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August 24, 2012 AT 7:17 am

NEW AND UPDATED – Miniature WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module: For Raspberry Pi and more #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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NEW AND UPDATED – Miniature WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module: For Raspberry Pi. 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.

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If using with a Raspberry Pi:
The Wheezy distribution does not support this module out-of-the-box. However, this easy-to-use script will update the kernel to support it! Also, the Adafruit Occidentalis distribution has support built in.

  • RTl8192cu Chipset
  • Sticks out 7mm (0.2755″) beyond USB port
  • Weight: 2.17g
  • Wireless Standards: IEEE 802.11n (draft), IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
  • Host Interface: High speed USB2.0/1.1 interface
  • Data Rate: 802.11n: up to 150Mbps (downlink) and up to 150Mbps (uplink), 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/li>
  • Chipset: Realtek
  • RF Frequency: 2412 ~ 2462 MHz (North America), 2412 ~ 2472 MHz (Europe), 2412 ~ 2484 MHz (Japan)
  • Radio Channel: 1 ~ 14 channels (Universal Domain Selection)
  • Range Coverage: Up to 3 times farther range than 802.11g
  • Antenna Type: Integrated Antenna
  • Roaming: Full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell
  • RF Output Power: 13 ~17 dBm (Typical)
  • Modulation: 11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM with OFDM, 11g: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, OFDM, 11b: DQPSK, DBPSK, DSSS, CCK
  • Data Security: 64/128-bit WEP Encryption WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK. TKIP/AES
  • 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 & Management: Plug-and-Play setup and installation, Management Utility supports 2000 / XP/ Vista
  • Media Access Control CSMA/CA with ACK
  • LED Indicator Link/Active ( Green )
  • Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
  • Storage Temperature -20°C to 75°C
  • Operating Humidity 10% ~ 90% (Non Condensing)
  • Storage Humidity 5% ~ 95% (Non Condensing)
  • Regulatory Compliance FCC (USA), CE Mark (Europe), RoHS Compliant, Wi-Fi Compliant
  • Requirements Available USB 2.0 port

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2 Comments

  1. Any idea of the current draw for this? Didn’t see it in the specs. Thanks.

  2. @jorge, that information was not supplied. it seems to work fine on the pi without an external hub, so that’s good news so far 🙂

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