Make your Internet of Things device cable-free by adding WiFi. Take advantage of the Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone’s USB port to add a low cost, but high-reliability wireless link. We tried half a dozen modules to find one that works well with the Pi and Bone without the need of recompiling any kernels: its supported by the Bone’s Angstrom installation that comes with each Bone as well as the Adafruit Occidentalis distribution. You’ll have wireless Internet in 10 minutes! Works great with 802.11b/g/n networks.
If using with a Raspberry Pi: The latest Wheezy distributions support this module out-of-the-box. Also, the Adafruit Occidentalis distribution has support built in. Check out Adafruits detailed tutorial for how to set up WiFi networking on the Pi You may find that you need to have a powered hub to use this adapter, so if you’re having power flakiness with your Pi, try a hub!
Please note: The WiFi module may look slightly different than above, but all modules shipped are Pi-tested and contain the same chipset and have equivalent performance, the only difference is the plastic shell.
|Standards||IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b|
|Host Interface||High speed USB2.0 / 1.1 interface|
|Data Rate||802.11n: up to 150Mbps auto fallback|
802.11g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6 Mbps auto fallback
802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1 Mbps auto fallback
|Frequency Band||2.4GHz ISM (Industrial Scientific Medical) Band|
|Radio Channel||1 ~ 13 channels (Universal Domain Selection)|
|Antenna type||Integrated Antenna|
|Roaming||Full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell|
|RF Output Power||13 ~17 dBm (Typical)|
|Data Security||64/128-bit WEP, Encryption WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK. TKIP/AES|
Wifi Protected Setup ( WPS )
|Network||Auto-switch to use 802.11n or 802.11g or 802.11b mode Supports Ad-Hoc, Infrastructure WLAN network Wireless roaming Data rate auto fall-back under noisy environment or longer range distance Site Survey with Profile function|
|Configuration||Plug-and-Play setup and installation Management Utility|
|System||Raspberry Pi / Windows XP / Vista / Win 7, Linux and MAC OS X|
|Compliant||FCC (USA) CE Mark (Europe) RoHS Compliant Wi-Fi Compliant|