Wi-Pi: WLAN USB Module for the Raspberry Pi

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Wi-Pi is a high performance, cost effective WLAN USB module which connects the Raspberry Pi low cost computer, to a Wi-Fi local area network. Wi-Pi uses the latest 802.11n Wireless Technology, and can support data rates of up to 150 Mbps, compared with older 54 Mbps 11g products. It also benefits from a higher wireless LAN bandwidth, making data transmission more efficient. Wi-Pi also supports wireless roaming, ensuring a more consistent wireless connection to a wireless access point. Wi-Pi uses the latest international wireless CCA air channel detection technology, enhancing wireless performance.


Currently WI -PI can only be used with Debian 6.0 or higher version of operating system. If you are running Debian based Raspbian “Wheezy” operating system already has Wi-Pi’s drivers’ built in, so the process of downloading the driver and installing it is not necessary. However, there are few things need to be done before you can get Wi-Pi running on your Raspberry Pi (please refer to the user manual for WI-PI installation instruction for Raspbian).


Key Applications: USB WLAN Adapter

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Technical Documents





Learning Center
User ManualWi-Pi: User Manual for Wi-Pi WLAN USB module for the Raspberry Pi
OverviewWi-Pi: Overview for WLAN USB Module for the Raspberry Pi
Raspbian InstallationWi-Pi: Wi-Pi WLAN Installation Procedure for Raspbian on Raspberry Pi


Design Elements


WI-PI DriverDownload Driver for WI-PI WLAN USB Adapter


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Hardware Features and Performance
Physical InterfaceUSB2.0
AntennaBuilt - in smart antenna
Permissible Working and Storage EnvironmentsWork Temperature: 0°C~40°C
StorageTemperature: 40°C~70°C
Wireless Features and Performance
IEEE 802.11n; backward compatible with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b
Transmission Speed11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps
11n: up to 150Mbps
Frequency Range2.4 ~ 2.4835GHz
Working Channel1 ~ 13
Transmit Power20dBm(max)
Software and Security
Security FeaturesWPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
64/128/152 bit WEP encryption
Operating System SupportNatively supported by the Raspbian “Wheezy” Linux operating system distribution onwards.



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Kit Contents





  • WI-PI WLAN USB Adapter
  • Product CD with Drivers and User Manual


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