linga_h
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5GHz Radio support for raspberrry Pi 3

Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:53 pm

Hi all,

Hope you all are doing good, Can you guys pls let me know which WIFI dongle (802.11ac ) supports for Raspberry Pi 3.

I am running Noob OS provided by forum
(Linux raspberrypi 4.4.13-v7+ #894 SMP Mon Jun 13 13:13:27 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux)

Pls let me know the dongles for raspberry pi 3 which supports 5GHz AC mode.

Thanks.
Linga

pcmanbob
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Re: 5GHz Radio support for raspberrry Pi 3

Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:39 pm

HI.

If you have a look here : http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters.
It lists the known working wifi adapters there are very few 5ghz ones on there, but I could not see any mention of ac mode, mostly just b,g or n.
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linga_h
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Re: 5GHz Radio support for raspberrry Pi 3

Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:49 pm

pcmanbob wrote:HI.

If you have a look here : http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters.
It lists the known working wifi adapters there are very few 5ghz ones on there, but I could not see any mention of ac mode, mostly just b,g or n.
Thanks PCMANBOB,

Pls let me know if you come across AC Wifi dongle which supports 802.11 ac

mutley
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Re: 5GHz Radio support for raspberrry Pi 3

Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:42 pm

This one works on the Pi in 5GHz mode (and 2.4)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LG ... UTF8&psc=1

But supported is probably not the best term to use as without any additional drivers it will only work in 2.4Ghz. There are plenty of pre-compiled drivers out there for it, or you can compile your own.

Starlight5
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Re: 5GHz Radio support for raspberrry Pi 3

Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:42 am

FWIW I managed to make a 2x2 802.11n USB dongle work on 5GHz, but it overheats under load and is unstable, so I won't be providing information about it. I tried both DietPi and OpenWRT; in the former, it just works, while in the latter I had to install driver manually.

Now, I would like to get a reliable 802.11ac dongle which supports hostmode and won't require a powered hub. I would prefer 2x2 but 1x1 will do too, as long as it is stable and doesn't overheat. What about RTL8811AU chip, how well are those dongles currently supported? Are they all as bad as Edimax on Amazon link in previous post?

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