empowering creative people

Core Electronics > Retired

Miniature WiFi Module - Official Raspberry Pi Edition

SKU: ADA2638

$27.95 AUD, inc GST
$25.41 AUD, exc GST

More Views

Miniature WiFi Module - Official Raspberry Pi Edition

SKU: ADA2638

$27.95 AUD, inc GST
$25.41 AUD, exc GST
0 units ship today
Contact us if you need this product urgently

This cute little dongle is perfect for making your Raspberry Pi cable-free by adding WiFi. Take advantage of the Raspberry Pi's USB port to add a low cost, but high-reliability wireless link.  You'll have wireless Internet in 10 minutes! Works great with 802.11b/g/n networks.

This is the official Raspberry Pi foundation version, for use with the most recent Raspberry Pi operating systems.  This module is also supported by Windows 10 IoT. Adafruit recommend it for people who plan to be using Windows 10 IoT on the Raspberry Pi or when you know for sure you are going to be using Raspbian with a current kernel and don't need any kernel modifications because this chipset was only supported recently. For a WiFi module that works with Windows 10, Raspberry Pi and also other computers, click here!

When using with a Raspberry Pi: The latest Raspbian distributions support this module out-of-the-box.  Check out Adafruit's detailed tutorial for how to set up WiFi networking on the Pi If you have a model B 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!

Please note: These are good for home/office usage with a Raspberry Pi when the router is nearby. For installation projects or large-scale distribution, Adafruit strongly recommend upgrading to this stick with a larger antenna - especially if you plan on putting the Pi behind something or inside an enclosure/wall/box/sign/etc!
 

Technical Details

  • BCM43143 chipset 
  • ​802.11b/g/n
  • 150Mbps maximum throughput
  • Dimensions including USB plug30mm x 16mm x 8mm / 1.2" x 0.6" x 0.3"
  • Built-in support in NOOBS and Raspbian as of (at least, 2015-07), older installations may need to do an sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade

This product is listed in:

Documentation and Resources:
  • The Maker Revolution
  • The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - the transition from a consumer buying goods to eventually having a major part in their creation. The Maker Revolution places strong emphasis on free (...

Product Comments

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Please checkout our customer service page if you have other frequently asked questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.