geoffr
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Location: Melbourne, VIC

EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:13 am

Hopefully a piece of useful information:

I ordered an EDUP WiFi USB dongle from Dealextreme, URL to the adapter in question is:
http://dx.com/p/ultra-mini-nano-usb-2-0 ... pter-48166

The adapter worked on the latest Wheezy image straight out of the box - it was detected automatically. All I had to do was to configure /etc/network/interfaces, where I added the following details:

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auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "<mySSID>"
wpa-psk "<MySuperSecretPassword>"
After that I was able to manually bring the interface up using ifup(8), and it came up on the next reboot.

coliscip
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:36 am

thank you for infos. i want to make a order for this product. i see they make it cheaper 10.70$->8.99$ :D
it's my first order but i know that i have to wait... Yours in how many days arrived?

Willem
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:58 pm

My latest DX order took 8 days to ship. This is exclusive of packaging times and such but it is so much faster compared to the past, where waiting times were like 5 weeks...

Thanks for the link, I might buy this adapter too seeing it is so cheap.

geoffr
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Location: Melbourne, VIC

Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:35 am

Just an additional comment about the adapter so far. I have found it mostly stable, with only one problem, which is not really related to the adapter:

The wireless AP that I have it connecting to does a scheduled reboot at 2am every morning, and when the Pi sees the WiFi network go down, it shuts down the WiFi adapter, and doesn't bring it up again. Since I have had an ethernet cable connected, I have been able to log in and manually bring the interface back up again. I need to find a resolution for this however, as, otherwise I cannot use the Pi in a wireless config where I need it to reconnect when the WiFi network goes down.

rukmal
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Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:29 am

Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:46 am

geoffr wrote:Hopefully a piece of useful information:

I ordered an EDUP WiFi USB dongle from Dealextreme, URL to the adapter in question is:
http://dx.com/p/ultra-mini-nano-usb-2-0 ... pter-48166

The adapter worked on the latest Wheezy image straight out of the box - it was detected automatically. All I had to do was to configure /etc/network/interfaces, where I added the following details:

Code: Select all

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "<mySSID>"
wpa-psk "<MySuperSecretPassword>"
After that I was able to manually bring the interface up using ifup(8), and it came up on the next reboot.
Think you will have to comment the following line at the bottom for it to work.
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Best is to set it up with a static IP. Here is what I have done.

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iface wlan0 inet static
        wpa-ssid "<My SSID>"
        wpa-psk "<My Password>
        address 192.168.1.100
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        network 192.168.1.0
        broadcast 192.168.1.255
        gateway 192.168.1.1

#wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

rukmal
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:12 am

geoffr wrote:Just an additional comment about the adapter so far. I have found it mostly stable, with only one problem, which is not really related to the adapter:

The wireless AP that I have it connecting to does a scheduled reboot at 2am every morning, and when the Pi sees the WiFi network go down, it shuts down the WiFi adapter, and doesn't bring it up again. Since I have had an ethernet cable connected, I have been able to log in and manually bring the interface back up again. I need to find a resolution for this however, as, otherwise I cannot use the Pi in a wireless config where I need it to reconnect when the WiFi network goes down.
a good idea would be to run a cronjob to bring up the interface. you should schedule it to run after the reboot has occurred . this way the wifi would be brought up after every reboot without you requiring to log and do it manually.

Zgecko
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:55 am

rukmal wrote:
Best is to set it up with a static IP. Here is what I have done.

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iface wlan0 inet static
        wpa-ssid "<My SSID>"
        wpa-psk "<My Password>
        address 192.168.1.100
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        network 192.168.1.0
        broadcast 192.168.1.255
        gateway 192.168.1.1

#wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
Hi,

Does this work with WEP protocol too?
Like this:

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iface wlan0 inet static
        wireless-essid YOUR_SSID
        wireless-key YOUR_WEP_KEY
        address 192.168.1.100
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        network 192.168.1.0
        broadcast 192.168.1.255
        gateway 192.168.1.1
~Stefan

bluesed
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:32 am

How does one get a command line on xbmc?

marzi
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:20 am

This link helped me fix the reconnection problem when your router was rebooting at 2am

http://rpi.tnet.com/project/scripts/wifi_check

fesaiyan
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:54 pm

Sorry because of my unknown but I have added the
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "<mySSID>"
wpa-psk "<MySuperSecretPassword>"

on /etc/network/interfaces but I can not use ifup, ¿how can I write this?

Thanks

asandford
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Location: Waterlooville

Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:41 am

fesaiyan wrote:Sorry because of my unknown but I have added the
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "<mySSID>"
wpa-psk "<MySuperSecretPassword>"

on /etc/network/interfaces but I can not use ifup, ¿how can I write this?

Thanks
Did you substitute your values for <mySSID> and <MySuperSecretPassword>?

fesaiyan
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Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:50 pm

Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:39 am

Yes I have substitute these values

fesaiyan
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:40 pm

I have solved the problem, I need to write the ifup command in rc.local

DocPuneet
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:39 am

Just ordered EDUP EPn8553 (new) nano wifi adapter for my new Raspberry Pi 2B. Will it work ? The Amazon FAQ answered no for that..but why? I think all Nano Adapters should work, even if there are minor tweaks required.
Please help, should I cancel my order and buy something which can simple plug and play out of box?

Thanks !

fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:38 pm

DocPuneet wrote:Just ordered EDUP EPn8553 (new) nano wifi adapter for my new Raspberry Pi 2B. Will it work ? The Amazon FAQ answered no for that..but why? I think all Nano Adapters should work, even if there are minor tweaks required.
Please help, should I cancel my order and buy something which can simple plug and play out of box?

Thanks !
It depends not on the manufacturer but the actual Wireless Chipset in the Adaptor, if you can find that information it would help ;)

Most adaptors can be configured to work in Raspbian OS, though with other availables OSes this may not be the case ;)
Rather than negativity think outside the box !
RPi 4B 4GB (SSD Boot) RaspiOS64 ARM64
Asus ChromeBox 3 Celeron is my other computer...

DocPuneet
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Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:27 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
DocPuneet wrote:Just ordered EDUP EPn8553 (new) nano wifi adapter for my new Raspberry Pi 2B. Will it work ? The Amazon FAQ answered no for that..but why? I think all Nano Adapters should work, even if there are minor tweaks required.
Please help, should I cancel my order and buy something which can simple plug and play out of box?

Thanks !
It depends not on the manufacturer but the actual Wireless Chipset in the Adaptor, if you can find that information it would help ;)

Most adaptors can be configured to work in Raspbian OS, though with other availables OSes this may not be the case ;)
Thanks for your prompt reply!
I am still waiting for the courier. On Googling I found some sites saying that the chipset is MTK7601.
Do you think, it will work?

Thanks

fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: EDUP WiFi adapter from Dealextreme

Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:59 pm

DocPuneet wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
DocPuneet wrote:Just ordered EDUP EPn8553 (new) nano wifi adapter for my new Raspberry Pi 2B. Will it work ? The Amazon FAQ answered no for that..but why? I think all Nano Adapters should work, even if there are minor tweaks required.
Please help, should I cancel my order and buy something which can simple plug and play out of box?

Thanks !
It depends not on the manufacturer but the actual Wireless Chipset in the Adaptor, if you can find that information it would help ;)

Most adaptors can be configured to work in Raspbian OS, though with other availables OSes this may not be the case ;)
Thanks for your prompt reply!
I am still waiting for the courier. On Googling I found some sites saying that the chipset is MTK7601.
Do you think, it will work?

Thanks
Nice to know already asked :roll:

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Rather than negativity think outside the box !
RPi 4B 4GB (SSD Boot) RaspiOS64 ARM64
Asus ChromeBox 3 Celeron is my other computer...

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