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by kevtheislander
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Raspberry pi and ardunio wifi RN-XV module
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Raspberry pi and ardunio wifi RN-XV module

Has anyone tested this system setup and if so does it work better than a wifi dongle? I would like to free up the USB ports as I need both of them therefore must have the wifi module contained on the pi itself
by kevtheislander
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wifi expansion board
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Re: Wifi expansion board

Thanks spid, the wifi slice card looks exactly the kind of solution am looking for. Would the XA-SK-WIFI slice on its own work with the pi's GPIO. Has this been tested already?
by kevtheislander
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wifi expansion board
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Re: Wifi expansion board

Yeah I currently use the sd card which is slow in loading raspbmc menus. I learnt that when installing the image to the sd card check the USB option and insert a USB drive into the USB port makes raspbmc run faster. So I'm guessing the USB drive boots the software from the sd card
by kevtheislander
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wifi expansion board
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Wifi expansion board

I have spent countless hours researching the possibility of an in built wifi module to the pi and read many power relating articles. However a USB wifi dongle works great and since this draws power from the supply why is it an issue to created a version of the dongle on to an expansion board or even...

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