I have been having trouble setting up my Netgear WNA 1100 WI Fi dongle.
I want to eliminate a lack of power as a potential cause of failure as I read that the WNA1100 is power hungry. I have half a dozen USB hubs but none are on the verified preherisals list (they don't seam to be easy to track down).
Can I use one of those USB Y cables (E.G. Ebay Item number: 150634221332) and plug one of the male plugs straight into the PI and the other into a USB wall wart? Would this ensure that there is enough power for the Wi Fi Dongle? (I ask as the descriptions for these seem to suggest that they go into a second usb port from the same device)
If it would work can I make my own (I dont want to wait for the slow boat from china) by splicing up two USB extension cables up and connecting Pins 1 and 4 from one male plug and 2,3 from the other to the femail end?
Thanks in advance!!!