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 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 distribution
has 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!
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.