Make your Internet of Things device cable-free by adding super 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 ones that work 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.
When you don't need the small size of our Miniature or Stick-size WiFi adapter, this guy has a massive antenna for greater range! Please note we have changed to an adapter that does not have a removable antenna
If using with a Beagle Bone: Because of the high power required by WiFi, a 5V 2A power adapter is required to power both the Bone and WiFi. Flaky behavior and crashes may result if this is not followed! We have a tutorial for using this module with the Beagle Bone!
If using with a Raspberry Pi: The latest Wheezy distributions support this module out-of-the-box. Also, the Adafruit Occidentalis distributionhas support built in. Check out our 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!
USB WiFi (802.11b/g/n) Module with Antenna for Raspberry Pi (
Antenna Length: 150mm / 5.9"
Sticks out 48mm (1.9") beyond USB port
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>
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 RoHS Compliant, Wi-Fi Compliant
Requirements Available USB 2.0 port