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Miniature WiFi Module, Raspberry Pi

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Manufacturer:
ADAFRUIT ADAFRUIT
Manufacturer Part No:
814
Newark Part No.:
53W6285
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Product Overview

The 814 is a miniature Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) module for Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone. It makes internet of things device cable free by adding Wi-Fi. It takes advantage of the Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone's USB port to add low cost but high reliability wireless link. It works well with the Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone without the need of recompiling any kernels. It is supported by Beagle Bone's Angstrom installation that comes with each Beagle Bone as well as Raspbian and just about any other modern Pi operating system.
  • RTL8192/8188CUS chipset
  • Sticks out 8mm (0.3inch) beyond USB port
  • Supported by IEEE 802.11n (draft), IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b wireless standards
  • Integrated antenna type
  • Auto switch to use 802.11n or 802.11g or 802.11b mode
  • Provides data security of 64/128bit WEP encryption
  • Plug and play setup and installation, management utility supports 2000/X/Vista
  • Media access control CSMA/CA with ACK
  • Operating temperature range from 0°C to 40°C
  • Weight of 2.17g

Applications

Wireless, Communications & Networking

Footnotes

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.

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Miniature WiFi Module
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Customer Reviews

ADAFRUIT INDUSTRIES - 814 - MINIATURE WIFI MODULE, RASPBERRY PI 4.8 5 14 14
Rpi2 Plug and Play Nothing to it, just plug it into your Rpi2 (I use Raspian) and away you go. May 22, 2015
Great adapter!!! Plugged this in and configured the RPi 2 and had wireless up and running very quickly. I've had no problems with range or signal and it has been very reliable. May 14, 2015
Good cheap adapter, but not the fastest I have several Raspberry Pi Bs and I purchased a few of these to equip them with WiFi. As expected they just worked out of the box which is great. An older B I have is running with an Edimax WiFi adapter which was the gold standard of supported USB WiFi adapters a while back. It cost quite a bit more at the time but was the only game in town. Compared to the Edimax, this adapter doesn't quite move data to/from the router as quickly as the Edimax, but it's certainly good enough for most things. For the price I'm very happy. May 6, 2015
Wireless for Raspberry pi Plugged into Raspberry pi. Plugged in and went online. No hassles. May 2, 2015
Never got it but its cool Ok, I ordered a Raspberry Pi 2, this wifi Module. The Pi2 was on back order. Instead of sending me 1 Pi2 and 1 wifi Mod you sent me 2 Pi2's and no wifi Mod. Im not complaining, I figured id let you guys know.. April 6, 2015
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Wi-Fi Installation

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I would like to install the Wi-Fi Adapter by the command line instructions
I entered the following
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
1. auto lo
2.
3. iface lo inet loopback
4. iface eth0 inet dhcp
5.
6. allow-hotplug wlan0
7. auto wlan0
8.
9.
10. iface wlan0 inet dhcp
11. wpa-ssid "ssid"
12. wpa-psk "password"

But is did not work. ??? The blue LED on the wi-fi adapter blinks 6 or 7 times in a cycle repeatedly, like it is waiting for something and the and all the Raspberry board communicaitons lights are off. I am missing initializing it somewhere. ...???

I just found the documentation disk that came with the little Wi-Fi Adapter. I guess I have the RTL8188cus compatible wi-fi adapter -- this folder actually has documentation I can try the other folders do not have documentation.
I'll try any suggestions you can send me
Thanks
Abe
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I suggest using the GUI for installing... flawless...
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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OMG! it worked!!!! Note, the IP address is different on wireless than on wired.
Thank You
1 year, 10 months ago
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A: 
Please refer to below link for Network setup using USB WiFi adapter.

Setting up Wifi with the Graphic Interface:
http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-raspbian

Setting up Wifi with the Command Line:
http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-occidentalis
1 year, 11 months ago
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Will the small adapter work for wireless without any driver? Thanks Phil
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Depends on the operating system. Under linux, it's been my experience this works without any driver at all.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Newark order code # 53W6285 will work on 'raspbmc'
You need to configure this, by using the Raspbmc Setting program, that you will find in the Programs section of XBMC

Refer below link to configure USB WiFi adaptor:

http://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-as-a-media-center/configure-and-test
http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/using-a-wired-network
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How to install in openelec

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Hi, I bought it this weak and try running with Openelec (installed by noobs)
Do I have to install the drive from CD or it`s only plug and play?
What I suppouse to do?
1 year, 5 months ago
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no drivers needed if Raspian OS...
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You need to configure the WiFi settings. Suggest you to refer below links:
http://thepihut.com/pages/how-to-setup-wifi-on-your-raspberry-pi-openelec-xbmc
http://mymediaexperience.com/openelec-with-wifi-on-raspberry-pi/
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=54191&p=422150
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