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Working Setups - This works for me

Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:20 am

Thought it would be useful if there was a post were people could list which combination of parts worked for them, to help any new buyers out. The verified hardware list is still a good place to start but it wouldn't surprise me if certain combinations don't work well together.

My Setup

Xenta 2.4Ghz Wireless Multimedia Entertainment Keyboard with TouchPad - USB ... sb-kb-1000

Network - ZyXEL PLA-4201 500Mbps Mini Powerline Adaptor ... 01-gb0201f
For me this is so much better than using Wifi which I did try with a no named generic nano type device, using a powerline is just much faster, more reliable and no drivers are needed.

Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
Integral SDHC Class 10 Memory Card 16GB
Both of the above SD cards work great, I also have a Kingston class 10 card which I couldn't get to work with lots of errors, works fine in my camera though.

UK Micro USB Mains Power ... 06_s00_i00

I'm using the above setup successfully with Rasbian and XBian.

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Re: Working Setups - This works for me

Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:52 pm

Good idea. It seems like a lot of the problems that were reported on the Verified Peripherals list were from the early days.

This is with a 256MB Pi running the latest Raspbian "wheezy"

SD Card: AmazonBasics SDHC Class 10 16 GB

WiFi dongle: AirLink101 AWLL5088 If you are using the Raspbian wheezy distro getting this to work is as simple as launching WiFi Config from the Desktop, scanning for your network and entering the security info. This should be true for any dongle using the RTL8188CUS chipset.

Power supply: Adafruit 5V 1A USB The biggest hassle in getting my Pi working was finding a power supply. Although other people have reported success with iPad, iPhone and even Kindle power supplies, I had no such luck (yes, my power supplies were genuine items that came with the original hardware). I also tried a couple of phone adapters (an HTC and a generic). I finally settled on the Adafruit item. This power supply is actually a 5.25V model which provides sufficient voltage to drive my Pi with either Ethernet or WiFi running (the Ethernet port can account for half the power consumption of the Pi and WiFi power usage increases as the signal strength decreases). If you are having intermittent issues with your Pi (like it resets while downloading files) stick a multimeter between TP1 and TP2 on the board and look at the voltage. If it drops below 4.75v, you may want a new power supply.

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