsmod doesn't show any module loaded, it is supposed to load a rt2800 module when the usb is plugged but it doesn't show any module.
Also when I run a iwconfig it doens't show any wireless extension :(
On archLinux using this: viewtopic.php?t=7984&p=96014 worked.
Can you help me?
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by ottuzzi » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:16 am
Hi,

as outlined in http://www.brucalipto.org/linux/the-raspberry-diary-wusb100-wireless-n/ it looks like the WUSB100 is working on Rasbian: can anybody test it and give feedback?

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by DanielS » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:14 am
I JUST got my Hawking HWUN3 from amazon and it works right out of the box. No muss no fuss.
Plugged it in, a little iwconfig action and poof.
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wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=20 dBm
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on

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