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Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:14 pm

Given that the 'official' Raspberry Pi WiFi dongle is currently out of stock everywhere (or so it seems) does anyone have a list of other third party WiFi dongles that do actually work?
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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:27 pm

Same question - I am trying for past 2 days to get it working - no luck -- I have Comfast wifi dongle - works with Rasbian but not with Windows IoT

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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:44 pm

Win10IOT has no other internal drivers, only the one for the official Wifi dongle, its best to wait untill they are available again.
The demand for them is just crazy, but the RPF is making them as fast as they can.

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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:46 pm

ricl wrote:Given that the 'official' Raspberry Pi WiFi dongle is currently out of stock everywhere (or so it seems) does anyone have a list of other third party WiFi dongles that do actually work?
Any WiFi Dongle with a Broadcom BCM43143 chipset will be supported in Windows 10 IoT Core, such as:

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/usb- ... fi-adaptor


Which was covered in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=105&t=116928#p799349
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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:10 pm

Thanks - ordered.
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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:57 pm

I looked around quite a bit but I didnt find any BCM43143 based USB wifi adapters except the official raspi one.

Anyone know of any (other than the one Offc. Raspi) ?

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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:52 pm

ravindrank wrote:I looked around quite a bit but I didnt find any BCM43143 based USB wifi adapters except the official raspi one.

Anyone know of any (other than the one Offc. Raspi) ?
There are 2 official dongles as listed above :D
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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:50 am

I am trying a Wifi bridge till Windows IoT gets drivers for some more wifi dongles.
Ordered below wifi bridge - will check if this works

http://www.amazon.in/Vap11g-Bridge-wire ... 008140GOC
Let me know if any thoughts.

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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:04 pm

harshharsh26 wrote:I am trying a Wifi bridge till Windows IoT gets drivers for some more wifi dongles.
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I have used one of these with my Pi from the start. Works well, good performance. No problems, dropouts, etc.

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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:15 pm

I just ordered one from Pimoroni after just getting an email to say they are back in stock.

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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:34 am

Anyone know when or if there's even a plan for supporting other dongles in the future?
I don't want to buy another dongle just for this because I have just recently bought an Edimax dongle when the first build of Win IoT came out. From there, I've had nothing but disappointment.
First build did not support wifi, and the build which was supposedly going to support it, supported ONE dongle.
Now I'm back in the forums and the situation did not seem to change.

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Re: Raspberry Pi IoT Wifi dongles

Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:39 am

tentricks wrote:Anyone know when or if there's even a plan for supporting other dongles in the future?
I don't want to buy another dongle just for this because I have just recently bought an Edimax dongle when the first build of Win IoT came out. From there, I've had nothing but disappointment.
First build did not support wifi, and the build which was supposedly going to support it, supported ONE dongle.
Now I'm back in the forums and the situation did not seem to change.
As this is a Microsoft Product you will need to contact them via the MSDN Forum :(
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