Recommendations for a powered USB Hub & Wireless Adapter

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by 2ton » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:54 pm

I want to get a powered USB hub for my Raspberry Pi. Ideally this will be small and power my Pi as well. I also want to get a Wireless USB adapter.

I've looked at the list of compatible devices on the Wiki but the list is very long and it would take hours to check each for price and rating. I'm always much happier buying from recommendations.

Is anyone using a small powered USB hub powering the Pi and a compatible USB Wifi adapter successfully?


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by elatllat » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:05 am
The Pi need 1A to itself and the biggest powered hub I found is 4A, so just make sure the sum of all your usb stuff balances out, and beware of the list ... m_USB_Hubs .
4k or USB3 :

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by Hausmeister » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:42 am
I'm searching for a Hub like this too.

I found an interesting one with a HU2352-Port built in.

Is it possible to power the pi via HU2352 AND use the rest as a normal HUB for the pi ?
With an extra USB-cable from pi to HUB of course.
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by 2ton » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:20 pm
I've been checking this hub out: Belkin Hi-speed USB 2.0 4 Port Hub

One of the reviews is from a fellow Pi user who confirms running his Pi using a Y cable (2x USB to 1x Micro USB).

Only down side appears to be that it comes with a European power adapter and not a UK one. I also can't find a power rating for the power adapter.

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by RockMachine » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:15 pm
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by thomasvt » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:01 pm
The powered hub "D-Link DUB-H7 High Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub" from Amazon works perfectly. You can connect the RPi to one of the USB ports (do not use the 2 charging ports) to power the RPi.
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by nicknml » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:56 am
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by PacificDragon64 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:21 pm
I too am using the D-Link DUB-H7 High Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub. It works flawlessly. I've hooked up CDROM drive, wireless KB/Mouse, WiFi adapter, and printer with no hicups. But i have also discovered that if i use a 2.1 amp adapter to power the Pi, i can run my wireless RiiTek KB/Mouse and my wireless Asus N10 WiFi adapter straight from the Pi with no Hub and without a problem for many months now. This combo really works well.

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by keble » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:15 pm
I am using the "USB 2.0 4 Port Hub" from amazon, £12.99, and the Tenda W311M1 wifi adapter, £7.21 from eBay.
Both work fine
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by zardoz66 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:26 pm
I use a Cyberpower CP-H420P USB Hub 4 ports and a Netis WF-2111 150Mbps Wireless-N USB Adapter.

both have worked very well for me... I would like to get the 7 port hub, soon though just to have more ports...
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