kallasur
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:25 am

WiFi dongle

Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:35 am

Hi

I want to buy a wi-fi dongle for my PiZero and Pi2ModelB

Will this dongle work out of the box without having to install drivers etc -
http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/20721548 ... odule.html

Regards
Nithesh

gman83
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:09 pm

Re: WiFi dongle

Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:14 pm

Looks like it should, as in the description it mentions being compatible with raspberry Pi and wheezy, so no reason why it shouldn't work with the latest version. It will probably need a powered hub to work best on the Pi zero. I've got a similar dongle and it connected to the Pi zero via a USB OTG cable. I didn't get to really test it, but it did work. I'm waiting for a powered USB hub to arrive to hook it up to.

kallasur
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:25 am

Re: WiFi dongle

Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:19 am

Thanks gman83

Will I need a powered hub for a Wi-Pi dongle aswell? Using the PiZero and Pi2ModelB

Regards
Nithesh

Pithagoros
Posts: 578
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:16 pm

Re: WiFi dongle

Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:31 am

I am using a Zer0 with a WiFi dongle and no hub at all, just the adapter cable.
It is 100% good and reliable, however the Zer0 is running headless so no keyboard or mouse to supply power for.

kallasur
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:25 am

Re: WiFi dongle

Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:37 am

Hi

Then how do I navigate without a keyboard or mouse.

I have a keyboard and mouse connected. I am just worried that the dongle will not get enough power

Regards
Nithesh

galicin
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:47 am

Re: WiFi dongle

Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:42 am

With the dongle you can control Pi remotely over the network (with terminal or remote desktop).

User avatar
davidcoton
Posts: 5476
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:37 pm
Location: Cambridge, UK
Contact: Website

Re: WiFi dongle

Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:49 pm

It depends how much power the dongle needs. There are no limits imposed by the Pi0, until the tracks melt. For that reason I would not recommend more than a 2A power supply, but I expect that most WiFi dongles would work from that, along with keyboard and mouse. If not then use a powered USB hub capable of back-powering the Pi0, with a beefier PSU. Alternatively put up with the extra cable and use separate PSUs for the Pi and the hub, with no back-powering. NOTE: If using two PSUs, it is probably smart to ensure back-powering of the Pi from the hub is disabled somehow -- else the two PSUs will be in parallel, and one (or both) will not like it.
Location: 345th cell on the right of the 210th row of L2 cache

Abhiraj Tiwari
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:57 pm

Re: WiFi dongle

Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:09 pm

Hey,
I am new to RPi though i have used arduino a bit. I have a compatible Wifi dongle but i am not able to install it.
Please if you could tell me the steps with description of what is being done.

Please also tell me of a source from where i could learn to use the Raspberry Pi properly.

Thanks in advance

fruitoftheloom
Posts: 24430
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:40 pm
Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: WiFi dongle

Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:52 pm

Abhiraj Tiwari wrote:Hey,
I am new to RPi though i have used arduino a bit. I have a compatible Wifi dongle but i am not able to install it.
Please if you could tell me the steps with description of what is being done.

Please also tell me of a source from where i could learn to use the Raspberry Pi properly.

Thanks in advance
The Raspberry Pi Foundation have a great website:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/help


Regards the USB Wireless Adaptor, plug it in and post output of:

Code: Select all

lsusb

Code: Select all

uname -a
Thinking outside the box is better than burying your head in the sand...

kallasur
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:25 am

Re: WiFi dongle

Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:07 pm

Also check out this link and the links associated to this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHkZwNoPdF0
They helped me a lot

Return to “General discussion”