canninggm
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Recommended wifi dongle for beginner

Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:44 am

Hi Hopefully I am in the correct group for beginners I found out I need a wifi dongle (I do not have a ethernet outlet
What is the one recommended to use There seem to be loads and I want to ensure it is compatible with the Raspberrypi

Thanks

W. H. Heydt
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Re: Recommended wifi dongle for beginner

Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 pm

Use the one put out by the RPF. There have been driver issues with other dongles for pretty much the last year.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: Recommended wifi dongle for beginner

Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:12 pm

canninggm wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:44 am
Hi Hopefully I am in the correct group for beginners I found out I need a wifi dongle (I do not have a ethernet outlet
What is the one recommended to use There seem to be loads and I want to ensure it is compatible with the Raspberrypi

Thanks
Both the RPi 3B and ZeroW have in-built Wireless ;)
Adieu

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HawaiianPi
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Re: Recommended wifi dongle for beginner

Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:02 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Both the RPi 3B and ZeroW have in-built Wireless ;)
Yup, if you don't have a Raspberry Pi yet, get a Pi3 for general use and project development, or a PiZeroW if you need something really tiny for a project. If you already have a Pi model without built-in WiFi, I have had good luck with this USB dongle (and it's less than 5 bucks).

SparkFun pcDuino WiFi dongle

It's made for the pcDuino, but it works on the Raspberry Pi and Raspbian OS by default (no additional drivers needed). I use it on my PiZero with an OTG adapter and it works great!

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I actually got mine from Amazon for $4 each with free shipping, but they are no longer available. You can get them from ebay for $3.99 with free shipping, but that's shipping from China so expect a long wait.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?

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Re: Recommended wifi dongle for beginner

Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:23 am

The official one as seen on the Buy section of the website
Or
Edimax Nano 7811Un N150
Both work fine and well and have done for a long time.

Many use the same chipsets,many don't.
Don't go fancy, so stay to 802.11g/n.

Don't try 'ac' or 5G yet.


What Pi are you doing?

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