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Edimax EW-7811Un

Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:14 pm

Anyone has the Edimax EW-7811Un and can tell me if you get a good signal/throughput from it using the raspberry PI 2?
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I got the PI model B, B+ and PI 2 model B.
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Re: Edimax EW-7811Un

Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:10 am

I've used it for two years with no problems. It can easily connect about 60 feet from the router and through 4 walls. After removing the casing, I was able solder some wire to the antenna to maximize range even further. (This will most likely void your warranty :cry: ...)

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Re: Edimax EW-7811Un

Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:52 am

Ok thanks.
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I got the PI model B, B+ and PI 2 model B.
When will I get the A? I don't know.

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Re: Edimax EW-7811Un

Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:31 am

I have more than 10 of those. Those work well with the pi because of their low power requirements. I have a few other ones that are also low power. But this one seems well supported.
I bought so many of these because the 'official' wifi dongle is no where to be found in stores.
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Re: Edimax EW-7811Un

Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:01 am

works amazingly well, i use one in my gameboy for file transfers (retro-pie)
Connects quickly, and has low power consumption, while transfering a large file, i measured it with my fluke, at 95-150mA, which had me blown away at how low that was. My other wifi adapters for example, run at closer to 500mA for slower speeds
My RPi needs a fan, heat will leech into the battery, so people saying I don't need a fan, don't understand how Li-Po batteries are affected by high temps. Cool pi = cool battery.
I would very much so like to see a Pi2/Pi3 Zero, power and size.

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