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    • WLAN USB module for the Raspberry Pi for connecting Wi-Fi local area network

    Overview

    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 w ireless CCA air channel detection technology, enhancing wireless performance.

    Currently WIPI can be used with multiple development platforms, such as Raspberry Pi SBC, RIoTboard SBC, Atmel SAMA5D3 Xplained development platform, Beaglebone Black SBC, SABRE Lite and Mars Boarddevelopment platfrom,. However, there are few things need to be done before you can get WIPI running on your host platform, please refer to individual user manual for WIPI installation instruction.

    Key Applications: USB WLAN Adapter

    Features

    • Hardware Features and Performance
      • Physical Interface : USB 2.0
      • Antenna: Built-in smart antenna
      • Permissible Working and Storage Environments
        • Working Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
        • Storage Temperature: -40 °C to 70°C
    • Wireless Features and Performance
      • Standards : IEEE 802.11n; backward compatible with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b
      • Transmission speed
        • 11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
        • 11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54 Mbps
        • 11n: up to 150 Mbps
      • Frequency range : 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz
      • Working channel : 1 to 13
      • Transmit power : 20dBm (max)
    • Software and Security
      • Security features
        • WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
        • WPA/WPA2
        • 64/128/152 bit WEP encryption
      • Operating System Support : Natively supported by the Raspbian “Wheezy” Linux operating system distribution onwards.

    Ships With

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

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