WiFi Card?


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by dterr41958 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:27 am
Hello

I'm new with this product "Rasepberry Pi" I would like to know if someone out there would
know which WiFiCard would bethe best to buy for my new Raspberry Pi?
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by efflandt » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:31 am
Depends where you are and brands available there. See http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... i_Adapters

I took a chance on a Sabrent mini-WiFi adapter from Frys for about $16 US because it said on the box that it worked with "Linux 2.4 or later", and it works great in Raspian automatically without requiring a powered hub (assuming you properly configure your wireless security settings). There is a WiFi Config app in lxde (startx or if you boot into a gui).
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by dterr41958 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:15 pm
efflandt

Wow fast response thanks! Let me extend my question even more if I may? It the Raspberry Pi
has two ports and using a Keybroad, Mouse takes two how can one use a wireless USB connection?
Please remember I'm 16 and very new to Raspberry Pi.

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by vincefleming » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:39 pm
You can use a USB hub to get more than one device on a port. They're cheap - often given away at trade shows.
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by wirelessmonk » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:22 pm
You'll be needing a USB hub. A powered hub is highly advised. Models that play well with the RPi vary, but that subject is discussed in these forums.

I've had positive experiences with the follwing models.
DLink DUB-H7 USB 2.0 7 Port
Tripp Lite U222-010-R USB 2.0 10-Port
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