Thank you for that - I'm not in the states, so I can't get a Vergin Media dongle, but I might try the WNDA3100 instead, it's dual-band as well. Does yours work without a USB hub?redhawk wrote:The Virgin Media dongle (Netgear WNDA3200) is a dual band wifi adapter unfortunately I don't have a 5GHz wireless router to test it with but I assume it should work at 5GHz in Linux.
You'll need a rev2 Pi or a rev1 with the polyfuses bridged which is a requirement for most wifi dongles.
To get the drivers working in Raspbian and Xbian:
sudo modprobe ath9k_htc
sudo apt-get install atheros-firmware
sudo apt-get install usb_modeswitch
I have the same TL-WDN3200 USB Wi-Fi adapter and during a quick Raspbmc setup the 5GHz did NOT work. If I chose my 5GHz SSID it would not connect, but if I chose my 2.4GHz SSID it connected fine. Also choosing "WIFI 5GHz Only" in the Raspbmc Settings program made it so that a network scan showed 0 results.gowen wrote:I realise it has been a while, but as this is a dual band dongle, are you sure it was running 5Ghz and not the default 2.4GHz?It worked right out of the box on my B+
If you could please, provide updates regarding drivers and anything that leads to 5Ghz without a powered hub.ktb wrote:5 GHz seems to only work if the adapter is plugged into my Belkin 7-port powered USB hub. Even with max_usb_current=1, the adapter doesn't seem to get enough juice directly from the Pi.
I've been playing around with the Pi2B lately. Nothing has changed related to 5 GHz. I'll post some updates when I find some time to play around with drivers.rpiforfun wrote:If you could please, provide updates regarding drivers and anything that leads to 5Ghz without a powered hub.ktb wrote:5 GHz seems to only work if the adapter is plugged into my Belkin 7-port powered USB hub. Even with max_usb_current=1, the adapter doesn't seem to get enough juice directly from the Pi.
And what is your PSU rated?
Looking at your blog instructions "out of the box working" wouldn't be the description I'd useAs already stated before by others that one is working out of the box
GtownKY,GTownKY wrote:For those wanting to take a shot at the TP-LINK TL-WDN3200(refurbished) it's $9.99US w/ free shipping @ NewEggFlash.com
Link: http://flash.newegg.com/Product/N82E168 ... 9_03142015
I just ordered one, if it ends up working with my Pi2 on 5ghz, great, ...and if not, I'll still find a use for it.
Above sale/price ends Wed. March 18, 2015.
Note: As I live in the U.S. I have no idea if NewEgg sells internationally, the above very well may be limited to U.S. buyers.
I have no affiliation with NewEgg.com, I just find them to be a top notch online retailer.